Non Technical Courses
Business / Spring 2013 - Business Simulation
- Through the use of a complex interactive business simulation in which teams manage virtual companies in a high-tech business arena, students will gain practical insights into the realities of running a business. Unlike single subject courses, this simulation requires to students to make decisions within the context of interacting disciplines. Student will also come to understand the interdependence of companies through buy/sell and risk-sharing negotiations within a changing supply chain model.
Entrep / Fall 2013 - Entrepreneurship and Capital-Venture
- This course is designed to familiarize students with the practices and underlying issues surrounding the founding and funding of entrepreneurial ventures. This involves learning about the key decisions to be made by the entrepreneur and the relationship between the venture capital provider and the entrepreneur. How do they come to a deal ? What are their respective strategies ? What is the process ?
GreenIT / Fall 2013 - Sustainable ICT's
Sustainable development is today an increasingly strategic issue for many companies. In the field of Information and Communications Technologies, Green-IT must play an important role in the collective attention spans to preserve the environment, to control energy consumption and ensure their own sustainable development.
The expected benefits are sufficiently significant so that the principal actors attack the subject. For manufacturers and operators in the sector, this issue is reflected by specific concerns about
the fate of equipment, terminals and services expected to be developed and marketed.To address these concerns,companies today require engineers and managers with a culture of
sustainable development and knowledge of innovative methods for designing products and services that integrate the ecological constraint.
The course Sustainable ICT'sfocuses on Green IT that’s to say ICT which the design or usage can reduce the negative effects of human activities on the environment. Two main goals characterize this course:
- Enable students to develop a culture of sustainable development so that they can put into practice and decision criteria of their future careers as engineers or managers. This is a first level of training (general), corresponding to awareness sessions and knowledge acquisition on all issues of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.
- To propose a specific module on the Green IT and eco-design. This is a second level of training: through case studies, it aims to provide conceptual and methodological tools to integrate the constraints of sustainable development in innovation.
Innov / Fall 2013 - Innovation & new product development
- This course will present the management frameworks and tools used in the product development process. It is intended to give students the understanding of the processes that they will be exposed to as they take up responsibilities associated with the development of technology, product or services.
Law / Spring 2013 - General introduction to law : contracts, setting up a business
- To acquire basic legal knowledge
- To have an overview about company set up
- To learn about the majors principles of contract law
ManagIntro / Fall 2013 - Introduction to management
- Most graduates aspire to enter management ; other find management thrust upon them. This course will introduce participants to the role and practice of management from the perspective of the new manager. Through lectures, exercises and case studies, participants will understand and experience some of what it is to be a manager today.
ProjMan / Spring 2013 - Project management
- In all areas, professional activities are often formalized into Projects. This trend in even stronger and more evident in today's environment, which is increasingly international with off-shoring and which develops new inter-enterprise dependencies with out-tasking and outsourcing. Communication within and outside the enterprise also becomes key. In order to better manage and control those Projects, Enterprises often evolve from a Functional organization to a Matrix organization. The Project Management Profession becomes a key element of the new Enterprise Model. This course aims at introducing the different Project Management concepts and techniques. For the students, it is an opportunity to increase their efficiency when joining a Project Team. This course should also allow an improved understanding of the business aspects, and may trigger some thinking on future career choices.
Property / Fall 2013 - Intellectual property law
- To master the fundamentals of intellectual property
- To discern and anticipate risks related to IP
SATT / Spring 2013 - Sociological Approaches of Telecom Technologies
- Contemporary works in the sociology of Technology offer numerous critics of the classical divide between technical and social features. It has been shown that the success or failure of technical innovations rests on their capacity to integrate various organizational and interactional features. This course aims at providing students with a general background in the sociology of ICTs. The main goal is to gain a better understanding of ICT's uses or resistance to change in firms. Various case studies of ICT's uses and innovations, either in professional or ordinary, mundane contexts, will be discussed. Drawing from those studies, the course presents an array of methods of methods for qualitative data collection and analysis.
TeamLead / Fall 2013 - Personal Development and Team Leadership
- The overall aim of the program is to enable the student to achieve their potential and increase the performance of both themselves and their team members, both now and in the future. The objectives are to gain the essential awareness and skills necessary to fulfil responsibilities as a member of a team and potential team leader. By the end of the program the participant will: Become more aware of personality types, peoples? preferences, needs, motivations, and strengths Understand you own preferences & needs, and develop multi-step career/life goals Appreciate cultural diversity within teams; understand the role of a team member and team leader Have received a range of tools to help the participant to perform well within a team, and in their life Get a bigger picture of how organizations and people learn and develop Develop a career/life plan that combines your strengths, needs, to create credibility to achieve goals