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Business, International Relations and the Political Economy


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In a world defined by globalisation, a rising populist sentiment, and sociopolitical uncertainty – a profound understanding of the global economy is increasingly important for any organisation to identify business opportunities and mitigate risks.

This online certificate course explores the various drivers of global change and the key events that have shaped the evolution of globalisation. You’ll analyse global power shifts, foreign policy, conflict and instability, and the disruptive forces that have influenced the world economy. You’ll learn to identify and maximise business opportunities, while navigating the challenges associated with globalisation. You’ll not only cut to the core of international affairs, you’ll learn to interpret and plan for such changes and use them for your business advantage.

Is this course for you?

This course is designed to provide CEOs, managers, C-suite executives, finance and investment professionals, entrepreneurs, advisors, and policy makers with the tools to analyse and interpret the effects of global events on their organisations. Additionally, this course appeals to anyone involved in international business or trade who needs to think strategically about the impact of global events on trade and strategies. It’s also valuable for anyone with a keen interest in current international relations, foreign policy, and the global economy.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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