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, to giving back to the Community with the Social Impact Project!
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.
6 Reasons to Choose HEC Paris
Our MBA program is unique, challenging, rigorous - and absolutely the right preparation for your future success. Here are 6 reasons why the HEC Paris MBA is a solid choice for making your career goals a reality.
HEC Paris enjoys a longstanding tradition of educating the leaders who are at the forefront of business. The school has graduated more CEOs of Fortune Global 500 companies than any other university in Europe, according to the 2017 Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index.
In addition, nearly 4,000 of our graduates are currently CEOs, CFOs, or have founded their own companies. Our program introduces you to new ways of thinking, and opens up a world of possibilities for making your own mark on the future of business.
Whether your goal is to join the ranks of a multinational company or to found a startup, you will benefit from the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives at HEC Paris.
An estimated 25 percent of our students go on to start their own businesses, and our faculty supports the creation of nearly 400 schoolwide entrepreneurial projects each year. You can draw on resources such as creativity talks, weekly mentoring sessions with experienced entrepreneurs, and the school’s participation in Station F, where the HEC Incubator is housed, and where HEC Seed, our annual pitch competition, takes place.
We are committed to shaping the leaders of tomorrow. We strive to instill within our students an understanding that their obligations go beyond the bottom line and that they must contribute to society's greater good.
We not only teach the theories behind leadership, we also provide the ideal environment to put those theories to the test.
A series of hands-on opportunities, such as the two-day Outdoor Leadership Seminar and the student-run, multisport MBA Tournament (MBAT), develop your confidence to lead in all circumstances, and teach you how to motivate others to work toward a common goal.
At 140 years old, it is clear that HEC Paris stands the test of time. Ever since the school's founding in 1881, we have continuously enabled our students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become tomorrow's business leaders.
Ever since its early days, HEC Paris has been a leading institution with an extensive array of options tailored to suit every student’s needs. In 1969, the MBA program (formerly Institut Supérieur des Affaires) was created to enable professionals with previous work experience to excel in their careers. For decades, we have been ranked among the world's best MBA programs.
At the HEC Paris MBA, we pave the way for transformation. Many of our students succeed in changing their career paths, whether it is by sector, function or location. Among our 2022 graduates, 79 percent changed at least two of these three elements, while 35 percent changed all three aspects of their career.
As an MBA student, you will transform in other ways – our 93 percent international student body enriches the overall experience of our program, shaping your view points and preparing you to work with people from many different backgrounds and cultures. A rigorous combination of academic theory combined with learning-by-doing activities will stretch your limits, and thoroughly prepare you for the real world of business.
At HEC Paris, our faculty move forward the frontiers of knowledge to create new ideas that will shape tomorrow’s world and have an impact
on our society. In the last 5 years alone, our faculty have published nearly 500 research articles.
Throughout your MBA experience, you will have privileged access to this knowledge. You will be able to discuss, debate and brainstorm in a stimulating
and personalized environment with your professors and your peers.
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.
Renowned as the MBA Olympics, the MBAT is the largest gathering of MBA students in Europe.
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.
The Executive Committee on Campus (TEC) is a mentorship and business-leadership program designed to help students define their long-term personal and professional goals.
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