European Management

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    European Management

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Management, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is designed to study and discuss present and historical managerial practices of European
    companies. Management theory and practice will be the focus. Students will be introduced to the
    specificity of the European business environment, including the European Union’s policies, and cultural
    influences on management in different European countries. Among the topics covered in the course,
    there are the history of management in Europe, innovation management, HR, project management,
    entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship practices, and corporate cultures of European enterprises and

    The concepts covered in the class will be illustrated with numerous case studies of European enterprises
    and successful European business leaders. A field visit to a startup incubator (Station F in Paris) and a
    meeting with managers from a French international company will complement the class activities and
    provide for a hands-on experience.

    It is expected that students will:
    – understand the influence of European history, European Union policies and cultural diversity of
    European countries on managerial practices in Europe
    – acquire a better understanding of the managerial practices considered successful in the
    European business environment
    – be better prepared to identify and evaluate opportunities for business endeavors, networking
    and knowledge transfer between their home-countries and European companies
    – be better prepared to build business relations and partnerships with European managers and

    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
    - explain the influence of the different elements of the European business environment on
    managerial practices in Europe
    - describe the characteristics of managerial and leadership styles practiced in European
    - compare and assess the impact of cultural diversity in Europe on managerial practices
    - debate about different approaches to management, their efficiency, and suitability depending
    on the societal, cultural and business contexts.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.


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