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Skills you will gain

Global Financial CrisisTrend AnalysisEconomyTradingStrategic Management

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 11 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Module 1: People and Markets Around the World

9 videos (Total 91 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 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
3 readings
Global Literacy Test10m
Week 1 Opinion Survey Questionnaire10m
Module 1 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Money Around the World

6 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 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
2 readings
Week 2 Opinion Survey Questionnaire10m
Module 2 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Global Economic and Financial Imbalances

8 videos (Total 125 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 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
2 readings
Week 3 Opinion Survey Questionnaire10m
Module 3 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: The Shifting Geopolitical Landscape

11 videos (Total 82 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
11 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
4 readings
Week 4: Opinion Survey Questionnaire10m
Module 4 - Lecture Slides10m
Global Literacy Test10m
Survey for those who have completed the Specialization10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Global Trends for Business and Society

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 AMMar 14th 2019

Extremely informational and highly thought provoking. Would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in international business, public policy, and other forms of global engagements.

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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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