Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Students will work on recent M&A, and market transactions, from the US, Asia, and Europe. Teaching will be put in the context of the current economic and ﬁnancial environment. Teaching relies on a wide range of learning methods including fundamental knowledge, lectures supplemented by real life case studies, and in-class problems to sustain the learning curve. Participants will be also provided with short and concise articles, summarizing the fundamental concepts and providing concrete examples. Course Description : The course focuses mainly on real and recent case studies. The approach is highly concrete and easily actionable in the real word. This course aims at understanding how to execute M&A, ECM, and IPOs transactions. The course provides real world expertise on best practices used by Investment Bankers' professionals. A practical approach : how to originate, negotiate and execute proﬁtable deals ; the keys to being successful and adding value ; advice on job opportunities and challenges in Corporates & IBs. The class teaches students to adapt to a multicultural environment addressing cross-continental issues, providing exposure to Europe, Asia, and America. Learning will include developing ﬁnancial risk awareness and spreadsheet modelling. Understanding how to identify potential opportunities stemming either from market volatility changes in business cycles, or swings in shareholders' conﬁdence, are also parts of the class. Required reading : Corporate ﬁnance, Pierre Vernimmen, Pascal Quiry, Yann Le Fur, John Wiley & Sons ; Financial Markets & Institutions : FS Mishkin, SG Eakins, Prentice Hall ; Articles related to the class, and coming from Finance professional magazines, will be provided to the students. At least two compulsory readings will be required for each class..
Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : On class participation (10%), presentation of a reading (30%), group work on case studies (oral presentation + ﬁnal paper written report) (60%). Workload : 6 seminars of two hours each (12 hours). Credits : 2. Preparation time : 1 hour of reading for each seminar. Group work on a mini case to present to the class : 4 hours. Pedagogical method : Lectures, case presentations and case preparations, discussions. Course Description : Corporations are key actors of societies that can deeply impact their environment and neighborhood positively or not. Expectations are growing from various stakeholders towards companies ; therefore CSR is changing constantly. Companies are expected to contribute to the common good, limit negative impacts, propose solutions to solve complex challenges, improve business practices : fair and responsible, and create value. Don't consider it as an additional constraint but as an opportunity to rejuvenate company's strategy, reputation, processes and outcomes. The course will provide basic notions and tools in a critical mode, to understand philanthropy, CSR, social business or social intrapreneurship. Practical global cases will be introduced. It will prepare you to implement CSR actions and plans. Required reading : Brundtland report ; ISO 2600 ; Porter, M. and Kramer, M. "Creating shared value : how to reinvent capitalism and unleash a wave of innovation and growth." Harvard Business Review, 2011 ; Fighting Poverty in Developed Countries through Market-based Solutions : Could Social Business complement Low-cost Models ? (Learnings from Experimentations in France), Yunus and all - HBR submitted article- 2014 ; G. Serafeim HBS working paper. The Role of the Corporation in Society : An Alternative View and Opportunities for Future Research, 2014.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY : A STRATEGY TO REINVENT COMPANIES AND BUSINESS ? Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
COUNTRY RISKS ANALYSIS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Claire MARTIN (Vice President