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MSc Strategic Management

About This Masters Degree

Course Description

This program has been designed for high potential students from all horizons who have passion and drive for a career in Strategic Consulting, Investment Banking or Venture-Capital.


With the choice of either Business or Accelerated Track, people of all levels of business experience are able to apply to this program.

> The Business Track is aimed at recent graduates with a degree from a top institution in domains related to business administration, management, applied economics, or equivalent.
> The Accelerated Track is designed for students with no business related academic background who have received first class education in other fields such as engineering, law, life science, medical studies (etc.)

Students from both tracks are offered equal study resources and career opportunities at the end of the program.


The program covers a wide range of strategic topics (http://www.hec.edu/Masters-programs/Master-s-Programs/One-Year-MSc-MS-Programs/MSc-Strategic-Management/Program-Details#block-35132) focusing on strategic analysis, as well as structure/organization of companies.

With a choice of over 20 electives (http://www.hec.edu/Masters-programs/Master-s-Programs/One-Year-MSc-MS-Programs/MSc-Strategic-Management/Program-Details#block-35133), students are able to adjust their curriculum to suit their own professional goals. Students are also able to choose to complete a certificate (http://www.hec.edu/Masters-programs/Master-s-Programs/One-Year-MSc-MS-Programs/MSc-Strategic-Management/Program-Details#block-35139), which will expand their knowledge of another related area of interest.


With 25 different nationalities, this program will give students the opportunity to interact with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. Students really benefit from the wide variety of knowledge that each brings from their own experience to make the most out of group projects.


The true ‘real-life’ knowledge students will learn throughout the program is the main reason graduates have an extremely high placement success rate - http://www.hec.edu/Masters-programs/Master-s-Programs/One-Year-MSc-MS-Programs/MSc-Strategic-Management/Career-Paths

An optional company project (http://www.hec.edu/Masters-programs/Master-s-Programs/One-Year-MSc-MS-Programs/MSc-Strategic-Management/Program-Details#block-35140) can be undertaken, where students will assist companies in tackling a real-life strategic issue.


100% of our annual graduates find employment within 3 months with an average salary starting at €45K at top recruiting companies, such as, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Roland Berger, Merrill Lynch, among many more.

Program details






Visit the MSc Strategic Management page on the HEC Paris website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Isabella Lennhag

Class of 2015

from Bocconi University
Internship in Consulting , Gao Feng Advisory Company, Shanghai

Prior to HEC Paris, I attended the Bachelor in Economics, Management and Finance program at Bocconi University in Milan. I also completed a six-month internship in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse in Zurich, and spent time in Shanghai. I attended an intensive Mandarin Chinese course at Jiao Tong University and worked part-time for a China-based strategy consulting firm, Gao Feng Advisory Company.

The main reasons why I chose HEC Paris were because of its reputation for being one of the best business schools in Europe as well as its large campus and student life. I was specifically attracted to the MSc in Strategic Management due to its strong exposure to the consulting industry. During the first semester of the program, there were weekly workshops run by the largest global strategy consulting firms. Additionally, classes in Business Strategy were taught by senior consultants from the Boston Consulting Group.

Flexibility of the program

There is a wide range of electives to choose from, from Big Data to Financial Valuation to Sustainability. The electives provide valuable in-depth learning through cases from current business challenges; most seminars are conducted by top executives and specialists from leading industry players.

In the last three months we were offered to choose between completing an industry specific certificate, together with final year students from other Masters and MBA programs at HEC, or working on a real-life consulting project. I was very happy to be accepted onto the Luxury Certificate program, which is highly selective. The Luxury Certificate mainly consists of conferences with senior executives from the industry.

Strong ties with the business world

The networking opportunities are immense and very valuable at HEC Paris. The school organises several career fairs, sometimes focusing on specific industries, and the MSc in Strategic Management program organises many conferences with influential guest speakers as well as company visits. One of the highlights of the program was our overseas study trip, where we could choose to visit Brazil or Dubai. The study trip focused on company visits and networking opportunities in these developing markets, as well as lectures to understand the local economy and the local business etiquette.

After graduating from HEC Paris, I will to work at the Boston Consulting Group in Geneva, Switzerland. My career goal is to pursue a career in strategy consulting and later specialize in the luxury goods industry.


Entry Requirements

HEC welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities who are fluent in English. They must also hold: View Website

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