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Learners taking this Course are
  • Program Managers
  • Business Developers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Project Managers
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Program Managers
  • Business Developers
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Project Managers

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

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

2 videos (Total 6 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Meet Prof. Viswanathan1m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Glossary10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Sustainability and Consumption

6 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Lesson 1-2.1 Project: Focus on Problem and Opportunity2m
Lesson 1-2.2 Needs Immersion2m
Lesson 1-2.3 Project Resources10m
Lesson 1-3.1 Sustainable Consumption17m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (Optional)1m
1 reading
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz2m
Module 1 Quiz42m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Sustainable Product Design and Market Research

5 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Lesson 2-1.2 Idea Generation2m
Lesson 2-2.1 Sustainable Market Research8m
Lesson 2-3.1 Sustainable Product Design9m
Lesson 2-4.1 Bottom-Up Immersion, Emersion, and Design5m
1 reading
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 2-3 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 2-4 Practice Quiz2m
Module 2 Quiz40m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Sustainable Value Chains and Communications

7 videos (Total 54 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Lesson 3-1.2 Idea Generation2m
Lesson 3-1.3 Case Study in Bottom-Up Design30m
Lesson 3-2.1 Sustainable Value Chains and Communications10m
Lesson 3-3.1 Sustainable Finance and Accounting: Introduction32s
Lesson 3-3.2 Sustainable Finance and Accounting2m
Lesson 3-4.1 Case Analysis5m
1 reading
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 3-3 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 3-4 Practice Quiz2m
Module 3 Quiz40m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Module 4: BOTTOM-UP ENTERPRISE

11 videos (Total 138 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
11 videos
Lesson 4-1.2 Sustainable Business Enterprises Part 210m
Lesson 4-2.1 Bottom-Up Perspective on Emerging Markets4m
Lesson 4-3.1 Sustainable Global Business Horizons10m
Lesson 4-4.1 Bottom-Up Immersion, Design, Innovation and Enterprise20m
A Conversation about Bottom-Up Enterprises Introduction1m
Charting a Bottom-Up Journey19m
Implementing Bottom-Up Enterprises19m
Sustaining Bottom-Up Enterprises17m
Guiding Values & Lessons Learned13m
Essence of the Bottom-Up Approach5m
1 reading
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 4-4 Practice Quiz2m
Module 4 Quiz34m

Instructor

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Madhu Viswanathan

Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business
Department of Business Administration

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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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