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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.
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

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?

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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?

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 University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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