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International Career Development: Pursuing A Career Abroad

Explore the relationship between culture and business and learn the skills you’ll need to develop your career internationally.

1,399 enrolled on this course

International Career Development: Pursuing A Career Abroad
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
This course is part of the program International Career Development, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA International Business (Top Up). Find out more.

Enhance your intercultural skills for working abroad

On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to improve your prospects for working abroad.

You’ll explore how cultural diversity affects the business world and learn the importance of developing your intercultural skills to pursue an international career.

You’ll have the chance to assess your personality type, strengths, and weaknesses, and identify the skills you need to work on to support your progress in education or work abroad.

Along the way, you’ll be introduced to analytical tools and theoretical frameworks, and be encouraged to reflect and set goals for your ongoing career development.

What topics will you cover?

  • General introduction to career development on an international level
  • Cross cultural elements
  • Personal skills and weaknesses
  • Setting personal objectives

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...

  • Develop an understanding of the cultural dimensions of international career development
  • Identify skills, strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify personal objectives for international career development

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their employability and pursue 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 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
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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This course is part of the program International Career Development, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in BA International Business (Top Up).

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