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  • Financial Analysts
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  • Consultants
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Financial Advisors
  • Program Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Consultants

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

2 videos (Total 5 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Know More about Professor Bucheli2m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Glossary10m
Brand Descriptions10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
5 hours to complete

Module 1: How Did We Get Here? Why Does It Matter?

10 videos (Total 120 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
10 videos
China and India: Re-emerging Economies7m
The Three Stages of Globalization10m
Latin America: A Case Study (Part 1)15m
Latin America: A Case Study (Part 2)21m
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The Financial Revolution with Richard Sylla20m
200 Years of British Business in Latin America with Rory Miller15m
The Business History of Communism with Phil Scranton11m
The History of the Global Business of Management Consulting with Chris McKenna9m
1 reading
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz38m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Module 2: The Big Disappointment: The World Did Not Converge

4 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Cultural Distance30m
Administrative Distance23m
Economic Distance9m
1 reading
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz40m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Why We Trade and How We Do It

4 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Contemporary Explanations8m
Institutions in Charge of World Trade6m
Implications for Business8m
1 reading
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz40m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Why Do We Have Multinationals? What Determines the Type of Multinational?

5 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Ownership Advantages17m
Location Advantages13m
Internalization Advantages5m
White Collar Crime in International Business with Hartmut Berghoff10m
1 reading
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz38m
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Great course with a world view on how economies work

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Marcelo Bucheli

Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration, College of Business

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

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About the Global Challenges in Business 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....
Global Challenges in Business

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