Economics for Business

Economics for Business

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Mar 1-May 2, 2023 Self-Paced Online 8 weeks 6-8 hours/week $2,800

Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Financial Management

- Global Economics & Markets

- Business Analytics

Course Highlights

  • This course runs over 8 weeks with an estimated 6-8 hours per week of study time
  • This course is delivered in our Self-Paced Online format which enables you to participate at your own pace within weekly modules
  • You will learn through a variety of formats including: interactive videos, practice quizzes, presentations, assignments, and discussion forums
  • You will have access to a Success Adviser who will help you manage your time, and support you with any administrative or technical queries you might have
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Course Snapshot

 

Why attend Economics for Business?

This eight-week online program offers you the opportunity to explore macroeconomics from a business perspective, guided by renowned economist Professor Roberto Rigobon.

Based on our in-person program, Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives, the online program offers those who would previously be limited in accessing the on-campus course the opportunity to engage with a portion of the content in a flexible and personalized way, through a highly collaborative and supportive online environment. Participants will explore the purpose and impact of macroeconomic policies, and consider a range of factors influencing large-scale, global economics.

Using both current and historical case studies, you’ll be introduced to key macroeconomic concepts, including the roles of central banks and governments, the creation and mitigation of financial crises, and the macroeconomic policies shaping international trade, among others. You’ll also be encouraged to consider the impact of new and emerging technologies such as cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence, while engaging in problem-solving scenarios and interactive discussions. By examining the effect of these influences on business, you’ll develop an intuition for macroeconomic trends that can be applied in the real world.

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Applying to the Course

Enrollment for this course is done through the GetSmarter website.  You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen and clicking on the “Go to GetSmarter Site” button.

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.

 

In this course you will learn to:

  • Account for the impact of macroeconomic events and trends in your decision-making
  • Identify and evaluate a range of macroeconomic variables, policies, and financial indicators
  • Access tools and frameworks to navigate the economic influences affecting your business
  • Engage in problem-based learning to develop a critical intuition for macroeconomic trends
  • Benefit from the research and teaching of world-renowned economist, Professor Roberto Rigobon

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

The program is designed for business professionals and leaders looking to understand the influence of macroeconomic trends on business, and who are seeking tools, concepts, and models to guide their decision-making.

If you’re an aspiring manager or an executive with strategic decision-making responsibilities, then a clear understanding of your broader business environment is fundamental to your role. However, macroeconomics is a field that has cross-industry applications, and knowledge of macroeconomic trends and fluctuations in the economy is useful for sound decision-making and advancement in any role.

We do not recommend this program to past participants of Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives. unless you are looking for a refresher.

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Mar 1-May 2, 2023 Self-Paced Online 8 weeks 6-8 hours/week $2,800

Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Financial Management

- Global Economics & Markets

- Business Analytics

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