Online Course in Economics

Best Online Courses in Economics 2017

Economics

Economics is the study of distribution, consumption and production of goods and services. It also explores the market economy, income distribution, wealth, inflation, employment, economic growth and other pressing issues of today. Whether you are interested in current affairs and economics or are already studying business, a course in Economics will help you broaden your horizon. Economics courses online strive to give you the set of skills, knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today’s turbulent times. You will also master the art of critical thinking and problem-solving.

Economics courses online are offered both as individual courses and full economics degrees. The levels of these courses range from beginners to experienced individuals, thus catering for the needs of virtually anyone. Having taken an Economics course online, you will be able to pursue a career as a financial analyst, economist, market analyst, manager, public policy consultant or researcher.

If you want to understand better how governments and businesses are influenced by economic activity and much more, you should consider taking economics courses online. Look at the options below to see if you find just the right one!

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Course in Digital Economy Program - Customer Insight

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 4 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

In this course, you will develop an understanding of how customer relationship management breeds business development success and will critically evaluate accepted wisdom on how marketing influences customers. You will also learn how selling has transitioned from being a ‘foot in the door’ to having a ‘finger on the pulse’, using insight-driven approaches to win those all-important sales. [+]

Top Online Courses in Economics. Course in Digital Economy Program - Customer Insight This course is part of the The Digital Economy program, which will enable you to thrive in the digital economy and earn 15 credits towards an MBA. No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back. Build a holistic view of your customers Perspectives on the role and behaviour of customers are changing, with marketers drawing on increasingly powerful information systems to build a holistic view of consumers. In this course, you will develop an understanding of how customer relationship management breeds business development success and will critically evaluate accepted wisdom on how marketing influences customers. You will also learn how selling has transitioned from being a ‘foot in the door’ to having a ‘finger on the pulse’, using insight-driven approaches to win those all-important sales. Thrive in the digital economy The Digital Economy: Selling Through Customer Insight is one of four courses from The Open University about the digital economy, designed to help experienced managers get to grips with today’s technology-enabled business environment. The course has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Holders of FutureLearn Certificates of Achievement for all four Digital Economy courses can earn 15 UK credits towards The Open University Business School’s flexible MBA by passing a linked Open University assessment module (requiring separate OU registration and fee). Requirements This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about attracting and retaining customers. No previous experience of studying sales or marketing is required, but some basic knowledge of how businesses work would be beneficial. Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module and MBA in the entry requirements. The Open University does not operate in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. This means that Learners based in those countries will not be able to convert their participation in this Program to Open University course credits. [-]

Distance Learning

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business
Online Part time October 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

Welcome to the study of distance learning. The Business Facilities Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo, Liberation Square - Alija Izetbegovic 1, 71000 Sarajevo. Come and find out everything you want to know about distance learning firsthand. Distance learning or in... [+]

Distance Learning Welcome to the study of distance learning. The Business Facilities Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo, Liberation Square - Alija Izetbegovic 1, 71000 Sarajevo. Come and find out everything you want to know about distance learning firsthand. Distance learning or in loose translation - distance learning, involves the geographical separation between those who provide knowledge and those who do know and accept download. Addition means: Plan, program and capacity in accordance with the Bologna principles Flexibility alignment with business or chosen lifestyle The possibility of immediate application of learning on the job Learning from anywhere and at any time Using the practical use of modern information and communication technologies Connect and meet with students from other cities and regions. Invest in yourself, and your university and career! Sign up while there are still seats available! [-]

Design for Sustainability Online Course - Economic Dimension

Gaia Education
Online Full time Part time 8 weeks March 2017 United Kingdom Forres + 1 more

Never has there been a better time and a more urgent need to create a more resilient and participatory future by turning our attention to alternative economic paradigms. If you feel stuck or uncertain about what you can do and yearn to open the door to these new possibilities then our e-learning programme is for you. [+]

Top Online Courses in Economics. Never has there been a better time and a more urgent need to create a more resilient and participatory future by turning our attention to alternative economic paradigms. If you feel stuck or uncertain about what you can do and yearn to open the door to these new possibilities then our e-learning programme is for you. Many know that our current economic system is no longer sustainable, yet few are aware of the alternatives? Our aim is to give you a better understanding of those alternatives and the true meaning of economy and wealth. Participants will learn about existing systems and tools that are useful, and redesign those that have proven dysfunctional based on already tested alternatives. To do nothing is to accept that but a handful of economists and political leaders still believe the answer to our problems is more economic growth – more production, more consumption, more highways, more buildings, more logging, more fishing, etc., ad infinitum. By continuing to collectively pay for this dysfunctional system through our taxes, we are all becoming accomplices in more environmental despoliation and ever increasing debt serfdom as we remain addicted to growth and the way money is created. "The Third Industrial Revolution will also bring with it a more democratic economy. The distributed nature of renewable energies necessitates collaborative rather than hierarchical command and control mechanisms. This new lateral energy regime establishes the organizational model for the countless economic activities that multiply from it. A more distributed and collaborative industrial revolution, in turn, invariably leads to a more distributed sharing of the wealth generated." Jeremy Rifkin What you will learn The Dimension is authored by Daniel C. Wahl (Gaia Education) and Jonathan Dawson (Schumacher College). MODULE 1: Shifting the Global Economy Towards Sustainability and Regeneration Dangerous ideology - Why we need to revisit basic assumptions about economics Unacceptable collateral damage Dysfunctional systems in need of re-design Turing the global economy towards sustainability Signs of hope MODULE 2: Community Banks and Currencies What money is and how it works Impacts of our current money system Reforming money to make it work for people and planet Locally and regionally-based investment and currency systems Microcredit, microfinance and crowdfunding Local investment: credit unions, cooperative banks, community land trusts and co-ops MODULE 3: Right Livelihood GDP as an insufficient economic indicator Alternative national- and international-level indicators Alternative community-level indicators & participatory budgeting Values and ethics in economic life Collaborative consumption and peer-to-peer collaboration The Service Space story – Design for generosity MODULE 4: Revitalising Local Economies & Social Innovation Plugging the leaks Mapping the history of and potential for regional production for regional consumption How a solidarity economy creates thriving and resilient communities and regions Social innovation and social entrepreneurship Supporting social innovators and entrepreneurs Identifying opportunities for social entrepreneurs Ecovillage economies: opportunities, challenges and lessons Regenerative enterprises MODULE 5: Legal and Financial Issues Running a social enterprise Designing sustainable business models Types and sources of finances Choosing legal structures Preparing feasibility studies and business plans The cooperative path Learning the art of commoning ‘Open Source Everything’ enables a collaborative commons ‘Earth Rights’ are the legal basis for a sustainable and regenerative future “Thirty plus years of research and analysis have convinced me that true political democracy cannot prevail until economic democracy has been achieved, and economic democracy cannot be achieved without transcending the global, central-banking, interest-based, debt-money regime and the debt-growth imperative that is built into it.” Thomas H. Greco, Jr What you will receive You will acquire have the confidence, understanding and ability to take active steps in this vital area of sustainability Faculty bios, methodology, course background, administrative details, and guidelines A training document in the form of a textbook, with readings, latest research, examples, links, handouts, and additional resources A Student Guide's description of each dimensions' learning outcomes, objectives and timeline, plus a set of activities for each module of the learning journey Access to the virtual campus, where you join our classrooms, forums, design teams, direct communication with tutors, sample materials, all learning materials and activities for certificate, and social media related to the course Orientation to the virtual campus, e-learning tools and the Moodle platform Full technical and academic support to go through the virtual course and achieve all the learning outcomes Access to specific course community in Facebook A Certificate of course completion from Gaia Education Earn credits to continue onto our flagship certificated programme in Sustainability & Design "Transformative innovation applied to redesigning the human presence on Earth requires global cooperation in the process of building circular and regionally focused economies in support of resilient communities and the regeneration of their ecosystems. Thriving regional economies, supported by scale-linking collaboration and global solidarity, are the basis for collaborative abundance for all." Daniel Christian Wahl "A simple story lies at the heart of our current economic system. It is a story of separation between humanity and nature. This story creates alienation, lack of belonging, fear and the need to control. Living this story ultimately makes us see through a lens of scarcity and competition for limited resources. Instead of living well within planetary boundaries and in collaborative abundance shared between all of humanity and life as a whole, we have chosen a path of trying to predict, control, manipulate and exploit nature as if we were somehow separate from life’s life-sustaining cycles that maintain this planet in habitable conditions for complex organisms like us." Diana Leaf More information This dynamic programme commences on the 6th of March 2017 for a duration 8-weeks and comprises 80 hours of study time. It will equip the participant with the understanding and abilities to become more confident within this crucial field. Your investment for our Economic Design Dimension is £297. This can also be taken as an integrated module within in our 10 month certificated program in Sustainability and Design. Additional modules covered here are worldview, social design, ecological design and design studio. The investment for the full programme is £997. Our graduates have gone on to contribute to sustainability projects, build communities, become social entrepreneurs, partake in permaculture projects & bio-dynamic farming, support transition movements and much more. [-]

Undergraduate Course - Economics

EAN University
Online January 2017 Colombia Bogotá

The Economics virtual academic program, emphasized on finance, is one of the first virtual academic programs offered in Colombia in this academic field. Besides seeking a response to the business [+]

The Economics virtual academic program, emphasized on finance, is one of the first virtual academic programs offered in Colombia in this academic field. Besides seeking a response to the business needs of our country, it also aims at developing its academic activities with the purpose of training enterprising professionals throughout the country. This academic program pretends to train professionals in economics under a new vision adaptable to the changing world economy, and integrate regions in the academic training process of this kind of programs.

Universidad EAN offers this program for the purposes as follows:

Train professionals in economics for them to be able to master, amongst other, financial management techniques so necessary to work both in the public and the private sectors, as well as have traditional theoretical and analytical academic training.... [-]


Mpm International Cooperation (on Line)

La Salle Centro Universitario
Online 12 months September 2017 Spain Madrid

International cooperation is now a reality of enormous political significance, economic and cultural, covering many areas of activity and involves different fields of knowledge [+]

MPM International Cooperation (On Line)

International cooperation is now a reality of enormous political significance, economic and cultural, covering many areas of activity and involves different fields of knowledge. Birth of trade, which is increasingly more global, between peoples, governments and other institutions in the country. This cooperation mobilized enormous resources through projects and reaches areas as diverse as technology, economic development, social services, culture, the environment and the strengthening of public institutions.

The results and impact of International Cooperation depend, in large part, that is coordinated and run by competent managers, who have received specific training.International Cooperation, born of solidarity between peoples, involves transfer of income, resources and knowledge across countries, in a context of increasing technical complexity and cost of the projects that form, so that increasingly demands more professionalization responsible. Cooperation projects that have responded to real needs are those that have been designed and tested in accordance with a proven methodology and developed with proper planning and a very professional management of the resources used.... [-]


European Institutions and Funding Policies (eLearning)

European Academy for Education and Social Research
Online Part time 1 week September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The first course starts with exploring the origins and development of the European Union including its process of enlargement that has involved many Eastern European countries in the last ten years. [+]

The course is streamed on eAcademy (www.my-europa.eu)

The origins and development of European Union, the process of EU enlargement, the EU Institutions and how they work The EU Budget and its five headings, EU guidelines for the funding period 2007 – 2013, the next multiannual EU budget 2014 – 2020 and the preview of Europe 2020 strategy History and evolution of EU Regional Policy, Lisbon Strategy and the reform of EU Regional Policy

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