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Shareable Certificate

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

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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

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour 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 Quiz10m
4 hours to complete

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

4 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 Quiz44m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours 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 Quiz50m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Module 3: Entry Strategies of Multinational Corporations

4 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 Quiz50m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Basic Tools to Analyze Global Politics3m
General Principles of Geopolitical Risk24m
Elements of Domestic Politics Affecting Multinational Firms14m
Political Strategies of Multinational Corporations16m
1 reading
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz46m

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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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