In a world defined by globalisation, a rising populist sentiment, and sociopolitical uncertainty – a profound understanding of the global economy is increasingly important for any organisation to identify business opportunities and mitigate risks.
This online certificate course explores the various drivers of global change and the key events that have shaped the evolution of globalisation. You’ll analyse global power shifts, foreign policy, conflict and instability, and the disruptive forces that have influenced the world economy. You’ll learn to identify and maximise business opportunities, while navigating the challenges associated with globalisation. You’ll not only cut to the core of international affairs, you’ll learn to interpret and plan for such changes and use them for your business advantage.Download course prospectus
What will set you apart
On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
- Practical problem-solving techniques used by internationally respected LSE academics, to adapt and prepare your business strategy for the effects of global change
- The ability to critically analyse global events from different perspectives in order to make strategic decisions
- The skills to use your newfound understanding of globalisation to propose an investment strategy for an organisation that wants to expand internationally
Is this course for you?
This course is designed to provide CEOs, managers, C-suite executives, finance and investment professionals, entrepreneurs, advisors, and policy makers with the tools to analyse and interpret the effects of global events on their organisations. Additionally, this course appeals to anyone involved in international business or trade who needs to think strategically about the impact of global events on trade and strategies. It’s also valuable for anyone with a keen interest in current international relations, foreign policy, and the global economy.
|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.
Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points
Learn to analyse global events and shifts, and anticipate their effects on business as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online certificate course.
- Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
- 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
Interpret and plan for global market change
This LSE online certificate course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. The design of this online course is led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) faculty who, together with industry experts, will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.
Your Faculty Directors
The design of this online certificate course is guided by LSE faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the course.
Dr Robert Falkner
Associate Professor of International Relations
Robert is one of LSE’s leading experts on international political economy and the role of business in international relations. He is the LSE Academic Director for the TRIUM MBA, ranked amongst the best eMBA programmes in the world by the Financial Times. Robert is the Research Director of LSE’s Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and has been extensively published on topics including environmental politics and climate policy.
Professor Chris Alden
Professor of International Relations
Professor Michael Cox
Emeritus Professor of International Relations
Professor Saul Estrin
Professor of Management
This course features video guest lectures from industry pioneers and leading experts in their field, allowing you to learn from the wisdom and experience of global authorities, and to see the real-world applications of the theory covered in this finance course. The contributors to this course include:
Former Chairman and Chief Economist of Goldman Sachs and former UK government minister
Chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times
Professor of Political Economy and Development at LSE
Author, academic and research specialist
Dr Finbarr Livesey
Deputy Director of the MPhil in Public Policy at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge
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Study international relations and earn an official certificate of competence from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.
If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with an Enrolment Advisor here.
WILL I HAVE THE TIME?
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?
By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.
Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?
37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.
WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.