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
  • ...

Strategic Management Alumni, Where Are They Now?

  • P. Aloi (2013 graduate), Senior Associate, The Boston Consulting Group, Malaysia
  • Q. Lefebvre (2012 graduate), Executive Assistant – Procurement Strategy, Airbus
  • A. Gohl (2011 graduate), Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company
  • C. Geeraert (2010 graduate), Project Manager, Servier International
  • V . Bhushan (2009 graduate), International Auditor, Shell International, The Netherlands
  • A. Ravaux (2008 graduate), Sales Manager, Google
  • B. Cabanes (2007 graduate), Director portfolio management, Accor, Germany
  • C. Spanidis (Lachkar) (2006 graduate), Principal, Oliver Wyman
  • ...
Recent Alumni
  • Kathrin Butschek
    Kathrin Butschek

    German, Senior Consultant at Oliver Wyman, Munich

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

  • 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

  • Alexander Odintsov
    Alexander Odintsov

    Russian, Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, Paris

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

  • Jérémy Seguy
    Jérémy Seguy

    French, Consultant at A.T. Kearney, Paris

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

  • Michele Panzeri
    Michele Panzeri

    Italian, Business Analyst McKinsey & Company, Milan

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

  • Paolo Aloi
    Paolo Aloi

    Italian, Senior Associate at The Boston Consulting Group, Kuala Lumpur

    MSc Strategic Management , Class of 2013. Previously at Georgia Tech

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

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.