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Executive MBA

Admissions Admissions

You can apply throughout the year, to begin your Executive MBA journey. Our rolling admissions process guarantees you a quick response to your application. You will know if you have been admitted to the program within 2-4 weeks after your application submission. 



EMBA application process

If you are looking for feedback on your HEC Paris EMBA potential or want more information about the program, please take a few minutes to introduce yourself. You can also attach your CV and use the comment box to tell us more and/or ask questions.

In the following days, you will receive personalized feedback and next steps from your region's Marketing & Recruitment Manager. You will also receive information on invite-only networking events in your city. The information you enter will not affect your formal application with us.

Before applying, decide which deadline you wish to apply for, and submit your application and essays before that date in order to be considered. If you submit an incomplete application, this will cause a delay, and you may be notified that you have been moved to the next jury. 

Use our online application system to submit your application. An auto-save system is in place so that you can manage and edit your application at your own pace. We double check our received applications to ensure that they are both complete and accurate.

The Admissions Board will then meet for a Pre-Selection Jury, where they will examine your application in detail. During the Pre-Selection Jury, we will consider all of the formal aspects of your application: your educational background, professional experience and international exposure, as well as your recommendations. Your application must demonstrate your motivation to succeed and clear reasoning for applying to the HEC Paris EMBA. All of these aspects are taken into consideration when deciding who to invite for the interview process.

If you successfully pass the Pre-Selection Jury, you will be invited for two interviews with EMBA alumni. 

The interviews are a great way for us to assess your communication skills, leadership potential, aspirations and values, as well as how you will fit into the culture at HEC Paris. The interviews are in English. If you have opted for the In-House management test, this will happen during one of your two interviews. 

Once the interview has been completed, our Admissions Jury will then meet to review your application. The Admissions Jury is an official meeting attended by Representatives of the French Ministry of Education, HEC Paris Alumni and the EMBA Faculty, as well as the Dean of the HEC Paris EMBA. They will review every aspect of your application, your letters of recommendation and your performance during the interview. 
This meeting has three possible outcomes for your application: you may be admitted into the program, not admitted, or placed on the official waiting list. You will be informed of the jury's decision within hours. We hold 10 Admissions Juries each year.

One of our Admissions representatives will notify you of your acceptance into the program. 

Who Are We Looking For?

Our Executive MBA students have what it takes to succeed. They inspire colleagues and are motivated to make a lasting contribution to the organizations they serve. Our Admissions Board is looking for well-rounded applicants who have shown ambition. In addition to technical requirements (below), our candidates have demonstrated: 

  • Leadership
  • Academic excellence
  • Career progression
  • Diversity of thought, open-mindedness
  • An interest in extra-curricular activities
  • A good fit with HEC Paris 


For your application to be considered complete and ready to be reviewed for admission, it should meet the following requirements:

  • Completed Application Form 
  • Completed Essays 
  • Management Test: choice of GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment, or in-house HEC management test.
  • Copy of English Test*
  • 2 Recommendations
  • Passport Photo
  • Copy of Passport (copies of both if you have dual nationality) or Birth Certificate 
  • Current Professional Resume in English (Minimum of 8 years of Work Experience)
  • International Exposure or Work Experience 
  • Non-refundable application fee of 200 euros
  • Copies of Higher Education Degrees or Equivalent Education and Experience**

* The following English tests are accepted for the HEC EMBA: TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, or the Duolingo English Test. 

The minimum score requirements are: 

  •     TOEIC : 850/990 
  •     TOEFL : 90/120
  •     IELTS :  6,5/9
  •     Duolingo English Test: 135/160

The admissions team will consider other forms of English tests on a case-by-case basis. We encourage you to submit a results certificate in the attachments section of your application; contact your admissions officer if you have any further questions.

Your English test results must be less than two years old on the date of your admissions jury.

Please send your official scores to HEC Paris (Code: 0649 for TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS results). Be sure to also include your test results attached as a supporting document in your application; contact your admissions officer if you have any further questions.
You may be Exempt from the English test requirement only if you fall into one of these categories:

  • You are a native English speaker 
  • You have obtained a University degree (undergraduate, masters, or PhD) fully in English
  • You live and work in a country where English is the predominant language 

You will have the option to select “Exempt” on your application form if any of the above three categories apply to you. All other applicants must provide an English test with their application. 

English is the only language required for admission.

**The requirement of an undergraduate degree may be waived under the following conditions:

You are able to provide a certificate indicating that you have completed your secondary education. You must also have, at minimum, 8 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years in a managerial position.

You are an athlete who has represented your country at the international level.



The HEC Paris EMBA attracts highly qualified applicants from all over the world. We offer a rolling admissions process that fills the class progressively as the year goes on, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible

We hold pre-selection juries every week and admission juries every month. You can apply at any time of the year and will typically have an official decision within 2-4 weeks of applying. 

Please note that if you are not admitted, you cannot re-apply for another admissions intake in the same year. You must wait one academic year before you are again eligible to be considered for admission.

The average time between submission of a completed application and program start is between 2 and 4 months. Registrations generally close 15 days before the start of the program.

Upcoming Application Deadlines

*Applications are studied on a rolling basis. Pre-selection decisions are released every week.


Submit Application By*


Final Admissions Decision Date*


Targeted Track*

Oct. 3 - Nov. 6, 2023  16 November 2023 January 2024 | March 2024 | September 2024
Nov. 7 - Dec. 3, 2023 14 December 2023 January 2024 | March 2024 | September 2024
Dec. 4 - Jan. 7, 2024 18 January 2024 March 2024 | September 2024 | January 2025
Jan. 8 - Feb. 4, 2024 15 February 2024 March 2024 | September 2024 | January 2025
Feb. 5 - Mar. 3, 2024 14 March 2024 September 2024 | January 2025 | March 2025
Mar. 4 - April 7, 2024 18 April 2024 September 2024 | January 2025 | March 2025
April 8 - May 5, 2024 16 May 2024 September 2024 | January 2025 | March 2025
May 6 - June 9, 2024 20 June 2024 September 2024 | January 2025 | March 2025
June 10 - July 7, 2024 18 July 2024 September 2024 | January 2025 | March 2025
July 8 - Sept. 8, 2024 19 September 2024 January 2025 | March 2025 | September 2025
Sept. 9 - Oct. 6, 2024 17 October 2024 January 2025 | March 2025 | September 2025
Oct. 7 - Nov. 3, 2024 14 November 2024 January 2025 | March 2025 | September 2025
Nov. 4 - Dec. 1, 2024 12 December 2024 January 2025 | March 2025 | September 2025
Dec. 2 - Jan. 5, 2025 16 January 2025 March 2025 | September 2025

If you have questions about the admissions process you can contact a member of the team


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