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The Economist - Executive Education International Relations: China, the US and the Future of Geopolitics Course
The Economist - Executive Education

International Relations: China, the US and the Future of Geopolitics Course


6 Weeks


Part time

USD 1,923

Distance Learning



Gain exclusive global perspective with specialists at The Economist.

A shift within international politics is underway as the rivalry between the United States and China intensifies. Alongside this contest, the state of the climate, migration levels, and aging populations are all of concern to world leaders.

The New Global Order: How Politics, Business, and Technology are Changing is an online short course from The Economist. It is designed to equip you with a unique blend of conceptual and practical understanding of global politics and its impact. This six-week course takes you on a journey through the main players in power, their political strategies, economic goals and relationships, crucial events, the role of technology, and the sweep of global trends throughout. You’ll gain a better understanding of how your organization may be affected and how you should respond to emerging shifts.

Enjoy a free three-month digital subscription with this executive education course from The Economist. Read articles on, listen to the weekly edition, watch videos, browse newsletters, immerse yourself in our podcasts and app, or join us at exclusive events.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 50 hours of learning.

Note: should students wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon them. The Economist and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

About the certificate

Assess the relevance of shifting global power dynamics on your business and personal context, and earn an official certificate of completion from The Economist.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

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