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Globalisation in an Era of Uncertainty – Thursday 23-4-2020

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10 to 11am (UK Time) – Thursday 23-4-2020

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Presented by: Professor Nora Ann Colton

Professor Colton is the Pro-Vice-Provost (Postgraduate Education) at the University College London (UCL).

Professor Colton is an economist and social scientist who has held a number of leadership roles in UK universities. Before coming to UK, she was a Professor and  Chair of the Economics and Business Department at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, USA. She received her D. Phil. from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, U.K. She is a specialist on Middle Eastern economies and speaks Arabic. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. She has also been a visiting professor of economics on two occasions at the American University in Beirut. She is the author of numerous articles concerned with international economics and politics. She is also co-author of a book with Elsevier Press entitled Middle East Finance: Missed-opportunities or FutureProspects and has a book forthcoming with Palgrave-Macmillan on the political economy of Yemen.

Globalisation in an Era of Uncertainty

We live in strange times. Our era has experienced the increasing impact of globalisation which has brought the world together through trade of goods and services.  However, more recently globalisation has sat uncomfortably alongside growing uncertainty. The experience of uncertainty motivates individuals and societies to become more localised in their behaviour and thinking.

This presentation will examine the impact of policy uncertainty and its damaging effect on many economies.  Many countries are currently experiencing a large and pervasive uncertainty shock due to the coronavirus.  This shock is not just about the lockdowns that have been taking place across different countries, but it’s the reduced investment and long-term productivity in these economies that will impact the global economy and trade for years to come.

This presentation will explore what is particularly troubling about the current environment and the  impact that countries such as the USA are having on trade uncertainty prior and during this pandemic. What started in 2018 as tit-for-tat tariff increases between the US and China has developed into a much more profound rupture in their bilateral economic relationship between these countries, but it has also unleashed similar behaviour across the globe. In the course of this escalation, US President Donald Trump has used threats about tariffs to affect very different areas of policy, including immigration, China’s industrial policy and technology transfers.  In the past few weeks, President Trump invoked the USA Défense Production act to halt exports to Canada respirators by the company 3M and tried to force India to export drugs for coronavirus treatment to the USA.

We will explore what this behaviour will mean for globalisation particularly in this unprecedented period of uncertainty and its aftermath.

 

Questions are allowed at the end of session

 


Course Information

Presentation

We live in strange times. Our era has experienced the increasing impact of globalisation which has brought the world together through trade of goods and services.  However, more recently globalisation has sat uncomfortably alongside growing uncertainty. The experience of uncertainty motivates individuals and societies to become more localised in their behaviour and thinking.

This presentation will examine the impact of policy uncertainty and its damaging effect on many economies.  Many countries are currently experiencing a large and pervasive uncertainty shock due to the coronavirus.  This shock is not just about the lockdowns that have been taking place across different countries, but it’s the reduced investment and long-term productivity in these economies that will impact the global economy and trade for years to come.

This presentation will explore what is particularly troubling about the current environment and the  impact that countries such as the USA are having on trade uncertainty prior and during this pandemic. What started in 2018 as tit-for-tat tariff increases between the US and China has developed into a much more profound rupture in their bilateral economic relationship between these countries, but it has also unleashed similar behaviour across the globe. In the course of this escalation, US President Donald Trump has used threats about tariffs to affect very different areas of policy, including immigration, China’s industrial policy and technology transfers.  In the past few weeks, President Trump invoked the USA Défense Production act to halt exports to Canada respirators by the company 3M and tried to force India to export drugs for coronavirus treatment to the USA.

We will explore what this behaviour will mean for globalisation particularly in this unprecedented period of uncertainty and its aftermath.

 


Fee

Free


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Business Foundation level 3

Fees:

  • Full online including live classes: US$2,500
  • 2 terms online and one term in London: additional US$2,000 fee applied
  • Additional one week business review and exposure in London: $1,000

 

One-week business review and exposure to London includes:

  • Date: November 2020 (for 2020)
  • 10 hours of lessons – introduction to UK
  • University visits – discovering study in the UK
  • Introduction to UK business
  • Visiting local attractions in London
  • One day excursion trip outside London
  • Accommodation – homestay family (explore living with UK families)
  • Meals and transport (including airport pick up)
course Overview and Entry Requirements

60 credits at Foundation level

The Qualification has been created to develop and reward those learners who are looking to or already have chosen a career in a business-related sector. The rationale of the programme is to provide a career path for learners who wish to develop their capabilities within the business sector. The outcome of the Diploma, which is a recognised UK Qualification, is for learners to develop the skills required by organisations globally.

In addition, the qualification provides pathway to those who want to further their studies in some UK or international universities.

This qualification is offered by Malvern online and includes:

Other study options:

For those interested to do part of their studies in London, there is a blended option available with the following modes:

  • Complimentary live English class is offered to all of the above options

Entry Requirements

  • English Language requirement
    • IELTS 4.5 or equivalent (internal test is available for those who do not have an official IELTS certificate) and
  • O-Level or equivalent with minimum CCCC or
  • Learners who possess Qualifications at Level 2 and/or
  • Learners who have work experience in a business environment and demonstrate ambition with clear career goals or
  • Learners who possess a level 3 qualification in another discipline and want to develop their careers in business management.

Note:

  • Students entering with IELTS 4.5 will attend the live English language class for 6 months as a compliment
  • Students entering with IELTS 5 will attend the live English language class for 3 months as a compliment

 

Intakes and terms in 2020:

  • June: 29thof June to 14th of August
  • August: 24thof August to 9th of October
  • October: 19th of October to 14thof December
  • Course is delivered in
    • 3 terms
    • 7-8 weeks per term
    • 2 modules per term
  • Special note: This intake is helping you to prepare in time for the January intakes in Universities.

What will be covered and how it will be covered:

Modules:

Mandatory

  • An Introduction to the Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • An Introduction to Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Communication
  • Recruitment and Selection in Business

Plus:

  • English language live lessons
  • Academic writing skills lessons

Delivery mode:

  • Online learning with access to learning resources and slides and guide videos
    • You are required to study 40 hours per week if you want to complete the course within the full time, time frame.
  • Live webinars on weekly basis (2 hours per week per module)
  • Daily live English language classes to attend (10 hours per week)
  • You will be allocated a tutor to mentor you through the qualification
  • London classes: 20 hours per week / face to face delivery

Assessment:

  • All modules are assignment based and you are required to submit the assignments before a given deadline.
  • All assignments will be submitted to Turnitin software and are subject to check for plagiarism.
  • It may be requested to attend an interview for each assignment to check the authenticity of your work.
  • Minimum pass rate required is 50% mark for each assignment.

Fees for lessons:

Fees:

  • Full online including live classes: US$2,500
  • 2 terms online and one term in London: additional US$2,000 fee applied
  • Additional one week business review and exposure in London: $1,000

 

One-week business review and exposure to London includes:

  • Date: November 2020 (for 2020)
  • 10 hours of lessons – introduction to UK
  • University visits – discovering study in the UK
  • Introduction to UK business
  • Visiting local attractions in London
  • One day excursion trip outside London
  • Accommodation – homestay family (explore living with UK families)
  • Meals and transport (including airport pick up)