HEC Paris’ Master in Management (MiM) is the international students’ gateway to the prestigious Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, and a fantastic world of opportunities.
The Grande Ecole program is designed for high potential students from all backgrounds with little or no professional experience, driven to become influential leaders in tomorrow’s world.
The Grande Ecole curriculum is divided into a generalist phase and a specialization phase. The first phase concentrates on business fundamentals while the second one focuses on acquiring expertise around the professional goals of the student. The nature of the specialization determines the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive: Management, Management & Business Law, Management and Public Affairs…
This unique curriculum structure enables students to acquire both an excellent grounding in general management and an expertise in a specific field. We firmly believe this combination is the key success factor in training future leaders and making a lasting impact on the careers of our students. In fact, our graduates combine the rare ability to grasp the ‘global picture’ in all situations and a deep understanding that only experts can truly reach.
The program consists of:
Moreover, the Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, perfectly balances the development of practical leadership and professional skills with the more theoretical requirements, such as a final research paper within the specialization. Students are trained to become decision-makers while focusing on the academic specialization that they choose in light of their professional goals. With the diversity of courses and specializations available, students can develop expertise in several areas of business administration, shape their career plans, all while preparing their entry into the business world through company internships.
In M2, students have access to a wide range of specializations, which then determine the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive:
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HEC Paris has developed Dual Degree Programs with prestigious universities in France and around the world. Dedicated to essential disciplines such as law, public affairs, management or data science, these Dual Degree Programs will help students develop a diversity of thought, international management skills and a truly global mindset.
The Grande Ecole program offers numerous international opportunities such as :
HEC Paris is also an active member of the GNAM (Global Network for Advanced Management, founded by Yale University).
On top of their Major, MiM Students will have the opportunity to complete one of the eight HEC Certificates and deepen their knowledge in a specific area of business. At the very end of the MiM curriculum, our Certificates aim to provide our students with a more in-depth perspective and a firmer grasp of the topic they choose, ideally propelling them into the business world after completion of their study.
Certificates entail the equivalent of 100 contact hours, and include projects, as well as other business assignments:
Graduates from the MiM program will find themselves with a wealth of opportunities and choices regarding their career path: 98% find employment after 3 months, in a variety of sectors. A popular choice for HEC MiM graduates is consulting or financial services but graduates can follow a multitude of routes, ranging from real estate to high technology. Opportunities are also global for MiM graduates with 39% finding a job outside their home country.
Students at HEC benefit from the school's international network, close connections with companies and excellent career department. The career service helps our students formulate and achieve their professional projects through services such as the 6-step career roadmap and the numerous career events organized on campus.
As two leading academic institutions in Europe, HEC Paris and Technical University of Munich – School of Management have joined forces to create the Master in Management & Innovation double degree. This program provides a unique combination of management and technology expertise and is designed for high-potential students who aim to be the innovation managers of the future.
The students pursuing this double degree will be equipped with a set of skills as well as a strategic mindset in order to face the fundamental transformations regarding innovation.
TUM School of Management at Technical University of Munich (TUM), established in 2002, is building a bridge between management and technology studies with an international teaching and learning environment. Consistently achieving top positions in of business schools’ rankings in Germany, TUM School of Management attracts students and researchers from all over the world and has created a dynamic, inspirational and international community.
HEC Paris is a world-leading business school, boasting world-class degrees, faculty, and research (see HEC rankings). Since 1881, the school is dedicated to selecting the highest potentials and guiding them all the way to professional success and personal thriving.
Megatrends, such as growing globalization, new and more complex technologies, increasingly shorter innovation cycles and rising cost pressure are leading constantly to higher requirements that need to be met by intra- and entrepreneurs, as well as by future executive players in businesses.
The aim of the HEC Paris / TUM Master in Management & Innovation is to provide further education to young professionals in the areas of General Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology. With this high-quality double degree, the students gain all the competences they need to become innovation managers and the necessary know-how to apply their skills in business administration in all relevant technological surroundings. They are, therefore, highly attractive to potential employers, since in-depth knowledge at the interface between management and technology is in high demand in the business world.
The students in the Master in Management & Innovation have the opportunity to study in two vibrant European cities. Both TUM School of Management and HEC Paris boast campuses with fantastic sports and social facilities, including international student bodies. Therefore, they gain an international experience and meet a diverse group of high-level fellow students.
HEC Paris and TUM School of Management are devoted to helping their students build their career path. Each of the institutions has privileged connections with the business world and prestigious partners along with dedicated career departments that provide the students with personal advice, career events, workshops, and job boards.
The HEC Alumni network alone amounts to more than 52,300 members in 127 countries.
The students in the Master in Management & Innovation spend their first year at HEC Paris and second year at TUM. The curriculum includes classes and internships, as well as the preparation of the Master’s Thesis (*either at TUM School of Management or HEC Paris).
All courses are given in English, however, French and German language courses are offered at both Institutions.
The M1 year at HEC Paris is dedicated to General Management while the M2 year at TUM focuses on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology.
This intensive program has been designed for high potential students who want to have a strategic impact in the organization they will work for. As a complex and thrilling discipline, strategy requires strong critical thinking skills and determination, that’s why the MSc Strategic Management recruits the brightest students in a variety of disciplines. This program is a fantastic gateway towards careers in the most prestigious companies around the world.
Strategy is a vibrant, complex and constantly evolving environment which requires the strongest intellectual qualities. The MSc Strategic Management trains high potential students to develop a full strategic mindset and to master a broad and in-depth understanding of strategy’s logics and issues. To achieve this goal, it provides an exhaustive and intense curriculum covering the diverse areas linked to strategy, from negotiation games to innovation management, including big data, mergers & acquisitions, and many more topics. This wide range of courses allows the students to grasp all the mega trends, the analytical means, the leverages, and the priorities linked to strategy. All the students enrolled in the MSc Strategic Management live a truly challenging intellectual experience.
As the MSc Strategic Management is very demanding, we recruit the brightest students of top universities from around the world. They come from a variety of disciplines, such as management, economics, engineering, and political sciences, in order to form a diverse and high-level cohort which also reflects the richness of strategy itself.
With 23 different nationalities, this program gives students the opportunity to interact with people from a wide range of cultures and academic backgrounds. The participants really benefit from the variety of knowledge that each brings from their own experience to make the most out of group projects.
The consulting industry is in constant demand of high-level graduates who perfectly understand the world of strategy and adapt to complex environments. As HEC Paris recruits only the best profiles, and provides them with premier academic and operational knowledge, HEC graduates benefit from a very well-established reputation among the most prestigious companies across the world.
Consultancy firms are deeply involved in the life of the program: many experts from the sector conduct classes as well as numerous workshops throughout the year, notably BCG, Oliver Wyman, and Bain & Company. Also, an optional company project allows the students to assist companies in tackling a real-life strategic issue, which is a fantastic opportunity to understand tangibly the operational reality of strategy.
The true ‘real-life’ knowledge the students learn throughout the program is one of the main reasons graduates have an extremely high placement success rate.
Strategic management is an essential component of company growth and survival and encompasses two main components:
In short, Strategic management is the art of correctly positioning a firm in a turbulent environment in order to map out a path of unique and unmatchable excellence. It requires a great command of analytical frameworks and a rigorous mind.
The HEC Paris MSc Strategic Management is an exciting intellectual challenge building upon the specific knowledge and experience that our academic team brings to the program, but also upon the students’ qualities. The program is very intense and demanding and is comprised of mandatory core courses, workshops with firms, a company project, but also elective courses, which allow them to tailor their curriculum according to their interests and career goals.
The HEC Paris / Georgetown University Law Center Double Degree Program in Management and Business Law is a unique degree program with an interdisciplinary methodology, exploring the connections that exist between business and legal practice.
The dual nature of the program intends to meet the ever-present demand for legal professionals with a comprehensive knowledge and awareness of management principles.
Since 1870, Georgetown Law has been an innovator in legal education. Georgetown boasts one of the largest full-time faculties in the world, filled with dedicated scholars and teachers who have expertise in a variety of practice settings as well as the classroom. Twenty-three of their professors have served as U.S. Supreme Court clerks and 39 have advanced degrees in other disciplines. In 2015, Georgetown’s law school was placed 24th in the FT global rankings.
HEC Paris is a world-leading business school, renowned for the quality of its degrees, faculty, and research (see HEC rankings). For more than a century, our history of academic excellence and selectivity has enabled us to train inspired and responsible leaders, capable of anticipating changes in the world and leading them.
With a broad exposure to management modules at HEC Paris followed by an in-depth study of business law at Georgetown, this 2-year program provides students with a complete understanding of the respective fields and equips them with the skills required to excel in them.
In addition to receiving a world-class education, students will also have the unique cultural opportunity to live and study in two distinctive capital cities. To make the most of their time in France and the US, French and English language classes are available at each of the institutions respectively.
Students benefit not only from the close ties that HEC Paris has developed with the business world but also those of Georgetown University, through various networking events, conferences and career fairs.
The HEC Alumni network alone, consists of more than 52,300 members in 127 countries.
This Joint Degree between HEC Paris and Ecole Polytechnique will equip students with both the technical skills and the strategic mindset to lead successfully any business career requiring a strong expertise in Big Data.
Their association within this Joint Degree represents the best Business/Engineering combination Europe could possibly offer, with extraordinary added value for the students who will follow this program in Data Science and Business.
Big data marks the beginning of a major transformation of the digital economy, which will significantly impact all industries. There are three main challenges to face:
Exploiting this vast amount of data requires the following:
Therefore the program has three objectives:
Students will benefit not only from the close ties that HEC Paris has developed with the business world but also those of Ecole Polytechnique, through various networking events, conferences and career fairs.
The HEC Alumni network alone, consists of more than 52,300 members in 127 countries.
The key aim of the teaching in this Joint Degree is to provide students with the tools needed to solve real problems, using structured and unstructured data masses, teaching them to ask the ‘right’ questions (both from statistics and ‘business’ perspectives), to use the appropriate mathematical and IT tools to answer these questions.
Students will be equipped to shift constantly from data to knowledge, from knowledge to strategic decision, and from strategic decision to operational business implementations.
All these shifts carry with them numerous challenges that each require an interdisciplinary approach involving mathematics, IT, business strategy, and management skills.