HEC in the Press

Davos takes stand against populist tide as crises keep Trump, May,Macron away

www.afr.com, 20 January 2019

"There is a public expectation that Davos should be less elitist, less white, less mainstream. But it's difficult to do that when companies, industries and states are still dominated by white men", comments HEC Paris Jean Monnet Professor of European Law and Regulation Alberto Alemanno. 

Ante negociación trabada el "Brexit duro" se perfila como opción

capitalmexico.com.mx, 19 January 2019

The never-ending negotiations among the British political forces outline that the most probable option for United Kingdom's exit from the European Union is a "hard Brexit", comments HEC Paris economics Professor Jeremy Ghez.

Macron unveils national debate to calm protests

chinadaily.com.cn, 14 January 2019

Tomasz Michalski, Professor of Economics at HEC Paris, comments on Macron's invitation to debate to calm protests. 

E se la generazione Erasmus fosse tale anche senza fare l'Erasmus?

ilfoglio.it, 11 January 2019

Whether we like it or not, Europe is an immanent reality of our everyday lives and is therefore completely independent of the mobility of each person in the European geographical and mental space, argues HEC Paris European Law and Regulation Professor Alberto Alemanno, in an op-ed for Il Foglio. 

All About Business School Accreditation? (And Why it’s Important for Masters in Management Programs)

mim-guide.com, 9 January 2019

HEC Paris was the first school in France to achieve the so-called triple crown (for accreditations) and it has one of the world’s highest ranked MiMs that is a gateway to the prestigious Grande Ecole program. 

Julien Manteau, director of strategy and global development for HEC Paris’ master’s programs, says there are a number of reasons schools would seek more than one accreditation, including “to attract the best candidates and teachers from around the word”. 

Why you should study for a Master in finance

mim-guide.com, 9 January 2019

HEC Paris, whose MSc in International Finance course is currently ranked first globally by the Financial Times, is “extremely selective”, says Olivier Bossard, director of the course. It receives about 2,000 applications each year, but only 100 are admitted. And a 19 percent bump in applications this year, which Bossard puts down to Brexit uncertainty in the UK, means the French school has gotten even more selective. 

Inside HEC Paris’ Incubator At ‘Station F’

poetsandquants.com, 7 January 2019

Facebook and Amazon have their own incubators at Station F, as does the HEC business school. HEC’s influence can be seen everywhere. The furniture is from Made.com, which was set up by HEC alumni, as was the swanky restaurant Big Mama, Europe’s biggest and possibly most spectacular eatery where you can dine inside artfully graffitied railway carriages.

HEC’s incubator at Station F is run by Antoine Lepretre, a master’s graduate from the school who worked in three startups himself before he was lured into Station F. The mission for us is to increase the number of entrepreneurs,” Lepretre says. “If they fail doing entrepreneurship they have a really good profile for corporates to become intrapreneurs". 

Europe Enjoys a Boom in MBA Applications at America’s Expense

Find-mba.com, 3 January 2019

Benoit Banchereau, director of MBA admissions at HEC Paris, a French Grande École, says that political instability in both the UK and US is an opportunity for European schools. Banchereau says the school has invested heavily in marketing itself to international students over the past two years. HEC Paris received 2,231 applications in 2017, up by 5.6 percent on the year before, and by 11.9 percent on 2015. The proportion of overseas students in the current cohort is largely unchanged at around 90-95 percent, he says. 

The big global vote of 2019

ozy.com, 2 January 2019

The European Union will elect its next Parliament in May, two months after the scheduled Brexit. While euroskeptic parties are expected to gain seats, their rise is “exaggerated,” says Alberto Alemanno, professor of EU law at HEC Paris business school. 

Nurturing entrepreneurs in the Parisian banlieues

FT.com, 31 December 2018

An education at one of France’s top business schools is usually an un­attainable aspiration for those on low incomes. In an effort to provide opportunities to those at a particular disadvantage in French society, schools are offering support to refugees and to young entrepreneurs in the Parisian suburbs, or banlieues.

HEC’s Stand Up programme, for example, provides business classes and coaching to help female entrepreneurs from the banlieues. It began in 2012 with 40 women. Last year, 350 women participated and about a third will successfully continue the businesses they develop.