Strategy and Innovation
Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives
Dates: Jun 03-04, 2013| Oct 21-22, 2013
Certificate Track: Strategy and Innovation
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $2,900 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for certificate credit): 2
This program will introduce participants to some of the most important concepts in macroeconomics and international economics today. The material will be offered in four sections that form a comprehensive economist's viewpoint: the role that central banks play in the global economy; the forces that drive financial sectors and financial crises; how and why countries trade, and why trade is a source of conflict; and lastly, the considerations that should be part of all international business decisions.
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Many participants attend this program along with Dynamics of Globalization.
The program is designed to help executives understand and predict the medium-to long-run performance of economies in order to mitigate risk, develop growth plans, and make investment decisions, both locally and abroad. Participants will leave the program with a better understanding of the global economic environment, and learn to recognize the effects of the economy on their companies, so that their business decisions may be informed and appropriate. The tools and frameworks presented in this program will enable participants to:
- Understand the nature and behavior of financial crises
- Learn to interpret financial indicators
- Recognize economic trends
- Predict likely actions of central banks and governments
- Make informed off-shoring decisions
- Be successful in international investments
Every senior manager needs to understand why economic changes take place and how to interpret them in the context of their own organization. Managers who will benefit from this program the most are:
- C-level executives of smaller or mid-size companies
- General managers
- Business unit managers in multinational companies
- VPs of ﬁnance, operations, human resources, marketing, and sales
- Strategic planning managers
Please note that faculty are subject to change and not all faculty teach in each session of the program.
Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management
Professor of Applied EconomicsRoberto Rigobon is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a visiting professor at IESA. Since joining MIT Sloan in 1997, he has won the "Teacher of the Year" award three times and received the "Excellence in Teaching" award three times.
His areas of research are international economics, monetary economics, and development economics...... (more)
|DAY One SAMPLE|
|07:45 AM - 08:30 AM||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|08:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Welcome and Introduction, The Short Run: The Babysitter|
|12:00 PM - 01:00 PM||Luncheon|
|01:00 PM - 05:00 PM||External Sustainability, Day 1 Review and Assignment|
|05:00 PM - 06:00 PM||Reception|
|DAY Two SAMPLE|
|07:45 AM - 08:30 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|08:30 AM - 10:00 AM||Discussion on Off Shoring Exercise|
|10:15 AM - 12:00 PM||Flexible Exchange Rates: The Central Bank as Babysitter|
|12:00 PM - 01:00 PM||Luncheon|
|01:00 PM - 04:00 PM||Financial Crisis & Europe|
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