Global Challenges in Business Specialization
Business Challenges of the 21st Century . Equip yourself with frameworks to pursue business opportunities in the current global environment.
About This Specialization
Learning Outcomes for the Specialization: Upon completion of this specialization, you will be able to: Understand how businesses function in the global marketplace. Make ethical decisions to run a responsible business in the global marketplace. Understand the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment. Understand how business can pursue opportunities and confront challenges in the complex global marketplace.
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Sustainable Innovation for Subsistence MarketplacesCurrent session: Dec 11
About the CourseThis course focuses on understanding subsistence marketplaces and designing business solutions for the billions of people living in poverty in the global marketplace. To develop understanding of subsistence marketplaces, we use exercises t
Sustainable Business EnterprisesUpcoming session: Dec 18
About the CourseThis course will explore current challenges and opportunities facing firms in the area of environmental sustainability. It will begin with an introduction to sustainability, with a particular focus on how environmental sustainability is relevant to b
Global Strategy I: How The Global Economy WorksUpcoming session: Dec 18
About the CourseStarting 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 g
Global Strategy II: Doing Business in The Global EconomyUpcoming session: Dec 18
About the CourseThis course explores the ways firms overcome challenges when operating globally. The global economy is characterized for its high complexity and uncertainty. Corporations trying to succeed in the global economy need to develop different types of st
Global Impact: Cultural PsychologyCurrent session: Dec 11
- 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
About the CourseGlobalization has brought dramatic changes to the marketplace. A proliferation of global brands brings diverse cultures to a consumer population that is also growing culturally diverse. This course enables students to understand how globalization changes c
Global Impact: Business EthicsCurrent session: Dec 11
- 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
About the CourseGlobal business ethics is the study and analysis of how ethics and global business are connected. How we should treat each other and our organizations in global and local contexts is the topic of this course. Business ethics and corporate responsibi
Global Challenges in Business CapstoneStarts December 2017
- 6 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
About the CourseThe capstone for the Global Challenges in Business specialization will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within that specialization. It will involve analysis of a situation concerning an actual business with a view to work toward a global stakeholder engagement business plan for introduction of a new product. Students will analyze a situation taking the vantage point of a global company and develop a global stakeholder engagement plan for a specific geography (chosen by students’ region or country of residence, or other consideration).
Director of Action Learning
Carlos J. Torelli
Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business
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