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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 11 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
Course Orientation10m
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
8 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Subsistence Marketplaces and Bottom-Up Immersion

8 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 127 min), 3 readings, 8 quizzes
15 videos
Lesson 1-1.1 A Day in the Life of a Rural Homemaker7m
Lesson 1-1.2 A Day in the Life of a Family in a Refugee Settlement5m
Lesson 1-2.1 Thinking in Subsistence Marketplaces12m
Lesson 1-2.2 Feeling and Coping in Subsistence Marketplaces4m
Lesson 1-2.3 A Day in the Life of an Urban Homemaker5m
Lesson 1-3.1 Gaining Marketplace Insights in Subsistence Marketplaces13m
Lesson 1-3.2 Rural Conversation and Observation14m
Lesson 1-3.3 Urban Conversation and Observation15m
Lesson 1-4.1 Identifying and Understanding Need, Drivers, and Context Elements13m
Lesson 1-4.2 Why Virtual Immersion?5m
Lesson 1-4.3 Immersion: Africa2m
Lesson 1-4.4 Immersion: China2m
Lesson 1-4.5 Immersion: South America2m
Project Resources10m
3 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Lecture 1-1.3 A Subsistence Marketplace In Rural Tanzania - Bottom-Up Virtual Immersion12m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-4 Practice Quiz30m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Module 2: Bottom-Up Immersion and Emersion

7 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 71 min), 4 readings, 7 quizzes
11 videos
Lesson 2-1.2 Exchanges and Relationships in Subsistence Marketplaces9m
Lesson 2-1.3 A Day in the Life of an Urban Shopkeeper6m
Lesson 2-1.4 A Day in the Life of a Rural Shopkeeper7m
Lesson 2-1.5 A Day in the Life of a Refugee7m
Lesson 2-2.1 Needs/Products, Relationships, and Markets in Subsistence Marketplaces5m
Lesson 2-2.2b Virtual Immersion Slideshow4m
Lesson 2-3.1 Local Environments in Subsistence Marketplaces8m
Lesson 2-3.2 Environmental Issues in Urban Subsistence Marketplaces4m
Lesson 2-3.3 Environmental Issues in Rural Subsistence Marketplaces3m
Lesson 2-4.1 Bottom-Up Immersion and Emersion4m
4 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Lesson 2-2.2a Virtual Immersion Exercise: Instructions10m
Copy of Lecture 1-1.3 A Subsistence Marketplace In Rural Tanzania - Bottom-Up Virtual Immersion12m
4 practice exercises
Quiz: Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 2-3 Practice Quiz30m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

8 hours to complete

Module 3: Bottom-Up Design

8 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 164 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
18 videos
Lesson 3-1.2 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Water2m
Lesson 3-1.3 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Plowing2m
Lesson 3-1.4 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Technology Solutions2m
Lesson 3-1.5 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Cooking1m
Lesson 3-1.6 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Education and Schooling1m
Lesson 3-2.1 Evaluating Solutions and Designing Ecosystems13m
Lesson 3-2.2 Shakti Rising52m
Lesson 3-3.1: Case Studies in Bottom-Up Design30m
Lesson 3-4.1 Bottom-Up Design4m
A Visit to Tribal Communities in Tanzania2m
A Day in the Life of an Artisan in Mendoza, Argentina3m
A Rural Community in Argentina2m
Field Immersion Clip 1 - Cultural Issues6m
Field Immersion Clip 2 - Chennai12m
Field Immersion Clip 3 - Medical Applications Group Project3m
Field Immersion Clip 4 - Solar Appliances Group Project3m
Field Immersion Clip 5 - Soy Based Food Group Project3m
4 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Additional Resource: Examples of Needs Served10m
Lesson 3-1 Idea Generation Immersion Exercise: Instructions10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Module 4: Bottom-Up Enterprise

8 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 121 min), 4 readings, 7 quizzes
12 videos
Lesson 4-2.1 Designing Elements of Enterprise Plan – Case Study of Sun Oven8m
Lesson 4-2.2 Designing Elements of Enterprise Plan – Case Study of Marketplace Literacy Project6m
Lesson 4-3 Summary10m
Lesson 4-4.1 Bottom-Up Enterprise5m
A Conversation about Bottom-Up Enterprise Introduction1m
Charting a Bottom-Up Journey19m
Implementing Bottom-Up Enterprises19m
Sustaining Bottom-Up Enterprises17m
Guiding Values & Lessons Learned13m
Essence of the Bottom-Up Approach5m
Gies Online Programs3m
4 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Lecture 4-4.2 A Local Environments in Subsistence Marketplaces - Bottom-Up Virtual Immersion25m
New Reading10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz30m
Quiz: Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz30m
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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