France, Paris

Business and Geopolitics

when 12 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7 ECTS
fee EUR 2520

An important issue lies in drawing operational implications from geopolitical analysis for businesses and decision-makers. Business executives can become easily obsessed with their inboxes, and be tempted to micromanage, isolate issues and be excessively backward-looking in their analyses as a result. In the Business and Geopolitics Summer School Program, participants will explore how geopolitics can help decision-makers broaden horizons and enrich their strategies by integrating in their thinking global political and macroeconomic issues.

Course leader

Jérémy GHEZ - Academic Director
Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris

Target group

University level students and recent graduates of all nationalities.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of the summer program, participants will be able to:

Understand the strategic landscape in which decisions are made;
Assess business risks and opportunities entailed by geopolitical dynamics;
Monitor changes in the international landscape, including the likelihood of low-probability and high-impact events (black swans);
Integrate geopolitical analysis in the firm’s broader international and risk-mitigation strategies;
Develop a long-term, consistent strategy and vision, beyond mere day-to-day tactics.

Credits info

7 ECTS
Students who successfully complete the 2017 HEC Paris Summer School Program will obtain a course transcript for the equivalent of 7 ECTS. For credit transfer, students should verify with home institutions that credit earned will be applicable.

Fee info

EUR 2520: Program fees include:

full tuition
on-campus accommodation
student card
weekend bus transportation during the program from campus to downtown Paris
EUR 4680: For 2 intakes, or €6960 for 3 intakes

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