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University of London International Programmes

International Business Capstone

University of London International Programmes via Coursera


The Capstone project is the culmination of the International Business Essentials specialisation, and brings together knowledge gained in the previous courses and applies this to a real-world scenario. Throughout the Capstone, you’ll be taught new skills, and will use the knowledge you have gained throughout the Specialisation to develop a business plan.

This course forms part of a specialisation from the University of London designed to help you develop and build the essential business, academic, and cultural skills necessary to succeed in international business, or in further study.

If completed successfully, your certificate from this specialisation can also be used as part of the application process for the University of London Global MBA programme, particularly for early career applicants. If you would like more information about the Global MBA, please visit

This course is endorsed by CMI


  • The Business Plan
    • This week will focus on the business plan itself, including its formulation, implementation, and control.
  • Development of the Financial Statements for Business Planning
    • This week will include concepts such as the income statement, the balance sheet, and the cash flow statement.
  • Internal Information for Business Planning
    • This week will investigate the internal information needed for business planning, including costs, break-even analysis, and pricing.
  • Having A Customer Focus
    • This week will look at the importance of having a customer focus, such as identifying the customer, consumer behaviour, and market segmentation.
  • Organisational Structure
    • Week five will cover managing performance, including ratios, variance analysis, and non-financial factors.

Taught by

Barry McCarthy


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