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The Economic Context – Whither Globalisation?

Speculate about future trajectories for economic globalisation and the implications for the global business environment.

The Economic Context – Whither Globalisation?
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Until very recently economic globalisation had a largely taken for granted quality about it. It was widely assumed that economic globalisation and the forces that sustained it were inevitable.

Today, however, economic globalisation appears to face unprecedented danger from a rising tide of protectionism. This course speculates about future trajectories for economic globalisation and the implications for the global business environment.

What topics will you cover?

  • Scenario 1: Business as usual
  • Scenario 2: Back to the 1930s
  • Scenario 3: New world order

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 various challenges that further globalisation may face in the context of contemporary geopolitical events
  • Evaluate the threats to globalisation for your chosen company, receiving feedback on your ideas and giving feedback to others
  • Explore the likelihood of the first possible future, a continuation of the status quo
  • Explore the likelihood of the third possible scenario, a return to a world order governed by emerging powers such as China and India

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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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • 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

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

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