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.
Jean Paul Agon, CEO of l'oreal and alumnus of HEC Paris

Alma Mater of CEOs

HEC Paris is a top 5 university worldwide for the number of alumni holding CEO positions in Fortune Global 500 companies.

Alumni CEOs include Jean-Paul Agon CEO of L’Oréal, Bruno Lafont CEO of Lafarge, Jean Dominique Senard CEO of Michelin, François-Henri Pinault CEO of Kering (Gucci, Balenciaga, Boucheron, Saint-Laurent, Puma...), Henri de Castries CEO of Axa, Baudoin Prot Chairman of BNP Paribas, Mercedes Erra Executive President of Havas Worldwide, Hubert Joly CEO of BestBuy, and Wayne Wang Chairman and CEO of the CDP Group.


Some of these alumni endorse HEC Paris MBA in our new publicity campaign.

HEC Paris business school and tradition of excellence

A tradition of excellence

Since its creation in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris has been training the business elite. At over 130 years old, it is clear that we can stand the test of time. 

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A new campus

French President Charles de Gaulle inaugurated HEC's current 340-acre wooded campus in Jouy-en-Josas in 1964, just 20km from the heart of the French capital.

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new HEC Paris business school campus

MBA Tournament

The first MBAT was held on the HEC Campus in 1991 with Manchester Business School, London Business School, INSEAD, SDA Bocconi and Rotterdam School of Management.

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MBA tournament at HEC Paris
new mba building at HEC paris

New MBA Building

In September 2012, HEC Paris inaugurated a 5000 m² building, which creates a stimulating open learning environment for the MBA Program.

Entrepreneurship students and Paris Saclay hi-tech innovation cluster- HEC Paris MBA

Hi-Tech cluster

HEC Paris is at the very heart of innovation; it is one of the founding members of Paris Saclay, one of the top 8 “innovation clusters” in the world as defined by the MIT Technology Review. This cluster unites HEC Paris with the best research institutions, engineering schools and innovative businesses such as Siemens and EADS. 


HEC Paris' role in Paris Saclay allows our Entrepreneurship students to leverage this privileged access to and gain insider knowledge of celebrated research institutions.

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Leadership at HEC Paris MBA conference

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 idea environment to put those theories to the test.

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MBA Program Career Transformation- HEC Paris MBA

Career Transformation

At HEC Paris MBA, transformation is on. Whether you want to change job location, function or sector, HEC Paris MBA is here to help you to make the change. Our Career Management Center will help you define your career goals and provide you with the appropriate personalized support throughout your MBA journey.



In an average class, approximately 74% of students change industries or job functions, and roughly 55% change geographies following graduation.

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