Economics: Macroeconomics 101 for Managers and Executives
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Economics: Macroeconomics 101 for Managers and Executives

Learn fundamental principles for business. MBA-level topics: outsourcing/offshoring, fiscal & monetary policy + more.
4.3 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
995 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2017
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make informed offshoring decisions
  • Interpret key economic indicators
  • Understand the dynamics of comparative advantage
  • Understand the nature and behavior of financial crises
  • Think about environmental stewardship issues from an economic perspective
  • Predict likely actions of central banks and governments
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  • Students do not need any formal training in economics to benefit from the course.

Learn how to interpret changing macroeconomic conditions and leverage macro-level frameworks in a course that's similar to the Macroeconomics for Managers course in MIT's Advanced Management Training Program.

Key Macroeconomic Issues for Managers and Executives

  • Learn how to interpret and use the critical macroeconomic signals.
  • Understand how to analyze comparative advantages and offshoring decisions.
  • Learn how to manage risk and see opportunities in environmental limits.
  • Find and use relevant economic data and make better decisions.

A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips

As you transition to roles of increasing responsibility, being able to interpret and use macroeconomic data will make you a valuable asset to any managerial team. Knowing what data matters and where to find it will enable you to take public data, make it meaningful, and use it to inform decisions that will impact you and your organization.

Macroeconomics Made Accessible

Suitable for people with no formal training in economics, this course is fun to watch, offers hands-on tutorials, and includes interviews with two of the leading American economic journalists of our time—Mike “Mish" Shedlock and Charles Hugh Smith. Each learning module will equip you with a framework that you can use to contribute to big decisions and high-level conversations.

Starting with a deconstructed look at what GDP is and why it matters, the course introduces the key macroeconomic concepts that matter to managers. You'll learn about monetary policy. Government spending. Interest rates. Then, we'll look at what drives comparative advantages and offshoring decisions.

The course wraps up with a look at environmental limits. This framework will enable you to understand issues about sustainability, corporate responsibility, and ecological benefits through an economic lens. Finally, you have access to “over the shoulder" tutorials as we collect easy-to-find economic research and use the Eazl macroeconomic resource bank to find and download more nuanced sources of public data.

Who is the target audience?
  • New managers transitioning from a production-oriented role to a leadership role.
  • Executives looking to build a macroeconomic framework for making decisions or to contextualize their economic training through business applications of the key macro concepts.
  • This course applies macroeconomic concepts for business and would not be ideal for students looking to learn the more academic side of economics.
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome to the Course
2 Lectures 02:17
Welcome to the Course

Access to the Private Facebook Group and Brain Boosts
Apply Macroeconomic Frameworks to Key Business Issues
6 Lectures 16:11
How GDP Works and Why it Matters

Action Learning: Use Google Public Data to Compare GDP Trends

How Governments Manage their Economies

How Specialization and Trade Create Wealth

Labor Arbitrage and the Economics of Offshoring

Environmental Limits, Risk, and Innovation

The Key Macroeconomic Signals
5 questions
EazlViews: Mish Shedlock and Charles Hugh Smith
2 Lectures 16:56
EazlView: Mish Shedlock on the Nature of Financial Crises

EazlView: Charles Hugh Smith on Cooperation in Economics
SideBySides: Economic Data Research Methods for Managers
2 Lectures 12:57
SideBYSide: The User-Friendly Public Data Resource

SideBYSide: Advanced Economic Data Sourcing
Discount Codes + Information about VIP Support
1 Lecture 00:56
Access to Discount Codes and Eazl's VIP Support Team
About the Instructor
Davis Jones, MBA
4.4 Average rating
4,488 Reviews
50,802 Students
18 Courses
Co-founder of Eazl, Winner of Udemy's Innovation Award

Davis Jones is the co-founder of Eazl, the venture-backed professional development community headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to launching the Eazl community, Mr. Jones placed talent at firms in Silicon Valley, the city of San Francisco, and the North Bay as a headhunter for Robert Half, the international talent consulting firm with ~$5.4 billion in annual revenues. While working in talent acquisition, his clients included Western Digital, Lending Club, Hitachi, and the Kendall-Jackson family of companies and small and medium-sized organizations like hedge funds, non-profits, and biotechnology companies. Before joining Robert Half, Mr. Jones was a team lead and content marketer for the CCA Group, a financial technology consultancy specializing in institutional crowdfund investing.

In 2014, Mr. Jones was named one of the North Bay Business Journal's People of the Year for his international economic empowerment work and today, Eazl is a community of more than 80,000 ambitious professionals around the world. Eazl's production team is honored to have won multiple production and innovation awards for excellence in producing video-based learning experiences, including Udemy's Innovation Award two years in a row and Skillshare's Top 5% honor.

Mr. Jones earned an MBA with a focus in global finance from EDHEC Business School in France, ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in the world by The Economist, and a bachelor's degree in international economics with a focus on international development (with highest honors) from Sonoma State University in California.

Eazl Publishing
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16 Courses
Winner of Udemy Innovation Award, Udemy Best Seller 2017

Publisher of unique, high quality, and researched content for all things career and business.

The Eazl Talent Network is a community of 80,000+ marketers, innovators, and entrepreneurs at the front lines of technology, business, and social change. 

Through the Eazl Blog, our award-winning video courses, and the Eazl YouTube channel we make it easier for people to learn new skills and apply those skills with good teams and organizations. 

We strive to provide the highest quality education outside of universities in order to empower the individual to be more in life, in business, and in their career. We help our students invest in themselves. 

Palmer Jones
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1,073 Students
2 Courses
Actress and Performing Artist, Guest Instructor for Eazl

Palmer Jones is a performing artist based in California. She began her training at the College of Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and continued her training at Stella Adler in Los Angeles and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She has played lead roles in feature-length films like The Haunting of Alice (forthcoming), short films like The Walk (2015), and held roles in multiple other productions for films and the stage.

Palmer is a guest expert and instructor for Eazl, a community of 80,000+ marketers, innovators, and entrepreneurs at the front lines of technology, business, and social change. Eazl received Udemy's Innovators Award and their courses are featured Best Sellers.

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