Essential MOOC Courses In Business For October

Globalization’s Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries


School: Georgetown University

Platform: EdX

Registration Link: Globalization’s Winners and Losers: Challenges for Developed and Developing Countries

Start Date: October 7, 2014 (7 Weeks)

Workload: 8-10 Hours Per Week

Instructors: Theodore H. Moran, John Kline, Lindsay Oldenski, Scott Taylor, Anna Maria Mayda, Kate McNamara, Carl Dahlman, Bill Plummer, Rodney Ludema

Credentials:  The course will be headed by Theodore Moran, the Marcus Wellenberg Chair at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Moran, who has served in consulting roles to distinguished organizations like the United Nations, World Bank, and the National Academy of Science, teaches courses in globalization and investment in development countries and conducts research “at the intersection of international economics, business, foreign affairs, and public policy.” He also founded Georgetown’s Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy. He will be assisted in teaching this course by several Georgetown faculty members and TAs.

Graded: Students will receive a certificate for completing their assignments and abiding by the honor code.

Description: In this course, students will grapple with the biggest issues of our time. In particular, students will examine the impact of outsourcing on American living standards; the paradox of abundant resources undercutting economic growth; the possibilities and threats inherent to global supply chains;  and the increasing wage and education disparities in both first world and developing economies. However, students will do more than ask questions. To complete the course, students must develop strategies for resolving America’s budget, trade, and social security deficits (including details on how they’ll pay for it).

Review: “One of the best courses I have completed on EdX so far! Because it presents a difficult and hot topic clearly and objectively. Very relevant for understanding current economic discussions. Informative and explanatory; not much of an infotainment.” For additional reviews, click here.

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