THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Business, International Relations and the Political Economy online certificate course

Course starts 30 October 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
24 October 2017
Course Starts:
30 October 2017
Length:
8 weeks online (excl. orientation)
Effort:
7 - 10 hours per week
Price:
GBP £1,800Options Available
University:
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
24 October 2017
Course Starts:
30 October 2017
Length:
8 weeks online (excl. orientation)
Effort:
7 - 10 hours per week
Price:
University:
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Language:
English

Introduction

“Economic activity is projected to pick up pace in 2017 and 2018, especially in emerging market and developing economies. However, there is a wide dispersion of possible outcomes around the projections, given uncertainty surrounding the policy stance of the incoming U.S. administration and its global ramifications.”
The International Monetary Fund1

In a world defined by globalisation, a rising populist sentiment and sociopolitical uncertainty, a profound understanding of the global economy has never been more vital.

Business leaders, investment managers, entrepreneurs and global citizens alike need to be able to analyse global events from multiple perspectives – allowing them to interpret and plan for the business effects of such changes.

This online certificate course from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) helps you to evolve your way of thinking. In doing so, you’ll not only cut to the core of global affairs, you’ll learn to use them to your advantage.

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) online, and be empowered to:

    • Apply the analytical and problem solving techniques used by internationally respected LSE academics who specialise in the disciplines of international relations, political science and macroeconomics

    • Identify and maximise the opportunities – and mitigate the business risks – associated with globalisation and a global economy

    • Understand and participate in some of the most pressing academic debates centred around the challenges of globalisation

    • Cultivate an ability to analyse events from different perspectives in order to make strategic business decisions

    • Propose a business and/or investment strategy for an organisation that wants to expand internationally, using your newfound understanding of the political, social, economic, technological and environmental shifts that have taken place since the 19th century

Course curriculum

Learn to turn global news into insights and strategies as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1 The evolution of globalisation 
  • Course Module 2 Business, production, and investment in the global economy
  • Course Module 3 Global power shifts
  • Course Module 4 Governing the global economy
  • Course Module 5 Contesting globalisation
  • Course Module 6 Conflict and Instability
  • Course Module 7 Responding to disruptive forces
  • Course 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. Learn from industry thought leaders as you identify the effects of global events on your long-term trajectory in this online certificate course from The London School of Economics and Political Science.


Your Faculty Directors

The design of this online program is guided by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

Course Convenor

DR ROBERT FALKNER

Associate Professor of International Relations

Robert Falkner is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Robert is one of the School’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.

 

Co-designers

 

PROFESSOR CHRIS ALDEN

Professor of International Relations

PROFESSOR MICHAEL COX

Emeritus Professor of International Relations

PROFESSOR SAUL ESTRIN

Professor of Management

Earn a certificate of competence from LSE

Get recognised for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate of competence from The London School of Economics and Political Science – the world's leading social science university – and use it to validate your newfound critical thinking skills and enhanced managerial competencies.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 30 October 2017.

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