The city’s chamber of commerce opened HEC Paris, officially known as Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris, in 1881. The early focus of the school was geared toward trade and management, though the scope of such studies has greatly evolved over the more than 130 years since the doors first opened.

It took nearly 40 years before HEC Paris began using the preferred case-based studies for instruction rather than the original idea to offer mere theory. Other steps forward included a more stringent entrance exam beginning in the late 1950’s and the admission of women in 1973.

The same year women first began matriculating at HEC Paris was also the beginning of the school’s effort to broaden the scope of its brand to places around the world. The first partnerships established were with the London School of Economics and New York University.

Undergraduate degrees can be obtained and potentially lead to studying Master’s degrees in specialized fields. A student also has the opportunity to work toward an MBA, with an Executive MBA possible both in-person and online. In addition to Executive Education classes, some students can then consider if they wish to strive for a doctorate.

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  1. 5

    Astonishing place. Inspires the creation of new leaders.

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  2. 5

    Best business school in Europe!
    quality teachers.

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  3. 5

    Super school, good teachers, Campus Sympa. Only access could be improved (roads, trams or other public transport)

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  4. 5

    Amazing venue which mixes modernity and tradition. The park is fantastic. Ideal place for learning and meditation!

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  5. 5

    Amazing campus, food in canteen is superb. Great lake with lovely deer, cow and sheep. A wonderful living environment!

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  6. 5

    Take train from Paris then bus up the hill best campus

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  7. 5

    HEC Paris lies in the downtown Paris with exquisite surroundings and 5 mins walk to all major transportation hubs and best clubs in town. You will meet fantastic people to party with, a must-try and cannot-miss!

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  8. 5

    outstanding experience, real world class syllabus, no fakes, no tricks, teachers are well trained and animate to cross-pollinate, one of the best exec education schools ever

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  9. 4

    I’m mohd azheruddin I want admission in your college plz give reply

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  10. 3

    Came to the presentation of specialized masters, I can not imagine that your school has a standing Director of Admissions bad sale. The entire presentation and the questions did not satisfy me or my two immediate neighbors. I leave any time 3 stars because the building is nice.

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  11. 5

    I’m not the HEC but if the Director of HEC reads this comment, can it be considered atypical my application? – A student motivated and intelligent but has just no money.

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  12. 4

    Dare is to lose his footing momentarily. Do not dare is to lose oneself. Kierkegaard

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  13. 5

    Jopining HEC full-time MBA was hands down the best thing I did for myself. Great crowd, great faculty, plenty of opportunity to meet people and expand your horizon, super nice campus on which I have had so many nice running sessions…Loved it!!

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  14. 5

    Superb campus spread over 340 acres. Has a 7.5km jogging track, a chateau, a lake, a mini waterfall with a small cave inside, and top notch state-of-the-art facilities. Also, the beautiful new academic building is like cherry on the cake.

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  15. 1

    Well, interesting people, but athmosphere so arrogant! The vast majority of people there think there are the very best and just can’t be wrong!

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  16. 5

    Amazingly passionate student body and top reputation in EU. I can’t give it 100 stars because it’s actually not in Paris at all! HEC Forest should be the name of sincerity.

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