Strategy and Innovation

Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives (extended)

Dates: Oct 27-29, 2014| Mar 25-27, 2015| Jun 01-03, 2015| Oct 21-23, 2015

Certificate Track: Strategy and Innovation

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tuition: 2014 dates: $3,900 (excluding accommodations)
2015 dates: $4,300 (excluding accommodations)

Program Days (for certificate credit): 3

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This program is an extended version of our popular two-day session Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives which has been offered since 2010. In response to participant interest in additional content on the economic policies and choices of Europe and Asia and the relative success compared to the rest of the world, we are introducing this three-day session. The extra day will allow participants to gain a more thorough understanding of the dynamics of comparative advantage, sources of international conflict and the varied responses of economies to crisis.

Join the MySloanExecEd Community Group for this program to network with past, present, and future participants.

 

Many participants attend this program along with Strategy in a Global World.

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
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the dynamics of comparative advantage, sources of international conflict and the varied responses of economies to crisis.

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
  • Consultants

Please note that faculty are subject to change and not all faculty teach in each session of the program.

  • Roberto Rigobon

    Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management
    Professor of Applied Economics

    Roberto 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...

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DAY One SAMPLE
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMBreakfast and Registration
08:30 AM - 09:30 AMWelcome and Introduction
09:30 AM - 12:00 PMThe Babysitter - Monetary and Fiscal Policy
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 05:00 PMComparative Advantages
05:00 PM - 06:00 PMReception
DAY Two SAMPLE
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMBreakfast
08:30 AM - 12:00 PMExternal Adjustment - BBNN
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 03:00 PMOffshoring Exercise and Discussion
03:00 PM - 03:15 PMBreak
03:15 PM - 05:00 PMSocial and Environmental Limits
DAY Three SAMPLE
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMBreakfast
08:30 AM - 12:00 PMCrises and Actions: United States
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 02:30 PMCrises and Actions: Asia
02:30 PM - 02:45 PMBreak
02:45 PM - 04:15 PMCrises and Actions: Europe

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