Specialized in education and research in management, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Programs, MBA, PhD, HEC Executive MBA, TRIUM Global Executive MBA and Executive Education open-enrolment and custom programs.
Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and founding member of ParisTech, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 115 professors, more than 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers and executives in training every year.
The Master in Management - Grande Ecole Program is designed for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field. The 1st academic year is comprised of general business courses; the 2nd academic year is devoted to the student’s area of specialization.
The school selects students that show the highest potential and then guides them towards the top careers in management. The vocation of the Grande Ecole program is therefore to train its students to become leaders, capable of anticipating changes in the world and of playing a responsible role within it.
HEC successfully meets this exciting challenge by:
- systematically registering all of the knowledge transmitted at HEC at the forefront of research, in all fields of management science;
- being up to date with the on-the-field practices and expectations of the businesses that the school has maintained extremely close relations with since its creation and developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills amongst the students;
- giving all its students the opportunity to have a more international outlook from the beginning and throughout their school life, whether this is through exchanges or double degrees or even on the campus itself, where more than 95 nationalities are brought together.
The Specialized Masters and MSc provide students with a specialization in a sector or a function. Lasting 8 to 12 months and taught full-time, they are aimed at candidates, with little or no professional experience, who have graduated from higher education in France or abroad, and wish to acquire an expertise in a specific field of management.
Six programs are offered in English: MSc in International Finance (with one option in Real Estate conferring a double degree with the University of Wisconsin), Masters in Strategic Management, MSc in International Business, MSc in Managerial & Financial Economics, MSc in Marketing, MSc in Sustainable Development.
Five programs are offered in French: Specialized Masters in International Law and Management, Specialized Masters for Entrepreneurs, Specialized Masters in Projects Management, Specialized Masters in Intelligence Marketing, Specialized Masters in Media Arts and Creation.
One program, two options: 16-month full-time MBA and 24-month part-time MBA.
The HEC MBA is divided into 2 phases. During the fundamental phase participants gain a solid foundation in 11 core business subjects. In the customized phase participants tailor the MBA to suit their individual career paths in selecting from a range of business concentrations, corporate experience and international exchanges.
Participants gain hands-on, practical experience through seminars integrated into the curriculum, such as the MBA Tournament and the off-campus leadership seminar at St-Cyr Military Academy.
The program offers participants a unique and valuable experience of being immersed in a student body of highly diverse nationalities, academic and professional backgrounds. Teamed with exceptionally talented peers, participants motivate each other to achieve, to realize their full potential and ultimately develop and sharpen their leadership skills.
A unique program: 8 majors • 5 locations • 1 single diploma
Specifically built to provide to the managers and to the executives around the world the opportunity to choose from eight majors, but also to follow their courses in five different international locations. The HEC Executive MBA is a program aimed toward senior executives around the world willing to accelerate and boost their career at the mid-term of their professional lives. The main values of our education program are based on strategy, change management, leadership and entrepreneurship.
The Executive MBA is conducted in Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, St. Petersburg and Doha and allows you to remain either in your home track throughout the program, or to take classes within different environments.
In order to fulfill the needs of the executives in today's world, we offer eight different majors: Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Differentiation and Innovation, Global Business Perspectives, Aerospace & Aviation Management in an Energy-Concerned Economy, Telecom & Digital Business, Services and Luxury Management. These majors will allow participants to specialize themselves in a specific field and increase their knowledge in various sectors.
TRIUM Global Executive MBA enables executives to understand the world, as it is today and will be tomorrow.
Ranked #3 Executive MBA worldwide by the Financial Times, it is a unique degree jointly awarded by 3 world-renowned universities: HEC Paris, London School of Economics & Political Science, New York University Stern School of Business.
Ranked #1 worldwide for Executive Education by the Financial Times, we offer trainings for business leaders and host over 8,500 executives and managers from the whole world. Our mission is to assist companies in training managers, future managers and leaders.
Our desire is to offer executive education programs specifically built for managers and executives. They allow you to put into perspective by revisiting your convictions, enrich you thanks to the diversity of the participants and offer proximity and access to corporate issues. HEC Executive Education relies on the excellence of the faculty of HEC Paris, the expertise of its external speakers and the international reputation of its research in order to offer to its customers a unique and unforgettable experience.
HEC Paris offers:
- a 4-year full-time doctoral program fully taught in English that meets the highest international standards
- a program which fosters originality, innovation and the ability to advance the frontier of management knowledge
- a first year dedicated to courses to give you a grasp of research skills and advanced conceptual frameworks in your field
- supervision by a world-class Faculty engaged in cutting-edge research
- placement at top-level academic institutions around the world.
The faculty is central to knowledge creation and dissemination at HEC. Our 115 permanent faculty (over half are from outside France) work on internationally acclaimed research in most of the major disciplines of management, reflecting the diversity of thought and cultures, the open-mindedness and the exacting intellectual standards promoted at HEC.
The permanent faculty is reinforced by 94 affiliate professors bringing their academic and professional skills to HEC's students and program participants, and 40 visiting professors each year who come to teach and carry out research alongside HEC's own professors.
All these professors enhance HEC's courses and programs through their research work, original teaching materials, and personal interaction with the business world; they contribute to corporate reflection on management issues and are involved in national and international scientific community debates.
At HEC Paris, companies find what they are looking for: interns, young graduates, MBA graduates, executive education programs, professors to work with on research or teaching projects. Drawing from this positive experience, some of them decide to support HEC's development and become HEC corporate partners.
- 2,000 internships
- 250 companies attending recruitment events on campus in 2012
- 18 Chairs and Center
- 47 HEC Foundation corporate partners
- 80 Club Campus partners
- 8,500 Executive Education participants
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2013 Spängler IQAM Prize, Best Paper Published in the Review of Finance, David Thesmar
19 September 2013
David Thesmar, HEC Paris Professor in Finance and also member of the Research Laborotary GREGHEC has won the prize of the “Best Paper Published in the Review of Finance” by the European Finance Association (EFA), for his article "Bottom-Up Corporate Governance" co-authored with Augustin Landier (TSE), Julien Sauvagnat (TSE), David Sraer (Princeton University).
Citations of Excellence Awards for 2013, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Kristine de Valck
11 August 2013
Professor Kristine de Valck, HEC Paris Associate Professor in Marketing has won one of the prestigious Citations of Excellence Awards for 2013. The prize delivered by Emerald Group Publishing Limited awarded Prof. De Valck for the article "Virtual communities: a marketing perspective" co-written with Gerrit H. van Bruggen, and Berend Wierenga.
This article has been chosen as one of the top 50 articles with proven impact since its publication date (2009 in this case to allow for citation impact to be accurately measured) from the top 300 management journals in the world, including Harvard Business Review; Journal of Finance; Journal of Marketing; Strategic Management Journal; MIT Sloan Management Review; Long Range Planning; Academy of Management Journal; and MIS Quarterly.
“Best Young Researcher” Award 2013 by the Fondation Banque de France, Philip Valta
1 August 2013
Philip Valta, HEC Paris Assistant Professor in Finance and also member of the Research Laborotary GREGHEC has won the prize of the “Best Young Researcher” by the Fondation Banque de France, for his article “Financing Investment : The Choice between Bonds and Bank Loans” co-authored with Erwan Morellec and Alexei Zhdanov.
Alberto Alemanno won the Best Paper Award in Intellectual Property Law
21 June 2013
Alberto Alemanno is Associate Professor of Law at HEC Paris and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law & Risk Regulation. His article, co-authored with Enrico Bonadio (City University, London) and titled “An Analysis of Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products under EU Intellectual Property Law” has won the 1st prize in the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) Award Competition.
The "Best Paper Award" is conferred to the author(s) of a full paper presented at the conference, selected by the Program/Conference Chairs based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee, and paper presentation quality, assessed by session chairs at the conference venue.
Syntec Management Consulting 'Best Published Academic Paper'
9 April 2013
Category : "Opérations, gestion, contrôle/ SI"
Shirish Srivastava, HEC, for his article "Contract performance in offshore systems development: the role of control mechanisms", Journal of Management Information Systems.
2013 Best Young Researcher Award, from the Europlace Institue of Finance
26 March 2013
This award is intended to promote researchers in finance, and especially youth, to be published in the best international journals.
2012 Winner, Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award of the BPS division of the Academy of Management
1 August 2012
In August 2012, Tomasz Obloj, Professor at HEC's Strategy and Business Policy department obtained the Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Academy of Management for his thesis entitled: "Incentive Life-Cycles: The Role of Learning, Ability, and Cognitive Biases in the Division of Value within Firms".
His dissertation draws on the economic theory of incentives, value-based models of strategy and the behavioral theory of the firm, to explore how the dynamics of organizational incentive regimes and cognitive biases affect the division of value within firms: between a firm and its employees.