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Course | Business in a Global Economy Updated


Business in a Global Economy provides learners with an understanding of how and why businesses choose to expand their operations into other countries. This course exposes students to the unique challenges facing firms doing business internationally—and to the potential opportunities and markets that are lost to firms that choose not to do business in the global marketplace. Building on concepts that were introduced in Principles of Finance, Business in a Global Economy broadens learner understanding of how businesses operate and how they grow and thrive in our ever-changing world.

Planning Tools
For Learners

PLANNING TOOLS provides essential information to guide course implementation, including scope and sequence, detailed lesson plans, semester planning outline, course updates, and project overview. Several courses offer free online resources with hyperlinked URLs to enhance blended, synchronous, and asynchronous learning. The scope and sequence guide the resource selections to ensure the content aligns with lesson topics. The online resource collection includes course outlines, modules, lesson plans, videos, projects, and articles.

FOR LEARNERS: Did you know that in 2030, 85% of the jobs are not in existence yet? So, how can what you are learning in school today possibly prepare you for an unknowable future?

The answer is simple! You do not stop learning just because you graduated from high school. You must embrace the concept of life-long learning to thrive in a highly tech-enabled and information-driven future. Your skillsets are less about what a teacher “poured” into your head and more about exploring issues and topics about which you are passionate. In the future, employers will not be as interested in your grade point average as compared to the initiative you took to extend your knowledge.

Staff Pick

National Economics Challenge

Challenge your students this semester by participating in the 2022 National Economics Challenge (NEC). Register your student teams NOW and join almost 10,000 students that participate in this motivating and fun team learning experience every year!

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Getting Started
Unit 2 National Differences
Unit 3 International Trade and Investment
Unit 4 International Finance
Unit 5 Competing in a Global Marketplace
Unit 6 Careers in International Business

Featured Resources

New National Standards for Personal Financial Education

From the Council for Economic Education

Download the 2022 National Standards fro CEE

FRED - Federal Reserve Economic Data

Global Economic Data Base

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) lets users download, graph and track more than a quarter million U.S. and...

International Trade Challenge


The student takes on the role of the U.S. President and must analyze the potential global ramifications of trade...

Culturally Responsive Teaching


On-demand webinar series from econedlink

World Trade Organization (WTO) Members

Interactive Map

Great site for researching current economic data for each of the member countries of the WTO

Business Ethics


Ethical behavior and decision-making are essential for successful careers and strong corporate leadership.

Trading Around the World


An interactive game created by the International Monetary Fund.

Career Readiness in a Global Economy

Lesson Plan

A comprehensive lesson on global workforce readiness skills developed by ACTE and the Asia Society Center for...

Thanks to our community, industry, postsecondary partners, and professional associations for their continued involvement in promoting future ready learning for NAF's educators and learners.

Looking for the old Curriculum Library?

NAF will no longer update the Curriculum Library in the Academy Support Hub (ASH), but you can still access it below. Stay on the NAF Future Ready Learning site for our updated curricula and resources.

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