1. Financial analysis (Doctor Athanase Plastiras) september
Corporate Finance 101 (for example analysis of an income statement).
Pr. Athanase Plastiras PhD, CPA. : Professor of 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 (for example how negotiating with an American differs from negotiating with a Chinese?)
Bill Lightfoot is an Entrepreneurial Executive with demonstrated success in business and social entrepreneurship. Mr Lightfoot is also an educator and thrives when coaching, impacting program development, and leveraging new strategies for opportunities. Proven capabilities: Change Management, Leadership, Accreditation, Online Education, Andragogy, Community Partnerships, Donor Relations, Global Enterprise, Internships and Mentorship.
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, “sell” your résumé, 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. On the personal side, Marie is a long-time meditator and yoga practitioner.
6. Critical thinking about major world challenges (Michel Ravet) Febuary
This course has students think critically about a number of topics that are (re)shaping the world (the 3rd industrial revolution, globalization, ethics etc.). This course will be based on a series of article to be discussed in-depth with students so as to generate a big-picture when thinking of the issue at stake.