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Shape your future and develop an expertise far beyond technical skills at one of the world's top-ranked MBA programs
The HEC Difference
At the HEC Paris MBA, we build leaders with the character, competence, and courage to change the world. What starts at HEC Paris shapes the future. We realize this through:
At HEC Paris, our faculty push the frontiers of knowledge to generate new ideas that will shape tomorrow’s world and have a lasting impact on society. Throughout your MBA experience, you will have privileged access to thought leadership and be able to discuss, debate, and brainstorm these cutting-edge ideas with your peers and professors in a stimulating and personalized environment.
Rigorous Academic Theory Combined with Experiences
Our purposeful curriculum offers a core that is timeless coupled with timely customized options.
• ESG is transversal and embedded throughout curriculum.
• All MBAs may tailor the program with their choice of dedicated themes. These Specializations deliver hands-on experience in today’s most in-demand sectors and they also open doors to new career opportunities.
• Students will explore New Horizons to personalize the MBA experience further - Deepening their knowledge of market trends to understand issues before looking for solutions.
• Standout experiences and surprises are embedded throughout our 16-month MBA, from the MBA Tournament (MBAT), where you will compete with MBA students from around the world in sporting events, to the Outdoor Leadership Seminar, where you will test your limits and hone your teambuilding skills.
A Unique Approach to Leadership
We are committed to shaping responsible leaders and our graduates are empowered with the ability to inspire, influence, and improve performance in the workplace. We build leaders who are proud to create impact within their organizations, while contributing to the greater good of society and an understanding that their obligations go beyond the bottom line.
Our holistic evidence-based approach to leadership development helps our students develop the knowledge, skills, and courage to drive real change in their lives and careers. The design of our leadership curriculum is built on a “head, hands, and heart” framework. This approach emphasizes knowledge acquisition, skill development and providing students space to find their own unique leadership purpose. No matter what discipline our students decide to concentrate on, they will leave HEC with the know-how and confidence to boldly impact the world.
Human Connections & Community
Our diverse student body, representing more than 60 nationalities, allows students to better understand the world we live in. As future leaders, but first and foremost, as human beings, all students learn from each other during their courses and leisure time.
Our community-based approach to learning means that your ideas and input are heard and valued both inside and outside the classroom. This encouragement comes from faculty, staff, and peers, in a friendly environment where everyone knows your name and you become part of a close-knit, global, community for life. This community within our 340-acre residential campus, located 10 miles outside of Paris in the picturesque French village of Jouy-en-Josas, where most MBA students live and spend the majority of their time.
Your Career launchpad
The HEC Paris MBA paves the way for transformation. Whether your goal is to change your job sector, function, or geographic location – or all three – we can share countless examples of MBA graduates who have reached for the moon and succeeded.
As you set out to achieve your professional goals, we are here to provide guidance and to connect you with the best opportunities from around the world. We provide a range of services to enable you to make career decisions that are aligned with both your personal values and professional aspirations.
Leadership in Action
With the HEC Paris MBA's learning-by-doing approach, which puts leadership theory that is learned in the classroom into practice, you'll be immersed in unforgettable hands-on, leadership-development experiences in unusual contexts.
During this 2-day seminar, you learn how to leverage the strength of your team to accomplish a common goal.
The Alumni Reunion Project gives participants a real-world opportunity to hone their project-management skills.
Learn from some of the most dynamic people in today's business world what it takes to be a successful and innovative leader.
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