HEC Paris

HEC Paris

HEC Paris


Founded in 1881, HEC has continuously strived to give its students the necessary knowledge to create the leaders of tomorrow. Located only 17 kilometers from the center of Paris, a major economic epicenter in Europe, HEC Paris is situated in the Paris-Saclay Innovation Cluster. Designed to unite France’s best research institutions, hi-tech businesses, startups and universities, the cluster enables our students to draw upon the expertise of other participants and team up with scientists to bring their technological inventions to market. 

From its early days, HEC 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. 

International Faculty

HEC Paris MBA students work side-by-side with some of the best minds in business education. They have the opportunity to discuss, debate and brainstorm in a personalized and stimulating environment, with 138 professors who sharpen their analytical skills and give them rock-solid insights for making decisions. Our faculty members’ research keeps classes fresh, and ensures that students are on the receiving end of the most important strategies and ideas in business today. During the last five years, our faculty, who are 64 percent international, have published more than 440 research articles, and presented nearly 1,000 times throughout the world.

Facts and Figures 

Tuition fees: 62,000€

Average class profile:

Class size: 250

% International: 90
% Female: 32
Age Range: 25-35
Average Age: 30
Average Work Experience: 6 years
Average GMAT score: 690

Nationality (class of 2016):   

Africa & Middle East: 9%
Europe: 26%
Americas: 23%
Asia & Oceania: 42%

Average Salaries (class of 2016):

Base: 86,300€
Sign-on Bonus: 14,200€
Package: 100,500€


  • The Economist Which? MBA: #2 in Europe (2016), #9 Worldwide (2016)
  • The Financial Times: #20 Worldwide (2017)
  • América Economía: #5 Worldwide (2016)
  • Times Higher Education 2017 Alma Mater Index (CEOs): #3 Worldwide 


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Key information

HEC MBA Program
1 rue de la Libération
F-78351 CEDEX