HEC Paris was founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The university is often ranked as the most prestigious and selective business school in the world.Show more
Overall poor teaching (teachers tend to impose their points of view instead of encouraging discussion). The school is not known outside of France and in France, they don’t really like MBAs ( they prefer Grand Ecole/Masters in Management). Poor career prospects (in relation to top MBAs from the USA). The school does not offer courses besides the basic in management (poor selection of “general culture” or other learning opportunities). Personaly I was really disappointed by this school.View more
The classes contextualized me in a universal investment environment, not only in the European universe like others. Classes could be a little more millenium set, there are massive subjects but I understand that they are necessary.Of course, I would recommend to several colleagues.View more
HEC being a business school, most courses are management related (ie., accounting, finance, marketing, company law, business strategy…). These are somewhat dry but are useful to help one understand how a business is run. It is a shame, however, that students seldom have the opportunity to explore non-business-related electives, as the few available are very interesting. Furthermore, this would broaden the horizons of an academically brilliant student body.
The quality of teaching varies significantly. Much of the infrastructure is starting to feel antiquated, though some if is due to be renewed over the years to come.
Before applying, I would suggest one carefully looks at the curriculum to see whether the classes are of interest to the applicant. If one does not enjoy business-related subjects, one’s experience at HEC can be frankly unenjoyable, especially given that the campus is quite isolated.
Regarding internationality, value and career prospects, the statistics speak for themselves.View more
It has to be the worst university I have attended in my life and I have attended many. The program I took (Master’s in Consulting and Coaching for Change) was badly organised from both a curriculum point of view but especially in terms of the Directors. The French arrogance shone through. Waste of money.View more