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Course Description

The global economy is driven by a complex and evolving mix of institutions and individuals, and the incentives, rules, and external trends that both bound and drive their actions. Rejecting simple frameworks, we embrace the complexity by looking at a combination of explanatory factors including economic theory, global finance, history, psychology, accounting, and political imperatives. The course includes an overview of:

  • The current wealth of countries, and trends
  • Who is who in the global economy
  • Central banking and policies that drive global money flows
  • Domestic policy and influence on international economics
  • Trade and trade agreements
  • International payments and money flows
  • Investments and investor behavior
  • Economic growth and development

Students then explore a series of "big trends," both inside and outside of economics, that are currently and likely to continue to shape the global economy. The course has a strong focus on analysis and discussion of current and recent global economic events.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and analyze key factors that affect the international economy, including the main players and their incentives
  • Identify how different institutions and people interact to create global events
  • Discuss and analyze global economic trends and risks to investors and individuals

 

Notes

This course is created for international students. It is not applicable to the Accounting certificates.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Class
Days
M
Time
3:00PM to 4:30PM
Dates
Apr 01, 2024 to Jun 10, 2024
Campus
UCSB Campus
Building
Kerr Hall
Room
Room 2166B
Type
Online
Days
M
Time
3:00PM to 4:30PM
Dates
Apr 01, 2024 to Jun 10, 2024
Campus
Web-based Instruction
Building
Zoom
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $685.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Instructors
Section Notes

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Course Format:

This course is offered in a HyFlex format, combining in-person and online learning for maximum flexibility.

  • Dual Attendance Options: Attend live sessions in person or join via Zoom, ensuring you can participate from anywhere.
  • Asynchronous Learning: 50% of the course content is available online asynchronously, allowing you to learn and complete assignments at your own pace.

Late Registrations Notice: 

Self-enrollment will be available until 11:59 PM PT of day before the 2nd class session (i.e. If the first class starts on Thursday, self-enrollment is open until the following Wednesday at 11:59 pm).  If you wish to enroll after that time, please contact PaCE Support at help@professional.ucsb.edu

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) assigned by the instructor. The instructor will provide details to the class prior to the course start date.

No refunds after 04/14/24
A minimum $40 non-refundable administrative fee per course is charged for all drops. See the full Drop Policy here.