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April 15, 2020

To the HEC Paris Summer School community,

Today, our thoughts are first and foremost with all those around the world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a time when health, family and friendships take on primordial importance, and we are inspired to lead from our core values.

As an institution, HEC has moved to online learning for the sum of its ongoing courses. Professors have shifted their pedagogy and learning methods to take into account challenges and opportunities linked to distance learning. HEC Professors who are also Summer School Academic Directors have deepened their expertise in distance learning through their design and teaching of courses and Master’s level certificates for current full-time HEC students now based around the world.

In view of the current health and travel challenges, and in light of our many exchanges with Summer School participants, we have decided to offer several 2020 summer programs through distance learning. Certain programs, on the other hand, will be postponed until 2021. Full details of the updated 2020 offering are available on our website.

As is the case for all HEC courses taught through distance learning by HEC professors, core program criteria and academic rigor will be maintained.  Each summer program will lead to the obtention of 7 ECTS credits and the award of the HEC Paris Summer School Certificate. Groupwork opportunities among peers will be facilitated and virtual interactions encouraged. 

The admissions process remains a rolling one; all applications going forward for programs from June 8th to July 17th will be considered for the distance learning approach. If you have already enrolled in the Summer School, you will be contacted by our team directly and informed of next steps.

We look forward to this opportunity to create a virtual community with you this summer. Learning at the HEC Summer School will be an innovative, international and intellectually challenging experience. Despite the challenges the world is currently facing, together, we will build an experience for you to cherish this summer and reflect upon fondly in the years to come.

We hope you will join us and welcome hearing from you with your individual questions and concerns at


Warm regards,

Elyse Michaels-Berger Director,

HEC Paris Summer School