HEC Paris Full-Time MBA

Location: Paris,France
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About HEC Paris Full-Time MBA

HEC Paris MBA: a leading global MBA

HEC Paris is Europe’s premier Business School. With more Alumni in CEO positions than any other continental Business School, it is the Alma Mater of CEOs in Europe, with the CEOs of BestBuy, L’Oreal, Kering, Lafarge, AXA and the Executive Vice President of Havas Worldwide hailing from HEC Paris, to name but a few.

As well as gaining access to our Alumni network of 50,000 worldwide, our students benefit from HEC Paris’ proximity to La Défense, the epicenter of European Business with the highest concentration of Multinational Corporation headquarters on the continent. Our MBA students are at the forefront of Business innovation, acting as ‘connectors’ for international businesses and implementing their global strategy locally around the globe.

As one of the founding members and the only Business School of the Paris-Saclay Innovation Cluster - ranked as one of the most influential Innovation Clusters in the world - HEC Paris has an important role to play in Business Innovation. Paris-Saclay brings HEC Paris together with top French research institutions and businesses, allowing our students to draw upon their expertise.

Our students constantly come into contact with different backgrounds throughout the MBA program: our 200-strong student body is made up of 90% international students,with a wide range of academic and professional experiences.

At HEC Paris, we offer two different MBA options to our students: Full-time (12 or 16 months) or Part-time (one week a month over 18-24 months). Our curriculum, redesigned in partnership with Bain and Company, has two phases: the Fundamental and the Customized Phase. The Fundamental Phase provides our students with advanced knowledge in essential business disciplines and comprises 11 core courses, a language course, Leadership Development, and Career Building and Coaching. Students thus acquire the key skills that are essential in carving out a career in business. The Customized Phase is more flexible in nature, giving participants the opportunity to tailor their MBA by choosing from a range of electives and fieldwork projects or by taking part in an International Exchange.

At HEC Paris MBA, the focus is on learning by doing. Students are given many opportunities to practice their leadership skills outside of the classroom with events such as the student-organized MBA Tournament and the Off-Campus Leadership Seminar at the elite St Cyr military academy. Our students graduate with an adaptable skillset which can be molded to fit any position in any company worldwide, as our Careers Management Center works to prepare students for their lifelong career and not just their first job after graduation.

Our ability to create Business leaders has been proven: 90% of our graduating class finds work within 3 months of graduation, with Amazon, Google, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey and L’Oréal amongst our top MBA recruiters.

*All business classes are taught in English - French is not a requirement. However you will learn French language during the program as this is offered to all students as the language class. But French is not a pre-requisit to enter the MBA.

Programme Presentation

Ranking: The Economist Which? MBA: #1 in Europe (2015), #5 Worldwide (2015), The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking: #15 Worldwide (2016), America Economia: #5 Worldwide (2016). HEC Paris has been consistently ranked the #1 Business School in Europe by the Financial Times since 2006
Exchange Programme: 12 Double Degrees, over 40 academic partnerships worldwide.
Language Courses: French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Italian
Application Deadlines: Rolling admissions

What Recent Grads Say

Participants at HEC MBA benefit from privileged access to our impressive alumni network of over 50,000 worldwide including the CEOs of BestBuy, L'Oréal, Kering, Lafarge, AXA, to name but a few; increasing networking and career transformation opportunities. As the number one Business School in Europe with regards to the number of Alumni in CEO positions in Fortune 500 companies, participants are guaranteed to benefit from our impressive network of academic and corporate partners.

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Quick Stats
Strategy, Marketing, Advanced Management in Global Enterprises, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance
Generalist MBA
Full-time (12 or 16 months) and Part-time (18 to 24 months)
September and January
52,000 EUR
Available after admission
Admission Requirements
Minimum: 3 years
Average: 6 years
TOEFL (Minimum): 100 (IBT); 260 (CBT); 600 (PBT)
IELTS (Minimum): 6.5 Min PTE: 72
TOEIC (Minimum): 320 (speaking & writing)
2 online forms to complete
180 EUR
GMAT (Minimum): 600, Average: 690
GRE (Minimum): Quantitative Reasoning 65th percentile, Verbal Reasoning 65th percentile
University Degree
Student Body
Male Female Ratio: 70/30%
Age Range: 25 – 35
Average Age: 30 (Full-time), 31 (Part-time)
International Students: 90% Nationality (Class of 2015)
Africa: 5%
East and South Asia: 16%
Central Asia: 18%
Eastern and Central Europe: 6%
France: 10%
Latin America: 10%
Middle East: 5%
North America: 14%
Oceania: 2%
Western Europe: 14%
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