Globalization : Overcoming the challenges

Globalization is the turbulent background each of you will face throughout your successful career.
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Six main takeaways of this MOOC on Globalization
1. Assessing the risks and opportunities of globalization regarding cross-cultural management
2. Understanding the spill-over effects of macroeconomic and geopolitical volatility on business strategy
3. Looking at long-term trends, beyond quarterly reporting, with cross-country comparisons and historical perspectives
4. Working in a multi-cultural team, while transforming information and data into economic intelligence
5. Benefiting from the expertise of a team of professional instructors who combine strong academic skills and operational experience: globalization is a concrete and dynamic process
6. Combining a wide range of challenging activities, including online group discussions, collective news mash-ups, team reports, interviews, rankings and ratings


  • 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

Course content

12 sections • 67 lectures • 7h 12m total length
  • Welcome from Michel-Henry Bouchet
  • Kick-off: what will I learn from this course ?
  • Q&A video
  • Jump-start: A few Q&As (compulsory reading!)
  • A focus on the report
  • Warming up: Test your global knowledge
    13 questions
  • In 2020 is Globalization still alive or threatened? What? When? Who?
  • Test your understanding regarding the globalization process
    3 questions
  • The challenge of cross-cultural management
  • Kickoff Conference
  • Secular stagnation: Myth or threat?
  • What about secular stagnation?
    6 questions
  • Exercise : Brainstorming
  • One or two steps further


Professor - SKEMA Business School
Michel-Henry Bouchet
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Distinguished Global Finance Professor - SKEMA Business School

Dr. Bouchet is the instructor and designer of the MOOC. He is country risk specialist and financial adviser. He has been Chief Strategist of North Sea-Global Equity Management and has held high-level positions in international banking (BNP, IIF, World Bank, ING, and CEO of Owen Stanley Financial S.A). He graduated in Economics from Paris-X and from IEP-Paris, HDR from Paris-Dauphine, with Master and Ph.D. from USC, Columbia, USA. 

Course design
Mélanie Ciussi
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Doctor in Education Sciences, she is accompanying teachers in Mooc design. Mélanie is responsible for innovative learning projects at SKEMA Business School. She is co-directing two disruptive programmes on innovation and entrepreneurship since 2016: Programme ID at SKEMA BS and INVENT at University Cote d'Azur. She is also a researcher at LINE lab from UCA. 

Mehmet Donmez
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Dr. Donmez holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, an MSc. in Industrial Product Design and an MSc. in Research. After having worked in product development and information technologies companies, he earned his PhD degree in Management Science from SKEMA Business School and Aix-Marseille University.

Anke Middelmann
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Anke Middelmann is a permanent member of the Skema faculty, where she is responsible for  multicultural management.  She has an international background, having lived, worked and studied in Germany, the UK, Belgium, the United States and France. Her professional experience has seen her work for the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, Washington, DC, and the United Kingdom.  She also works as a multicultural trainer and facilitator with international companies, for whom she provides training on a variety of international and multicultural aspects. 

  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 896 Reviews
  • 16,598 Students
  • 1 Course