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HEC Paris Facts

  • HEC has 90% international students from more than 50 different nationalities
  • Students can exchange with many top b-schools including LSE, Wharton, and NUS
  • HEC Paris is located on a 300-acre wooded campus, 20km South West of Paris
  • HEC Paris has a global alumni network of over 50,000 individuals

Application Essay Questions

  • Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the HEC MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine a life entirely different from the one you now lead, what would it be? (250 words)
  • Please choose from one of the following essays: (250 words)
  1. What monument or site would you advise a first-time visitor to your country or city to discover, and why?
  2. Certain books, movies or plays have had an international success that you believe to be undeserved. Choose an example and analyse it.
  3. What figure do you most admire and why? You may choose from any field (arts, literature, politics, business, etc).
  • Is there any additional information you would like to share with us? (900 words)

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"There are a range of scholarships available for participants carrying out the MBA at HEC Paris"

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Application Deadlines

The HEC MBA Program has adopted an online, rolling admissions process which allows participants to proactively manage their application throughout the entire process.

For information on how to apply click here or to go straight to the online application form here.

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About the HEC MBA

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The HEC MBA (Full-Time, Part-Time)

HEC Paris MBA: a leading global MBA

HEC Paris is Europe’s premier Business School. With more Alumni in CEO positions than any other continental Business School, it is the Alma Mater of CEOs in Europe, with the CEOs of BestBuy, L’Oreal, Kering, Lafarge, AXA and the Executive Vice President of Havas Worldwide hailing from HEC Paris, to name but a few.

As well as gaining access to our Alumni network of 50,000 worldwide, our students benefit from HEC Paris’ proximity to La Défense, the epicenter of European Business with the highest concentration of Multinational Corporation headquarters on the continent. Our MBA students are at the forefront of Business innovation, acting as ‘connectors’ for international businesses and implementing their global strategy locally around the globe.  

As one of the founding members and the only Business School of the Paris-Saclay Innovation Cluster - ranked as one of the most influential Innovation Clusters in the world - HEC Paris has an important role to play in Business Innovation. Paris-Saclay brings HEC Paris together with top French research institutions and businesses, allowing our students to draw upon their expertise.

Our students constantly come into contact with different backgrounds throughout the MBA program: our 200-strong student body is made up of 90% international students, with a wide range of academic and professional experiences.

At HEC Paris, we offer two different MBA options to our students: Full-time (12 or 16 months) or Part-time (one week a month over 18-24 months).  Our curriculum, redesigned in partnership with Bain and Company, has two phases: the Fundamental and the Customized Phase. The Fundamental Phase provides our students with advanced knowledge in essential business disciplines and comprises 11 core courses, a language course, Leadership Development, and Career Building and Coaching. Students thus acquire the key skills that are essential in carving out a career in business. The Customized Phase is more flexible in nature, giving participants the opportunity to tailor their MBA by choosing from a range of electives and fieldwork projects or by taking part in an International Exchange.

At HEC Paris MBA, the focus is on learning by doing. Students are given many opportunities to practice their leadership skills outside of the classroom with events such as the student-organized MBA Tournament and the Off-Campus Leadership Seminar at the elite St Cyr military academy. Our students graduate with an adaptable skillset which can be molded to fit any position in any company worldwide, as our Careers Management Center works to prepare students for their lifelong career and not just their first job after graduation.

Our ability to create Business leaders has been proven: 90% of our graduating class finds work within 3 months of graduation, with Amazon, Google, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey and L’Oréal amongst our top MBA recruiters.

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