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Global Economy

  • Examines Global Role of Economic Activity
  • Explores Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Investigates Economic Relations Between Nations

These courses investigate the economic relations between nations and the increasing role of the private sector in government and civil society. They cover emerging economies in the global landscape, international business and finance, global capital markets, public-private partnerships, and international and multilateral financial institutions. They explore the emergence of corporate social responsibility and the influence of social entrepreneurship and impact investment. Faculty members include international bankers, financial advisers, and political risk managers.

Business Writing Essentials for Global Professionals

Gain the techniques to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of your technical writing—whether in business, economics, finance, or law.

2017 Summer
1 section

New Directions in International Trade Policy

Explore current developments in the policies and institutions of international trade and investment.

2017 Summer
1 section

An Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship and Ecosystems

Examine how entrepreneurs across the global have overcome obstacles to create change and to transform societies.

2017 Spring
1 section

Global Corporate Social Responsibility

Explore the driving forces behind corporate social responsibility, including how companies incorporate it into their growth strategies.

2017 Spring
1 section

Investing for Environmental and Social Benefits

This one-day seminar introduces you to how markets can solve critical social and environmental challenges.

2017 Spring
1 section

Policy Challenges of Economic Globalization

In this introduction to economic globalization and interdependence, examine the dynamic interaction of politics and economics in the world economy.

2017 Spring
1 section

Risk and Reward in Emerging Markets

Examine the spectrum of political, economic, and cultural challenges, as well as legal and business risks, of investing in the developing world.

2017 Spring
1 section

The IMF and World Bank: Key Players in the World Economy

Explore the important roles of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in the global economy.

2017 Spring
1 section

The Political Economy of Inequality: Global and Local Perspectives

Explore the internal and external drivers of inequality and their impact on a society’s productivity and stability.

2017 Spring
1 section

The Politics of Ethical Consumption: How Fair Trade Is Made

Examine the history of the fair trade movement, explore systems to facilitate fair trade, and debate the politics of fair trade certification.

2017 Spring
1 section

Women in Global Business Leadership

Trace the trajectory of women entering and occupying prominent roles in the global labor force over the last 50 years and its ongoing challenges.

2017 Spring
1 section

BRICS: Building Blocks of a New International Order or Just a Buzzword?

Explore the potential impact on global finance and trade of BRICS, and investigate how the China-India relationship is a key to its future.

Emerging Economies in the International Financial System

Explore the international monetary and financial system, including the opportunities and constraints faced by emerging economies in this system.

Political Risk Management for Global Corporations

Discuss global political risk management as an emerging discipline across functional and geographic leadership at large corporations.

The Business of International Political Risk Management

Survey the field of international political risk analysis, as well as the skill sets, valuable experience, and career paths within this framework.

The New Global Middle Class: Understanding the World's Largest Market

Examine the new concept of an emerging global middle class and its impact on economic development policy, private industry, and finance.

Understanding Global Capital Markets: The Basics

Gain an introduction to the basic elements of financial markets, including their organization, common instruments, and participants.

Women in Global Business Leadership

This course traces the trajectory of women entering and occupying prominent roles in the global labor force over the last 50 years.