5 Reasons to Choose HEC Paris

Our program is unique, challenging, rigorous--and absolutely the right preparation for your future success. Here are 5 reasons why the HEC Paris MBA is a solid choice for your career.
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Alma Mater of CEOs

HEC Paris enjoys a longstanding tradition of educating the leaders who are at the forefront of business today. The school has graduated more CEOs of Fortune Global 500 companies than any other university in Europe, according to the 2017 Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index. In addition, nearly 4,000 of our graduates are currently CEOs, CFOs, or have founded their own companies. The MBA program introduces you to new ways of thinking, and opens up a world of possibilities for making your own mark on the future of business.

HEC Paris MBA students visit the Lab

An Entrepreneurial Environment

Whether your goal is to join the ranks of a multinational company or to create a startup, you will benefit from the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives at HEC Paris.

An estimated 25 percent of our students go on to start their own businesses, and our faculty support the creation of nearly 400 schoolwide entrepreneurial projects each year. Draw on resources such as creativity talks, weekly mentoring sessions with experienced entrepreneurs, and the school’s participation in Station F, which brings to Paris experts such as Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb.   

Leadership at Saint-Cyr seminar

A Unique Approach to Leadership

Leadership training requires a rigorous combination of academic theory and learning by doing. At the HEC Paris MBA, we teach you the theories behind leadership, then provide the ideal environment to put those theories to the test.

A series of hands-on opportunities, such as the off-campus, two-day leadership seminar at Saint Cyr and the student-run, multisport MBA Tournament (MBAT), develop your confidence to lead in all circumstances, and teach you how to motivate others to work toward a common goal. These and other leadership opportunities prepare you to go further than you ever thought possible.

MBA Program Tradition of Exellence

Tradition of Excellence

Founded in 1881, HEC Paris has continuously strived to give its students the necessary knowledge to become the business leaders of tomorrow. At over 130 years old, it is clear that we can stand the test of time. From its early days, HEC Paris has been a leading institution with an extensive array of options tailored to suit every student’s needs, which is why the MBA program (formerly Institut Supérieur des Affaires) was created in 1969 and has been teaching the business elite ever since.

MBA Program Career Transformation - HEC Paris MBA


At HEC Paris MBA, we pave the way for transformation. Many of our students succeed in changing their career paths, whether it is by sector, function or location. Almost 70 percent of 2016 graduates changed at least two of these three elements, while 37 percent changed all three aspects of their career.

As an MBA student, you will transform in other ways – our 90 percent international student body enriches the overall experience of our program, shaping your view points and preparing you to work with people from many different backgrounds and cultures. A rigorous combination of academic theory combined with learning-by-doing activities will stretch your limits, and thoroughly prepare you for the real world of business.