MSc Strategic Management Career Paths

HEC Paris is a unique gateway towards the highest careers in the environment of strategy.

Employment Statistics

HEC Paris MSc Strategic Management employment statistics

Annual employment survey, 2016 graduates

Career Opportunities

MSc Strategic Management graduates are well-prepared for careers in:

  • Strategy consulting
  • Strategic departments of large manufactoring and services companies
    A large number of French and foreign companies feature a Strategy Development and Planning Division, responsible for determining key development areas, FDI policy and mergers & acquisitions for the company according to the firm’s specific competencies, key factors for success, market trends and competitors.
  • Investment Banking and Private Funds
    Mergers and acquisitions, investment banking and corporate finance are explored in detail throughout the program. As a result, students are able to apply for analyst positions thanks to their strong understanding of markets, competitors and products, and their skills in corporate finance. The skills students develop provide them with a strong foundation for a career as an analyst.
  • Venture-Capital and Financing of Innovation
    Funding and support for high tech entrepreneurs requires the analysis of potential technologies and markets as new business models.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Accenture
  • A.T.Kearney
  • Bain & Company
  • Barclays
  • BearingPoint
  • BNP Paribas
  • Booz & Company
  • Capgemini Consulting
  • Coca Cola Company
  • Deloitte
  • EADS
  • EDF
  • EY
  • Groupon
  • HSBC
  • LVMH
  • Mars & Co
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Michelin
  • Orange
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Roland Berger
  • Rocket Internet
  • Sanofi
  • Société Générale
  • Solvay
  • Stanwell Consulting
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Unibail-Rodamco
  • ...

Alumni profiles


Yujie Tag
Class of 2016
Business Analyst
McKinsey & Company, Singapore


Carolina Oliveira 
Class of 2016
Associate Consultant
Bain & Company, London


Marcel Holzapfel
Class of 2015
The Boston Consulting Group, Munich


Aritz Zamacola 
Class of 2015
Roland Berger, Paris


Adam Rid
Class of 2015
The Boston Consulting Group, Berlin


William Advinin
Class of 2014
McKinsey & Company, Paris


Alexander Odintsov
Class of 2014
Senior Associate Consultant
Bain & Company, Moscow


Ian-Anthony Zouari Gordon-Pullar
Class of 2014
Strategic Planning Analytics Associate
Facebook, Dublin


Xun Zhao,
Class of 2014
Investment Banking Analyst
BNP Parisbas, Hong Kong


Stéphanie Abels 
Class of 2015
Corporate Development M&A
Credit Suisse, Zurich


Emeric Fossorier
Class of 2016
Associate Consultant 
Bain & Company, Paris


Ariane Hamaide
Class of 2013
Project Team Leader
The Boston Consulting Group, New York


Biana Giller
Class of 2013
IBD Associate
Deutsche Bank, London


Class of 2013
Engagement Manager
McKinsey & Company, Vienna


John Loveday
Class of 2016
Strategy executive
EY, London 


Yegor Bryukhanov 
Class of 2014
Investment Banking Analyst
Merrill Lynch, London


Tarik Elgoutni
Class of 2013
Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Sanofi, Paris


Sheldon D'Souza
Class of 2014
Strategy Consultant
A.T. Kearney, UAE


Juliette Kaufmann
Class of 2013
Oliver Wyman, Zurich


Alex Flinois
Class of 2015
Global Program Manager
Google, Dublin


Sven Ruf
Class of 2015
Senior Consultant
Roland Berger, Munich


Isabella Lennhag
Class of 2015
J.P. Morgan, Geneva


Frederick Michna
Class of 2015
A.T. Kearney, Düsseldorf


Xiaoxiao Ding
Class of 2013
Senior Consultant
Capgemini Consulting, Paris

Recent Alumni
  • Michele Panzeri
    Michele Panzeri

    Italian, Associate at McKinsey & Company, New York

    MSc Strategic Management , Class of 2013. Previously at Bocconi University

  • Kathrin Butschek
    Kathrin Butschek

    German, Associate at Oliver Wyman, Munich

    MSc Strategic Management, Class of 2014. Previously at WHU Otto Beisheim

  • Alexander Odintsov
    Alexander Odintsov

    Russian, Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, Moscow

    MSc Strategic Management , Class of 2014. Previously at Higher School of Economics

  • Ibrahim Saleh
    Ibrahim Saleh

    Lebanese, Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, Dubai

    MSc Strategic Management, Class of 2015. Previously at Lebanese University

  • Silas Walton
    Silas Walton

    British, Founder & CEO of WATCH XCHANGE (Luxury Goods)

    MSc Strategic Management , Class of 2013. Previously at University College London

  • Jérémy Seguy
    Jérémy Seguy

    French, Senior Consultant at A.T. Kearney, Paris

    MSc Strategic Management , Class of 2014. Previously at University of California, Berkeley

What recruiters say about our students


Bertrand POINTEAU, Partner – Bain & Company

HEC graduates come very well prepared to our company and perform extremely well. We count HEC graduates in many Bain offices and at every level of our consulting staff, including many in our senior leadership . We recruit outstanding talents from HEC, for all our offices worldwide.  Our most recent HEC hires will join a wide range of offices in and beyond Europe, from Tokyo to Sao Paulo and the Middle East. We value HEC graduates’ excellent communications skills, their critical thinking and problem solving abilities, their integrative view of management and their international orientation. 


Quentin Lambert, McKinsey 

At McKinsey, we aim at recruiting candidates who are not only great problem solvers, but who also have entrepreneurial drive, excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, and strong international exposure. We are deeply convinced that we can find those amazing and international candidates at HEC, where we have recruited for years and for our whole firm ! 


Guillaume de Montchalin, The Boston Consulting Group 

We choose to recruit HEC Paris Master's students because they are very talented and performing people eager to learn and have meaningful impact.
HEC Graduates succeed thanks to their unique passion and talent for innovation and their critical role in developing BCG's next breakhrough ideas: more than 250 consultants, including 20 partners, work and succeed at BCG worldwide.


João Sarmento de Matos, Deutsche Bank 

At Deutsche Bank , we have a history of recruiting from this campus and have a large network of HEC alumni within the company, not just in the Paris office but also in London. Ultimately, it comes down to a combination of elite preparation, a diverse student population and ambitious, intelligent people.


Camille Guingand, PWC 

We choose HEC because it’s a recognized business school known worldwide.
We have a lot of HEC alumni in our offices and we have worked with HEC for a long time.


Estelle Bureau-Gillet, EY

HEC Paris students’ academic excellence means we know they are already at a very good level when they leave the school.

They have a high capacity to learn and adapt, and this, combined with their academic and analytic ability, is exactly what we look for when hiring.


Tina Challita, Deloitte 

HEC is one of the top business schools in Europe and we have many HEC alumni at Deloitte. Based on the excellent alumni performance in the past, Deloitte is trying to recruit more and more HEC graduates, especially given the diversity of HEC students.

Close Ties with the Business World

The Career Department


Located at the heart of the school, the career department strives to help students build their career plan and to provide the best possible internship and job opportunities.

To do so, we have designed a 6-step career roadmap, which aims at helping our students explore their options, understand the job market and their personal priorities, and give them all the tools to achieve their goals.

On top of that, we also provide our students with up-to-date job & internship opportunities and organize many events throughout the year: company presentations, seminars, conferences, round tables, mock interviews with recruiters, career fairs...

6 key services are provided:

  • Career advice
  • Networking with Alumni
  • Company events
  • Career workshops
  • Internship and job offers
  • Handling of compulsory work experience requirements.

Finally, we also connect our students with inspiring alumni, not only through a dedicated Alumni Fair in January, but also within the frame of a mentoring program.

Read an interview with Marguerite Gallant, Head of the HEC UK Office: Working in the United Kingdom and an article about the annual Dior Afterwork marketing Event

Read also Denisa Pop's experience of the European Inside LVMH Event

Career Fairs and Networking Events





Company presentations

Throughout the year

Recruitment, internships and information

Companies from all sectors

Conferences, seminars, round tables

Throughout the year

Information on recruitment related topics

Recognized experts in their field

Company lunches and rotation dinners

Throughout the year

Information on functions

Companies from all sectors

Finance networking event


Information on functions in finance

HEC Alumni

International Finance Forum


Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international financial institutions

Consulting networking event


Information on functions in consulting

HEC Alumni

Legal and Fiscal Forum


Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international law firms

International Consulting Forum


Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international consulting firms

Marketing networking event


Information on functions in marketing

HEC Alumni

HEC Alumni Forum


Information on functions and sectors

HEC Alumni from all sectors

Career fair "Les Carrefours"


Recruitment, internships and information

Around 120 companies from all sectors and around 40 start-up

Internships Fair


Internships and information

Companies from all sectors

Examples of Companies Attending HEC Job Fairs

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Bain & Company
  • Barclays Capital
  • BASF
  • Bloomberg
  • BNP Paribas
  • Coca Cola
  • Crédit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EY
  • G.E. (General Electric)
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Henkel
  • J P Morgan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • L’Oréal
  • Linklaters LLP
  • LVMH
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Michelin
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nestlé
  • Oliver Wyman
  • Orange
  • Pepsico
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Renault
  • Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Rothschild
  • Safran
  • Total
  • Unilever
  • White & Case
  •  ...

Entrepreneurship at HEC Paris

HEC offers a vibrant environment for would-be and young entrepreneurs, including weekly events and talks, world-class challenges, a dedicated entrepreneurial lab on campus and co-working spaces in Paris. Many students develop exciting ideas for new businesses before, during and after their time at HEC Paris.

The HEC Incubator helps participants manage the start-up risks that setting up a new firm might entail, so that they can pursue their ambitions with greater ambition.

The Incubator program involves workshops and active mentoring from the Faculty and Alumni, and includes a Social Entrepreneurship Track. It is supported by a three-step pre-incubation phase: throughout the ‘Introducing Entrepreneurship’, ‘Sandbox’ and ‘Springboard’ steps, participants can gather constructive feedbacks on their ideas before deciding whether to submit them for full Incubator selection.

Seventeen Chairs and Centers

Strongly backed by leading firms, the seventeen chairs and centers ensure that the content of our courses are both in line with the latest research and the needs of today’s recruiters.

Pursuing higher studies after a one-year program (MS/MSc)

The Bologna Process aims at facilitating comparisons and compatibility between higher education systems in Europe. HEC Paris’ MS and MSc programs have a one-year duration and account for 75 ECTS credits (MS) or 90 ECTS credits (MSc). They provide strategic, technical and operational skills to students who want to kick-start their career. Students willing to pursue higher studies after these programs should verify the ECTS requirements: it is not guaranteed that one-year / less than 120 ECTS credits programs will be recognized for such purposes.