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The module introduces multi-disciplinary perspectives on how economic globalization is transforming world markets, how the international rules that govern the world economy are changing, and how political crises and international conflicts impact on business.
There is good reason why the TRIUM journey starts at the LSE. It is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, where a total of 18 Nobel Prize winners in economics, peace and literature, and at least 34 past or present world leaders, have either taught or studied at LSE.
The principal emphasis of this module is upon the interaction between economics and politics, or political economy.
Public policy, both at domestic and international levels, continues to be highly important for economic performance and, in many parts of the world, for political and social stability.
At TRIUM, we believe that business leaders need to develop a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the global political, social and economic environment for sustained business success in the 21st century – even if the business in question is almost entirely domestically focused.
A secondary theme in this module, continued throughout the program, is Leadership, including the identification and development of the leadership skills necessary to thrive in contemporary business.
Module One consists of 12 courses, 1 keynote and guest speakers. The following sample is to give you a flavour of what’s covered.
Dr Robert Falkner analyses the major trends shaping the uneven process of global economic integration and fragmentation.
We examine some of the major controversies sparked by economic globalization: Who are the winners and losers? Should we be concerned about rising levels of inequality? How does growing social and political contestation of globalization affect international business? Who governs globalization? And how can business leaders respond to the opportunities and risks that globalization creates?
We cover the tools and techniques needed to become intelligent consumers of others’ summaries of the analysis of quantitative information, and examine our understanding of risk, uncertainty and causation.
The aim is to enable better decision making through both the ability to intelligently interpret quantitative data summaries, and the ability to assess the roles skill and luck play in business performance.
This course provides an understanding of the most important evolving phenomena in the world economy, and to provide a real understanding of the consequences for senior business decision-makers – especially important in these times of political turbulence and economic volatility. The course equips students with the ability to analyse the reasons and implications when new shocks hit the global economy.
A detailed understanding of how EU institutions function, this course examines the economic and political challenges the EU is currently facing and how that affects business.
The aim is to enable students to more effectively understand and engage with the EU’s institutions and the EU policy-making process, particularly in regard to the EU single market, and to help forecast the development of the EU as it moves forward.
We examine the changing dynamics of African development and its place in the global political economy, focusing on the implications of Africa’s rise for international business.
We consider the possibilities for devising strategic approaches to mitigating risk and opening up realistic business opportunities in this dynamic region.
This course looks at four big international issues:
Robert is also Associate Professor of International Relations and the Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. He is also an associate fellow of Chatham House, the London-based think tank. Robert has published widely on issues relating to international political economy, global business and global environmental politics.Faculty focus
His research interests include the psychology of judgment and decision, negotiation analysis, experimental game theory, and experimental research design.
Saul also has considerable practitioner experience. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Barings Emerging Markets and was previously a member of the Academic Panel of the postal regulator, Postcomm. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, European Union and OECD, DfID and NERA. He has taught executive programs for a large number of major companies.
He helped establish the Cold War Studies Centre in 2004 and expand it into IDEAS, a foreign policy centre based at the LSE which aims to bring the academic and policy words together, in 2008. In a 2014 international survey, IDEAS was ranked 2nd in the world amongst the best university affiliated Think Tanks.Faculty focus
Simon is a leading researcher, teacher, and commentator in the field of EU politics and institutions in the UK. His research focuses on EU decision-making, public opinion concerning the EU, politics in the European Parliament, and the EU’s democratic accountability.Faculty focus
Each year we feature guest speaker sessions from experts in social and political sciences . Previous speakers have included:
Following Module 1, you’ll work on two individual assignments and two group assignments that will be due prior to Module 2.
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You’ll work on your Capstone idea, preparing your two-minute pitch for Module 2.
The benefits of TRIUM go beyond just the transformational academic program. By joining our program you will enter a remarkable network of high-achieving global business leaders. The TRIUM Global Executive MBA alumni are among the most qualified and insightful in the international business world.
If you’re wondering if it’s too late, or if you’re regularly in an environment where you’re often the smartest person in the room, take the TRIUM challenge – it’s humbling and refreshing at the same time.