Start Dates
1st and 15th of every month
London School of Business & Finance
3 to 4 months
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London School of Business and Finance
Every successful company manager needs to have a thorough understanding of global policy issues to maintain competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.
This certificate course will introduce you to how international agreements, investment and financial policies, immigration, and financial crises can influence business operations and decision making. Learn how international economic systems cooperate to comply with tax laws and trade restrictions, and how business leaders are working to curtail some of the consequences of international commerce, such as environmental damage and cultural homogenisation.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this certificate programme will possess career-ready skills in:

  • The economics of immigration
  • The key influences on international trade, investment and financial movements
  • The analysis of global financial crises and policies to mitigate environmental damage
  • The application of economic thinking to assess policy change at corporate, governmental, and institutional levels
  • Your programme modules and learning content are delivered via the Canvas study platform, and feature the following resources:

    • Professionally produced video lectures created by leading business practitioners
    • A designated tutor who will provide support and feedback throughout your programme
    • Case studies and discussion questions to enhance your understanding of theory in context
    • Downloadable e-books and free library resources to aid your assignment writing and research
    • Access to online forums where you can share and discuss new concepts with fellow students and professionals from around the world
    • A good level of English language ability is recommended
    • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required
  • The programme of modules which make up this certificate will enable students to expand their understanding of international economic systems, and to apply economic thinking to assess policy change at corporate, governmental, and institutional levels, through an examination of the following topics:

    • The key influences on international trade, investment and financial movements
    • The economics of immigration
    • Global financial crises
    • Policies to mitigate environmental damage.

    You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written report of up to 3,500 words. Completing this assignment to a satisfactory standard is a mandatory requirement.

  • Class Profile

    Based on all online student classes of 2016



I loved the international aspect of studying online. It’s a very rewarding learning environment. I am absolutely happy with my choice, I’d do it again.
— Daniela Rochow, Germany
Brinsley Bailey
I love everything about the platform. It is so easy to navigate and the fact that I can access my work, view the online libraries, and talk to my classmates in one area is very useful.
— Brinsley Bailey, United Kingdom
Khanyiso Welile Giorgi
It would be ungracious to leave without extending a warm hand of gratitude for the cool and efficient manner in which you deal with all our queries (big and small).
Khanyiso Welile Giorgi, South Africa
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