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53%

Women

55

Nationalities represented

53% 

Student nationalities outside of Europe

22

Average age

37%

Post-bachelor's level

28%

Non-business background

*Total Summer School 2023 Profiles

Students' Home Academic Institutions

  • Princeton University, USA
  • McGill University, Canada
  • LUISS Business School, Italy
  • ESADE, Spain
  • IE Business School, Spain
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • Bocconi University, Italy
  • London School of Economics, UK
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Amherst College, USA
  • Columbia University, USA
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil 
  • Kings College London, UK
  • Lehigh University, USA
  • Bucknell University, USA
  • National University of Singapore
  • New York University, USA
  • Sciences Po Paris, France
  • Shanghai University, China
  • The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA 
  • University College London, UK
  • University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Vienna University, Austria
  • Yale University, USA
  • Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia

Students

Summer school

HEC Paris has always represented French excellence and international success. It is the exact reason why my trust went for their summer program rather than any other. 


I grew up in France and went to a French high school before going to...

Dina Oualitsen

Summer School

Mergers & Acquisitions

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Summer school

It has been an enriching experience that helped me open my worldview and has changed the meaning of “International” for me. 


I have always been a hands-on type of person. It has proven difficult to be hands on because normally in school and...

Pablo Diaz de Leon

Summer School

Investment Banking // Mergers & Acquisitions

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Summer school

The professor’s guidance not only prepares students for their professional careers but also serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining passion and fun in all endeavors.


I have always been interested in the dynamic and innovative...

Emils Meznieks

Summer School

Investment Banking & International Finance

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Summer school

We are now able to read financial statements as a second language!

When I decided to do a corporate finance summer school, HEC stood out for having the ideal program I was looking for. Having an international profile, I am constantly seeking...

Athanassios Gatsis

Summer School

Corporate Finance

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Summer school

Going to the Summer Program at HEC Paris answered a lot of the questions that I had about the institution and it gave me a glimpse of what it would be like to take up a full-time course there. 

I first heard about HEC Paris because of its high...

Yaswanth-Sanagapalli

Summer School

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Academic Team

Patrick Legland

Patrick Legland
Academic Director,
Affiliate Professor,
Finance Department
HEC Paris

A finance professional for over 25 years, Patrick Legland specializes in Equity, Debt Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Legland is an Affiliate Professor in the HEC Paris Finance Department, a Graduate Member of the SFAF, as well as an instructor of Financial Markets at Sciences Po Paris. He is a Board member of the HEC Finance Club, which makes an annual award for the best professional thesis at HEC Paris.

Mr. Legland has served as the Managing Director of several investment banks (Société Générale, UBS, BNP Paribas, Philips & Drew) in Hong Kong, London and Paris. Having led diverse global teams, Mr. Legland benefits from vast international experience, which he brings into the classroom. Through his role as Global Head of Research and as a Global Capital Market member within a large investment bank, he has conducted research on corporate finance, valuation and financial markets and has published numerous professional articles in the field.

Patrick is the founder of a Global Advisory firm, which advises corporations on financial transactions, valuations, value creation and management. He has developed a specific expertise on cross-border M&A transactions between Europe, Asia and the Middle East.