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M1 : Objectives

The M1 year consists of: 

•    compulsory courses in management (48 credits)
•    a wide range of electives (12 credits)

Between the first and the second semester, students attend academies.

Students have the option to waive certain courses, provided they can prove they have sufficient knowledge in the area. You can apply to waive up to 8 courses and 21 credits, in order to benefit from a wide range of advanced courses and electives. The waiver scheme is conducted in a wishlist format, in which the student states the courses he/she wishes to waive, in order of preference.


  • Contract Law / Droit des contrats  
  • Company Law / Droit des sociétés 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Management and Cost Accounting 
  • Operations Supply Chain  
  • Organization Behavior 
  • Introduction to Data Science 
  • Strategy / Stratégie 
  • Statistique  
  • Financial Markets / Finance d'entreprise* 
  • Financial Accounting / Comptabilité* 
  • Financial economics*


+ One of the following courses:


  • Sustainable operations management 
  • Comptabilite 2 - ifrs 
  • Accounting 2 - ifrs 
  • Entrepreneurial strategy 
  • Comptabilite et performances environnementales 
  • Macroeconomics for policy analysis 
  • Rethniking international relations 
  • Corporate finance theory 


*For direct entry M1 students

To give you some examples, here are the catalogs for the last two semesters. The electives are renewed each year to keep pace with developments in the major areas of exploration and the wishes of students.

  • Modélisation financiere – business plan  
  • Introduction au capital investissement (private equity)  
  • Economic modeling of social networks  
  • Innovation and digitalization in finance  
  • Behavioral economics  
  • Financial modelling  
  • The banking ceo’s balancing act: compliances, profits and social impact  
  • Fusions-acquisitions : stratégie et mise en oeuvre  
  • Strategic people management  
  • Inequality and business in the 21st century  
  • L’industrie pharmaceutique : ses enjeux dans la santé, ses risques et ses opportunités  
  • Affaires européennes  
  • Diversity management in organizations  
  • Questions sociales et politiques sociales  
  • Physique et philosophie : quels liens ? 
  • Droit de la propriété intellectuelle  
  • Droit du travail 
  • Introduction a la securite et a la defense  
  • Introduction to international humanitarian law  
  • Private equity and strategy consulting in the mena region 
  • Histoire des républiques 
  • Navigating democracy in modern american politics: elections, ideologies and global influence  
  • International marketing  
  • Politique, crises, communication  
  • Debating course 
  • Wine culture and marketing  
  • Understanding and practicing communication  
  • Vente commerciale  
  • Storytelling & histoires de marketing  
  • Dynamiser votre carriere en france (boost your career in france)  
  • Ecrire une histoire  
  • Shakespeare’s king henry iv part one  
  • Poetry and painting: the power of word and image  
  • Experiencing film analysis  
  • Découverte de la culture brésilienne a travers sa langue  
  • Working for the arabic labor market  
  • Le monde arabe et contemporain  
  • Culture de la zone sinophone  
  • Chine : interculturalité & langue orale  
  • L’italie : la culture et le monde du travail a travers sa langue  
  • L’italie et les défis du 21ème siecle  
  • Introduction a la langue et culture japonaises  
  • Societal analysis of smalltown america through the lens of the simpsons  
  • Understand the news: understand your world 
  • Convictions, données et émotions : comment construire un business durable  
  • Accompagner les startups et les pme  
  • Management des industries culturelles  
  • Dans la tete d’un venture capitalist early-stage  
  • Towards a sustainable food system: challenges & innovation  
  • Inside silicon valley  
  • Purchasing and supply management  
  • Coins and tokens: techniques, regulatory, accounting and taxation  
  • Cybersecurity, privacy and decision making  
  • Idéaux et puissances dans la silicon valley 
  • When blockchain makes sense  
  • Decision and data modeling  
  • Business analytics using python 
  • Business strategy for biodiversity  
  • Les défis de la transition énergétique  
  • Décideur du developpement durable : atouts et perspectives  
  • The economics of the climate change  
  • Energy transition overview  
  • From sustainable finance to responsible capitalism  
  • Feeding the future: food security and sovereignty in a turbulent world  
  • Le bas carbone au service de la ville de demain  
  • Startup and sustainability  
  • Introduction to purpose center offer  
  • Authentic leadership  
  • Effective teamwork – challenge your limits  
  • Find your purpose  
  • Business ethics  
  • The art of presentation: media training  
  • Online course: entrepreneurial finance  
  • Online course : créer et développer une start up technologique  
  • Mooc le wagon – introduction to web development (html & css)  
  • Mooc data analytics – acquérir une maitrise avancée du langage de Programmation sql  
  • Mooc data analytics – découvrir les fondamentaux de la data analyse  
  • Mooc data analytics – maîtriser l’outil de datavisualisation tableau software  
  • Fleur de bitume – aide sociale a l’enfance (conseil départemental des yvelines)  
  • Fleur de bitume – programme genius  
  • Fleur de bitume – programme pace hec – tutorat collectif pour lycéens  
  • Fleur de bitume – prep’hec : accompagnement prepa michelet  
  • Fleur de bitume – prep’hec individuels – accompagnement a distance d’éleves en classe préparatoire  
  • Equivalence cursus parallele m1  
  • Sport  

Students have many opportunities to work with leading companies on real-life consultancy projects and ‘live cases’, such as EDF, L’Oréal Paris, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Roland Berger and TBWA.

As an international business school, HEC Paris welcomes students from all over the world. Almost one hundred nationalities live on the campus. It's a fantastic opportunity to discover other cultures and to share exceptional moments, and it's important that students can communicate as effectively as possible with each other.

The aim of the HEC Paris Learning Center of Languages is to help students learn or strengthen the language(s) of their choice, by providing a wide range of I.T. and print resources.

MiM students do not need to speak French to enroll in the program as all core courses and most electives are taught in English. However, some knowledge of French can be useful to enjoy the full HEC experience, become professionally bicultural and optimize networking opportunities with French students and alumni. This is why HEC Paris offers French language classes free of charge to its international students, including an Intensive French Language & Culture Academy in January. 

Students may also register for the HEC Paris French School (TEF certificate – all levels) in August. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn French and to live in the very heart of Paris before joining the campus.

Students receive unparalled support for their professional project thanks to a 6-step career roadmap, which provides tools and resources such as:

  • workshops
  • one-on-one coaching sessions
  • career events
  • mock interviews
  •  ...