Global Business

Global Business provides learners with an expansive understanding of international markets and how to manage cross-border transactions in order to effectively operate and compete in global, local, and emerging markets.

The course focuses on the complexities, strategies, risk, and rewards that arise due to “liquid borders”, technology, cross-cultural and political issues, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), trade agreements, foreign direct investment (FDI) in emerging markets, currency risk, challenges and sustainability. Learners develop a market entry strategy analysis for a business operating in the global or local environment.

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Course level

Course level


Course duration

Course duration

max. 8 weeks

Estimated time per week

Estimated time per week

10-15 hours

Course prerequisites

Course prerequisites




$ -

Course credits

Course credits


Relevant jobs

Relevant jobs

Business Managers, CEOs, Operations Managers

What will I learn?

Analyze the role and interrelationships that culture, politics, economics, law, and technology play within the context of a boundaryless environment and across multiple regions

Analyze the costs and benefits to home and host nations, and government policy instruments used to influence Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Analyze the factors that determine currency exchange rates and the implications of changes

Create a market entry strategy for a business operating in a global, glocal, or local environment

Evaluate present and future opportunities and risks of doing business internationally in multiple regions and in emerging markets

Apply the various trade principles and potential impact on doing business from a financial, economic, labor, and sustainability perspective

Recommend strategies to support corporate sustainability and social responsibility

Key Skills

Business OperationsBusiness StrategyLogisticsSustainability

How will I learn?

Learning Experience

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

Nexford courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Course Outline
1: Emerging markets: challenges and opportunitiesDay 1-10
2: Global business and sustainabilityDay 11-17
3: Logistics and the international supply chainDay 18-24
4: Management and innovation across various sectorsDay 25-31
5: Globalization: instruments, investment and impactDay 25-31
6: International market entry strategyDay 32-38
7: Final projectDay 39-45
How will I be graded?

Across the duration of the course, you will undertake five Formative Assessments and one Final Project.

The summative assessment is your final project and achieving a passing grade on this assessment is required to pass the course. The minimum passing grade at Nexford University is a C or above. (70% or above).

Grading Scale
Grading Weights
A 90%-100%Module Assignments30%
B 80%-89%
C70-79%Final Project Milestones30%
IIncompleteFinal Project40%
What will I get after completing the course?

You'll get real skills you can use at work, straight away. At the end of each course, you'll also get a digital badge that you can put on your LinkedIn profile to showcase your skills.

Once you've taken one course, you can take more. Using stacked credentials, you’re able to take enough courses to make a certificate, and take enough certificates to build a degree.

If you apply for a Nexford certificate or degree, you'll get credit for each course you take.

What support will I receive?

When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat , email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.

Whilst you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the free Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.

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