16-month Curriculum

The HEC Paris MBA has two intakes: September and January. The 16-month-long curriculum incorporates a personalized career-development program with our Career Center as well as a challenging series of hands-on leadership opportunities. 

It is divided into two phases: Fundamental and Customized. In the 8-month Fundamental Phase, you will acquire the core management skills that are crucial for carving out a successful business career. During the 8-month Customized Phase, you will tailor the MBA program to your personal aspirations and professional objectives through a wide range of options including elective courses, specializations, international exchanges and fieldwork projects.

Two Intakes

September and January

All of our MBA students experience the exact same core curriculum, regardless of intake. During the Customized Phase, students of both intakes have the opportunity to merge together into one class, creating a sense of teamwork in a collaborative community.

Built-in Flexibility

Students in the January intake can finish all coursework in 12 months. By choosing a fieldwork project in the 4th term, you can put into practice your classroom taught knowledge and quickly transition back into a professional environment.

Fundamental phase

Core classes 1

Core 1 has been designed to help you build the foundations for an in-depth understanding of business, teaching you the theories governing subjects such as Business Economics and Financial Markets. Teaching methods vary from lectures to simulations and business games (Negosim Business Simulation, Bach Business Game). 

September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr
September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr

Core courses 2

The courses of Core 2 cover advanced business topics, such as Corporate Finance and Strategic Management, expanding upon the fundamental knowledge you will have learned in Core 1.

Languages

The ability to communicate effectively in several languages is very important for a business world that is becoming increasingly global. By the end of the HEC Paris MBA, you will be asked to demonstrate a working-level proficiency in three languages. The university offers a number of ways to become fluent, including formal language classes, on-demand eLearning opportunities and a language-resource center with more than 2,300 resources in 24 different languages. We also offer an intensive summer language course for non-native French speakers in August.

NB. Professor-led language classes are based upon student demand, and a minimum of 12 students is required to open a course. 

September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr
September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr

Leadership Development

Leadership is a transformative process enhanced through hands-on, practical experience and experiential learning initiatives. Seminars and student-run events are at the very heart of your curriculum:

Career Building

& Coaching

The Career Management Center is here to provide support and services that fall in line with your personal goals and professional aspirations. This includes many corporate outreach events and access to companies via on-campus fairs, corporate presentations and "roundtables" with influential leaders from various sectors. 

Click here to learn more about our Careers Support Service

September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr

Customized phase

Electives

You can choose from a range of electives, allowing you to tailor your MBA to fit your professional aspirations. Some electives are offered in French.

See our Course Index here

September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr
September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr

Fieldwork

project

Fieldwork projects are all about learning through doing. These experiential learning projects are done in partnership with a paying client or company. The project must be closely linked with your future career plan and professional goals. This project can be a foot in the door in a new country, sector or industry, or can simply be a way of gaining further understanding of a sector which you already have some experience. 

All projects are advised by an HEC faculty member and last a minimum of 3 months. 

Click here to read more

International

Exchanges

We offer international exchanges with more than 40 partner universities worldwide. This is a rather selective process and we send around forty students per year on international exchanges.

September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr
September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr

Specializations

During the second half of the program you can tailor the MBA program to suit your career goals and interests by choosing from one of five specializations available:

Career Building

& Coaching

During the customized phase of the MBA program you will benefit from a personalized approach to career building, including information sessions, job search training, bootcamps and workshops. 

Click here to learn more about our Careers Support Service

September intake
Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec
January intake
Jan - Apr Spring
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May - Jul Summer
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Sep - Dec Christmas
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Jan - Apr

Add on options

Certificates

You can complement your MBA training by applying for industry-specific “certificates” sponsored by leading companies. Certificates are offered to all Masters and MBA students in the Spring term. To learn more, visit the Certificates Page on the HEC Paris Master's Programs website.

Each certificate is a set of interdisciplinary courses in a specific field equaling approximately 100 hours. Students have the option of choosing among the following certificates:

  • Digital Entrepreneurship 
  • Digital Transformation 
  • Energy and Finance
  • Excellence in Client Experience
  • Leadership
  • Luxury
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty

Certificates complement but do not substitute for MBA courses. You will be awarded an additional HEC certificate if you successfully complete all of the required coursework for the certificate.

GREM

Wisconsin School of Business

HEC Paris and Wisconsin School of Business, USA, have partnered up to offer you the Global Real Estate Master (GREM) Program in addition to your MBA degree. The 4-month program at Wisconsin starts late August and lasts through the end of December. The first of its kind, GREM - Global Real Estate MSc - offers a specific skillset and an experience that will prepare you for global real estate. On completion of GREM, participants will receive two degrees and join 2 top-ranked international business school alumni networks.

The program is also open to HEC Paris MBA graduates within 5 years of their graduation. For more information visit the GREM Program website.

MBA-MPA

MBA-MPA at Sciences Po

This MBA-MPA program will develop students' leadership and management capabilities while equipping them with skills in advanced policy analysis in order to develop a strategic vision. Thanks to their detailed knowledge of both the public and the private sectors, graduates will be able to embark on careers at the junction of those sectors and to fully understand the issues of regulation.

http://www.sciencespo.fr/public/en/news/new-mbampa-dual-degree-between-hec-paris-and-sciences-po-school-public-affairs.