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Who We Are

Who We Are

Founded in 1881, HEC Paris has built itself on three core values: academic excellence, a strong sense of community and a commitment to diversity. Thanks to these values, the school has developed into one of the world’s best business schools, as showcased in top international rankings. By training tomorrow's business leaders, academic researchers and entrepreneurs, we aim to be the architects of a responsible world with a positive impact on business and society.

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Mission & Values


We select innovative, entrepreneurial and open-minded individuals.


We build on one of the world’s most culturally diverse and inclusive business populations.


We engage with a global community of 60,000 Alumni in 135 countries.



Master in Management

Masters in Management 2018

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MSc International Finance

Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2018

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MSc Strategic Management

Masters in Management Rankings 2018




Global MBA Rankings 2019



TRIUM Global Executive MBA

Executive MBA Ranking 2018

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International EMBA

Executive MBA Ranking 2018

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Executive Education

Executive Education Combined Ranking  2019

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European Business School

European Business Schools Rankings 2018

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Alma Mater Index

Global Executives 2017
Times Higher Education


Affiliated with the Paris Île-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris is an EESC (Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Consulaire). HEC Paris was the first establishment to adopt the new status of EESC on January 1, 2016.

The HEC Paris EESC is an autonomous, privately-governed body, whose shareholders are the CCI Paris Île-de-France, the HEC Foundation and HEC Alumni. HEC Paris is managed by a Board of Directors.


Jean-Paul Vermès is Chairman of the HEC Paris Board.


Peter Todd has overseen the general management of HEC Paris since September 2015.

Paris Ile-de-France CCI

HEC Paris is affiliated with the Paris Île-de-France CCI, representing almost 840,000 companies and 29 % of the national GDP.

HEC Paris Management

The HEC Paris Management Committee oversees the institution’s operational management.

Board of Directors

Its goal is to determine the directions of HEC Paris’ activity, whether that be in terms of teaching, human resources or partnerships, and ensure their implementation.

International Advisory Board

The IAB has an advisory role to the Board of Directors of HEC Paris, particularly on international strategic issues, and bases its recommendations on the experience of its members.

Social Responsibility

HEC Paris has a deep-seated belief that long-term sustainability and ethics are core values in business. This social responsibility is the leitmotiv defining much of the school’s teaching, actions and research. Its commitment to finding alternative models for running businesses is open to students from all economic and social backgrounds.

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History of HEC Paris


Coming from a tradition of French excellence, HEC Paris has established itself over the years as a world-renowned institution. From 1881 until today, from boulevard Malesherbes to the campus of Jouy-en-Josas, from a national ambition to an international outreach, discover the main stages of the school's development.

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