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Global Opportunities and Needs

Evaluate the international job market and assess your motivation and skill set against employers’ requirements.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Explore the possibilities of the international job market

This course aims to deliver and develop a wide-ranging and contemporary perspective of the international job market. It’s designed to help you recognise and evaluate the current and future trends of international business, to identify how your motivations and skills align with the options available globally.

During the course, you’ll have the opportunity to assess the impact of cultural, economic, legal, political, social, and technological factors on international business. You’ll also have the chance to explore key tools for carrying out job-related research.

What topics will you cover?

  • The current global situation
  • Global and future trends
  • Jobs of tomorrow
  • Skills for the future
  • PESTLE analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Your options
  • Your motivations and values
  • An introduction to job descriptions
  • Understanding and analysing job descriptions

Learning on this course

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...

  • Evaluate the international job market and assess the impact of macro-environmental factors on international business
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the range of criteria and skills required by employers across the globe
  • Evaluate your motivation and skill-readiness against the job options available in the international job market

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their employability skills for pursuing an international career.

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?

Mahda is a lecturer in business strategy at Coventry University’s School of Strategy and Leadership. Mahda's research interests are BDA capability, digital transformation and organizational capability

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 to help you keep track of your learning
  • 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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