Global Challenges in Business Specialization

Started Nov 13

Global Challenges in Business Specialization

Global Challenges in Business Specialization

Business Challenges of the 21st Century . Equip yourself with frameworks to pursue business opportunities in the current global environment.

About This Specialization

Learning Outcomes for the Specialization: Upon completion of this specialization, you will be able to: Understand how businesses function in the global marketplace. Make ethical decisions to run a responsible business in the global marketplace. Understand the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment. Understand how business can pursue opportunities and confront challenges in the complex global marketplace.
Earn credit toward a master's degree
This specialization is part of the fully-online accredited Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Sustainable Innovation for Subsistence Marketplaces

    Current session: Nov 13
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course focuses on understanding subsistence marketplaces and designing business solutions for the billions of people living in poverty in the global marketplace. To develop understanding of subsistence marketplaces, we use exercises t
  2. COURSE 2

    Sustainable Business Enterprises

    Upcoming session: Nov 20
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course will explore current challenges and opportunities facing firms in the area of environmental sustainability. It will begin with an introduction to sustainability, with a particular focus on how environmental sustainability is relevant to b
  3. COURSE 3

    Global Strategy I: How The Global Economy Works

    Upcoming session: Nov 20
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Starting in the late 1990s, “globalization” became a buzzword to describe the apparent integration of markets in the world economy. Many authors and pundits claimed that the world was converging towards a market-friendly democratic place, while g
  4. COURSE 4

    Global Strategy II: Doing Business in The Global Economy

    Upcoming session: Nov 20
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course explores the ways firms overcome challenges when operating globally. The global economy is characterized for its high complexity and uncertainty. Corporations trying to succeed in the global economy need to develop different types of st
  5. COURSE 5

    Global Impact: Cultural Psychology

    Current session: Nov 13
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Globalization has brought dramatic changes to the marketplace. A proliferation of global brands brings diverse cultures to a consumer population that is also growing culturally diverse. This course enables students to understand how globalization changes c
  6. COURSE 6

    Global Impact: Business Ethics

    Current session: Nov 13
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Global business ethics is the study and analysis of how ethics and global business are connected. How we should treat each other and our organizations in global and local contexts is the topic of this course. Business ethics and corporate responsibi
  7. COURSE 7

    Global Challenges in Business Capstone

    Starts December 2017
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The capstone for the Global Challenges in Business specialization will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within that specialization. It will involve analysis of a situation concerning an actual business with a view to work toward a global stakeholder engagement business plan for introduction of a new product. Students will analyze a situation taking the vantage point of a global company and develop a global stakeholder engagement plan for a specific geography (chosen by students’ region or country of residence, or other consideration).

Creators

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pioneers innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience.

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs.

  • Marcelo Bucheli

    Marcelo Bucheli

    Associate Professor
  • Patricia Werhane

    Patricia Werhane

    Visiting Professor
  • Carlos J. Torelli

    Carlos J. Torelli

    Professor
  • Madhu Viswanathan

    Madhu Viswanathan

    Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business
  • Joe A. Bradley

    Joe A. Bradley

    Lecturer in Business Administration

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