Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Pedagogical method : The content will be delivered using real life examples and case studies of international organisations. Students will be expected to prepare 2 case studies in groups. Prereads for each course will include articles. Course Description : The course provides an overview of the role of Human Resources Management and how it supports organisations. We will cover an overview of the employee lifecycle and the HR processes that support how an organisation attracts, retains, develops, rewards their employees and keep them engaged. We will also look at how an organisation builds a Human Capital Strategy. Finally we will examine some of the current challenges facing global organisations in their traditional approach to HR, including the changing workforce and ways of working, the rise of social media and the increasing importance of ethics, culture and corporate citizenship. Required reading : Main text book : Managing Human Resources, Wayne Cascio ; A few case studies will be provided by the teacher ahead of targeted course ; Research articles or text book chapters will be provided as pre-read by the teacher ahead of the course it supports.
Pedagogical method : The primary focus of the course will be on presentation of current concepts and an overview of the wide spectrum of varying practices in the ﬁnancial world. The heart of the course is a framework of concepts and a set of cases and exercises, reﬂecting current methods of integrating sustainability considerations in ﬁnance. The challenges of today as well as possible future developments are elaborated in an inter-active and inclusive approach together will all participants. Course Description : Sustainability in Finance is increasingly gaining momentum, with more than USD 3 trillion of assets managed under sustainability considerations, according to the US Sustainability Investment Forum.The course provides participants with knowledge, insights, and experience necessary to be at the cutting edge of investing in a sustainable manner, aiming at outperforming the market. It shares the state-of-art in integrating sustainability into ﬁnance and analyses sustainability as a tool for superior ﬁnancial performance. The aim is to bring participants up to speed about current best practice in terms of sustainable ﬁnance and anticipate tomorrow's challenges. Required reading : “Sustainability a CFO can Love”, Harvard Business Review – April 2014.
SUSTAINABILITY IN FINANCE – HOW TO CREATE OUTPERFORMANCE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : to be deﬁned Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
TRADE GLOBALIZATION : HISTORY AND THEORY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Hakan LUCIUS (Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Transparency and Civil Society, European Investment Bank). Prerequisite : There are no other prerequisites than the presumption that students are knowledgeable about the basic ﬁnancial evaluation methods such as Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return Calculations. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : The course will be graded based on (i) a group presentation [60%] given in class, (ii) a short comprehension test at the end of the course [30%], and (iii) class participation [10%]. Workload : The workload is commensurate with that of a 12 hours elective in this masters programme. 2 credits. 2070
Teachers : Emanuele MAZZINI (Phd students, Department of Economics, Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : The ﬁnal grade will be based on a group presentation, a midterm exam and a ﬁnal exam in class (approximately 33% each). Workload : 12 seminars of two hours each (24 hours). Credits : 4. Pedagogical method : Lectures of 2 hours dedicated to the topics which will be introduced with the syllabus. Each lecture will discuss the issues at stake through powerpoint presentations containing all the most relevant material. Studen