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Global Financial CrisisTrend AnalysisEconomyTradingStrategic Management
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Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 1: People and Markets Around the World

In this module, we’ll begin by examining the relationship between population size and density to the geopolitical balance of power in the world. You’ll learn key aspects of demographics (such as total fertility and life expectancy at birth) and how rapid demographic growth or decline affects global economic and geopolitical dynamics. Then, you’ll evaluate the economic and political impact of urbanization and migration within societies, and the consequences of these changes in population dynamics, both within a society and between countries. By the end of this module, you’ll have a richer understanding of the impact of demographic trends on financial markets, political systems, culture, and society....
Reading
9 videos (Total 91 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
How Many People Will There be in the World?6m
Why Should We Care About Demography?9m
Counting People18m
Regional Growth Trends4m
Millennials and the 60+ Years in Age16m
Immigration8m
Growth of Cities6m
Global Cities12m
Reading3 readings
Global Literacy Test10m
Week 1 Opinion Survey Questionnaire10m
Module 1 - Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Money Around the World

This module was designed to give you a deeper understanding of how monetary trends and the distribution of monetary wealth affect the globe. Through close examination of global poverty and income inequality, you’ll learn critical concepts such as the Gini Coefficient and the Kuznets Curve, and how to use them as tools in analyzing the global distribution of wealth. You’ll also explore the rise of the global middle class, and how businesses are responding to the growth of middle class consumption. Finally, you’ll investigate the relationship between changing gender dynamics and wealth in the world. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to use effective analytical tools to form a clearer understanding of the effect of wealth within society and how it affects your organization....
Reading
6 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
The Causes of Rising Inequality14m
Is There an Optimal Level of Inequality?4m
The Global Middle Class12m
India's Rising Middle Class6m
Gender, Income, and Wealth18m
Reading2 readings
Week 2 Opinion Survey Questionnaire10m
Module 2 - Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Global Economic and Financial Imbalances

In this module, you’ll examine the growing issue of global economic and financial imbalances. Through relevant examples such as the European Zone crisis, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the effects of global economic dynamics on both individual countries and their relationships with one another. You’ll explore trade bloc controversies, different types of monetary unions (such as the European Union), and how financial imbalances affect the geopolitical balance and global economy. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to better assess the consequences of economic and financial imbalances on nations, markets, and societies, and be prepared to respond to these phenomena while making decisions for your organization and society....
Reading
8 videos (Total 125 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
The Changing Geography of Capital Investments: Part 113m
The Changing Geography of Capital Investments: Part 218m
Trade Blocs9m
What are Trade Blocs?15m
The Origins of the Euro Zone17m
Why the Euro Zone Got in Trouble28m
Possible Solutions to the European Crisis14m
Reading2 readings
Week 3 Opinion Survey Questionnaire10m
Module 3 - Lecture Slides10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 4: The Shifting Geopolitical Landscape

In this module, you’ll explore global geopolitical landscapes and the global powers of the 21st century. Through examination of different political regimes—from autocracies to democracies—you’ll discover effective roles for states to play in society and its economy. You’ll also learn about failed states and anocracies, two importance sources of instability in the world, and how such instabilities manifest frictions and conflicts in the form of war and terrorism. Through analyzing the evolution of political regimes and failed states, you’ll learn the definition of global powers, the difference between and hard and soft power resources, and whether emerging global powers will cause dramatic changes in the existing geopolitical power structure. By the end of this module, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the trajectories of global powers, and be able to assess how the changes in geopolitical power structure will affect your business and society....
Reading
11 videos (Total 82 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
Political Regimes8m
Geopolitical Instability in the World4m
Violent Conflict in the World5m
The State Under Pressure3m
Good Governance & Institutional Quality6m
The Rise and Fall of Global Powers11m
Global Power Resources12m
China's Role in the World9m
Global Governance8m
Global Tensions9m
Reading3 readings
Week 4: Opinion Survey Questionnaire10m
Module 4 - Lecture Slides10m
Global Literacy Test10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By OOAug 14th 2018

This is a great course. It foster curiosity for creative thinking and innovation from a global economy perspective. I am now aware of global trends, inequalities, economic threats and opportunities.

By SGMar 5th 2018

Very informative and well presented. World wide videos helped keep up the interest and feel much more connected to the course.

Instructor

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Mauro Guillen

Professor of International Management
Director of the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

About the Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization

You’re not just interested in making money. You’re interested in making a difference in the world too. Set your career and your business on the road to success by learning evidence-based strategies to achieve sustainable social impact: profits with purpose. This specialization was designed to give you the tools and strategies you need to create measurable social impact around the world – whether your impact goal is to create jobs, to reduce malnutrition, or to increase access to environmentally-friendly and affordable housing, or to make a positive difference in some other way. In these four courses taught by acclaimed Wharton professors, you’ll learn how to apply effective business strategies to real-world problems through a deep understanding of the global practices and trends shaping the world today. By the end of this Specialization, you’ll be able to: ● Lead, invest and make business decisions for social impact ● Analyze information about global trends to make more informed strategic business decisions ● Understand the role of corruption in societies so you can make better business decisions ● Develop, launch, test, and scale entrepreneurship projects which have high-potential of significant positive social impact...
Business Strategies for A Better World

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