HEC Paris, founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of France’s oldest élite higher education Grandes Ecoles.
Throughout its 130-year history, HEC Paris has attracted talented, innovative, entrepreneurial, ambitious and open-minded individuals.
HEC Paris Key Dates
‘École des Hautes Études Commerciales’ (HEC Business School) is founded
Establishment of the HECJF (Business School for Young Women)
Creation of the ‘Centre de Perfectionnement aux Affaires’ (current Executive MBA program)
HEC Business School moves from Paris to Jouy-en-Josas
The new campus is inaugurated by General de Gaulle
Creation of the ‘Centre de Formation Continue pour Dirigeants’ (current Executive Education program)
Launch of the ‘Institut Supérieur des Affaires’ (current MBA program)
The HEC Foundation launches THECampaign, the first ever fundraising campaign, raising over €112M
HEC Paris becomes a member of the Qatar Foundation
HEC Paris celebrates 50 years on the Jouy-en-Josas campus
HEC Paris becomes the first school in France to gain autonomous EESC status