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Starting in the late 1990s, “globalization” became a buzzword to describe the apparent integration of markets in the world economy. Many authors and pundits claimed that the world was converging towards a market-friendly democratic place, while gurus and consulting firms were not short of formulae and advice on how to make profits out of the global economy. 

Decades later, new realities show that globalization does not mean political, cultural, and economic convergence and that forces against it are strong. This course seeks to help you understand the forces of globalization and how cross-cultural management and the relationship of a multinational organization to various host countries is becoming more and more critical in today’s global economy. 

This Global Strategy I -  How The Global Economy Works Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  

This course begins with the discussion of these issues and global relationships and delves into a deeper understanding of business strategy in today’s global business marketplace. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Understand how we got here and why it matters 
  • Understand the complexities of the current globalization (not all countries are the same) 
  • Evaluate the effects of international trade regulations on international business
  •  Evaluate when and why should we operate as multinationals 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Module 1: How Did We Get Here? Why Does It Matter?
  • Module 2: The Big Disappointment: The World Did Not Converge
  • Module 3: Why We Trade and How We Do It
  • Module 4: Why Do We Have Multinationals? What Determines the Type of Multinational?

    English Language Requirements

    This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    Academic Requirements

    For more information, please visit the program website.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      49 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
    • National Applies to you

      49 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    The programme is self-paced and the cost per month is 49$.


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