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HEC Paris Facts

  • HEC has 85% international students from more than 45 different nationalities
  • HEC students can exchange with many top schools including LBS, Wharton, Duke etc
  • HEC is located on a 300-acre wooded campus, 20K SW of Paris
  • HEC has a global alumni network of over 47,000 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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The HEC MBA (Full-Time, Part-Time)

HEC Paris MBA: Europe’s Premier Business School

With more Alumni in CEO positions than any other continental Business School, HEC Paris is the Alma Mater of CEOs in Europe: many multinational companies such as L’Oréal, Kering and BestBuy are led by HEC Paris MBA Alumni, and 11 of the CAC40 (the 40 highest market caps on the Paris stock exchange) have an HEC alumnus at their head.

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 MNC 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.  

Throughout their MBA program, our students constantly come into contact with different backgrounds and nationalities: our 200-strong student body is made up of 85% international students, whilst the course itself also offers opportunities for international exposure. Our thorough and selective Admissions process ensures that we attract only the highest potential candidates, whilst also making sure that our student body is as diverse as it is talented.

Our new curriculum, redesigned in partnership with Bain and Company, has two phases: the Fundamental and the Customized Phase. During the Fundamental Phase, students are taught key business concepts as our top-quality teaching ensures that our students attain a solid knowledge. During the Customized Phase, students are able to benefit from the flexible nature of the program and tailor their MBA to meet their individual professional goals, choosing from a range of Fieldwork Projects, electives and specializations. They also have the opportunity to partake in an International Exchange or Double Degree - we have over 40 alliances with leading institutions around the world, including MIT, London School of Economics and NUS.

At HEC Paris MBA, the focus is on experiential learning. 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 anywhere in the world, as our Careers Management Center works to prepare students for their lifelong career and not just their first job after graduation.

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 by MIT Technology Review - HEC Paris has an important role to play in Business Innovation. Paris-Saclay brings HEC Paris together with top French research companies and businesses, allowing our students to draw upon their expertise. Our newly redesigned Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialization within the MBA program works to give our students the knowledge and experience needed to launch their own successful start-ups; a process aided by our new eLab which unites cutting-edge technology with world-leading expertise in a space where budding entrepreneurs meet to share ideas.

Our ability to create Business leaders has been proven: 89% of our 2013 graduating class found work within 3 months of graduation, with Amazon, McKinsey and Unilever amongst our top MBA recruiters.

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