The Changing Business Environment

HEC Paris France

The premise of this class is simple: you never make a business decision in a vacuum. A wide range of political, geopolitical, social, environmental or technological forces influence your business environment. The better you understand your business environment, the better placed you are to formulate the business problem you're trying to solve. And the better positioned you are to identify the type of transformation you, your business or your activity, or even your industry (or the industry you are advising) needs to go through in order to meet its objectives. This class is designed to help you develop the appropriate toolbox and the appropriate change-making skills to rebuild and reinvent obsolete business models in a wide range of industries. Even in a world that is deeply changing, you can still have impact so long as you give yourself the means to harness and even influence global and business dynamics, as impressive as they might look on paper.

Course Date & Time

Wednesdays at 2 pm (Paris time) for 1.5 or three hours:

  • No class on Nov 6
  • 1.5 h on Oct 9, on Oct 30, on Nov 13 and on Nov 20
  • 3h on Oct 16 and Oct 23
  • 3h of asynchronous class between Oct 23 and Oct 30
  • 3h of asynchronous class between Oct 30 and Nov 13