Key Features

HEC Paris’ Master in Management (MiM) is the international students’ gateway to the prestigious Grande Ecole program and a fantastic world of opportunities.

HEC Paris Master in Management key features

World-Class Student Body

The Grande Ecole program is designed for high potential students from all backgrounds with little or no professional experience, driven to become influential leaders in tomorrow’s world.

Our 2014 intake included students from more than 40 nationalities, with half coming from outside Europe.

The HEC Paris Grande Ecole Master in Management program is designed for high potential students from all backgrounds with little or no professional experience

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A Unique Two-Phase Curriculum to Boost Your Career

The Grande Ecole curriculum is divided into a generalist phase and a specialization phase. The first phase concentrates on business fundamentals, while the second one focuses on acquiring expertise around the professional goals of the student. The nature of the specialization determines the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive: Management, Management & Business Law, Management and Public Affairs.

This unique curriculum structure enables students to acquire both an excellent grounding in general management and an expertise in a specific field. We firmly believe this combination is the key success factor in training future leaders and making a lasting impact on the careers of our students. In fact, our graduates combine the rare ability to grasp the ‘global picture’ in all situations, a deep understanding that only experts can truly reach.

The program consists of:

  • in M1: mandatory foundation courses in general management, electives and a managerial behavior seminar
  • in M2: a specialization, an optional certificate and an in-depth research paper.

Moreover, the Grande Ecole program perfectly balances the development of practical leadership and professional skills with the more theoretical requirements, such as a final research paper within the specialization. Students are trained to become decision-makers, while focusing on the academic specialization that they choose in light of their professional goals. With the diversity of courses and specializations available, students can develop expertise in several areas of business administration, shape their career plans, all while preparing their entry into the business world through company internships.

A Wide Range of Specializations

In M2, students have access to a wide range of specializations, which then determine the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive:

  • Master in Management: Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Financial Economics, Quantitative Economics, Entrepreneurship, etc.
  • Master in Public Affairs: Public Policy, International Relations, Diplomacy
  • Master in Business Law
  • Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation
  • Master in Journalism (taught in French only)
  • Master in Media, Arts & Creation (taught in French only)
  • Master in Cognitive Sciences (with ENS Ulm)

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Exceptional International Academic Opportunities

The Grande Ecole program offers numerous international opportunities such as :

  • International exchanges among a wide network of partners on all continents (including Babson College, Cornell University, Fudan University, London School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics,…)
  • Double Degree programs in Management with leading institutions such as the MIT (USA), FGV (Brasil), GSOM (Russia), IIM Ahmedabad (India), Tsinghua University (China), Keio Business School (Japan), ESADE (Spain), University of St.Gallen (Switzerland), Bocconi (Italy), TUM (Germany).
  • Double Degree programs in Public Affairs with the following institutions: Georgetown University (USA), MGIMO University (Russia), Freie Universität of Berlin (Germany, program taught in German), SciencesPo Paris (France).
  • Double Degree programs in Business Law with Georgetown University (USA) or Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France, program taught in French).
  • The CEMS joint degree, as HEC Paris is one of the co-founder of the CEMS alliance.

HEC Paris is also the co-founder of two global alliances (CEMS and PIM), and an active member of the GNAM (Global Network for Advanced Management, founded by Yale University).

The HEC Paris Grande Ecole Master in Management program offers numerous international opportunities

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9 Optional Certificates to Enhance your Expertise

On top of their Major, MiM Students will have the opportunity to complete one of the nine HEC Certificates and deepen their knowledge in a specific area of business. At the very end of the MiM curriculum, our Certificates aim to provide our students with a more in-depth perspective and a firmer grasp of the topic they choose, ideally propelling them into the business world after completion of their study.

Certificates entail the equivalent of 100 contact hours, and include projects, as well as other business assignments:

Top Career Opportunities

Graduates from the MiM program will find themselves with a wealth of opportunities and choices regarding their career path. Destined for success with 98% finding employment after 3 months in a diverse variety of sectors.  A popular choice for HEC MiM graduates is consulting or financial services but graduates can follow a multitude of routes, ranging from real estate to high technology. Opportunities are also global for MiM graduates with 39% finding a job outside their home country.

Students at HEC benefit from the schools international network, great connections with companies and excellent career department. The career service helps our students formulate and achieve their professional projects through services such as the 6-step career roadmap and the numerous career events organized on campus.

A World-renowned Program

The Financial Times has ranked the HEC Paris Master in Management #2 worldwide in 2015

The Financial Times has ranked the HEC Paris Master in Management number 2 worldwide in 2015 (see the article).