Globalization : Overcoming the challenges

Globalization : Overcoming the challenges


  • 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. 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 and mutually fruitful debates.


The seminar aims at assessing the challenges and key opportunities of the globalized market economy. Throughout this MOOC, we shall tackle not only competitiveness, 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.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are aiming to have mobile and diverse professional careers in the global markets
  • Professionals who need to assess the risks of spill-over in the globalized economic system
  • Those who want to get beyond short-term myopia and understand the underlying causes of global structural transformations