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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, PhD, HEC Executive MBA, TRIUM Global Executive MBA and Executive Education open-enrolment and custom programs.
Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and founding member of ParisTech, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 115 professors, more than 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers and executives in training every year.
The Master in Management - Grande Ecole Program is designed for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field. The 1st academic year is comprised of general business courses; the 2nd academic year is devoted to the student’s area of specialization.
The school selects students that show the highest potential and then guides them towards the top careers in management. The vocation of the Grande Ecole program is therefore to train its students to become leaders, capable of anticipating changes in the world and of playing a responsible role within it.
HEC successfully meets this exciting challenge by:
- systematically registering all of the knowledge transmitted at HEC at the forefront of research, in all fields of management science;
- being up to date with the on-the-field practices and expectations of the businesses that the school has maintained extremely close relations with since its creation and developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills amongst the students;
- giving all its students the opportunity to have a more international outlook from the beginning and throughout their school life, whether this is through exchanges or double degrees or even on the campus itself, where more than 95 nationalities are brought together.
The Specialized Masters and MSc provide students with a specialization in a sector or a function. Lasting 8 to 12 months and taught full-time, they are aimed at candidates, with little or no professional experience, who have graduated from higher education in France or abroad, and wish to acquire an expertise in a specific field of management.
Six programs are offered in English: MSc in International Finance (with one option in Real Estate conferring a double degree with the University of Wisconsin), Masters in Strategic Management, MSc in International Business, MSc in Managerial & Financial Economics, MSc in Marketing, MSc in Sustainable Development.
Five programs are offered in French: Specialized Masters in International Law and Management, Specialized Masters for Entrepreneurs, Specialized Masters in Projects Management, Specialized Masters in Intelligence Marketing, Specialized Masters in Media Arts and Creation.
One program, two options: 16-month full-time MBA and 24-month part-time MBA.
The HEC MBA is divided into 2 phases. During the fundamental phase participants gain a solid foundation in 11 core business subjects. In the customized phase participants tailor the MBA to suit their individual career paths in selecting from a range of business concentrations, corporate experience and international exchanges.
Participants gain hands-on, practical experience through seminars integrated into the curriculum, such as the MBA Tournament and the off-campus leadership seminar at St-Cyr Military Academy.
The program offers participants a unique and valuable experience of being immersed in a student body of highly diverse nationalities, academic and professional backgrounds. Teamed with exceptionally talented peers, participants motivate each other to achieve, to realize their full potential and ultimately develop and sharpen their leadership skills.
A unique program: 8 majors • 5 locations • 1 single diploma
Specifically built to provide to the managers and to the executives around the world the opportunity to choose from eight majors, but also to follow their courses in five different international locations. The HEC Executive MBA is a program aimed toward senior executives around the world willing to accelerate and boost their career at the mid-term of their professional lives. The main values of our education program are based on strategy, change management, leadership and entrepreneurship.
The Executive MBA is conducted in Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, St. Petersburg and Doha and allows you to remain either in your home track throughout the program, or to take classes within different environments.
In order to fulfill the needs of the executives in today's world, we offer eight different majors: Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Differentiation and Innovation, Global Business Perspectives, Aerospace & Aviation Management in an Energy-Concerned Economy, Telecom & Digital Business, Services and Luxury Management. These majors will allow participants to specialize themselves in a specific field and increase their knowledge in various sectors.
TRIUM Global Executive MBA enables executives to understand the world, as it is today and will be tomorrow.
Ranked #3 Executive MBA worldwide by the Financial Times, it is a unique degree jointly awarded by 3 world-renowned universities: HEC Paris, London School of Economics & Political Science, New York University Stern School of Business.
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Ranked #1 worldwide for Executive Education by the Financial Times, we offer trainings for business leaders and host over 8,500 executives and managers from the whole world. Our mission is to assist companies in training managers, future managers and leaders.
Our desire is to offer executive education programs specifically built for managers and executives. They allow you to put into perspective by revisiting your convictions, enrich you thanks to the diversity of the participants and offer proximity and access to corporate issues. HEC Executive Education relies on the excellence of the faculty of HEC Paris, the expertise of its external speakers and the international reputation of its research in order to offer to its customers a unique and unforgettable experience.
HEC Paris offers:
- a 4-year full-time doctoral program fully taught in English that meets the highest international standards
- a program which fosters originality, innovation and the ability to advance the frontier of management knowledge
- a first year dedicated to courses to give you a grasp of research skills and advanced conceptual frameworks in your field
- supervision by a world-class Faculty engaged in cutting-edge research
- placement at top-level academic institutions around the world.
The faculty is central to knowledge creation and dissemination at HEC. Our 115 permanent faculty (over half are from outside France) work on internationally acclaimed research in most of the major disciplines of management, reflecting the diversity of thought and cultures, the open-mindedness and the exacting intellectual standards promoted at HEC.
The permanent faculty is reinforced by 94 affiliate professors bringing their academic and professional skills to HEC's students and program participants, and 40 visiting professors each year who come to teach and carry out research alongside HEC's own professors.
All these professors enhance HEC's courses and programs through their research work, original teaching materials, and personal interaction with the business world; they contribute to corporate reflection on management issues and are involved in national and international scientific community debates.
At HEC Paris, companies find what they are looking for: interns, young graduates, MBA graduates, executive education programs, professors to work with on research or teaching projects. Drawing from this positive experience, some of them decide to support HEC's development and become HEC corporate partners.
- 2,000 internships
- 250 companies attending recruitment events on campus in 2012
- 18 Chairs and Center
- 47 HEC Foundation corporate partners
- 80 Club Campus partners
- 8,500 Executive Education participants
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The Financial Times has released its European Business School Ranking for 2013. HEC Paris and IE Business School of Spain share the top spot for the first time, as the joint best business schools in Europe. This year HEC reclaims 1st place, having lost it last year, after an impressive performance across all the FT rankings. IE remains in pole position for the second year running. Unlike other FT rankings, this particular one judges business schools rather than their programs. The tables have been generated by the indexed scores achieved by schools taking part in the 2013 FT MBA, executive MBA, masters in management and open and custom executive education rankings.
Europe’s top business schools are hoping that, after many years of constant uncertainty and frequent gloom, there will be a new lease of life for business education in Europe. An indicator of this turn-around has certainly been the ability of European Business Schools to attract professors from the USA to come and work in Europe. Bernard Ramanantsoa, dean of HEC Paris, believes that the MBA is still the flagship program for most European Business Schools: “If you talk with colleagues in the US, you just don’t exist if you don’t have an MBA.” Like Oxford and LBS, HEC Paris also notes a change in the careers of its MBA graduates, with more and more becoming involved in small entrepreneurial or start-up companies.
France’s President Hollande has received a knock back as Standard and Poor’s, the rating agency, has cut its appraisal of the country’s credit worthiness. The rating has been reduced from AA+ to AA. Despite this, S&P maintain that France has a “stable” outlook with no further changes expected any time soon. David Thesmar, Finance Professor at HEC Paris, believes that for the moment, France has nothing to worry about: “If France enters the higher risk categories, refinancing would be a problem within months, but we’re a long way from that.”
Lavaniya Das began a successful start-up at only 21 years of age. Despite this being a dream come true, she decided to put her business on hold for the time being to pursue an MBA at HEC Paris. She recognised the advantages further study could bring to her and her company: “You have to have that business sense and I felt I hadn’t learnt much about business in film school… I realised that I needed to take my company to the next level at some point. I wanted to continue studying in Europe and what’s nice about HEC is that it was very welcoming..” What is more, her term as co-president of the HEC MBA Marketing and Media Club has given her a wealth of contacts to help her achieve her business goals.
Lavaniya Das, Arvin Nuckchady and Florent Bolzinger are leaders of the HEC MBA Entrepreneurship Club and have organised the first MBA Start-Up Day. The idea is to gather Entrepreneurs and Start-Up experts to give students a clear, simple view of what starting a business can be like, and will focus on the theme of ‘WRONG good ideas and RIGHT bad ideas.’ The event will take place November 8th at 4pm on the HEC Campus and is open to all university students in the area.
A research paper on professionalism, co-written by Eric Luis Uhlmann, Assistant Professor at HEC Paris; Emily Heaphy, Boston School of Management; and Luke Zhu, Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, is set for publication in the Journal of Organizational Behaviour. The paper looks at displays of one's personal life in a professional environment and how this is viewed in different countries. Americans tend to be against the overt presence of personal life in the work place and consider those who disregard this custom as less professional. Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks who has conducted this research at Ross School, University of Michigan explains "how we think about professionalism isn't universal."
The third edition of this survey asks employers to describe their ideal graduate and the type of school which may produce such a student. 21.8% of those interviewed said that a an applicant’s university was the most important factor when reviewing a person for a job. HEC Paris has been ranked in the top 20 in this survey, coming in at 17th position.
The Third Annual Global Employability Survey, which asks recruiters and Senior International Executives to profile an ideal University Graduate and the ideal University which produces such graduates, has ranked HEC Paris in 17th place.
In the third edition of the Global Employability Survey, conducted by the French consulting firm Emerging and the German market research firm Tendance, HEC Paris has been ranked in 17th place. The survey aims to describe the ideal university from a corporate perspective and was compiled with the input of more than 5000 international recruiters.
Professor Diane-Laure Arjaliès teaches in the Ethics and Social Responsibility Core at HEC Paris MBA. She has written this article with Professor Cédric Lesage which discusses implementing a system of measurement for a CSR campaign or program.
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