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Globalization Courses

Take free online classes and courses in globalization and understand its effects on economic policy and international trade. Explore globalization and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Globalization?

Globalization, with respect to economics, is the growth in commerce between countries, fueled by improvements in technology and communication. More efficient modes of transporting goods and services as well as the exponential growth of online commerce have reduced barriers to global trade. With globalization comes opportunities for reaching new customers as well as greater competition from foreign competitors. Globalization can apply to subjects beyond economics. Politics, environmental policies, laws and cultural influence also spread across international borders with the growth of trade and improvements in travel and communication between countries.

Online Courses and Programs in Globalization

A number of online courses are available to introduce you to global business and development. Learn about the cultural, economic, political and environmental issues related to globalization and understand the key opportunities and challenges faced by organizations operating on a global scale or simply trying to compete in a global environment.

A key benefit to enrolling in MOOCs on edX is that courses are offered online from universities and institutions around the world. Taking courses online on edX allows you to benefit from top instructors and courses with international perspectives on key topics related to globalization and international trade.

Global Business in Practices is a 7-week online course from Georgetown University that offers an excellent overview of the complexities of operating on a global scale. Learn from top executives at multinational companies and gain an insider’s view into the realities of leading a successful business across multiple borders. The program features business leaders from top companies including Colgate-Palmolive, Audi of America and The Estée Lauder Companies. The self-paced course is free and open for anyone to enroll.

Another excellent self-based program is Evidence-Based Global Management from Australian National University. Part of a MicroMasters in Evidence-Based Management, this course looks at how traditional management theories apply in a global business environment.

Enroll in these and other globalization courses on edX. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.