Professional Course

Leadership for Global Business and Politics

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8 weeks
8 weeks
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Course description

Leadership for Global Business and Politics

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Yale University.

Organizations operate within the context of their competitors, suppliers, and customers, but also within a broader nonmarket environment that includes social, political, environmental, and regulatory forces.

The Leadership for Global Business and Politics online program, from the Yale School of Management Executive Education, offers business leaders an evolved perspective of nonmarket factors that affect business. It provides strategies, language, frameworks, and tools to analyze and respond to these factors to gain a competitive advantage.

Guided by industry expert David Bach, youll develop the skills and knowledge to drive strategies that anticipate and plan for change and disruption. Explore the move toward stakeholder capitalism, how it relates to your organization, and how it can be leveraged for a sustainable, strategic edge. Youll also gain the opportunity to engage with a diverse and international group of participants, and grow your global network online.

Who should attend?

Is this program for you?

This online program will equip you with transnational leadership practices and the skills to assess the global and political economy. Led by experts on international affairs, youll learn how multinational organizations can balance the effects of globalization and maintain sound international relations. This program is designed for those working in strategy, communications, government affairs, corporate responsibility, business development, and leading industries, who need to be cognizant of topical social, political, and environmental issues. Executives who need to consider the impact of political and social issues on their business will be equipped with the terminology and a best practice approach to leadership in a rapidly changing corporate and societal landscape. Functional managers who are interested in pursuing a greater involvement in business strategy will benefit from access to frameworks and tools that will allow them to engage effectively with the impact of nonmarket forces on their organization, while managing stakeholder engagement in a global context.

Training content

Module 1

Compete beyond the market

Module 2

Analyze nonmarket challenges for strategic advantage

Module 3

Navigate the politics of disruptive innovation

Module 4

Nationalism in international business

Module 5

Lobbying and framing in a global context

Module 6

Stakeholder engagement and global governance

Module 7

Ethics, values, and business decisions

Module 8

Doing well by doing good

Course delivery details


  • 8 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 8-10 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

  • Earn an official certificate of participation from the Yale School of Management Executive Education.
  • Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this program, youll walk away with:

  • The ability to see beyond business and the market, with an enhanced understanding of stakeholder capitalism and the global social, political, and environmental landscape.
  • Insights and tools to lead effectively through the pressures of future disruption.
  • The skills to assess and improve engagement with key stakeholders internally and externally, and how differing global contexts influence these interactions.
  • Strategic frameworks to affect and redefine your nonmarket environment, and factor these forces into your decision-making to strengthen your competitive advantage.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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