Why choose HEC
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.