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Online course

The Business Environment: Today and Tomorrow

Get an introduction to the importance of the UK business environment from a local and global perspective.

The Business Environment: Today and Tomorrow

This course is one of the building blocks that leads to a MBA degree.

Understand the impact of globalisation on international business

This course will help you develop the ability to evaluate the UK business environment on a national and international scale.

You’ll learn about the importance of the local and international business environment in a changing and globalised world.

You’ll explore the impact of current affairs on the national and international business environment.

You’ll identify the major components of business environments in relation to global organisations.

You’ll connect with business professionals from across the globe, analysing the challenges faced by businesses from a theoretical and applied perspective.

What topics will you cover?

  • The regional and international business environment
  • Globalisation and the changing world
  • National and regional environments
  • Understanding the causes and consequences of regional disparities
  • Understanding the BRICS

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify the components of the business environment in relation to a global company
  • Discuss the impact of current issues on the regional, national and international environment
  • Compare the impact on the economy of the national and regional environments
  • Explore regional disparities in context

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at people looking to gain a better understanding of business. It will be of particular interest to those with a business background, who want to learn more about geopolitical, legal and economic environments.

Who will you learn with?

Maktoba Omar

Dr Maktoba Omar (Principal Lecturer in International Busniness) completed her PhD at the University of Leeds international Business Strategy.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

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