Learning Outcomes for the Specialization:
Upon completion of this specialization, you will be able to:
Understand how businesses function in the global marketplace.
Make ethical decisions to run a responsible business in the global marketplace.
Understand the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment.
Understand how business can pursue opportunities and confront challenges in the complex global marketplace.
This specialization prepares students for the global challenges that businesses face in the 21st century. The global marketplace now and in the future spans emerging markets, a world connected by social media, and rapid technological advancements, hand in hand with huge challenges relating to environment and poverty. This specialization covers how business strategy is formulated and implemented in the global arena in all its complexities. It also covers the role of ethics and corporate responsibility in a connected world as well as the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment. The specialization enables understanding of global business and how to pursue opportunities and confront challenges in this arena responsibly. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course in the Specialization also fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit!