HEC Paris

HEC Paris MBAWe interviewed Benoit Banchereau, the Director of Communication, Development and Admissions for the HEC Paris MBA. The interview covers questions related to the MBA program, Post-MBA trends, unique courses, visa policies for International students, and what makes HEC Paris MBA different from Insead.

1. F1GMAT: What is the biggest misconception about HEC Paris MBA Program?

The biggest misconception about the HEC Paris MBA program is that most of the students on the program are French. This is not the case. Due to the international approach at HEC Paris MBA, the student body is made up of 90% international students from over 40 nationalities. All students are also given the opportunity to learn French, which will help them if they choose to remain in France after their MBA.

2. F1GMAT: HEC Paris full-time MBA has given emphasis on Career Management and Leadership Development. How is the curriculum structured to give students the ability to choose their career path?

Our curriculum, which was redesigned in partnership with Bain and Company has two phases; the Fundamental Phase and the Customized...

28th October 2014: Meet HEC MBA team in Warsaw on 28th October 2014 as part of HEC’s Eastern European Tour.

Key Features

1) Alumni Insight about HEC MBA Program
2) Q&A

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29th October 2014: Meet HEC Paris Development Manager in Paris for a

Full-time and Part-time MBA Drop-in Info Session

Contact: Lauranne BARDIN
Development Manager, HEC Paris - MBA Program
Ph: 06 52 07 59 38

Cafe lounge
The Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
16 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 PARIS

Key Features

1) 30-minute one on one conversation with Development Managers
2) Explore how HEC MBA will add value to your career

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Full-time and Part-time January 2015 Intake

Application Deadlines     Decision Date
1st June 2014                   4th July 2014
1st July 2014                    25th July 2014
15th August 2014             19th September 2014
15th September 2014       17th October 2014
15th October 2014            14th November 2014
15th November 2014         19th December 2014

Download HEC Paris MBA Brochure (2014-15)

Learn about HEC Paris MBA Application Process

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HEC Paris MBAHEC Paris is one of Europe’s premier Business Schools. The school boasts of more Alumni in CEO position than any other Business Schools in Europe. 11 of the CAC40 (top 40 Businesses based on market capitalization in France) is headed by an HEC alumnus. Access to 50000 alumni worldwide might be an incentive for many HEC students but a major consideration for MBA aspirants while selecting HEC Paris over other top Business Schools is the proximity of the campus to La Défense - the epicenter of European Business with the highest concentration of MNC headquarters in the continent. HEC MBA students have earned the reputation as “connectors” with their ability to overcome communication and cultural barriers, implementing global strategies for International Businesses.

The 16-month MBA program provides students with the opportunity to interact with stakeholders and participants from different background. The 200-strong student body is made up of 85% International students. The class diversity is just one aspect. The course in itself offers several opportunities for international exposure through exchange programs and international projects.

In 2012, the curriculum was...

Categories : HEC Paris, Loans, Scholarships

HEC Scholarships can be broadly categorized into Merit Based and Need Based scholarships(scholarships on other criteria also exists) .To be eligible for the scholarships, admitted candidates must provide their financial status and details of how they plan to finance their studies.

Scholarship Application Process: Online
Essay Required: For Some scholarships, an essay is required
Interview Required:
For Some scholarships, interview is required
When to Apply: On Admission to HEC MBA Program
Merit-based, Need-based and Specific criteria in other cases

HEC MBA Need Based Scholarship

The HEC MBA Need-Based Scholarships are designed for only those applicants who require financial assistance to achieve their goal of joining the MBA program at HEC Paris....

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HEC MBA Applicants with exceptional academic achievements should consider the Scholarship for Excellence award.

Total Amount: €6,000 to €24,000

No of Awards: 4

The amount will be deducted from the first deposit, initial installment or the last installment of the fee.


• Academic Excellence
• Overall Strength of the Profile
• Competitive GMAT Score (Average Score is 690 for the Class of 2012)
• All HEC Paris MBA students can apply for this scholarship
• Applicants seeking Need-based scholarship cannot apply

Deadline: Apply within a week of admission

Decision date: Within a week of application

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Categories : Big Data, HEC Paris

HEC IBM Partnership Big DataHEC Paris is partnering with IBM and revamping its Business Analytics course for the MBA program. Students who are part of the Strategy specialization will benefit from IBM’s proprietary technologies and work with data scientists and Engineers.

The revamped courses in Business Analytics will commence in 2013-14. This is part of HEC’s ambitious goal to be a leader in Business Analytics Graduate program and incorporate data oriented decision making in all managerial processes.

By setting a foundation in Big Data and Strong analytical skills, MBA students will learn to navigate the complex Business decisions with ease and apply their skills in competitor research, healthcare, retail, marketing and campaign monitoring.

The revamped curriculum will be developed in the next few years with courses in Big Data, Strategy Simulation Modeling and Decision Models, Data Mining, Strategy Analytics, Prediction, Social Media Analytical Tools, and Data Visualization. Professor Pacheco de Almeida, coordinator of the MBA. Strategy Specialization will lead this initiative.

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HEC MBA Leadership DevelopmentAt HEC, Leadership is integrated throughout the program. Leadership development is offered as a specialization and involves top speakers, experiential learning, and the latest research & techniques that challenge all previous notions. HEC’s multicultural class helps students evolve their understanding of cultures and learn how to lead a multicultural team. Students are taught how to deliver leadership at critical moments, how to motivate, and how to empower a team towards success. The program also develops critical thinking and hands-on leadership techniques to succeed in the real world.

Here are the various aspects that complete Leadership learning at one of France's top Business Schools.

HEC Paris Leadership Center

HEC's Leadership Center was founded in 2008 and has a fruitful partnership with L’Oreal, Alcatel-Lucent and MSD China. The center seeks to develop in students a capacity to be challenged. It also aims to nurture ethical and responsible leaders who understand how the business, social and environmental spheres interact with each other.

The Center...

Trium EMBA is a program designed for Senior level executives. The diverse pool of participants help executives builds a valuable global network. This program is especially designed for companies who want to train their executives with essential skills to excel in an International business environment.

Key Advantages

  • High profile Network
  • NYU Stern's strength in finance and accounting, HEC Paris' leadership in marketing and management and the participation of prestigious London School of Economics
  • Candidates with MBAs are also eligible

Course Details

  • Course Duration: 16 months
  • 10 Weeks – Class Time
  • Six Modules in Five business centers around the world (NYU Stern, LSE, HEC Paris, and at two additional international locations)
  • 50% Group work and 50% Individual work
  • Class Starts: September
  • Application: Rolling (Results within one month of application)
  • No Online Class but can collaborate with Ed-Web, an online platform...

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