HEC MiM Grande Ecole

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I am interested in applying for MSc In Management Grande Ecole at HEC Paris. I have a BSc in Business Administration from a pretty good European University. I really love the various specializations offered in the second year of the program.

However, having a business background (Bachelor), I am bit worried that the program might not be the ideal fit since only 40% of the student body have an undergraduate degree in either business or economics. I have also looked into the specialized Master's programs at HEC but I think the Grande Ecole program still has the best reputation and I'd prefer to do a 1.5/2 year program.

What do you think?

Comments (9)

Feb 7, 2015

I am interested in the consulting industry.

Feb 9, 2015

What's your GMAT? Have you applied?

Feb 10, 2015

My gmat score is 740 and my undergraduate GPA is pretty good as well. I am also applying to ESADE's Master in International Management/CEMS. The interviews with both schools went well. I will receive their decision by the end of the month. Additionally, I am also thinking about applying to St. Gallen's SIM Master.

Feb 10, 2015

Do you have work experience ? internship ? do you speak french ?

Feb 10, 2015

A 3 month management consulting internship at a Big Four Company and a 6 month internship at a big German company. I studied French in school but it's a little bit rusty. I think that I can become fluent in the 2/3 years at HEC though.

Feb 10, 2015

Just a general comment about studying at a french school, be careful about where you want to work afterwards. If your french is not perfect (like native speaker level), chances of landing a job in a top company in France are lowish.

Feb 10, 2015

Thanks for the answer. But doesn't a HEC grande ecole degree give you access to great jobs opportunities in countries other than France as well (let's say GB-London or Germany)?

Feb 10, 2015

Oh of course, HEC is top notch in Europe - you should not have any trouble finding a job in the UK or Germany. I was just warning about the limited job opportunities in France, if your french is not perfect!

Feb 17, 2015