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.
HOW DO I APPLY?
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 before starting your application. Through our online form you can help us get to know you. 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. There is also an HEC Management Test that is included as part of the interview process.
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:
- 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 or IELTS.
The minimum score requirements are:
- TOEIC : 850/990
- TOEFL : 90/120
- IELTS : 6,5/9
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 results must be less than two years old (Code: 0649 for TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS results).
You may also be waived from this English requirement if you fit one of these categories:
- You have obtained a University degree in English
- You have studied in English for a minimum of one year on a full-time basis
- You currently work in English and have done so for a minimum of one year on a full-time basis
- You live and work in a country where English is the native language
You will have the option to select “waived” on your application form if any of the above categories apply to you.
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 the best candidates from all over the world. Due to a large number of applicants we receive, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.
We have a rolling admissions process, so you can apply at any time of the year. Our efficient process ensures that you will have an official answer 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.
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If you have questions about the admissions process you can contact a member of the team at firstname.lastname@example.org