Courses in Economics

Configuring the World, part 1: Comparative Political Economy

Coursera / Universiteit Leiden
 Online
 
In today’s world, politics and economics are interconnected, but what is the nature of this connectivity? What are the power relationships that shape the world economy today and create new challenges for international institutions facing globalization? What makes some countries wealthier than others? Do we face cultural diversity or fragmentation? Does the type of governance effect economic development and social change or is it the other way around? How do we measure it and how trustworthy is the data? These issues and many more will be examined in this course along with a wide library of sources and a biting criticism. (Source: Coursera)
 
 

Global Strategy I: How The Global Economy Works

Coursera / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Online
 
This course seeks to help you understand the forces of globalization and how cross-cultural management and the relationship of a multinational organization to various host countries is becoming more and more critical in today’s global economy. This course begins with the discussion of these issues and global relationships and delves into a deeper understanding of business strategy in today’s global business marketplace. (Source: Coursera)
 
 

Global Strategy II: Doing Business in The Global Economy

Coursera / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Online
 
This course explores the ways firms overcome challenges when operating globally. The global economy is characterized for its high complexity and uncertainty. Corporations trying to succeed in the global economy need to develop different types of strategies depending on where they are conducting business or what type business they are in. Students taking this course will learn how to determine the best strategy to follow when expanding globally, the advantages and disadvantages of those strategies, and the appropriate responses to external pressures. (Source: Coursera)