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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. 

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HOW DO I APPLY?

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 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: 

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

Requirements

For your application to be considered complete and ready to be reviewed for admission, it should meet the requirements listed in the checklist below:

  • Completed Application Form 
  • Completed Essays 
  • Management Test: choice of GMAT, GRE, Executive Assessment or in-house HEC management test.
  • Copy of English Test (e.g. TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or PTE score report)*
  • 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**


*An English test is mandatory for all candidates, except for native speakers of English or graduates from a program taught in English.

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

  • You can provide a certificate certifying that you have completed your secondary education. You must also have 8 years minimum of professional experience, with at least 3 years in a managerial position.
  • You are an athlete who has represented your country at a national level.

The following tests are accepted for the HEC EMBA: TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS. 
These tests must be two years old maximum. 
The minimum required scores are: 
TOEIC : 850/990 
TOEFL : 90/120
IELTS :  6,5/9 

The admissions team is happy to consider other types of English tests on a case by case basis. We would encourage you to submit a results certificate in the attachments section of your application and get in touch with your admissions officer if you have any questions  about this.
 

Deadlines

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

DECISION DATES

2020

  • 15 October
  • 3 November
  • 19 November
  • 17 December

2021

  • 14 January
  • 4 February 
  • 4 March 
  • 18 March
  • 8 April
  • 6 May
  • 3 June
  • 8 July
  • 22 July
  • 2 September
  • 16 September
  • 21 October
  • 4 November
  • 16 December

If you have questions about the admissions process you can contact a member of the team at admissionemba@hec.fr 

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