Why this programme

Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)

What does this study entail?

Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL) an integrated, international programme interrogating the history, theory, institutions and cultures of global capitalism. It is a combination of social sciences and humanities approaches. You will receive a theoretical grounding in international business and the global economy, and will be encouraged to think critically about the respective roles of individuals, firms, cities, regions, nations and supra-national bodies in determining and shaping the world in which we live.

5 Reasons to Study Global Markets, Local Creativities (GLOCAL)

Range of educational backgrounds are accepted

The programme is ideal for students with backgrounds in social science, arts and humanities, business management, and liberal arts, as it stresses a qualitative-historical, holistic analysis of globalisation and localisation processes at the intersection of history, economics, business and cultural studies. 

Internships and practical experience

A variety of internships from industry, government, and non-profit placements are available to students in Barcelona, Uppsala, or Rotterdam to enhance their learning experience.

International Experience and Language Skills Development

Students will have the opportunity to study at a minimum of three of the seven partner universities so as to deepen their cultural intelligence and language skills. Language training in a third language over the four semesters is encouraged. The programme attracts top students from all over the world and offers a real international experience

Specialist Master Classes from Associate Partners

Associate partners from around the world will provide specialist master classes and guest lectures, and make contributions to, or host, the annual summer school that will rotate among our affiliated universities.

Theoretical Grounding in International Business and Global Economy

Students will receive a robust theoretical grounding in international business and the global economy from a historical perspective, and will be encouraged to think about global trends from a "local" perspective by thinking about how individuals, firms, cities, regions, and nations remain creative, innovative and competitive in a sustainable way. The programme approaches local competitiveness from an evolutionary development perspective that takes into account the advantages an disadvantages of current-day globalisation.

What's GLOCAL?

What's GLOCAL?

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