Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
sions for an organization. This seminar course is due to present examples of key international business/competitive intelligence strategies, based on practical examples and cases, analysis of strategies of competitive intelligence taken from industries, both in the defence and the civilian sectors, in relation with information networks, markets of emerging countries, security and defence industries, economic risks and intelligence departments. This seminar course will take examples from practical cases, both in France and in foreign countries, with a speciﬁc focus on cases in emerging markets, centred on geo-economic concepts. Required reading : The Black Swan : Second Edition : The Impact of the Highly Improbable : With a new section : "On Robustness and Fragility", Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Random House Trade Paperbacks ; edition 2, 11 May 2010. ; Soft Power : The Means to Success in World Politics, Joseph Nye, PublicAffairs,U.S.A, 1 June 2005. ; Early Warning : Using Competitive Intelligence to Anticipate Market Shifts, Control Risk, and Create Powerful Strategies, Benjamin Gilad, Amacom, 29 December 2011. ; Economic Warfare : Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics, Ziad K. Abdelnour, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 24 January 2012. ; Competitive strategy, techniques for analyzing industries and competitors, Michael Porter, S&S international, 19 January 2004..
The reﬂection paper should address either one theme or multiple themes covered by the course and should demonstrate personal reﬂection on the resulting issues or consequences. Workload : 12 seminars of 2 hours each (24h). Credits : 4 Additional workload : Students will read and analyze materials which will be provided during the semester. The weekly workload is estimated to range between 1 to 2 hours. Pedagogical method : 12 weekly two-hour sessions divided into “projects” designed to provide the basics of business law and apply them to speciﬁc areas of business activity. Lecture and interactive discussion (students should be prepared to discuss and question the issues raised in class). Course Description : It is not a businessman's job to deal with the law, but it is part of his job to deal with legal issues and sometimes decide on how to solve them, with or without the support of legal counsels. Even with such support, any individual involved in economics and business needs to feel comfortable with certain legal concepts to make the right decisions. From negotiating corporate transactions to supply agreements, from understanding corporate regulations to spotting key points in a company's bylaws, students will be faced with certain legal issues and choices in their professional lives. This class aims at giving them practical tools to understand and deal with these legal issues in an international context. Required reading : Students will read materials which will be provided during the semester.ction of articles and case studies to be posted online.
BUSINESS LAW : A COMPARATIVE APPROACH
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Sophie CHIPOT-KOLOSVARI (Director of mergers and acquisitions and ﬁnancing at Lagardère Group's legal department), Thibault DELORME (Deputy Group General Counsel, Lagardère). Prerequisite : none Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : A 30 minute multiple choice quiz, which will take place during the last session, will represent 40% of the grade. A 4 or 5 page group reﬂection paper will represent another 40% of the grade and participation during class the remaining 20%. 2202
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Stéphane GUIBAUD (Assistant Professor of Finance). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Lectures will run over 12 weeks and will be held on Wednesdays from 10 :15-12 :15 in amphi Caquot (28 rue des SaintsPères). The course will be assessed through a