Business & Climate Change
June 22 - July 3, 2020.
WHY THIS SUMMER PROGRAM?
- Learn to deal with real life cases and improve your knowledge of the energy industry.
- Accessible to students of all backgrounds who wish to have an impact on the global governmental and environmental landscape by thinking about energy in new and progressive ways.
- Unparalleled opportunity to collaborate with peers as part of a student work group.
- Final presentation to jury of renowned professionals including the Chief Economist of Deloitte France.
- Created and taught by leading professors and experts in energy and finance.
- HEC’s Master in International Finance has been ranked as the best in the world by the FT for the past 5 years.
If you wish to understand the future of energy and global economic trends, this summer program will give you an acute insight into the problems faced by the energy industry in the 21st century and the varying impact of different prospective solutions.
Through interactive seminars with the lead professor and expert guest speakers, students will explore the reasons behind the ongoing shifts in energy consumption and production. Detailed classroom discussions will explore critical questions, such as, but not limited to, the following:
- The 20th century is considered as “the century of hydrocarbons and nuclear energy”; will the 21st century move away from both to become the century of renewable energy?
- Are the agreements governing our global economy a cause or a result of excessive carbon emissions?
- How will the rise of new oil, gas and renewable energy resources change the face of the world?
- How will International Relations surrounding energy change with the shift of Russia’s gas exports toward Asia, or with the Middle East becoming the main destination of its resources?
- Will long-term importers, such as the U.S., become major exporters?
- In 20 years, what will the energy market look like?
- Are we headed towards a completely deregulated and global market, or a patchwork of largely re-regulated demand areas and decentralized market designs? What will the consequences of either outcome be?
This program is geared towards university students, preferably in the final year of their bachelor’s degree, as well as Masters students seeking to better understand the energy sector in a world where the landscape of energy resources is changing faster than ever. Students will work in teams on a group project concerning critical topics in the field of energy.
Upon successful completion of the summer program, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the organisation of the energy industry, its regulations and market drivers.
- Understand the geopolitical conflicts surrounding energy resources (oil and gas, coal and mining)
- Identify producer and end-user strategies
- Recognize commodity price formation mechanisms
Students will be assessed based on the following:
- Case studies
- Class participation
- Final presentation of group case study in front of a Jury comprising corporate executives, bankers, private equity investors or HEC Professors.
Successful completion of the program leads to the award of 7 ECTS credits*.
(*) All students are encouraged to consult their home institution to validate credit transfer.