HEC Paris has been ranked as best in the world in the QS Business Masters Rankings: Masters in Management Rankings 2020. The MBA program at HEC Paris is also consistently ranked in the Top 20 worldwide. The university has also graduated more CEOs of Fortune Global 500 companies than any other university in Europe, according to the 2017 Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index.

For professionals, the full-time MBA offers a dynamic, hands-on learning experience made up of 93 percent international students. The program allows students a chance to refine their leadership abilities and develop a skillset designed for the global marketplace and tailored to their personal career goals. HEC MBA’s160 permanent professors hold PhDs from the world’s leading universities, including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and top European institutions.

The 16-month-long curriculum is specifically designed to give students the time needed to learn new skills, as well as gain specific work experience in a new sector or job function. It incorporates a personalized career-development program with HEC’s Career Center, as well as unique, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities.It is an ideal length of time to make a real impact on student’s futures without keeping them out of the workforce for too long.

The curriculum is divided into two phases: Fundamental and Customized.

In the 8-month Fundamental Phase, a rigorous combination of academic training and hands-on learning teach core management skills. After eight months, students will have developed the exact skills needed to transform their business performance.

During the 8-month Customized Phase, students will get to tailor the MBA program to match their personal aspirations and professional objectives. HEC offers a wide range of options including specializations (concentrated learning in one sector), elective courses, international exchanges and internship opportunities, as well as in-depth learning projects. Students of different intakes will have the opportunity to merge together into one class during the Customized Phase, creating a sense of teamwork in a collaborative community.

Fees for the HEC MBA is an estimated €72,500. All applicants admitted into the HEC Paris MBA will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships. The university offers students over €1,000,000 in financial aid every year thanks to the work and donations of the HEC Foundation.

As per latest employment records, 93% of the MBA graduates had accepted job offers within 3 months of graduating, with an average annual base salary of $120,700  and mean sign on bonus of $28,100.

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Application Deadlines

Round 1: 02 January 2020

Round 2: 03 February 2020

Round 3: 02 March 2020

Round 4: 01 April 2020

Round 5: 04 May 2020

Round 5: 08 June 2020

Application Fee: €200

Admissions Facts

 Program length: 16 months

Average age of new entrants: 30 years old

 Require standardized test: GMAT, GRE

 Average GMAT score: 690

 Average GRE score: 319

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 6 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

Essay 1

Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the HEC MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words max)

Essay 2

What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words max)

Essay 3

Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words max)

Essay 4

Imagine a life entirely different from the one you now lead, what would it be? (250 words max)

Essay 5

Please choose from one of the following essays (250 words max):

a) What monument or site would you advise a first-time visitor to your country or city to discover, and why?

b) Certain books, movies or plays have had an international success that you believe to be undeserved. Choose an example and analyse it.

c) What figure do you most admire and why? You may choose from any field (arts, literature, politics, business, etc)

Optional Essay

Is there any additional information you would like to share with us? (900 words max)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

For the HEC Paris MBA applications, two recommendation letters are required. HEC values the quality of a recommendation over the person writing it. Hence, applicants are encouraged to choose reccommenders who work or have worked extensively with the them, for example a colleague or even a client. HEC will not accept recommendations from professors or teachers – unless, of course, the applicant works in the education sector. The university will be looking at candidates’ working competencies, so they should keep the recommendations professional.

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