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Estimated Completion Time

18 weeks


From geography to culture Global Business is an exciting topic in the business community today. This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. It takes a global view on business, investigating why and how companies go international and are more interconnected.

The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political, and legal factors influence both domestic and cross-border business. Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will all be explored in this course. Students will cultivate a mindfulness of how history, geography, language, cultural studies, research skills, and continuing education are important in both business activities and the 21st century.

During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media or with higher education platforms, colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Introduction to Global Commerce
  • International Finance
  • Regional Integration
  • Trade Relations
  • International Legal Agreements
  • Cultural Influences
  • Global Organizations
  • Global Logistics and Transportation

Credits .5


  • Global Commerce
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of global commerce by explaining fundamentals of global business dependency, describing global business involvement methods, and explaining influences on global commerce.
  • International Finance
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of international finance by describing monetary systems and explaining global banking strategies.
  • Regional Economic Integration
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of regional economic integration by describing government intervention on global business, explaining government impact on global business, and explaining considerations for economic integration.
  • Trade Relations
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of trade relations by describing types of trade agreements and explaining degrees of global competition.
  • International Legal Agreements
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of international legal agreements by describing international laws, explaining product liability, and explaining property rights.
  • Cultural Influences on Global Business
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the cultural influences on global business by describing cultural integration in global business, explaining the influence of societal values on cultures, and describing the effects of cultural differences in communication.
  • Global Organizations
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of global organizations by comparing forms of business organizations, describing the risks of international corporations, and explaining organizational structures of a business.
  • Global Marketing Mix
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the global marketing mix by describing steps in product development, explaining factors determining pricing strategies, describing factors determining distribution channels, and explaining types of promotion.



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