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The Changing Geography of the Global Economy – Succeeding in Emerging Markets

Examine the evolution of the global economy since 1945, speculate about its future trajectory and succeeding in emerging markets.

The Changing Geography of the Global Economy – Succeeding in Emerging Markets
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

For most of the 20th century the advanced industrialised countries led by the United States dominated the world economy. The 21st century however looks set to be very different. Whilst the advanced industrialised world will remain important, it is generally agreed that much of the world’s future growth is likely to come from emerging markets.

This course helps you to think about how you can apply the lessons learned from Navigating the Global Business Environment – Challenges and Strategies to succeed in some of the emerging markets of Asia and Africa.

What topics will you cover?

  • The evolving world economy 1945-2050
  • Succeeding in emerging markets in Asia
  • Succeeding in emerging markets in Africa

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.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explore the opportunities, risks and challenges for business associated with the national business environment of four emerging market economies
  • Explore the opportunities, risks and challenges of Nigeria’s national business environment
  • Evaluate the prospects of India’s national business environment for your chosen company, receiving feedback on your ideas and giving feedback to others
  • Explore the opportunities, risks and challenges of Vietnam’s national business environment

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people who want to move into business management. It will be of particular interest to those looking to progress into senior roles or those with an interest in developing new business ideas.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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