During the Customized Phase, you can tailor your MBA by choosing one of five specializations available to all our Full-time participants in the Fall Term. A specialization is a 'set menu' of advanced courses focusing on a particular management topic, including a 'backbone' course of 36 hours and six courses of 18 hours each.
Entrepreneurship Specialization- HEC Paris MBA


The Entrepreneurship Specialization is targeted at participants interested in starting their own business, taking over existing businesses, or aiming to work in entrepreneurial units of larger corporations. By joining this specialization, you will become an exclusive member of the HEC “e-Lab”, a hi-tech and hi-creativity learning space in which you will learn to be an entrepreneur by working on a team developing a real business project with a differentiating technological advantage.


Entrepreneurship Specialization courses

Course Coordinators:

Michel Safars, Associate Professor, Strategy & Business Policy

Thomas Astebro, Professor, Economics & Decision Sciences

Finance Specialization- HEC Paris MBA


The Finance specialization is designed for participants who target either careers in the financial services industry (e.g. investment banks, money management, financial analysis, private equity, hedge funds, etc.) or finance jobs in non-financial corporations (e.g. CEO/CFO, Treasurer, etc.). Through this specialization, you will advance your knowledge of key financial topics, such as financial markets, corporate finance, risk and asset management, capital structure, banking, and financial regulation.


Finance Specialization Courses

Course Coordinator:

Christophe Spaenjers, Associate ProfessorFinance

Advanced Management Specialization- HEC Paris MBA

Advanced Management

The Advanced Management Specialization offers a well-balanced, advanced education in general management that takes into consideration the realities of today’s global workplace. It is targeted at those MBA participants interested in developing the broad set of managerial skills necessary for top general management positions, in organizations ranging from large corporations to not-for-profits and entrepreneurial ventures.

Advanced Management Specialization Courses

Course Coordinator:

Roxana Barbulescu, Associate Professor, Management and Human Resources

Marketing Specialization- HEC Paris MBA


The marketing specialization is designed for MBA participants who want to take on marketing responsibilities (e.g. brand / category management, advertising, market research), including more novel marketing roles (e.g. CRM, e-business, social media), as well as general management / business development positions. By focusing on key business processes (the value chain, customer relationships and new market offerings), the course will give you the opportunity to solve real marketing problems, whilst learning to analyze the competitive environment when making strategic marketing decisions.


Marketing Specialization Courses

Course Coordinator:

Anne-Laure SellierAssociate ProfessorMarketing

Strategy Specialization- HEC Paris MBA


The strategy specialization is primarily designed for MBA participants who want to pursue careers as top strategy consultants and C-level executives. Courses combine the most recent theoretical frameworks with the best insights from practitioners to help you acquire the fundamentals of strategy formulation and business growth, with a strong emphasis on hyper competition, market dynamics and uncertainty, technology development, big data and business analytics. 


Strategy Specialization Courses

Course Coordinator:

Gonçalo Pacheco de AlmeidaAssociate Professor, Strategy & Business Policy