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Explore China’s impact on the global economy

Professional Certificate in
Global Impact of China's Economy, Politics and Markets

What you will learn

  • The analytical frameworks and tools needed to make sense of China and its global impact so you can craft confident investment and risk assessment strategies to succeed both in the Chinese market and globally.
  • A better understanding of China’s leaders and policymakers by learning how the country’s political and institutional systems work.
  • How to recognize key turning points in China’s GDP growth cycle by appreciating the distinct structure of its hybrid economy and the key incentives driving behavior.
  • How to spot investment themes by interpreting China’s industrial policy, long-term social development model and geopolitical aspirations.
  • New insights into how China’s financial markets operate, how Chinese investors think and what they value.

China is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world, yet one of the most important to figure out. Its meteoric rise and unique development model have transformed the global economy and financial markets in the past 20 years.

You will learn how the Chinese economy, political system and financial markets work, and how they affect the world economy.

The international order is undergoing a fundamental shift, which we call The Great Decoupling, as the rules of engagement between the aspiring superpower, China, and the existing superpower, the United States, are rewritten. The two countries, under Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, are rapidly drifting apart, a divergence that is set to shape global politics, economics and markets for years to come.

The coronavirus outbreak, which started in Wuhan and turned into a global pandemic as well as Beijing’s response to Covid-19 are set to accelerate the global impact of the Great Decoupling, especially when it comes to international supply chains.

As a financial professional, investor, policymaker or business leader, you will finish this program with a better grasp of how to read China’s leaders, policymakers, regulators and investors.

You will learn how the Chinese think and what they value.

You will gain the knowledge needed to make informed investment decisions and navigate a world in which China is swiftly becoming more assertive.

You will discover what China’s economic and geopolitical strategies, both domestic and global, mean for your organization.

You will learn how to deal with a culture which has a strong sense of identity and purpose and is governed by a Communist party intent on sticking to its own development path.

Unbiased analysis, real-life examples and practical guidance will equip you with the analytical frameworks and tools to apply to your investment decisions, risk assessments or policymaking.

You will learn directly from Enodo Economics’ team of experts, who together have more than 250 years of experience focusing on the economics, politics, markets and culture of China.

We make use of specially shot online teaching videos that are produced to a high professional standard. The material, carefully tailored to bring to life the content of each course, includes interviews with relevant figures whose personal stories illuminate the concepts being taught. Imaginative visual aids and animation are designed to enhance the learning experience – and make it fun.

Expert instruction
4 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
5 months
2 - 4 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. Enodo's Global Impact of China's Economy, Politics and Markets Professional Certificate

  2. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    You will learn about the fundamental forces driving China’s markets, economy and political system and get an overview of how Chinese policymakers and investors think.This course is CPE/CPD certified.

  3. 2–4 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    You will learn how to analyse China’s one-of-a-kind economy, what the key characteristics of China’s development model are and how its policy levers – monetary, fiscal and regulatory – work.

  4. 2–4 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    You will gain a thorough understanding of how China’s political system works, find out what Xi’s “China Dream” really means and how China sees its role in the world

  5. 2–4 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    You will learn how China’s financial markets really operate, how to find opportunities and how to avoid the pitfalls of investing in a market with distinctly Chinese characteristics.

    • Over the past couple of years China has finally opened its equity and bond markets to foreign participants, increasing demand for investment professionals who can make sense of the second largest economy and bond market in the world.
    • A deep knowledge of China opens up job opportunities for fund managers, CIOs, heads of research, directors of investment, market strategists, investment analysts, risk professionals, wealth managers, PE investors and business professionals.
    • A survey conducted by Russell Reynolds Associates found that fund managers at brokerage firms make an average of $222,000/annum; mutual fund managers make an average of $436,500/annum.

Meet your instructors
from Enodo Economics (Enodo)

Diana Choyleva
Macroeconomic and Financial Markets Analysis
Enodo Economics
Dinny McMahon
Banking and Financial Markets Analysis
Enodo Economics
Nigel Inkster
Geopolitical and Intelligence Analysis
Enodo Economics

Experts from Enodo committed to teaching online learning

Program endorsements

China matters. Even more than you realise. If you want to thrive and succeed in business, consulting, investing or policymaking you must really understand China and how it shapes the world. This EdX program created by Enodo Economics will help you do just that and stay at the top of your game. It’s rare to find unbiased, thoughtful and practical teaching by great communicators, but this is it. An indispensable guide.

Orit Gadiesh , Chairman, Bain & Co

Brookings Institution

Understanding the Chinese economy is not for the fainthearted. You have to make sense of the data but also be able to put it in the context of industrial policy, Beijing’s political priorities and so on. I liken it to doing a jigsaw without being able to see the picture on the box. Yet that’s what Diana Choyleva does so well in her regular commentary, which I’ve really enjoyed following, and now with the edX program she’s put together for Enodo Economics. Take the courses and you’ll learn not only how to put the various pieces of the China puzzle together, you’ll get to see the whole picture.

Janet L. Yellen , United States Secretary of the Treasury Chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018

Also in Economics & Finance at edX


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