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Globalization and Business - Alumni


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Full course description




1.5 Hours





This course is available to ASU Alumni at a discount.

What you'll learn:

We live in a world that is growing ever more interconnected. Almost every business, regardless of size or industry, has connections that are global in nature. If you are going to be successful in business, you need to understand how this dynamic affects you.

This course will help you understand how businesses across the globe affect one another. You’ll explore how differences in culture affect business transactions and the all-important personal relationship. You’ll see how what works in one country, may not in another. You’ll learn the benefits, and risks, of globalization.

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. Current Trends in Global Business
  2. Tradeoffs in Global Business
  3. Dimensions of Cultural Difference
  4. Responding to Cultural Differences
  5. Effective Training for International Assignments

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone in business who wants a deeper understating of business and what part globalization plays, even in businesses that are considered domestic.

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.