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Executive MBA

Learning Experience

Learning Experience

Our part-time Executive MBA program allows you to continue working and directly apply everything you are learning within your company. The 18-month program features 4 key learning components: Core Courses, Leadership Development, Specializations and a Capstone Project.

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The HEC Paris Executive MBA program is available in five part-time tracks that allow students to select a format that fits with their lifestyle and professional career. The 18-month program features three key components – core courses, custom courses and a Capstone Project.

Our innovative, hands-on learning approach combines case studies, workshops, interactive role-plays and testimonials from senior executives and industry experts. Part of the program is delivered via distance learning solutions, which allow students to explore certain aspects of the program in greater depth. The program also includes a personal and professional development program to provide students with the skills and confidence to take their career to the next level.

HEC Paris EMBA learning experience

* The HEC MBA and EMBA are accredited to grant a Master’s degree under European Standards and, by extension, are registered on RNCP (Répertoire national des certifications professionnelles). 

There is a strong focus on leadership and strategy throughout the core courses. You not only develop your expertise in these two vital areas, but will also master all the other key aspects of management, such as finance, marketing value creation and strategic talent management.

You will develop leadership skills during the HEC Paris Executive MBA, both in-class and during the dedicated Leadership Seminar, to ensure that you lead with purpose. Students graduate empowered with the ability to inspire, influence and improve performance in the workplace.

The HEC Paris Executive MBA offers students a choice of 10 different specializations in 13 locations that allow you to gain expertise in a field of management or industry of your choice and network with key players and decision-makers.

The Capstone Project is the final deliverable of the program. It is a challenging individual project that enables you to apply everything you have learned during the program. Some students address an issue of strategic importance for their companies while others develop the business plan of their...

World Class Faculty

Place yourself at the receiving end of the most important strategies and ideas in business today. At the HEC Paris Executive MBA, you will discuss, debate and brainstorm in a personalized and rigorous environment, with professors who will sharpen your analytical skills and provide you with rock-solid insights for making decisions.

Our 160 permanent professors hold PhDs from the world's leading universities, including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and top European institutions.

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Accreditation Information


Vigorously seeking and maintaining accreditation follows a desire to benchmark our strategies and processes against global norms in business education. They confirm that HEC Paris MBA and EMBA have programs and management that meet or exceed international standards. The accreditation of the school is driven by a commitment to improve the quality of management education. Both processes involved a self-assessment analysis followed by an external audit.

HEC Paris EMBA accreditations

HEC Paris MBA Programs has received accreditation from AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, based in the US), from AMBA (The Association of Masters in Business Administration) and re-accreditation from EQUIS (the accreditation arm of the European Foundation for Management Development - EFMD). HEC Paris is among only 108 institutions worldwide that hold all three accreditations simultaneously- the elusive "Triple Crown" accreditation. 

The HEC Paris MBA and EMBA are accredited to grant a Master’s degree under European Standards and, by extension, are registered on RNCP (Répertoire national des certifications professionnelles).


Diplome Conférant Grade de Master Contrôlé par l'état 2023


The grade de master, or master's degree, is acquired through various diplomas, and officially establishes the level of training at bac + 5. It comes after the bachelor's degree (bac + 3) and precedes the doctorate (bac + 8). It is translated into a number of credits (ECTS): a student conferred the grade de master has accumulated 300 ECTS (180 during their bachelor's degree and 120 for the master's degree) during his or her higher education studies, allowing him or her to continue on to a doctorate. Degrees were introduced in France to facilitate European mobility of students and the integration of diplomas between European countries.

Ce programme est constitué de quatre blocs de compétence. A ce jour, il n’existe pas de passerelles avec d’autres programmes.

Executive MBA grading policy

Fiche RNCP: This program is available in VAE

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