Large-scale economic trends can have a profound effect on businesses of all sizes, whether as a result of inflation, governmental policy, or changes in market demand. In order for the contemporary business to remain competitive, executives must account for the impact of these forces in their strategic decision-making.
Shaped by the unique teaching style of Professor Roberto Rigobon, this online executive program will equip business professionals and leaders with tools, frameworks, and the intuition to recognize and react to macroeconomic change in a modern business environment.Download course prospectus
What will set you apart
Earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management in this online program and be empowered to:
Account for the impact of economic events and trends in your decision-making
Identify and evaluate a range of macroeconomic variables, policies, and financial indicators
Access tools and frameworks to navigate the economic influences affecting your business
Engage in problem-based learning to develop a critical intuition for macroeconomic trends
Benefit from the research and teaching of world-renowned economist, Professor Roberto Rigobon
Discover the impact of economics on business as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online program:
- Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 The Global Economy
- Module 2 Consumer Confidence and Policy Effects
- Module 3 Currencies, Crises, and Cryptos
- Module 4 Measuring Economic Health: The Current Account
- Module 5 Measuring Economic Health: The Labor Market
- Module 6 Economic Shocks
- Module 7 Social and Political Factors
- Module 8 Creating Economic Sustainability
Navigate the macroeconomic landscape
This MIT Sloan online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you develop your intuition for economics in this online short course from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Your Faculty Director
The design of this online program is guided by MIT Sloan faculty who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the program.
Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management
Professor, Applied Economics
Roberto Rigobon is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee, and a visiting professor at IESA.
Roberto is a Venezuelan economist whose areas of research are international economics, monetary economics, and development economics. Roberto focuses on the causes of balance-of-payments crises, financial crises, and the propagation of them across countries—the phenomenon that has been identified in the literature as contagion. Currently he studies properties of international pricing practices, trying to produce alternative measures of inflation. He is one of the two founding members of the Billion Prices Project, and a co-founder of PriceStats.
Roberto joined the business school in 1997 and has won both the "Teacher of the Year" award and the "Excellence in Teaching" award at MIT three times.
He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1997, an MBA from IESA (Venezuela) in 1991, and his BS in Electrical Engineer from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) in 1984. He is married with three kids.
Theodore T. Miller Career Development Professor at MIT,
Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management,
Founder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab.
Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship
Professor, Global Economics and Management
Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management
Earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan
Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world's leading business schools, and use it as proof that you've got what it takes to set yourself apart.
This program also counts towards an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programs where at least three of the four come from your chosen certificate track and at least one is completed in-person. Find full details here.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the program, 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.REGISTER NOW
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WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
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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 Manager 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 Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.