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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 #2 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
- 300 companies attending recruitment events on campus
- 20 Chairs and Centers
- 52 HEC Foundation corporate partners
- 80 Club Campus partners
- 8,500 Executive Education participants
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28 participants have recently taken part in the first of two ‘Energy Major’ modules hosted by HEC Paris in Qatar. The module, organized in partnership with the Total Chair in Energy and Management, offered lectures, workshops, presentations and dinner events to its participants. The Energy Major is one of eight majors that HEC Paris Executive MBA students can choose from and the second module is due to take place soon in Paris.
The Hindustan Times has just published an article reviewing HEC Paris, commenting on the wide range of courses that is has to offer, its picturesque location and why students from India are so drawn to its teaching. Its academic partnerships with schools from all over the world and its abundance in clubs and associations provide HEC Paris students with the chance to network and the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills.
Following recent news about whether or not Higher Education Institutions shouldbe teaching their courses entirely in English, the local.fr has interviewed Kevyn Yong, a Professor of Organizational Behavior at HEC Paris. Yong, originally from Singapore, has also taught in the US, and has found that his classes in France are significantly more culturally diverse and with more of a gender balance. He enjoys teaching in France because he can do it in the way that he likes. Yong recognizes the concerns expressed about the possible dilution of the French language if classes are only taught in English. However, he also believes that the language of academia is English and that being able to work in English and also speak French is an invaluable skill.
As France officially enters recession, the European Commission believes that a change in Parisian attitude is needed to help recover the economy. As its economy declines, some fear that France’s strong position in Europe is under threat. Laurent Calvet, Finance Professor at HEC Paris, believes that, like any country that has been under-performing for many years, its influence may deteriorate. He argues that in order for France to hold its position, it must clear its debt and reduce taxes for the time-being. José Manuel Barroso, Chief of the European Commission, believes that France must adapt to globalization.
HEC Paris in Qatar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Salam International Investment Limited which aims to integrate executives at Salam International into HEC Paris talent program in Qatar and internationally. Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris, looks forward to developing the relationship between HEC Paris and Salam International.
The 23rd edition of the renowned MBA Tournament took place from the 9th -12th May, during which over 1500 MBA students from all over Europe gathered at HEC Paris to take part. Other than hosting games during the day, HEC Paris held a black-tie Casino Royale themed ball, a Woodstock-themed Battle of the Bands competition and a Havana Nights salsa contest. The organizing team was honored to welcome students from Harvard who had travelled across the Atlantic to take part in the games. Spokesperson Impreet Natt, MBAT organizer and HEC Paris MBA student says that Harvard’s participation “emphasizes [the] goal of collaborating with international business schools”.
HEC Paris has produced a number of graduates who have continued down their career paths by setting up web start-ups. Among these graduates are Dan Serfaty, CEO of Viadeo, the world’s second largest professional social network after LinkedIn. Serfaty now lives in Beijing where his start-up is becoming increasingly popular. Alongside is Bertrand Jelensperger, owner of LaFourchette.com, an easy-to-use guide of France’s gastronomy.
HEC Paris in Qatar recently hosted a gala dinner event to celebrate the latest batch of Executive MBA graduates. Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris, and Professor Laoucine Kerbache, CEO and Academic Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar, shared words of congratulations and thanked the Qatar Foundation for its commitment towards education.
Oliver Gottschalg, Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris, has teamed up with PERACS, a provider of quantitative analytics for the private equity industry, to find out what private equity firms can do to improve their hit rate other than riding favorable market currents. An investigation of over 8,000 buyout deals has helped them to solve the mystery.
On May 9th , students from top business schools in Europe will gather at an annual sporting event help by HEC Paris, to compete in a yearly MBA tournament. This year, Harvard Business School will also be sending a team over to take part in the tournament, and questions have arisen as to which event they will participate in. Will they make a journey to Paris to play “soccer”, and follow in David Beckham’s footsteps? Jean-Noël Kapferer, professor of Marketing at HEC Paris, points out that David Beckham is not only a player, but a brand and therefore represents something of greater value. Perhaps the Harvard Business School team will display the same success.
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