Experience one of the most highly rated and sought-after courses in our Executive MBA curriculum, in a new non-degree online format that is now open for enrollment.
Presented by two of the world's most knowledgeable and recognized economists, nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and finance expert Bruce C. Greenwald, Globalization (Online): Strategies for Your Enterprise provides new, in-depth views that give you a true understanding of how globalization impacts us and our world at large.
In this online program, the Columbia Business School professors importantly debunk pervasive myths of globalization and provide unique insight into how to consider challenges and opportunities – both macro- and micro-economic – more accurately. With an immense amount of wisdom accumulated from their academic and professional experiences, the professors infuse this material with humor and honesty as they share their different perspectives. This course further provides frameworks that you can use to guide your business strategy and investment decisions to more profitability in the midst of globalization.
Recent years have seen markedly closer integration of countries around the world, with increased flows of goods and services, capital, and knowledge. There are alternative views concerning globalization. One, reflected in the protest marches from Seattle to Genoa, argues that globalization has hurt the poor, has been bad for the environment, and is governed by undemocratic institutions operating behind closed doors, advancing corporate and financial interests of the more developed countries. The other argues that globalization is the only means by which developing countries will be able to grow and eradicate poverty. A third view presented here challenges widespread beliefs about globalization being an overwhelming, irresistible, undifferentiated force and presents some more thoughtful specific considerations and strategies.
This program will enhance your understanding of these alternative perspectives. It will analyze the underlying forces that have led to globalization, and identify its effects, particularly in developing countries – when and why it has had the adverse effects that its critics claim, and when and why it has had the positive effects that its proponents argue for. It will examine the need for international collective action, discuss the structure and conduct of international economic organizations, and assess the extent to which they are to be blamed for the failures of globalization or should take credit for its successes. At the end of the program, participants will be well equipped to apply the program learnings to a well-supported analysis of and recommendation for a future business strategy or policy."