Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives

Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives

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Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

3.0 EEUs

Topics

- Financial Management

- Global Economics & Markets

- Business Analytics

Course Highlights

  • This course is delivered in our Live Online format which enables real-time interaction with faculty and global peers
  • You will leave this course better able to make business decisions that take global markets and macroeconomics into account
  • This course explores international monetary policy and how the economies across Europe, Asia, and the United States affect one another, especially in times of crises
  • You will gain a deeper understanding of how central banks function, the dynamics of comparative advantage, how contagion occurs, sources of international conflict, and the varied responses of economies to crisis
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Course Snapshot

 

Why attend Understanding Global Markets?

This international economics program presents tools and frameworks 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 this macroeconomics course better able to make business decisions that take global markets and macroeconomics into account and how to interpret economic change in the context of their organization.

Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives is designed to help business leaders better understand monetary policy and central bank decision making, and how these factors impact the countries in which they operate. This popular program explores international monetary policy and how the economies across Europe, Asia, and the United States affect one another, especially in times of crises.

Participants in this course gain a deeper understanding of how central banks function, the dynamics of comparative advantage, how contagion occurs, sources of international conflict, and the varied responses of economies to crisis. Executives leave the program with a better understanding of the current global economic environment, its future, its effects on their companies over the mid to long term, and how to assess and navigate macroeconomic challenges.

 

Course Experience

MIT Sloan Professor Roberto Rigobon brings this content to life. His fun, fast-paced, high-energy teaching style helps to convey how highly relevant macroeconomics are to businesses today. 

You will participate in small group exercises. There is pre-work required to facilitate in-class discussions.

Learn more about the live online experience

 

Applying to the Course

We accept enrollments until the offering reaches capacity at which point we will maintain a waitlist. Many of the courses fill up several weeks in advance, so we advise that you enroll as early as possible to secure your seat.

You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen.

 

Have Questions?

Contact Us if you would like to speak with a program director or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions about our courses.

Upon successful completion of your course, you will earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. This course may also count toward MIT Sloan Executive Certificate requirements.

The tools and frameworks presented in this course will enable participants to:

  • Learn to interpret financial indicators
  • Recognize economic trends
  • Predict likely actions of central banks and governments
  • Understand the nature and behavior of financial crises
  • Make more informed off-shoring and international investment decisions

Hear from a past participant:

Definitely one of the best courses I've ever taken! Professor Roberto Rigobon did a terrific job in removing the barriers to understanding complex macroeconomic principles by relating them to common everyday concepts and presenting them in a more engaging and fun way! Highly recommend this class to everyone, irrespective of if you are a novice or an expert in macroeconomics.

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This course is designed for:

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

We do not recommend this program to past participants of Economics for Business unless you are looking for a refresher.

 

Hear from a past participant:

Hands down one of the best short courses I have ever attended. Roberto provided a very practical framework to enable a non-expert to reason independently about the effect of market forces, and combined that with diving into publicly available data. The class discussions were very valuable and illuminating and I very much appreciate the contribution of my fellow students. Truly a great experience and very applicable.

Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

3.0 EEUs

Topics

- Financial Management

- Global Economics & Markets

- Business Analytics

Enroll Now!

$5,100