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Class profile

students

100 Students

international-students

87% International students

worldwide

36 Nationalities

womens-students

48% Women

average-age

23 Average age

gmat-score

710 Average GMAT

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Student stories

Master's programs

For me, the program highlight was the London Study Trip

 

I chose the MIF program at HEC Paris due to its reputation and the balance between financial theory and actionable, practical financial skills. After attending the University of Chicago, I...

MAXWELL LUBKEMAN

MAXWELL LUBKEMAN

MSc International Finance

2017

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Master's programs

The most valuable skill I’ve taken from the MIF is the ability to work in multicultural teams through numerous group assignments on real-life business cases 

Prior to HEC, I studied Mathematics and Bioengineering at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris,...

Carolina-Nijssen

Carolina Nijssen

MSc International Finance

2017

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Master's programs

 The collaborative and cohesive nature of the student body stands out. Whether it be job applications or academics, supportive and motivated peers surround you to help push your limits. 

Before starting the MIF at HEC, I completed my undergraduate...

PAUL-STOCKERT

Paul Stockert

MSc International Finance

2017

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Message from the Directors

 

The financial crisis has taught us many lessons. Now more than ever, finance is a field which requires passion and commitment, but also strong ethics and advanced technical skills. If you are looking at our program, there is a fair chance that you have a first training in either finance (business track) or math, economics, physics or engineering (accelerated track) and are now looking to acquire the extra set of skills that will provide a pathway to a successful career in finance. Many high-quality programs exist in Europe, so you are debating which one to choose.

Finance and economics have always been essential components of HEC Paris’ DNA. Over the years, the MIF (MSc in International Finance) and the “Finance Major“ of our Master in Management have supplied major international investment banks with their largest contingent of European graduates. They also irrigated the French and European economies beyond the boundaries of Finance: our alumni have a strong toehold in fields as diverse as strategic consulting, top management of industrial firms or public policy making.

There are many ways in which education at HEC Paris is different. Our approach is deeply rooted in the French tradition of strong analytics. We are looking for candidates who are strong quantitatively and we do our best to challenge them during the program. Another feature is our obsession with “tailor designing“ our programs to our students. The two different tracks, business and accelerated, allow us to leverage on pre-existing skills and knowledge to design the curriculum in a way that would be impossible in a “one size fits all“ regime. Finally, we believe in giving our students not only strong theoretical grounding with courses taught by world class researchers, but also “hands-on“ knowledge with courses taught by top practitioners working for, or at the head of, international banks, corporations and consulting firms. This unique combination is at the heart of the attractiveness of HEC Paris graduates for international recruiters.

As we write this message, we have just finished recruiting students for the Class of 2017. We must say that we are quite excited by the profiles of the men and women that we met throughout the year, coming from all five continents. We have been deeply impressed by their academic, personal and often even professional achievements. We are proud that they chose HEC Paris as the next step in their successful career.

We hope that you will want to come and join them: we are looking forward to meeting you soon! »

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Alexei Ovtchinnikov
Associate Professor of Finance 
and Academic Director
Olivier Bossard
Affiliate Professor of Finance 
and Executive Director

 

Faculty

HEC Paris is one of the world’s top research schools in economics and management. Our faculty push the boundaries of knowledge by producing the highest quality research. They aim to have an impact on pedagogy, management practices, public policies and society at large.

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