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English
Subtitles: English, Arabic

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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
2 videos
Know More about Professor Bucheli2m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Glossary10m
Brand Descriptions10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
4 hours to complete

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

4 hours to complete
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
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (Optional)1m
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 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

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

3 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Why We Trade and How We Do It

2 hours to complete
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 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Ownership Advantages17m
Location Advantages13m
Internalization Advantages5m
White Collar Crime in International Business with Hartmut Berghoff10m
Gies Online Programs3m
2 readings
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
Congratulations!10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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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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