Organizations, social entrepreneurship, start-ups: HEC's latest MOOCs now available on Coursera

16 December 2014

Drawing on the success of its first MOOCs on Coursera, HEC Paris announces a series of new online courses to be launched in 2015 on organizations, social entrepreneurship and technology-based start-ups.

HEC Paris opens registration to four new MOOCs

Time to Reorganize! Understand Organizations, Act, and Build a Meaningful World.

 The first upcoming MOOC offered on Coursera on 13 January 2015, entitled ‘Time to Reorganize’, is an integrative approach to understanding organizations (termed ‘orgology’) by Professor Rodolphe Durand. It explores how organizations can act strategically to protect or renew a sense of belonging in individuals; how in turn individuals—all of us—must reinterpret our multiple associations with organizations, and how that contributes to helping or hindering social evolution.

Being an entrepreneur of change

The second MOOC, also on Coursera and available on 24 February 2015, is dedicated to social entrepreneurship, and developed by professors of the HEC Society and Organizations Centerand HEC’s Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty Chair, in partnership with the ‘Ticket for Change’ project, of which HEC Paris is a platinum partner. The project aims to inspire and help aspiring entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in society. The MOOC is based on individual and collective action learning for each participant,through three different stages: inspiration, introspection, and implementation.

How to Set up a technology-based start-up

 A third Coursera MOOC,on how to set up a technology-based start-up, will be offered on 1 April 2015. Co-developed by HEC Paris Affiliate Professor Etienne Krieger and Romain Beaume from École Polytechnique engineering school, it will focus on the identification and evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities in science and technology, with a comprehensive view of strategy, technology, commercial development, HR and finance issues offered by more than 20 experts in these fields. This program, combined with field projects in a unique form of blended learning, will also be offered as a SPOC (Small Private Open Course) to Master’s students from HEC Paris and École polytechnique.

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