HEC Paris Creates New Series of MOOCs for 2015

Capitalizing on the success of its first massive open online courses, HEC Paris has announced it will launch a series of new MOOCs in 2015. They begin with courses on understanding organizations, social entrepreneurship, technology-based start-ups, and corporate finance. The first four are already open for registration, and others will follow later in the year.

Professor Rodolphe Durand teaches ‘Time to Reorganize’, an integrative approach to understanding organizations (termed ‘orgology’ by Durand). It explores how organizations can act strategically to protect or renew a sense of belonging in individuals. This course is offered on Coursera on January 13, 2015.

The second Coursera-platform MOOC  is dedicated to social entrepreneurship, and aims to inspire and help aspiring entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in society. It begins February 24, 2015.

On April 1, 2015, a course co-developed by HEC Paris Affiliate Professor Etienne Krieger and Romain Beaume from École Polytechnique engineering school focuses on how to set up a technology-based start-up. This program will also be offered to Master’s students from HEC Paris and École polytechnique.

Finally, HEC Paris will open the first online Executive Education Certificate program on Corporate Finance, in partnership with First Finance Institute. This certificate offers a comprehensive and practical curriculum in corporate finance targeted to a wide audience, including executives from different backgrounds and sectors.

Two sessions, led by HEC Affiliate Professor Pascal Quiry, will be available: one in French, and another in Mandarin in partnership with Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

One year ago, HEC Paris was the first business school in France to launch a massive open online course (MOOC) on Coursera. The success of the 2014 programs has affirmed HEC’s commitment to this innovative educational format.

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