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Double Degree with Tsinghua University

Course content

This HEC Paris-Tsinghua University double degree program - SEM Master - lasts 2 full years and hence gives access to a comprehensive curriculum.

HEC Paris’s students following the double degree with Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management need to register at Tsinghua for 2 full years (year 2 and year 3).

In year 2, HEC Paris’ students take the total of 24 credits at Tsinghua, including:

  • Mandarin in the fall
  • Chinese culture and society in the fall
  • Directional and elective courses in both fall and spring
  • Program orientation and career development in the fall
  • Thesis proposal submitted by the end of spring term.

In year 3, HEC Paris’ students do 40-week full-time consecutive internship, which counts also toward Tsinghua’s internship requirements. The internship could start as early as May of year 2 and continue into year 3.

HEC Paris’ students complete a HEC thesis in year 2 and 3 and a Tsinghua thesis in spring term of year 3.

Mor details about the Tsinghua SEM Master

  • Socialist Economic Theory and Practice
  • First Foreign Language

Major Foundation Courses

  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Analysis of China’s Macroeconomy
  • Business Ethics
  • Cross-Culture Management

Major Elective Courses

HEC Paris’ students will select and focus on one of the four following majors:

Strategic Management and Policy

  • The Rise and Fall of a Company-a brief Introduction to Chinese and Foreign Companies
  • Strategic Alliance (taught in English)
  • Global Strategy and Organization (taught in English)

Human Resources and Organizational Behavior

  • Compensation and Performance Management (taught in English)
  • Human Resources Management and Development (taught in English)
  • Personnel Assessment


  • Marketing Research Method and Application
  • Consumer Behavior (taught in English)
  • Sales Management (taught in English)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Project Management (taught in English)
  • Technology Strategy (taught in English)
  • Entrepreneurship Lab (taught in English)

Other Elective Courses

  • Innovation of Strategy and Business Model
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Merger and Acquisition Strategy
  • Economics of Human Resources
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Culture and Entrepreneurship
  • Service Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Design and Management of Marketing Channel
  • Retail Management
  • Integrated Marketing of New Media
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Business Decision Simulation
  • International Business and Comparative Management
  • Management of Research and Development
  • Business Research Methodology
  • The Theory and Method of Technical Economic Evaluation
  • Decision-making of project investment and financing
  • Enterprise Founding and Investment Management
  • Corporation Growing Management
  • Service Innovation
  • Innovation and Change 

Other Mandatory Modules

  • Orientation and Planning for Career Development (1st week of school)
  • Internship (summer Semester between the first year and the second year): internship of a consecutive period of at least 10 weeks in the same company, with abroad experience strongly encouraged
  • Skill Seminar (spring semester of the 2nd year): training seminars in practical skills relevant to an international management environment, jointly offered by Tsinghua SEM and partner company representatives
  • Business Project (spring semester of the 2nd year): an 8-week Business Project tutored by the Academic Advisor and the partner company in parallel, by teams consisted of 3–5 MiM students
  • Graduation Thesis Proposal