Economics for Business

Economics for Business

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Oct 6–Dec 7, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 6-8 hours/week $2,800

Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Financial Management

- Global Economics & Markets

- Business Analytics

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

This program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Please register on the GetSmarter website.

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.

Please note: This program was formerly titled Macroeconomics for Management.

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Earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management in this online program and be empowered 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

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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.

GetSmarter™, a brand of 2U, Inc., partners with the world's leading universities to select, design and deliver premium online short courses with a data-driven focus on learning gain.

Technology meets academic rigor in our people-mediated model which enables lifelong learners across the globe to obtain industry-relevant skills that are certified by the world’s most reputable academic institutions.

Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Oct 6–Dec 7, 2021 Self-Paced Online 6 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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