Overview

Applicants
1,994
Acceptance Rate
19%
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
31

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
660 - 710
GPA
N/A - N/A

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No


Students Say

With a reputation in Europe that is "second to none," HEC Paris (located just outside the city) boasts a "stellar" faculty, a world class reputation, a double degree option, and a significant presence in niche areas such as Luxury and Sustainable Business that is not commonly found in other MBA programs. Following a curriculum overhaul, a truly "global and well-rounded view" of business is presented with a strong emphasis on case studies and group work.

The full-time HEC MBA lasts for twelve or sixteen months and is divided into two phases. During the Fundamental Phase, students gain a solid foundation in the core business subjects; in the customized phase, students choose to complete either a specialization or an international exchange (based upon their personal career objectives), and either a fieldwork project or "a wide range" of electives. HEC also offers other degrees and programs, and "the entire campus is well integrated," with an interconnection between Masters, MBAs, and Grande École students via the sharing of "a lot of activities" such as sports, clubs, and parties.

The MBA administration team is drawn from various nationalities and "reflects the school's international character"; it is "unlike usual French administrations" in that it is "quick, effective and listens to demands promptly." The school helps students in making visa and other travel arrangements, and "class representatives meet the administration on a regular basis." The dean's office is also "wide open," with specific time slots made available for students.



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
A company has an economic responsibility: it must earn a fair return for its stockholders. However, corporate social responsibility means that organizations have also ethical and societal responsibilities that go beyond its economic responsibilities. CSR requires organizations to enlarge their understandings of their responsibilities to include other stakeholders like employees, customers, suppliers, local communities, state governments, international organizations, etc. Ethics could be seen as a crucial component of individual and group behaviors at the heart of organizations responsibilities. This course considers the ethical responsibilities of managers and corporations. We consider individual and organizational business actions and decisions in the light of moral principles and values. We intend to raise difficult ethical challenges and to provide frameworks that inform about common patterns of success and failure in managing ethics and corporate responsibilities. We address the multi-level (individual, team, organizational level) and multicultural context of ethical behavior and responsibility. Finally we question the discourse about ethical values in business and market activity, and analyze the potential changes to business caused by the consideration of ethic's central role. http://www.mba.hec.edu/Learning-Experience/Full-time/Fundamental-phase/Core-courses-2/Ethics-and-Corporate-Social-Responsibility

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Social Business Certificate

School's environmental commitment 2:
NetImpact Club

School's environmental commitment 3:
Required courses in ethics.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$121,080

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Other
22%
Consulting
17%
General Management
15%
Marketing
14%
Finance/Accounting
13%
Operations/Logistics

Students Say

The administration has "excellent outreach" to the "vast alumni network" (more than 50,000 graduates worldwide), calling upon them to meet with current students and act as guest speakers and ambassadors for the school. Companies come "from all over" to recruit at HEC, and the school has "one of the most widespread and global networks available." "I have contacted lots of alumni with an 80 percent plus response rate and willingness to help," says a student. Soft skills are highly stressed here, and "professors are very talented at ingraining the skills into the pupils," and there are also career man- agement activities every Friday, which include presentation skills, mock interviews, and CV writing sessions.A large number of students go on to work outside of France; many students are "multi-lingual, not just bi-lingual," but English is the only language required to attend HEC, as students say that "with intermediate French you can work almost everywhere." "You need French just to joke around with colleagues. Business is all English," says one. The much-appreciated duration of the program is "the perfect timing for a career change," and many students here have taken a pause from a former job in order to gain international exposure before going back into the work force. Recent employers of HEC Paris graduates include Amazon, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Shell, and L'Oréal.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 33%
Consulting 22%
General Management 17%
Marketing / Sales 15%
Finance / Accounting 14%
Operations / Logistics 13%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 25%
Other 19%
Consulting 18%
Financial Services 14%
Consumer Products 9%
Petroleum / Energy 4%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 4%
Government 2%
Manufacturing 2%
Non-profit 2%
Real Estate 1%

Prominent Alumni

Francois Hollande
President of the French Republic

Henri de Castries
Chairman of the AXA Group Management Board and CEO

Jean-Paul Agon
CEO, L’Oréal

François-Henri Pinault
CEO, Kering

Jean-Dominique Senart
CEO, Michelin

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$12,029

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
52%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$62,525
Tuition (Out-State)
$62,525

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
229
Part Time
14%


Demographics

93.00%
International

30% female
70% male

Campus Life

Students Say

This is a "very serious and career oriented" group, but the overall climate is "very friendly" and "the level of respect is very high among the participants in the program." Program participants are divided into "intakes" (read: season of admission), and with fifty countries represented at the school, the student body is "very diverse in experience and ethnicity." "The term minority doesn't apply at this school since students from every country/region are a minority." "It is really amazing how much we learn from other students by the simple fact the work teams are made, on purpose, of people whose background have nothing to do with each other 's," says another.

The campus is located near the foothills of Jouy-en-Josas and has "a very large green area, a lake and plenty of [open space]." Coupled with "good and affordable" family housing, the school is a "great place to raise kids in a quiet and healthy environment." "Overall the quality of life here is outstanding if you enjoy living in a 'student bubble' type environment," says a student. Perhaps this accounts for the "great social life" between students, many of whom take weekend trips to other European destinations.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Admissions Office
HEC Paris MBA

Address
1, rue de la Libération
F-78351
Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

Phone
+33 (0)1 39 67 95 46 / 73.83

Fax
+33 (0)1 39 67 74 65

Email
admissionmba@hec.fr


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