This is a great course. It foster curiosity for creative thinking and innovation from a global economy perspective. I am now aware of global trends, inequalities, economic threats and opportunities.
I really enjoyed this course on Global Trends for Business and Society.\n\nI travel for work within SSA and South/East Asia.\n\nI will be able to apply what I have learned.\n\nMany thanks!\n\nOrla
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par Andres A C S•
Overall a great overview analysis on global trends in the 21st century. However, during the last week of the course, a lot of topics discussed were so condensed that I wish the prof had spent more time diving a little deeper into some of them. I wish also that there'd be more threads in the forum to discuss about the global trends. So, I may suggest that the TAs monitoring the class start some initial discussion threads because most students would just binge-watch all video lectures and not engage. This kind of class I think anyone who takes it can only benefit by engaging in the discussion because it will force all of us to think, re-think about the global phenomena and the effects that shape the trajectory in which the world would be going forward. This is the my first course in the specialization. I like it enough to continue on other courses.
par Martyna M K•
Content was great and very good and easy to learn, at least for me. However, as I have a solid understanding of economic and financial topics and am curious about it by nature, the course including the tests could have been on a more advanced level for me. It would help to state in the course description whether it's a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Other than that I'm very satisfied about the quality of the content and the great Professor of course. Looking forward to do more courses via this platform.
par Gaithiri S•
Good overview of general trends. The course gave me good insight to population trends/ growth and dynamics of global powers in near future. Some parts of the course could be improved by providing better insight on the particular topic I feel rather than static the videos in various parts of the world - or the quality of those videos could be improved or updated.
par Robert C•
Excellent presentations. Well sequenced. Nice topic selection. Many of the topics deserve greater discussion and understanding ........ ie disillusionment with democracy is thrown out with little additional discussion but no better solution is on the horizon, and it needs to be said.
Well done to the Professor, got my interests for further study in this area.
par Karen A M•
Mauro is an amazing professor. I completely love the videos in the different countries, with the real background and complete landscape of how that country looks like. I think that we can complement the course with some lectures suggestions if we want to go deeper in some topics and also, it would be a good idea some data actualization.
par Raniah K•
Thanks to the professor's work he taught, I found this course very useful and I enjoyed it at the same time since I feel that almost all the content this course and specialization covered here is essential for overall knowledge, not just for the business minds. Thank you for this course! -RK
par Marco G•
Very interesting course
Mauro Guillen is retorically strong and explains topics in an easily understandable way. In addition, his short excursions from all over the world bring in the right balance into the course
par Annie D•
The mobile version did not line up weekly with the desktop version. The course has tons of valuable information! I would have liked to have more additional reading suggestions from the instructor.
par Niels B•
The course gives a good and critical overview of the biggest global trends of the last, and the coming decade. It solidified my knowledge about geo politics, and also learned a lot.
par Emily D•
Excellent course explained clearly and compellingly. It would benefit from an update, given US foreign policy over the last 4 years, China and Hong Kong, Brexit, and COVID-19.
par Shubham K S•
More depth in content is expected. It has a very good overview. Maybe we can split it into two level with advanced business context topics in 2nd level.
par Rajini D•
Very well structured course and the coverage of the topic has been systematic and progressive such that one is able to link all the elements well.
par Gulin Y•
Issues on sustainable development (more on environmental and social issues) can be added besides economical, political and governance aspects.
par Paulina T•
It's a very informative course, a great way to see a big picture of world issues. The only thing is that most of the data is from 2015.
par Md. J R•
Excellent Course. The first week starts with a bang but it tapers off over time.
The courseisat it's best when centered on data.
par Giuditta V•
Really well done, easy to follow at home, Would be usefull to have more updated data at current year or 2019!
par Hubert H•
Very interesting course. Gave me good insights in how the world works. Highly recommended.
Good for beginners, clear and structured way of presenting concepts. Engaging teacher.
par Rola A S•
I would prefer a few readings in the weekly work load and more discussion assignments.