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Global Decision-making

Learn how operating internationally changes how we need to make decisions and manage risk.

Global Decision-making
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Discover how decision-making changes when an international element is added

Operating internationally adds increasing complexity to doing business. In turn, this affects how we make decisions and manage risk, and the range and nature of the factors we need to take into account.

This short course explores these issues, offering a number of tools to help manage risk and take decisions across borders. You will learn about different models of decision-making, consider internal challenges and apply fundamental tools in order to make decisions in international contexts.

What topics will you cover?

  • Managing risk across borders
  • Models of global decision-making
  • Key tools for international decision-making
  • International challenges: a case study

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 some of the particular challenges of managing risk across borders
  • Explain the different models of global decision-making
  • Apply a number of key tools needed to take decisions in international contexts
  • Evaluate and deal with internal challenges to decision-making

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of decision-making and risk within a modern enterprise.

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?

I am an Associate Professor of Business Strategy, Editor in Chief for Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, and Principal Fellow of HEA. I hope you will enjoy our learning journey for this module

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.

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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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