The Covid-19 outbreak is but the latest shock to the global economy and international stability. Populist discontent with economic globalisation and rising geopolitical tensions between the US and China have undermined confidence in the existing global political-economic order. Globalisation has had a profound impact on the world we live in, yet its continued rise can no longer be taken for granted.
In today’s volatile and unpredictable global order, it has become increasingly important for decision makers in business to have a grounded understanding of the various political, social, economic, technological and environmental drivers of global change.
This course focusses on the core concepts for understanding globalisation and global change, from the disciplines of international relations, political science, political economy and macroeconomics. It addresses real world problems using historical reflection, conceptual discussion and in-depth case studies. You will explore key events that have shaped the evolution of globalisation from the 19th century until today.
You will analyse, in particular, how corporate organisations are impacted by events such as the 2008 financial crisis, changes in global supply chains, global power shifts and the emergence of China as a global economic power, instability in key areas of the developing world, technological and environmental disruption from automation and robotics to cybersecurity and climate change, and the rise of populism in the western world.
This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 80 hours of learning.
Registrations close: 11 May 2021
Course start (Orientation opens): 19 May 2021
Module 1 starts: 26 May 2021
Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation)
Commitment: 7 - 10 hours per week
Fee: £ 2,100
- Identify and maximise the opportunities – and mitigate the business risks – associated with globalisation and a global economy
- Acquire a deeper understanding of the political, social, economic, technological and environmental shifts that have taken place as a result of globalisation
- Learn about the economic forces that drive production, investment and growth globally
- Cultivate an ability to analyse events from different perspectives, in order to make strategic business decisions
- Understand and participate in some of the most pressing academic debates centred around the challenges of globalisation
- Propose a business and/or investment strategy for an organisation that wants to expand internationally, using your newfound knowledge and frameworks
- Orientation Module
- Module 1: The evolution of globalisation
- Module 2: Business, production, and investment in the global economy
- Module 3: Governing the global system
- Module 4: Global power shifts
- Module 5: Contesting globalisation
- Module 6: Conflict and instability
- Module 7: Responding to disruptive forces
- Module 8: Corporate responses to a changing global environment
- Convenor: Dr Robert Falkner - Associate Professor of International Relations
- Co-designer: Professor Chris Alden - Professor of International Relations
- Co-designer: Professor Mick Cox - Emeritus Professor of International Relations
- Co-designer: Professor Saul Estrin - Emeritus Professor of Management Economics and Strategy
All reading materials for this course will be made accessible to you through the Online Campus. Notes for each module are often downloadable, and you are able to save any information or collateral you use to your personal profile.