HEC Paris
Region: Western Europe
Country/Region: France
Found Year: 1881
Address: 1 rue de la Liberation

Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris specializes in education and research in management sciences. As a leading academic institution in Europe and worldwide, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of business education programs for students and corporate executives. A complete and unique program portfolio - Master’s programs: leader in Europe for several years, the elite Grande Ecole Master in Management program recruits students with little or no professional experience through a rigorous admissions process, and guides them towards top careers in management through a highly intensive 18-month curriculum. Specialized Masters and MSc programs are one-year Master’s programs designed for students at postgraduate level who want to acquire high-level expertise and professional know-how in their chosen specialization. They are aimed at students with little or no professional experience, who already hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a university in France or abroad. - MBA program: custom-designed for young managers with 6 years work experience on average, the MBA is a highly selective program which enhances their leadership potential to boost and change their career paths. - PhD program: designed for professor-researchers, the PhD is a highly selective program which offers high quality internationally renowned training in management sciences. HEC Paris also offers unique learning opportunities for managers and executives. Executive Education programs: - TRIUM Global Executive MBA in partnership with New York University, Stern School of Business (NYU Stern) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - The Executive MBA program is a unique transformational experience that offers 8 majors in 14 locations around the world - Executive Master’s programs, among which Consulting and Coaching for Change with Oxford University Saïd School of Business, and others. - Open-enrolment and custom programs as well as tailor-made coaching services. Cutting-edge Faculty and Research • 105 Standing Faculty: professors-researchers, holding PhDs from the world’s most prestigious universities who produce world-class research, (65% of them are international) • 56 Permanent Affiliate professors, generally prominent members of the business community who have established a long-term relationship with HEC Paris, • 25 Visiting professors from prestigious universities worldwide, • 700 lecturers HEC Paris is committed to developing knowledge and the best practices in management. The active involvement of professors in research guarantees that our courses integrate the latest findings in management science. HEC’s research policy is based on close collaboration with France’s top research institution CNRS: the GREGHEC, joint research unit between HEC and CNRS, based on the HEC campus, comprises five CNRS researchers and some HEC faculty. This allows greater visibility for HEC in the French academic community and easier access to national research funds. In 2009, France’s evaluation agency for higher education and research (AERES) has granted GREGHEC A+ grade, which is the highest distinction possible. Over the past five years the full-time faculty contribution has accounted for: • 60 books published in French and 16 other languages, among which: “Strategor”, “International Investment”, “Industrial Management and Logistics” • 390 articles in refereed academic journals • 950 presentations at academic conference Privileged corporate relationships HEC Paris maintains close relationships with the business world. This cooperation can take many forms and is tailored to companies’ areas of activity, as well as their research and recruitment needs. HEC Paris is a central partner to numerous prestigious multinationals which support HEC’s ambitions, participate in its strategic orientation, and provide a direct link between the academic and business worlds. View the list of Chairs View the list of corporate partners of the HEC Foundation Specialized centers HEC Paris also offers centers of specialized studies open to students and professionals, including: the Entrepreneurship Center, the HEC Europe Institute, the Finance Club and the Alternative Management Observatory. These centers of expertise are complemented by research centers on cross-departmental issues: “Society and Organizations” (SnO) Research Center, the Research Center on Innovation (INNO) and the Research Center on Individuals and Organizations (RIO). Academic Partnerships International exchanges, dual-degree programs, and joint-degree options are offered in partnership with over 125 prestigious partner institutions worldwide including: MIT, Freie Universität Berlin, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Faculty of Business Administration, Fundação Getulio Vargas-EAESP, the Graduate School of Management of St Petersburg State University, IIM Ahmedabad, the London School of Economics, the National University of Singapore Business School, New York University Stern School of Business, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management, Oxford Saïd Business School, Keio Business School in Tokyo, Technische Universität München, etc. Institutional alliances HEC Paris is a founding member of Université Paris-Saclay which federates an exceptional scientific potential, bringing together complementary research and higher education institutions. Based on high-quality training courses and cutting-edge research, Université Paris-Saclay aims to be a state-of-the-art university that will develop the continuum from fundamental sciences and applied sciences to innovation. Online education HEC Paris was the first Business School in France to launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) hosted on the Coursera platform. Following the success of its iTunes U platform (which has totaled over 2 million downloads in just three years) HEC Paris endeavors to open up its academic knowledge beyond the confines of the campus.

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