#HECWhyWait - Our Master’s students explain why they didn’t hesitate to apply
Making the right decision about what and where to study is by no means easy and can have a crucial impact on your future. We reached out to some of our Master’s students to find out why they chose HEC Paris and why the didn’t hesitate to apply.
“If I had to give one reason not to hesitate to apply, it would be the network. At HEC Paris, the power of the network is something you experience from day one. It's not just a prestigious name - it's a global community of driven individuals who are ready to support you in every step of your journey. Whether it's through interactions with accomplished professors, connecting with talented classmates from all over the world, or tapping into the vast alumni network, you'll find that this network is one of HEC’s strongest assets. It's not just about what you learn in the classroom - it's about the relationships you build and the opportunities that unfold because of them.”
Jemima Feistenauer - Master in Management & Innovation HEC – TUM
“Hesitating is quite normal as it shows that you really want to make thoughtful decisions. But HEC Paris Master’s and the whole student experience are definitely worth it. I am really happy with the quality of the teaching and how things get really practical as soon as we start the courses (meetings with experts, presentations in front of professionals, etc.) I am also really happy to be surrounded by a lot of talented and smart students. We always learn from each other, and I really feel that I’m moving towards my goals. Student life is very dense and rich and allows me to find the perfect balance between things I have to do, and things I want to do. The "work hard, play hard" motto is definitely a key part of the HEC Paris experience.”
Ivan Bahintchie - Master in Management
“The program offers a unique blend of theoretical and practical knowledge in finance, which I believed was essential for bridging the gap between my prior academic and professional experiences. The balance between academic researchers and industry practitioners ensures that I can build a solid foundation in finance and apply it effectively in the real world. The array of specialized courses provides an opportunity to enhance both qualitative and quantitative skills, preparing me for a competitive career in finance. The Master in International Finance excels in all three key areas I value - academic excellence, a diverse and inclusive community, and outstanding career opportunities.”
Celestin Descamps - Master in International Finance
“After hesitating about which institution would offer me a skillset for the most influential societal impact, I decided to take action and apply to HEC Paris, where “the more you know, the more you dare”. The hands-on approach to solving the most pressing issues the world is facing grabbed my attention and going through the proposed curriculum - full of business leader engagements, robust certificate choices, professional tracks, and opportunities to learn in an academically rigorous environment motivated me realize my ambitions and apply to HEC Paris.”
Olha Vasyliv - Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation
“I'd encourage anyone considering HEC Paris for their Master's to seize the opportunity. The program's global diversity enriches discussions, as well as offering fresh perspectives and constant inspiration. The London Study Trip was a highlight, offering both valuable insights and enjoyable experiences. Interacting with professionals from renowned consulting firms has enabled me to forge connections and gain firsthand insights into their daily work.”
Zhenyu Lei - Master in Strategic Management
“I think it’s important to consider how the specific skills and network you acquire from an HEC Paris Master's degree can help you achieve your long-term career objectives. I also believe that this program bridges the gap between your previous experience, no matter the domain you come from, and the expertise needed to achieve your career goals. HEC manages to unite a very beautiful community of people from diverse backgrounds, and I believe that is something that other universities may not be able to offer. Even though the course content is intense, it prepares students to face real-life challenges and advance rapidly through their career path.”
Sabina Axente - Master in Marketing
Choosing where to study is always a very personal decision. But whether you’re looking for academic excellence, unparalleled networking opportunities, a vibrant and internationally diverse campus or exceptional career opportunities, our Master’s programs can offer you all this and more. So why wait?