May 20, 2015
Would you like to become an entrepreneur or improve your entrepreneurial skills? Then you’ll definitely be interested in the new EDUlib courses (in French).
The EDUlib concept – free, accessible knowledge for everyone – represents a way for HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and the Université de Montréal to reach a broad audience and share the knowledge they already provide for their students from Quebec, elsewhere in Canada and around the world.
Starting on May 25, the Réussir sa création d’entreprise – l’approche SynOpp course, given by Full-time Lecturer Claude Ananou, will look at the practical aspects of the different steps involved in starting a successful business. It is intended for anyone, with or without experience, interested in taking this daring step.
In September, the Comprendre les états financierscourse, given by Full Professor Louise Martel, will be offered offline. It will show students how to properly read financial statements and use basic analytical tools. You’ll come away with a new understanding of the balance sheet, the comprehensive income statement, the statement of shareholders’ equity and the cash flow statement.
In November, the Décisions financières et gestion budgétaire course, given by professors Sophie Tessier and Michel Vézina, will improve your understanding of the role and structure of budgets, how to use budgets to evaluate the impact of business decisions on a firm’s financial performance, and their usefulness in monitoring operations.
Lastly, this fall, the Gestion des conflits course will be offered offline. Given by Full Professor Jean Poitras, the course offers an analytical and response model to help defuse organizational conflicts, with a number of specific strategies.
Anyone can enrol for free at www.edulib.org. The website also outlines the objectives of the courses offered and profiles of the professors giving them.
“EDUlib lets us come up with new ways of teaching and offering courses to people who don’t usually have access to higher education, for practical or financial reasons,” explains Jean Talbot, Director of the Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre and Full Professor in the Department of Information Technologies at HEC Montréal. “It’s a unique opportunity for us to reach out to the international French-speaking community.”