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Global Environment - Alumni


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Full course description




3 Hours





This course is available to ASU Alumni at a discount.

What you'll learn:

If you picked 20 items from your briefcase or backpack and looked where they were manufactured, you’d probably find two that were 100% made in the USA. Why? It is global business and global trade that gives you access to everything else in your briefcase or backpack.

This course will give you an understanding the global business environment, which is critical to everyone in the business world or anyone who consumes any good, service or resource. Until we understand how the global business environment operates, why businesses and nations trade, and the forces at work in the global marketplace, we are limiting our potential.

Note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor, therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please refer to the help section within the course.

Learning Topics:

  1. Globalization
  2. Measuring Global Trade
  3. Global Business Strategies
  4. Global Trade Forces
  5. Global Trade Agreements and Organizations
  6. Ethical Challenges in the Global Environment

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone in business or any field who is looking to understand the fundamentals of global business and trade and its impact on the world.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of Completion

Meet the instructor

Andi Hess, PhD

Andi Hess is the director of the Interdisciplinary Translation and Integration Sciences Initiative at Arizona State University, which aims to help research teams across the university bridge disciplinary gaps. Her research focuses on the Science of Team Science and Interdisciplinary Translation, a process of actively facilitating the exchange of knowledge across disciplinary languages in team research settings. Prior to returning to academia, she held a variety of leadership roles in retail management and corporate training, including working as a Productivity Consultant with FranklinCovey, coaching people on how to set and reach their goals. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS) and teaches courses in Interdisciplinary Studies and Organizational Leadership at ASU.