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HEC Paris -  Executive Education

HEC Paris - Executive Education

HEC Paris -  Executive Education


HEC Paris - Executive Education: Training business leaders for more than a century

The Grande Ecole concept was first introduced into France with the aim of providing the French industrial, administrative and military elite with postgraduate education. Today HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) ranks among the cream of the Grandes Ecoles and trains students and business leaders from all walks of life, coming from more than 30 different countries.

HEC Paris was founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP), with the purpose of training students in management practice to cope with the growth in industry and booming financial markets.

In 2009, HEC Paris Executive Education is ranked #2 Worldwide for custom-designed programs for within a pool of 45 Top graduate Business Schools.

HEC Executive Education is #5 Worldwide for all executive education programs as well: it has moved up six spots in the worldwide ranking in the last year.

HEC Paris - Executive Education

Your success is our ambition. Our challenge is to meet yours.

Our business is to help you and your company grow.

A learning program should be designed to match your ambitions, and our solution puts you right at the heart of the learning process. Indeed, we take your experience, add it to that of our professors, experts and members of the business community, and create a context of mutual learning.

We want to provide value rather than merely the acquisition of knowledge. To do this we incorporate three fundamental values into our courses:

- direct access to ‘management producers’
In concrete terms, our programs are run by professors who also conduct research and publish their results. We give you access to this work to help you gain new insights into your own experience.

- keeping an open mind
Step back, review your convictions and put them into perspective. Take the diversity of the other participants and grow as a person.

- close links to corporate life
In the degree programs, you carry out projects of your own design meeting your personal as well as your company’s goals. When the results of the project lead to new markets for your company or better operational methods, the return on investment is plain for everyone to see!

Given in French, English and Chinese, our Degree Programs, Open Enrolment Programs and Custom Programs are delivered in France and all over the world.

The learning programs themselves are all internationally recognized, either through accreditation or simple reputation.

There is the renowned AMBA, Equis and AACSB triple accreditation. But there are also the Financial Times rankings which put HEC programs among the world’s best: Trium Global Executive MBA developed jointly with NYU Stern and the London School of Economics is ranked number two worldwide, and HEC Paris has been rated number one European Business School, all criteria taken together.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


  • Paris

    HEC Paris - Executive Education 1, rue de la Libération - 78351 Jouy en Josas cedex, , Paris