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Global Context

Examine where your business ideas fits within the world - and the world of business.

Global Context
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Critically evaluate case examples in relation to business processes and operations management in global contexts and apply this knowledge within a business development setting.

What topics will you cover?

  • Globalisation - what it means
  • The effect on business, positive and negative
  • Business performance
  • Competitor analysis

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 globalisation and its effect on products, markets and customers
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges of globalisation and the potential impact on your business idea
  • Assess your competition and how to enter a crowded market

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 staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

I am an Associate Professor (Principal Lecturer) of Supply Chain Management, Subject Leader in Operations Management and Director of the Transnational Research Degree (TNRD) Programme at SSL/FBL.

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

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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