HEC Paris was founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and specialises in education and research of management sciences. The business school offers a complete range of education programmes for students and leaders and hosts 115 professors, 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers each year. HEC Paris has cutting-edge faculty and research that has made it’s mark across the globe. The school has produced 60 books in 17 different languages, 360 articles in academic journals, and over 930 presentations at academic conferences. They maintain close relationships with the business world and remain central partner to a number of prestigious multinationals that support the ambitions and strategic orientation of the school. HEC has a mission to train global leaders of tomorrow and take an active part in the production of knowledge in the area of management. They have created a community that shares the same belief: Knowledge determines the freedom and entrepreneurship required for a better world. The mission is achieved through a rigorous research environment and close connections with the corporate world. The combination of high-quality research intertwined in the pedagogical innovation at the university and close corporate connections gives HEC the tools needed to establish and create new social and economic paradigms that will better society.
The HEC MBA has a mission to acquire cutting-edge knowledge for decision-making, build personal engagement and leadership skills and connect students with the corporate world to create long-lasting ties and relationships. The programme is offered in a full-time and part-time format. The full-time programme is 16 months and has as fundamental and customised phase. During the fundamental phase, students learn the essential business skills and competencies necessary to function in a firm or organisation. During the customised phase, students tailor their MBA to be aligned with their career objects through selecting from a variety of specialisation courses, international exchange programmes, field work projects or elective courses. A range of certifications are also offered in association with the MBA programme. The part-time programme is two years long and classes occur one week of the month. The programme offers students the same knowledge as the full-time programme and is divided into the two phases of fundamental and customised courses as well. During the fundamental phase, students take core courses in 11 different subjects and participate in a mandatory exchange to the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. During the customised phase, students select from a range of electives and may participate in the exchange programme with UCLA. A company consulting project designed to put technical training at work is also integrated into this phase. Both programmes are designed to enhance students’ knowledge base, maximize their leadership potential and expand their corporate network. The educational goals of the programme are:
- To demonstrate advanced knowledge in business fundamentals.
- Analyse and apply quantitative techniques.
- Evaluate financial performance and competitive positioning soundly.
- Demonstrate excellence in decision-making.
- Integrate ethics and sustainability into complex business situations.
The TRIUM Global Executive MBA Programme is offered in cooperation with the London School of Economics and Political Science and the New York University Stern School of Business.
The Executive MBA Programme is aimed toward senior managers and executives and has a focus on leadership and strategy. It is a practical and intense programme that is designed to provide participants with comprehensive, innovative knowledge that can be applied in every day business situations. The programme is offered at five different locations in France, China, Russia or Qatar. The programme is 16 months and focuses on state-of-the-art management knowledge using the latest educational tools and learning activities. The curriculum is composed of 14 core course, one major and two capstone projects. The core courses give participants strong, fundamental knowledge in essential business functions, such as strategy analysis, implementation, leadership and human resources management. Students also select a Major that allows them to go further in-depth in their field of study. These majors are:
- Aerospace and Aviation
- Digital and Telecom Businesses
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Reinventing Business for Emerging Markets
- Global Business Perspectives
The Company Audit Project and Final Individual Project are the two capstone projects presented during the course. They are designed to bring students to apply their newly learned skills and solve real-world problems with self-produced solutions. A number of Certification, Open-enrollment and Customised Programmes are offered as well. The business school is especially known for its customised programmes, which allow corporations to apply their academic vision and real-life business consulting experience to the courses their employees participate in.
Global MBA rankings
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