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Online course

The Global Business Environment: Evolution and Dynamics

Get an introduction to the changing landscape of the global economy and its implications for international commerce.

The Global Business Environment: Evolution and Dynamics

This course is part of the program Geopolitical, Economic and Legal Environments, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a MBA degree. Find out more.

Understand the impact of globalisation on international business

Recent decades have witnessed the globalisation of the business environment. This development has sponsored enormous opportunities but complicated the risks associated with business operations. This course will cover how changing realities transform companies.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • learn about globalisation and its impact on the business environment
  • identify the implications for the global business environment of the rise of the BRICS
  • identify the potential emerging markets of the future
  • connect with professionals from across the globe, debating the challenges facing companies

What topics will you cover?

  • Globalisation – definitions and drivers
  • The global business environment – national, regional and international dimensions
  • The changing geo-politics of the global economy, specifically the rise of the BRICS
  • The challenge of doing business in China
  • Beyond the BRICS – who will be the next group of emerging markets?

When would you like to start?

  • Available now

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 the impact of globalisation on the business environment. It will be of particular interest to those with a business background, who wish to learn more about how the evolving geo-politics of the world economy not only generates new commercial opportunities but also additional risks and challenges.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Abdoulie Sallah

Abdoulie is a Senior Lecturer in International Business in the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry Business School and Course Director for the Masters in Leadership & Management program

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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  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes

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Advance your career with a degree

This course is the first step to a degree in MBA .

What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

Do the free course
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Join and complete the program
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Get academic credit for an online degree from Coventry University

Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Geopolitical, Economic and Legal Environments, which is part of the degree MBA .

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join:

  • The end of globalisation?
    The end of globalisation?
    video

    Watch Lead Educator Dr Abdoulie Sallah present differing views of globalisation. What do you think? Where is globalisation leading us into the future?

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