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HEC Paris revamps its MBA curriculum

25 April 2012

“Next September, the MBA program will introduce a new curriculum that aims to enhance the participant experience,” comments Associate Dean of the MBA Program Bernard Garrette. “It will focus on deepening participants’ knowledge of key disciplines while encouraging the development of entrepreneurial, team-building and leadership skills in an international context.”

Alongside business fundamentals such as finance, marketing, strategy and management, HEC Paris’ newMBAcurriculum will focus onleadership skills, throughactivities offeringpractical experience, such as theSustainable Business Conference, theMBA Tournament,the off-campus leadership seminarat St Cyr military academyas well as club activities. HEC Paris believes experiential learning is essential in order to complement classroom activities.In addition, Ethics is to be given special attention through a dedicated cross-disciplinary approach.

With two intakes -September and January-the unique 16-month full-time programdurationremains ideal for participants as it allows them to take time to develop as leaders and to discover more about themselves and the direction in which they wish to go with their careers. 

“HEC Paris can compete alongside world leaders in business education thanks to its continuous efforts to keep its training program up-to-date in response to a business world that is constantly evolving,” says Dean Bernard Ramanantsoa. “The new MBA curriculum will serve the needs of global companies looking for profiles with a strong academic background,leadership skills, and the ability to adapt to multicultural environments.”

The new MBA students arriving in September 2012 will be able to enjoy abrand newbuilding,designed by internationally renowned architect David Chipperfield. The structure will enable participants to enter into astate-of-the-artinteractive learning space. Classrooms and working spaces will encourage teamwork, with ideal settingsfor group work and projects, thus providing a unique learning experience for MBA participants.

About HEC Paris

Leader in Europe,specialized in education and research in management, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Programs, MBA (full-time and part-time), PhD, HEC Executive MBA and TRIUM Global Executive MBA.

Founded in1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Parishas a permanent faculty of 114 professors, more than 4,000 students(37% of whom arenon French) and more than 8,500 managers and executives in training every year.

HEC Paris has been ranked #1 Business School in Europe by the Financial Times since
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