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Custom Courses: Specializations and Electives

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 specializations enable you to expand your knowledge of a specific industry, identify strategic opportunities, and fine-tune your analytical and decision-making skills. 

Our professors teaching our specializations come with a vast base of knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise. Their knowledge is complemented with visiting industry experts and business leaders, empowering you to accelerate and transform your career.

If you have previously completed a Specialization as a standalone course but wish to pursue an EMBA degree, your Specialization will count towards your degree and the price will be deducted from the EMBA tuition.

Your EMBA can be further tailored to your goals with an elective of your choice. 


By 2030, 50% of the major companies that we know today will have disappeared. If they want to survive, all organizations throughout the world have to ask themselves a fundamental question - how can they acquire the agility of a start-up in structures with hundreds or even thousands of employees? The answer is to create and develop a new form of company, which will thrive from strategic planning and utilizing the digital technologies available. 

This specialization is aimed at executives and senior managers who are seriously thinking about committing themselves to new business ventures as either entrepreneurs, investors or consultants. To successfully launch a StartUp, or take over an existing one, it is vital to master key areas of management such as marketing, strategy, HR and finance. You will learn how to differentiate your business to ensure its success. 

Innovation and entrepreneurship are essential drivers of growth and the main sources of value and wealth creation. They therefore need to be managed very carefully and with great discipline in both startups and established firms. This specialization is aimed at executives seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, launch new business ventures and discover best practices for stimulating innovation.

This specialization is aimed at executives and senior managers working or planning to work in industries and services where energy production and consumption can have significant consequences on the corporate bottom line. It addresses the need for leaders to develop a comprehensive and strategic view of the energy industry and to understand its opportunities, operational challenges and the emergence of a growing renewable energy industry. 

This specialization is aimed at executives and senior managers who want to become the next generation of socially aware business leaders in the rapidly changing and emerging world economy. The demand and need for sustainable business models is stronger than ever, and you will learn to build and transform socially responsible businesses, whilst maintaining and growing profitability through new value chains. 

The combination of world-class faculty, cutting-edge research, publications in the field of luxury management and the significant number of CEOs from luxury organizations among its alumni enables HEC Paris to offer a truly exclusive program in luxury.

The service sector dominates the world’s advanced economies, and manufacturing organizations increasingly realize that services can provide a powerful way to deliver value to their customers. However, designing and delivering excellent services can be incredibly difficult due to the unique challenges that they present.

This specialization is open to executives who wish to equip themselves with the cutting-edge thinking, best practices, established conceptual frameworks, and modern business analytics tools needed to address these challenges and lead their organizations towards the successful design and delivery of exceptional services. More broadly, this major will be particularly appealing to participants who plan to work in, advise, lead, or invest in service organizations or manufacturing organizations where service is (or is becoming) a key component of the value proposition.

This specialization aims at inspiring and preparing the next generation of board members. It equips participants with a comprehensive understanding of the role and functioning of boards and provides participants with the set of tools and skills necessary to become successful board members.

This specialization offers professionals a strong understanding of healthcare as a business and the management techniques that will be relevant well into the future. It offers participants a critical edge in the nuances included in different models of the modern healthcare industry.


The Specialization aims to provide a solid background in corporate finance to executives who have to navigate in a rapidly changing financial environment. Given this perspective, the Finance Specialization apports a thorough understanding of the basic economic and financial principals so executives can be better prepared for future challenges. 


To ensure the EMBA perfectly fits their professional goals, participants have access to one optional elective, either held on campus in Jouy-en-Josas or online via our GNAM network of partner universities

*Please note that these electives are subject to change depending on course availability; some courses may require travel and additional time commitments.