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Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

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Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
Reading
2 videos (Total 11 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Reading6 readings
Course Orientation10m
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
Hours to complete
10 hours to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Subsistence Marketplaces and Bottom-Up Immersion

In this module, you will be introduced to the importance of studying subsistence marketplaces as well as the unique nature of a bottom-up approach to studying it. ...
Reading
15 videos (Total 127 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
Video15 videos
Lesson 1-1.1 A Day in the Life of a Rural Homemaker7m
Lesson 1-1.2 A Day in the Life of a Family in a Refugee Settlement5m
Lesson 1-2.1 Thinking in Subsistence Marketplaces12m
Lesson 1-2.2 Feeling and Coping in Subsistence Marketplaces4m
Lesson 1-2.3 A Day in the Life of an Urban Homemaker5m
Lesson 1-3.1 Gaining Marketplace Insights in Subsistence Marketplaces13m
Lesson 1-3.2 Rural Conversation and Observation14m
Lesson 1-3.3 Urban Conversation and Observation15m
Lesson 1-4.1 Identifying and Understanding Need, Drivers, and Context Elements13m
Lesson 1-4.2 Why Virtual Immersion?5m
Lesson 1-4.3 Immersion: Africa2m
Lesson 1-4.4 Immersion: China2m
Lesson 1-4.5 Immersion: South America2m
Project Resources10m
Reading2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 1-4 Practice Quiz4m
Module 1 Quiz54m
Week
2
Hours to complete
9 hours to complete

Module 2: Bottom-Up Immersion and Emersion

In this module you will learn about unique aspects that characterize marketplace interactions between buyers and sellers in subsistence marketplaces. You will also learn about understanding needs and markets in subsistence marketplaces. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 71 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
Video11 videos
Lesson 2-1.2 Exchanges and Relationships in Subsistence Marketplaces9m
Lesson 2-1.3 A Day in the Life of an Urban Shopkeeper6m
Lesson 2-1.4 A Day in the Life of a Rural Shopkeeper7m
Lesson 2-1.5 A Day in the Life of a Refugee7m
Lesson 2-2.1 Needs/Products, Relationships, and Markets in Subsistence Marketplaces5m
Lesson 2-2 Virtual Immersion Slideshow4m
Lesson 2-3.1 Local Environments in Subsistence Marketplaces8m
Lesson 2-3.2 Environmental Issues in Urban Subsistence Marketplaces4m
Lesson 2-3.3 Environmental Issues in Rural Subsistence Marketplaces3m
Lesson 2-4.1 Bottom-Up Immersion and Emersion4m
Reading3 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Lesson 2-2 Virtual Immersion Exercise: Instructions10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Quiz: Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 2-3 Practice Quiz4m
Module 2 Quiz36m
Week
3
Hours to complete
11 hours to complete

Module 3: Bottom-Up Design

In this module you will learn about gaining marketplace insights in subsistence marketplaces. You will also learn about environmental issues in subsistence marketplaces. ...
Reading
18 videos (Total 164 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
Video18 videos
Lesson 3-1.2 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Water2m
Lesson 3-1.3 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Plowing2m
Lesson 3-1.4 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Technology Solutions2m
Lesson 3-1.5 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Cooking1m
Lesson 3-1.6 Idea Generation Exercise Slideshow – Education and Schooling1m
Lesson 3-2.1 Evaluating Solutions and Designing Ecosystems13m
Lesson 3-2.2 Shakti Rising52m
Lesson 3-3.1: Case Studies in Bottom-Up Design30m
Lesson 3-4.1 Bottom-Up Design4m
A Visit to Tribal Communities in Tanzania2m
A Day in the Life of an Artisan in Mendoza, Argentina3m
A Rural Community in Argentina2m
Field Immersion Clip 1 - Cultural Issues6m
Field Immersion Clip 2 - Chennai12m
Field Immersion Clip 3 - Medical Applications Group Project3m
Field Immersion Clip 4 - Solar Appliances Group Project3m
Field Immersion Clip 5 - Soy Based Food Group Project3m
Reading4 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Additional Resource: Examples of Needs Served10m
Lesson 3-1 Idea Generation Immersion Exercise: Instructions10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz4m
Module 3 Quiz40m
Week
4
Hours to complete
10 hours to complete

Module 4: Bottom-Up Enterprise

In this module you will learn about understanding needs in subsistence contexts. You will also learn about a structured approach to generating ideas for addressing the needs in subsistence marketplaces. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 117 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
Video11 videos
Lesson 4-2.1 Designing Elements of Enterprise Plan – Case Study of Sun Oven8m
Lesson 4-2.2 Designing Elements of Enterprise Plan – Case Study of Marketplace Literacy Project6m
Lesson 4-3 Summary10m
Lesson 4-4.1 Bottom-Up Enterprise5m
A Conversation about Bottom-Up Enterprise Introduction1m
Charting a Bottom-Up Journey19m
Implementing Bottom-Up Enterprises19m
Sustaining Bottom-Up Enterprises17m
Guiding Values & Lessons Learned13m
Essence of the Bottom-Up Approach5m
Reading2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz4m
Quiz: Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz4m
Module 4 Quiz46m

Instructor

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Madhu Viswanathan

Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business
Department of Business Administration
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About the Global Challenges in Business Specialization

Learning Outcomes for the Specialization: Upon completion of this specialization, you will be able to: Understand how businesses function in the global marketplace. Make ethical decisions to run a responsible business in the global marketplace. Understand the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment. Understand how business can pursue opportunities and confront challenges in the complex global marketplace....
Global Challenges in Business

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