Economist Education

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Economist Education introduces a new standard for e-learning in business.

Drawing on The Economist tradition of reporting and analysis from around the world, we have created an education programme designed to help business managers thrive in a global economy.

More than academic courses, this curriculum provides concise, concentrated and practical lessons. Learn which questions to ask, which numbers to look at, and which factors to consider. Discover how to look objectively at the places where you do business and see a complex, confusing picture in a clear, orderly way.

Developed by professional journalists and management experts, Economist Education combines the prodigious data and analytical resources of The Economist and the Economist Intelligence Unit with the real-world experiences of business leaders. The lessons learned apply regardless of which industry, country or position you work in.

For more details, check out the course descriptions in our Emerging markets essentials programme.

The Economist

Edited in London since 1843, The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world politics, business, finance, science, technology, culture, society, media and the arts.

With a growing global circulation (worldwide: 1,473,939; North America: 833,667) and a reputation for insightful analysis and opinion on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications. The paper has sections about each region of the world, plus science and technology, books and arts, and the weekly obituary, The Economist online, with its 5.9m unique readers, is also accessible through devices including the iPhone and iPad.

Because of its international editorial perspective, it is read by more of the world’s political and business leaders than any other magazine.

Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) provides timely, accurate and impartial research, analysis and forecasting for companies, government agencies, financial institutions and academic organisations around the globe. Through its network of more than 650 analysts, subject- and location-specific experts, it continuously assesses and forecasts political, economic and business conditions in virtually every country in the world, providing statistical data and independent insight on trends and projections by geographic market and by industry.

Programme advisors

  • Isabelle Lescent-Giles

    Isabelle Lescent-Giles

    Associate professor of international business, San Jose State University

    Senior consultant at The Winthrop Group

    PhD, Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV)

  • Carl Olsson

    Carl Olsson

    Group risk management, Royal Bank of Scotland

    MBA, Henley Management College

    MA, Cambridge University

  • Ravi Ramamurti

    Ravi Ramamurti

    CBA, Northeastern University

    Distinguished professor of international business and strategy

    Director, Center for Emerging Markets

    DBA, Harvard University

Economist editorial

  • John Micklethwait

    John Micklethwait

    The Economist

  • Paul Lewis

    Paul Lewis

    Editorial director, Economist Education

  • Daniel Franklin

    Daniel Franklin

    Executive editor,
    The Economist

  • Robert Guest

    Robert Guest

    Business editor,
    The Economist

Industry advisors

  • Greg Burns

    G Burns & Associates LLC

  • Tim Fidler

    Worldwide Global Education & Training
    Colgate-Palmolive Co.

  • David Henderson

    Chief talent officer

  • Irene Hendricks

    Senior vice president, Human Resources

  • Piyush Mehta

    Senior vice president, Human Resources

  • Robert Morris

    Executive director,
    Org. Development & Talent Management
    Celegene Corporation

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  • Don Moseley

    Executive vice president, Human Resources Operations and Transformation EVP
    Invensys PLC

  • Patricia Nolan

    Vice president, Human Resources
    Wolters Kluwer Health & Pharma Solutions Division

  • Joyce Petrella

    Associate vice president, Executive Development and Organizational Effectiveness
    Hartford Life

  • Michael Pilnick

    Chief human resources officer
    Wolters Kluwer

  • Michael Serino

    Executive director of Human Capital Development
    Cornell University, ILR School

  • Michael Sokol

    Director of Human Resources
    Rio Tinto

  • Bridget Walford

    Group learning and development manager
    Halcrow Group Ltd

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