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Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society

University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania via edX

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The world is changing rapidly, but how do you begin to understand the effect of these changes on business and society? Learn to analyze the latest global trends so that you can adapt and cope with these changes in business and the world.

The new realities of the 21st century are disrupting the global financial architecture based on the U.S. dollar. Populations are aging. People are moving from the countryside to the cities. There are more people suffering from obesity than people who go hungry. The middle-class is growing fast in the emerging economies yet shrinking in Europe and the United States. The race for energy, natural resources, and food is intensifying.

You’ll learn about these and other global trends, and understand what the consequences are for markets, the business world, and society at large in this international management course from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. You’ll also learn how to analyze global trends, and to understand both their magnitude and relation to each other. Finally, you’ll discover how you can adapt and cope with these changes as they affect your business and society. 

Syllabus

Week 1: Globalization

Week 2: Demographic Trends

Week 3: Inequality and the Global Middle Class

Week 4: Global Economic and Financial Imbalances

Week 5: The Shifting Geopolitical Landscape

Week 6: The Quest for Sustainability

Week 7: Global Powers of the 21st Century

Taught by

Mauro Guillén

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