HEC in the Press

The best free online business courses starting in January

Business Insider, 31 December 2016

If you're hoping to take that big step into management, January is packed with options to help you avoid the big mistakes, including the University of Michigan's Leading TeamsHEC Paris' Leading OrganizationsStanford's Organizational Analysis, and Northwestern's Leadership Through Social Influence

Lawmakers tighten EU Parliament rules, but fail to ban all second jobs

Euractiv.com, 14 December 2016

The new rule prohibiting MEPs from engaging in paid professional lobbying directly linked to the Union decision-making process is likely to reveal inadequacies, according to Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law and Regulation. 

“This is true for at least two reasons – he added – the scope of this provision appears quite narrow and difficult to define and, in any event, its enforcement will remain entirely at the discretion of the next president of the European Parliament.”

Managers: Walk That Talk, or Face The People's Wrath

Forbes, 12 December 2016

As the year 2017 is at a crossroads, Rodolphe Durand, Professor of Strategy & Business Policy at HEC Paris, explains the two choices faces by managers: either be exemplary but risk being slightly less profitable than rivals in the very short term, or maximize profitability now but become a target. 

Valls' Candidacy: Whither To the Left In France's Redrawn Political Landscape?

Forbes, 5 December 2016

With Manuel Valls launching his presidential bid for France’s May 2017 elections on December 5, a page appears to have turned on the country’s political make-up: three stalwarts in French politics, François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and Alain Juppé, have departed as voters appear to hunger for change with what appears to be a hard swing to the right. 

Paris Mega-Campus Takes Startup Seduction Campaign to London

Bloomberg , 5 December 2016

French billionaire Xavier Niel wants thousands of technology entrepreneurs, investors and inventors to base themselves in the Station F mega-campus for startups he’s building in downtown Paris. Facebook Inc., Vente-Privee Inc., business school HEC Paris and VCs Daphni and Ventech have already agreed to base some staff at the facility

Best International Business Schools 2016

Bloomberg.com, 5 December 2016

Here’s Bloomberg's annual ranking of full-time international MBA programs, based on data compiled from more than 1,000 recruiters, 15,000 alumni, and 9,000 recent graduates. HEC Paris is ranked n°11. 

Alexandre Mars: 'States don’t have the money to do good. Business does.'

theguardian.com, 29 November 2016

Reputed as the French Bill Gates, tech entrepreneur and HEC alumnus Alexander Mars talks about Epic Foundation, the charity he founded in 2014.

Can an entrepreneurial spirit be taught or is it innate?

changeboard.com, 29 November 2016

Professors from various top business schools including Etienne Krieger from HEC Paris share their thoughts on whether or not they believe entrepreneurship to be a born trait, or whether or not it can be acquired over time.

Does France really need some Thatcherism à la Fillon?

thelocal.fr, 28 November 2016

Presidential favourite François Fillon’s plans for France are strikingly similar to those of Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, but is that what France needs in 2017?

French business schools take a global view

ft.com, 28 November 2016

Higher education institutions in France are seeking new ways to attract more international talent as a means for globalization.