HEC Paris

Founded in 1881, HEC Paris has built itself on three core values: academic excellence, a strong sense of community and a commitment to diversity. Thanks to these values, the school has developed into one of the world’s best business schools, as showcased in top international rankings. By training tomorrow's business leaders, academic researchers and entrepreneurs, we aim to be the architects of a responsible world with a positive impact on business and society.

HEC Paris enjoys a longstanding tradition of educating the leaders who are at the forefront of business. The school has graduated more CEOs of Fortune Global 500 companies than any other university in Europe, according to the 2017 Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index.

Fuel your career transformation with regular campus visits by top recruiters from some of the world’s most sought-after companies, and by regularly scheduled events with our prestigious network of over 60,000 alumni.

HEC Paris MBA, one of the top ranking MBA programs in the world, provides the ideal environment for students to realize their full potential and to become future business leaders.

Our 16-month program gives students the ideal amount of time to digest new information and build their CV through internships and specialized courses without keeping them out of the workforce for too long. The size of our cohort – limited to under 300 students – guarantees a personalized learning experience that prioritizes our students and their goals.

The HEC Paris MBA paves the way for career transformation. Many of our students succeed in changing their career paths, whether it is by sector, function or location. Among our 2019 graduates, 80 percent changed at least two of these three elements, while 39 percent changed all three aspects of their career.

As an MBA student, you will transform in other ways – our 93 percent international student body enriches the overall experience of our program, shaping your view points and preparing you to work with people from many different backgrounds and cultures. A rigorous combination of academic theory combined with learning-by-doing activities will stretch your limits, and thoroughly prepare you for the real world of business.

HEC Paris was ranked #1 Business School in Europe and #3 worldwide for the International Executive MBA by the Financial Times in 2020. Our participants represent the cream of the corporate crop, averaging 15 years of high-performance management experience upon entry. The program will transform your career trajectory -- whether you want to join the C-suite, change sectors, or create your own business.

The 15-18 month degree program features four key components - Core Courses, Leadership Development, Specializations and a Capstone Project, allowing you to generalize, specialize, and customize the program to fit your specific goals. Our focus on leadership, strategy, and the global business environment ensures our participants a profound understanding of the social, economic, and environmental aspects of international business, as well as the skills required put their visions into action.

The international mobility option enables you to complete part of the program in industry hubs around the world, and is a defining feature of the HEC Paris Executive MBA. Learn how to analyze company dynamics and put corporate functions into context through case studies and strategic audits. Explore decision-making and change management, and develop new business strategies, models, and processes.

Working for Amazon, Hilary Matson had already achieved what many MBA students dream of. But Hilary wanted to be an entrepreneur and used the HEC Paris MBA to launch her own sustainable travel startup

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Clare Cartwright used the HEC Paris MBA to pivot her career to the fashion capital of the world, landing a job with Vestiaire Collective, the online fashion marketplace tackling fast fashion

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Mathieu Meyer is an estate director for an LVMH vineyard in Southern France's Côte d'Azur, a role which is the culmination of a lifelong ambition. The HEC Paris Executive MBA helped him get there

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Joseph Boutros had no consulting experience before he joined the HEC Paris MBA. Since graduating, he's landed roles at Bain and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

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FT Ranking: 7

Number Of Graduates Per Year: 280

Average Age: 30

Average Years Of Work Experience: 6

Female: 34%

Course Length: 16 months

Learning Format: Full Time

Start Dates: September or January

Application Deadlines: Rolling admissions

Employment: 92% employed within 3 months

Admissions Requirements: Minimum of 2 years work experience, GMAT, GRE, 2 interviews, English test  

Nationalities In Class: 60 

Tuition: €78,000

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FT Ranking: 3

Number Of Graduates Per Year: 250

Average Age: 38

Average Years of Work Experience: 14

Female: 30%

Course Length: 15-18 months

Learning Format: Part-time, either 2 days per week (Friday & Saturday) or in a modular format (9 days every other month)

Start Dates: January, February, March, September, November

Application Deadlines: Rolling admissions

Participants Who Get a Raise By Graduation: 70%

Admissions Requirements: Minimum of 8 years work experience,  GMAT, GRE, or in-house HEC management test, interview, English test (for non-native speakers)  

Nationalities In Class: 50 

Tuition: €86,000

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