A truly unique MBA experience

European MBA

Designed to unite France’s best research institutions, hi-tech businesses, startups and universities, the cluster enables our students to draw upon the expertise of other participants and team up with scientists to bring their technological inventions to market.


Our 16-month program gives students the ideal amount of time to digest new information and build their CV through internships and specialized courses without keeping them out of the workforce for too long. The size of our cohort – limited to 250 students – guarantees a personalized learning experience that prioritizes our students and their goals.


The HEC Paris MBA is divided into two complementary counterparts: the Fundamental Phase and the Customized Phase. The Fundamental Phase uses a rigorous combination of academic training and hands-on learning to teach core management skills. After eight months, students have developed the exact skills needed to transform business performance.


With the Customized Phase, students hone their abilities in a specific sector and gain the experience that makes their CV stand out. Students choose a specialization, and spend eight months developing their expertise through a range of electives, double-degree options, international-exchange programs and real-world work experiences.


At HEC Paris MBA, participants are immersed in a hands-on, learning-by-doing, entrepreneurial environment. Our on-campus eLab, an exclusive laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art interactive technologies, is designed to stimulate creativity and communication. In addition, we have joined Station F, the world’s largest startup campus, giving our students unprecedented access to top international players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.


Our Career Center ensures that our students’ career goals align with the needs of the global job market. We encourage students to explore a variety of industries and functions, fueling career transformation. The majority of our students succeed in changing their career paths, whether it is a sector, function or geography change. Almost 70 percent of our 2016 graduates changed at least two of these three elements, while 37 percent changed all three aspects of their career.


HEC Paris MBA students graduate armed with a global mindset, the latest knowledge of today and access to a network of over 56,000 alumni in 132 countries. Within three months of graduation, 92 percent of graduates accept job offers and nearly 50 percent secure employment outside of their home countries. 


*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 Info


Accreditations: AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB

Rankings: The Economist Which? MBA: #2 in Europe (2016), #9 Worldwide (2016), The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking: #20 Worldwide (2017), America Economia: #5 Worldwide (2016). 

Type of Programme: Generalist MBA

Programme Format: Full-time (16 months) 

Course Specializations: Strategy, Marketing, Advanced Management in Global Enterprises, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance

Language Courses: French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Italian

Application Deadlines: Rolling

Starting Dates: September and January

Exchange Programme: 36 academic partnerships




Student Body


Male Female Ratio: 67/33%

Age Range: 25 – 35 Average Age: 30 (Full-time) International Students: 92%   

Nationality (Class of 2016) 

Africa & Middle East: 9% Asia & Oceania: 42% Europe: 26% Americas: 23%

Admission Requirements


University Degree: Yes

GMAT (Minimum): Average: 690 GRE (Minimum): Quantitative Reasoning 65th percentile, Verbal Reasoning 65th percentile TOEFL (Minimum): 100 (IBT); 260 (CBT); 600 (PBT) IELTS (Minimum): 7 Min PTE: 72  TOEIC (Minimum): 320 (speaking & writing) References: 2 online forms to complete Minimum Length of Work Experience: 2 years  Average Work Experience: 6 years



*Application Fees: 200 €


*Tuition Fees:  62,000 €


Scholarships: Available after admission




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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Email: admissionmba@hec.fr

Telephone: +33 1 39 67 95 46 / + 33 1 39 67 73 83

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