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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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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.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 5 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Brand Descriptions10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: How Should Firms Operate Globally? What Determines Their Global Strategy?

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Global Value Chain7m
Sources of Responsiveness and Cost Reduction Pressures11m
The Four Basic Global Strategies15m
Managing Pressures and International Differences6m
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1 reading
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Module 2: Entering Global Markets: Aggressively? Cautiously? Big? Small?

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Where to Go?4m
When to Go?6m
How Big or Small Should We Go?16m
1 reading
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3: Entry Strategies of Multinational Corporations

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Licensing9m
Franchising5m
Joint Ventures9m
Wholly Owned Subsidiaries11m
Strategic Alliances7m
1 reading
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: How Do Multinationals Strategize in an Increasingly Complex Political Environment?

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 69 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Basic Tools to Analyze Global Politics3m
General Principles of Geopolitical Risk24m
Elements of Domestic Politics Affecting Multinational Firms14m
Political Strategies of Multinational Corporations16m
Gies Online Programs3m
2 readings
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
Congratulations!10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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