Dear Globalized student
Welcome aboard and congratulations in joining the Globalization seminar on the worldwide extension of the market economy. As you know, the seminar is coming up soon! It is scheduled from Monday, September 14 to Friday, October 10, 2015, which is the final examination day.
Over the last 30 years, I have spent most of my professional time in the global finance industry, and what has become striking to me is that what makes you stand out in the competitive global market is not so much your technical skills (of course, that’s a prerequisite), but rather your ability not to lose sight of the global picture. That involves transforming information into an efficient economic intelligence strategy. In a nutshell, your grasp of the risks and opportunities of globalization will always differentiate you from your peers.
The seminar is organized around a combination of videos and quizzes, PDF files, exercises, online reports and chats, as well as discussions about the latest “breaking news”. Hit the ground running! A bit of preparatory work and warming up is strongly recommended to get ahead of the game.
Top priority: get access to the California-based UDEMY academic platform and register: UDEMY. Start by working on the background documents, read the modules and engage yourself in online exchanges. Get in touch with all the members of your group with whom you will have to work and write the Research Report to be submitted at the end of the seminar. Success in an online class depends on your self-discipline and participation. In addition, start today (or tonight) to read the breaking news and data regarding globalization because you will be expected to participate in debates on globalization “hot spots”. Globalization is the turbulent background each of you will face throughout your successful career. Competitive and entrepreneurial mind-sets are the driving forces in the globalized job market. Today, managers should be like triathlon athletes, able in global business, in global governance and in global sustainable development.
At Skema Business School, we want to train global minded and agile professionals with both skills and values. I hope you will draw the maximum benefits from this global cultural melting pot. We hope you will enjoy, and you will contribute to, lively and mutually fruitful exchanges.
Looking forward to seeing you shortly
Michel Henry Bouchet
Distinguished Finance Professor, SKEMA
Strategy Director, North Sea GEM
Course highlight & Seminar overview
For a successful business strategy, understanding the spill-over effect of macroeconomic, financial and geopolitical trends matters! At SKEMA, a full team combining strong professional and academic backgrounds is there to help you assess the risks and opportunities of globalization. Throughout the MOOC, we shall tackle not only competitiveness, offshoring strategies, risk management or financial flow issues, but also governance, geopolitical turmoil and sustainable development. Indeed, the global crisis casts light on a key challenge of globalization, namely, providing a social and long-time horizon to the market economy.
What will I learn?
Five main takeaways of MH Bouchet’s MOOC on Globalization.
01 Assessing the risks and opportunities of globalization regarding investment, trade and finance, and understanding the spill-over effects of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends on business strategy
02 Looking at long-term trends, beyond quarterly reporting, with cross-country comparisons and historical perspectives
03 Working in a multi-cultural team, while transforming information and data into economic intelligence reports. Group debates will be the key for consensus building
04 Benefiting from the expertise of a team of professional instructors who combine strong academic skills and operational experience: globalization is a concrete and dynamic process
05 Combining a wide range of challenging activities, including online group debates, “breaking news” discussions, team reports, interviews, rankings and ratings
Prior academic knowledge or operational experience are not required. Motivation, tenacity, team work, and a willingness to learn are essential. Ideally, you'll join the class with at least a rough idea of the post WWII international economic system and its institutional framework (World Bank, IMF, UN system, BIS, OECD…).
A bit of preparatory work and warming up is strongly recommended: start to read and absorb breaking news and data regarding globalization because you will be expected to participate in lively debates. So watch the news to keep abreast of globalization “hot spots”, e.g.:
www.cnn.com/ www.bis.org http://www.imf.org/; www.ft.com/ www.bloomberg.com, www.iie.com, http://www.iie.com/research/researcharea.cfm?ResearchTopicID=22#politics , www.developingfinance.org , etc.
To be certified, you need to follow all modules and complete a two-fold assessment (50% each):
01 A group report consisting of a high quality 6 page document (PDF or Word Times Roman- 12). Grades will range from 0 to 20, depending on value added and quality of analysis and presentation. The group report (team of six students) will tackle a global issue, that could be in management, marketing, finance, sustainable development, or any other issue with a global dimension (e.g., offshoring strategy, M&As, international bond issue, corporate governance…). The report is to be well structured, with an introduction and a conclusion, and annexes including key references. The report will be submitted to URKUND for plagiarism control. Plagiarism will lead to a failing grade. A selection committee will select 3 of the best reports per campus to grant a prize based on three criteria (innovation, quality of analysis, and quality of topic). An on-line book will be published with the 25 best reports.
02 A final examination will take place on October 10th in each Skema Business School campuses (Raleigh US, Suzhou China, Paris-Nice-Lille France). For students outside SKEMA, special assignment on line will be provided.
- 01. OPENING GLOBAL CONFERENCE 2015
- 02. GLOBALIZATION: What When Who
- 03.1. Does Globalization Hurt ? (I)
- 03.2. Does Globalization Hurt ? (II)
- 04.0. Is Global growth a short story?
- 04.1. Is the Global Big Bang ever-expanding?
- 04.2. Is the wealth gap rising forever?
- 04.3. Take-off and catching up = myths or reality
- 04.4. BRICS = Don't think in acronyms!
- 05.1. Global Capital Competition (I)
- 05.2. Global Capital Competition (II)
- 07. Global Competitiveness (The key inputs)
- 08. Measuring Global Competitiveness
- 09. Global Competitiveness - CHINA
- 10. GLOBAL DEBATES-PRO Classical School
- 11. GLOBAL DEBATES-PRO Neo-Classical School
- 12. GLOBAL DEBATES-CON - Marxist School
- 13. GLOBAL DEBATES-CON The Dissidents
- 14.1. Assessing Global Governance
- 14.2. Promoting Global Governance
- 15. Global Risk Management
- 16. Global Warming. What and Who
- 17. Global warming .The way forward
- 19. Global Offshoring & Outsourcing