1. Financial analysis (Pr Athanase Plastiras) September
Corporate Finance 101 (i.e : analysis of an income statement)
Pr. Athanase Plastiras, PhD, CPA. : Professor in management accounting and finance with more than 20 years teaching experience in those fields. He has been a permanent professor at ESCEM for the last 15 years and is a visiting professor for institutions like the CNAM, KEDGE, PARIS 13 University, INSEEC. He also worked as a business analyst and a management consultant for almost 10 years. He is still practicing in the field of business consulting.
2. International negotiation (Bill Lightfoot) October
Principles of negotiation. This course will include some aspects of intercultural communication/negotiation (i.e how negotiating with Americans differs from negotiating with Chinese people?)
Bill Lightfoot is an Entrepreneurial Executive with demonstrated success in business and social entrepreneurship. Mr Lightfoot is also an educator and thrives on coaching, impacting program development, and leveraging new strategies for opportunities.
3. Basic marketing ( Alix Nativelle) November
This course will help students understand the basics of marketing (Marketing mix/4Ps, branding, consumer behavior, marketing plan)
Alix Nativelle graduated from EM Normandie Business School & Caen IAE in Business Management, with a major in marketing (2013). She then entered the ESCP Business School PhD program under the direction of Professor Olivier Badot. She is now an assistant professor at ESCEM since February 2017, specialized in digital marketing.
4. International Business Law (Sophie Guindon) December
5. Personal development (Marie Holm) January
This course will tackle the topics of leadership, personal branding, pitching and public speaking (pitching for yourself, “selling” your resume, being able to talk efficiently and making points in front of a small audience, being able to engage people).
Marie Holm, PhD is a Professor, Researcher and Speaker linking Corporate Mindfulness and Workplace Spirituality with Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. All of her research (doctorate from Sorbonne University, PhD from ESCP Europe, post-doctorate at GEM, and current projects) deals with management sciences related to contemplative techniques and professional development within organizations.
6. Critical thinking about major world challenges (Michel Ravet) February
This course gets students to think critically about a number of topics that are (re)shaping the world (the 3rd industrial revolution, globalization, ethics, etc). This course is based on a series of articles to be discussed in-depth with students so as to generate a big-picture when thinking of the issue at stake.