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HEC Paris welcomes EMBA and Specialized Master Class of 2015 in Qatar

17 February 2014

HEC Paris held two orientation and launch events to usher in the new participants belonging to the Class of 2015 of its Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management and EMBA program. Held on 13 and 15 February 2014 respectively, both events were conducted at Tornado Tower, the new executive campus of HEC Paris in Qatar, and included a thorough orientation to the programs and a lunch at La Varenne – Qatar’s only brasserie serving traditional French cuisine. Following the orientation, a launch event with cocktail dinner was held in the evening also at the Tornado Tower where the Class of 2015 met and networked with the school’s distinguished alumni and HEC Paris officials from Qatar and France.
 

HEC Paris welcomes EMBA and Specialized Master Class of 2015 in Qatar - HEC Paris 2014

 
At the orientation and launch event held on 13 February 2014 for new participants of the Class of 2015 of the Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management, officials visiting from Paris included Karine Le Joly, Director of Innovation and Academic Coordination and Barbara Miller, Program Head for Qatar. Guest speakers at the launch ceremony were Dr. David Prior, Executive Vice President and Provost of Hamad bin Khalifa University and Guillaume Jacquemart, Class Representative of Class of 2014, Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management.
 
On the other hand, at the orientation and launch event held on 15 February 2014 for new participants of the Class of 2015 of HEC Paris EMBA program, both Le Joly and Miller were again present, along with Matthew Gibb, Director of Executive MBA, HEC Paris. Guest speakers at the evening launch ceremony were again Dr. Prior together with His Excellency Jean-Christophe Peaucelle, the French Ambassador to Qatar and Nasser Al Ansari, representative of HEC Paris EMBA Class of 2013.
 
The first module – Understanding the Business Environment – for the Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management starts on 1 March 2014. Meanwhile, the module on Leadership for the EMBA program, which commenced on 16 February 2014, had Lily Kelly and Sandy Shullman as Faculty guests, with Omar Drissi, Managing Director of OCP GROUP, as guest speaker.
“We are proud to welcome to the HEC Paris community all the new participants of Class of 2015 enrolled in the Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit  Management as well as those enrolled in the global EMBA,” said Professor Laoucine Kerbache, Chief Executive Officer and Academic Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar. “Indeed, through such events, we celebrate the continued growth and expansion of the HEC Paris community".
 
“More importantly, these events offer to our new participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their respective programs, to get to know their fellow participants before they formally begin their programs, and to meet some of our HEC Paris alumni who graduated from the same programs in Doha” he added. “These moments are important as we see that our programs are directly contributing to the development of high level business executives.”
 
The HEC Paris Executive MBA offers senior managers and executives a practical and intense program, designed to provide an understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of international business. It has also been distinctly positioned to enable transformation of vision into action by specially focusing on strategy and leadership in a global business environment.
 
On the other hand, the Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management is aimed at enhancing the managerial skills and capabilities of high-potential professionals enabling them to innovate, detect new opportunities and implement high-performance processes.
 
Specifically targeted for professionals who are responsible for a business unit or profit center within a company, or who are likely to occupy this type of position in the near future, the content and teaching methods employed in this program were drawn from the experience and expertise of the world-renowned faculty of HEC Paris.


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