Online Course Analyzing Global Trends For Business & Society

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Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is currently offering online course on global trends to make better decisions, manage more effectively and increase business success. This 7-week course will emphasize on how to take advantage of global trends.

The overall objective of this course is to make you learn learn about these and other global trends, and understand what the consequences are for markets, the business world, and society at large. This MOOC starts on November 15, 2015.

Course At A Glance

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours/week
Subject: Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society
Institution: Arizona State University and edX
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $149
Session: Starts on November 15, 2015.

Providers' Details

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world.

This online platform edX provides online courses from the world's best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences. ASU courses can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee that will help you make a meaningful impact in today's interconnected world.

About This Course

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.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Applicants can get a verified certificate. If you wish to earn university credit for the course, which will count as credit for ASU's First-Year Composition course, the university will ask you to complete a portfolio in which you demonstrate what you have learned.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge of:

  • How to manage your business to take advantage of the latest global trends
  • How to make better decisions based on new global realities
  • How to manage effectively in a changing global situation


Mauro Guillén
Zandman Professor of International Management
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and
Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies.



Course Format

Week 1: Globalization
Week 2: Demographic Trends
Week 3: Global Economic and Financial Imbalances
Week 4: The Shifting Geopolitical Landscape
Week 5: The Quest for Sustainability
Week 6: Global Powers of the 21st Century

How To Join This Course

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  3. Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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