TRIUM Global Executive MBA

TRIUM is a world leading Global EMBA programme. An alliance between LSE, New York University's Stern School of Business and HEC Paris, the TRIUM programme is designed to meet the business-learning needs of today's entrepreneurial and globally minded senior-level executives.

TRIUM draws on the specific strengths of each of the three alliance universities to deliver a tailor-made international programme that combines a rigorous global business curriculum with a unique socio-economic and socio-political context. Further information is available here

As the LSE's Academic Director for TRIUM, I develop the curriculum of the LSE and Shanghai modules. I also teach two courses on the programme, on 'The Political Economy of Globalisation' and on 'Business Implications on Climate Change':

(image credit: TRIUM)

(image credit: TRIUM)

TRIUM course:

'The political economy of globalisation' (Robert Falkner)

Image credit: ETH Zürich

Image credit: ETH Zürich

This session introduces globalisation as a conceptual framework for analysing change in the global political economy. It examines the forces that drive global economic integration as well as fragmentation, develops a more critical understanding of the empirical reality of globalisation, and puts the globalisation trend in a broader historical context.

In class and group discussion, we will assess how globalisation has affected the political-economic environment for global business in the twenty-first century. Particular attention will be paid to the disruptive impact of rapid technological change and global power shifts. We will examine some of the major controversies that have been sparked by global economic integration: Who are the winners and losers in a globalising economy? Should we be concerned about rising levels of inequality, both within nations and globally? Is globalisation causing ever greater resource depletion and environmental pollution? How do these social and political conflicts affect international business? And how can business leaders respond to the risks - and opportunities - that globalisation creates?

TRIUM course:

'Business implications of climate change' (Robert Falkner)

Disruptive climate change poses important challenges for international business. The environmental impact of a warming climate is likely to affect business operations around the world, while efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are creating new regulatory and reputational risks for carbon-intensive companies. Increasingly, companies around the world will face pressure – from governments, campaign groups, consumers and investors – to reduce their greenhouse emissions.

Image credit: Wilawan Watcharasakwet /WSJ

Image credit: Wilawan Watcharasakwet /WSJ

This course examines the global climate agenda and how it impacts on international business. It explores the uncertainties surrounding climate change, reviews the international political process and national policy responses, and examines the economic, political and reputational challenges that climate change poses to international business. Based on a systematic assessment of the emerging climate risk environment, it investigates the strategic options that companies and industries face in a carbon-constrained global economy.