[Interview] Hear from our Undergraduate Programmes Director
Dr. Maximilian Hoell FHEA, our Undergraduate Programmes Director since last September, brings a wealth of academic programme leadership and research experience to ensure the rigour of our undergraduate programmes ; the Bachelor's in Economics and Management and the one semester Law Track.
Maximilian teaches Global Contemporary Issues and Political Sciences modules at the London campus, where he has also been serving as the Academic Lead for Social Sciences and Law since 2019.
Hear what Maximilian has to say in the below interview* about the interdisciplinary curriculum, dynamic teaching methods and endless possibilities of the the Bachelor's in Economics and Management – ‘The best of Paris Education in the heart of London’.
* article in Avenue des Ecoles written in French / additional questions in English below
- What is your vision for the BEM programme’s future?
The BEM has been a tremendous success since it first launched. We currently welcome some 250 students in London, most of whom are French. Going forward, we hope to internationalise the student body; that is, to attract a greater number of non-French students from the UK and from across the world.
- How the BEM provides tomorrow’s in-demand skills that students will need?
When you look at some of the greatest challenges facing the world today – whether it’s Covid-19, climate change, or conflict between nations – it’s clear that these challenges require interdisciplinary talent to address them. The BEM is designed for students with an international outlook – students who seek to contribute to resolving the big challenges facing society today and tomorrow. That’s why our curriculum is so interdisciplinary, comprising not only “Economics and Management” (though our students obviously earn a specialist degree in this field), but also subjects like “Sociology”, “Ecological Challenges”, and “Global Contemporary Issues”. Our curriculum also emphasis language skills and employability skills to give our students a competitive edge in the job market as truly cross-cultural operators.
- What is the most rewarding part of being academic director?
By far the most rewarding part of the job is to help students succeed in their objectives. The huge variety of careers and further study programmes that our students go on to pursue is simply fascinating. Besides the more typical Master’s at Dauphine - PSL, some of our recent students are now pursuing a double MA in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Peking University; a Master’s in climate change at Imperial College London or a Double Master’s in International Policies and Global Politics at Malaga University and MGIMO Moscow while others have chosen to establish their own businesses. These success stories clearly demonstrate the value of our interdisciplinary curriculum.
Published on 1 December 2021