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Learning experience

Learning experience

With its concentrated focus on learning-by-doing and real-time problem solving, our challenging 16-month-long program will have a real impact on your future career. You will develop a skillset that truly differentiates you in the global marketplace.

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Intakes, September and January


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16-Month Program

The HEC Paris MBA is a 16-month Program


We have two intakes each year, in January and September. All of our MBA students follow the exact same core curriculum, regardless of intake and specialization.

The 16-month-long curriculum is specifically designed to give you the time needed to learn new skills, as well as gain specific work experience in a new sector or job function. It incorporates a personalized career-development program with our Career Center, as well as unique, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities.

It is an ideal length of time to make a real impact on your future without keeping you out of the workforce for too long.

The curriculum is divided into two phases: Fundamental and Customized.

Fundamental Phase

In the 8-month Fundamental Phase, a rigorous combination of academic training and hands-on learning teach core management skills. After eight months, you have developed the exact skills needed to transform business performance.

Customized Phase

During the 8-month Customized Phase, you tailor the MBA program to match your personal aspirations and professional objectives. We offer a wide range of options including specializations (concentrated learning in one sector), elective courses, international exchanges and internship opportunities, as well as in-depth learning projects.

Students of both intakes have the opportunity to merge together into one class during the Customized Phase, creating a sense of teamwork in a collaborative community.

Create your own MBA

Learn the fundamentals of business management from our world-class faculty, and from the thought-leaders and renowned speakers who regularly come to campus. In teams of 4 or 5 students, you'll collaborate with your peers from all over the world to tackle today's most pressing business problems.

Tailor your MBA by choosing one of seven specializations offered yearly during the MBA's Customized Phase. These advanced modules allow you to focus on a specific management skillset, developing your expertise through a “set menu” of mandatory courses which includes one “backbone” class of 36 hours...

MBA Projects allow students to apply classroom-taught knowledge and analytical research to solve a strategically significant issue that is highly relevant for business.

The HEC Paris MBA Program has established double degree programs with leading institutions across the world, allowing our students to benefit from the expertise and resources of two world-leading institutions. Graduates will obtain two degrees and will thus be part of two alumni networks. Admissions...

HEC Paris MBA students have the option of participating in an international exchange during the Customized Phase of the program. We are proud to have more than 30 partner business schools all across the world for you to choose from.

World-Class Faculty

Place yourself at the receiving end of the most important strategies and ideas in business today. At the HEC Paris MBA, you will discuss, debate and brainstorm in a personalized and rigorous environment, with professors who sharpen your analytical skills and give you 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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