Courses and entry requirements at HEC

HEC is a world-class business school. It is a specialist institution, offering a limited number of rigorous courses that earn students esteemed qualifications and valuable business knowledge for their careers.

If you’d like to study at HEC, get familiar with the curated courses that they offer, as well as the competitive entry requirements that follow. We’ve made a table to make this as easy as possible. Check it out below. 

Keep in mind that our expert admissions team can help you secure a coveted offer from HEC by helping you assemble the perfect CV and application essay, and perform impressively in your interview. Plus we can even support you throughout your course to ensure you get the best result possible. Reach out, don’t leave your future success to chance.

HEC’s courses and entry requirements

Have a look at the table below to check whether you meet HEC’s criteria for your desired course: 

Programme titleTypeLengthWhereEntry requirementsEntry material
MBA MBA16 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Team players.
  • Individuals who can inspire others to work harder.
  • Ambitious and motivated people.
  • Those who make a long-lasting impact on any organisation they serve.
  • GMAT/GRE/GMAT focus/EA.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Completed essay/s.
  • CV.
  • 2 interviews with HEC alumni.
  • Completed essays.
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  • 2 recommendations.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of English test.
Executive MBAEMBA18 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Leadership skills.
  • Academic excellence.
  • Open-mindedness.
  • Interest in extracurricular activities.
  • GMAT/GRE/EA/in-house HEC. management test
  • 8 years of work experience.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.

Applicants should be seeking Career progression.

  • Completed essay/s.
  • Copy of English test.
  • 2 recommendations.
  • Copy of passport.
  • CV.
  • Copies of higher education degrees (or equivalent education and experience).
  • Copy of English test.
Trium Global Executive MBAEMBA18 monthsUK, US or Paris Looking for:

  • Senior executive or accomplished entrepreneur.
  • Collaborative, powerful and challenging person.
  • Open-minded to diversity.
  • 10 years of work experience (and senior management role).
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Personal data.
  • CV.
  • Copy of English test.
  • Transcripts.
  • 3 motivation essays.
  • Professional references.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in ManagementMiM12 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.

No professional experience or French language proficiency necessary

  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in International FinanceMIF10-12 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a 2:1 or higher Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution.
  • Quantitative background.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Previous training (at least introductory knowledge) in the areas of financial accounting, corporate finance, investments, derivatives, business statistics and costing.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in Accounting, Finance & ManagementMSc10-12 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution in a course related to business administration, management, applied economics, or in other fields such as engineering.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in Economics and FinanceMSc10-12 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Prior training in statistics and calculus. 
  • Previous work experience is not a requirement but can be an asset.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in MarketingMSc10-12 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution in courses related to business administration, management, applied economics, or in other fields such as engineering, law, life science, medical studies, etc.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in Strategic Management MSc10-12 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution in a course related to business administration, management, applied economics, or in other fields such as engineering, law, life science, and medical studies, etc.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation MSc10-12 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution in any field.
  • No previous work experience is required but it could be an asset. 
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
M2MMSc2 yearsParis/USLooking for:

  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution.
  • Students immediately out of university.
  • Less than 3 weeks of work experience. 
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in Management and Innovation MSc2 yearsParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution.
  • Young professionals aiming to be innovation managers of tomorrow.
  • First work experience.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Master in Management and Public AffairsMSc2 yearsParis/Berlin
  • Someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an international institution in any field.
  • Applicants hoping for a career in national, European and/or international administration and management OR those who wish to acquire the eligibility for a doctoral programme in Political Science or Economics.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Knowledge of German.
  • French language welcome but not required.
  • Ten-month internship (can be completed after the studies in France or Germany, if not first).
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • 2 online recommendations from professors.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Double Degree Data & Finance X-HecMSc10 monthsParis
  • Someone with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from an international institution. 
  • Strong quantitative background in data, maths or finance.
  • Previous experience in data and finance.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters (at least one by a professor).
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Bachelor of Arts & Science in Data, Society & OrganisationsBASc3 yearsMilan/ParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a secondary school diploma.
  • Strong motivation for quantitative, data, and analytical skills and for understanding and contributing to finding solutions to world challenges.
  • Official SAT/ACT result.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV and cover letter.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters (at least one by a professor).
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Basc in Data, Society and OrganisationsBASc3 yearsMilan/ParisLooking for:

  • Someone with a secondary school diploma.
  • Strong motivation for quantitative, data, and analytical skills and for understanding and contributing to finding solutions to world challenges.
  • Official SAT/ACT result.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Application essay/s.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV and cover letter.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • Online academic reference and reference letters (at least one by a professor).
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
PhD in ManagementPhD48 monthsParisLooking for:

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) or equivalent in any field (sciences, engineering, political science, etc).
  • Outstanding academic record.
  • Interest in legal studies.
  • Students who are “highly motivated to study at one of the world’s best research business schools”.
  • No professional experience is required but it might be a bonus depending on the specialisation.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Personal statement.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • 2 online recommendations from professors.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
PhD in Law and RegulationPhD48 monthsParisLooking for:

  • University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) or equivalent in the field of legal studies.
  • Outstanding academic record.
  • Interest in legal studies.
  • Students who are “highly motivated to study at one of the world’s best research business schools”.
  • No professional experience is required but it might be a bonus depending on the specialisation.
  • GMAT/GRE.
  • English language proficiency test if not English native.
  • Personal statement.
  • Degree certificate/s or current enrollment certificate.
  • Higher education transcripts.
  • CV.
  • Scan of your passport if you are an English native.
  • 2 online recommendations from professors.
  • Passport-style photo.
  • Copy of English test.
Global Executive Master in Management (GEMM) Major FinanceGEMM16 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Executives working in banks and financial institutions, entrepreneurs and company directors, management controllers, treasurers, risk managers, auditors, chartered accountants, and lawyers.
  • A minimum level of knowledge in accounting, particularly in the different accounting statements of the company, is required.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here and/or emailing the programme advisor ([email protected]).
Executive MSc in FinanceMSc/EMiF36 daysParisLooking for:

  • Finance directors of all sectors, current and aspiring corporate executives, bankers and financial services professionals as well as other experienced professionals: managers aspiring to a higher position (CEO, CFO, CIO, COO), board members, senior executives or private equity/venture capital/startup/family office founders.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here.
Global Executive Master in Management (GEMM) Major Management GeneralGEMM16 monthsParisLooking for:

  • Company directors wishing to develop their skills and understanding of certain functional activities and all functional managers wishing to move into general management and master the different roles within a company, which are necessary for the effective management of an organisation.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here.
Global Executive Master in Management (GEMM) Major Strategic ManagementGEMM16 monthsParis OR AbidjanLooking for:

  • Company directors and strategic business unit managers, operational or functional directors or managers planning to take charge of a strategic business unit in the short or medium-term, entrepreneurs with short or medium-term plans to take over or create a company.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here.
Executive MSc in Geopolitics and Geo-Economics of Emerging AfricaMSc13-16 monthsMarocLooking for:

  • Executives and business leaders  interested in facilitating their businesses’ growth and sustainability in Africa.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here and/or emailing the programme advisor ([email protected]).
Global Executive Master in Management (GEMM) Major Change & Sustainability GEMM16 monthsParisLooking for: 

  • Managers and executives who are in charge of transformation projects and who will have to meet the major challenges of the future, manage change, modernise organisations, and reinvent ways to collaborate in order to achieve greater economic, societal, and environmental efficiency.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here and/or emailing the programme advisor (

[email protected]).

Executive MSc in Change LeadershipMSc16 monthsParis/OxfordLooking for: 

  • Reflective practitioners engaged in transformational change.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here and/or emailing the programme advisor ([email protected]).
Global Executive Master in Management (GEMM) Major Sustainable Leadership in Africa GEMM16 monthsMorocco/South AfricaLooking for:

  • Participants with the innovative practices of key stakeholders in Africa, and to apply them in an individual project.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here and/or emailing the programme advisor ([email protected]).
Executive MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc18 monthsFranceLooking for:

  • Professionals with at least 8 years of professional experience, wishing to prepare for a career in business as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur, a consultant in Innovation Management, a decision-maker for launching innovative projects and making R&D investments, or as a member of the executive team in a company.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here and/or emailing the programme advisor ([email protected]).
MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc2 yearsFranceLooking for:

  • Young professionals with a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of  8 years of working experience, wishing to prepare for a career as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur, a consultant in Innovation Management, or a decision-maker for launching innovative projects and making R&D investments.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here and/or emailing the programme advisor ([email protected]).
Advanced Master in Media, Art and CreationMSc16 monthsFranceLooking for:

  • Business and management practitioners in the cultural industry who would like to develop technical skills and an international outlook.
Information on entry requirements and application material is limited, however, you can find out more by making an account here and/or emailing the programme advisor ([email protected]).

Please note: There is an application fee for each course, ranging from 125-250 euros.

Also note: HEC interviews students. This is a very important step and there is a specific checklist they will use to mark you depending on the course you’re applying for. So, don’t waste this opportunity! Our experienced interview coaches are on hand to walk you through the whole process and maximise your chances of success.

French-taught courses: Can you speak fluent French? HEC offers Master’s courses in Management International, Master in Management and Business Law and/or Media, Art and Creation in fluent French which might be up your street. There are also GEMMs in French available. To find out more, try the filter search tool on HEC. 

Summer courses: There are lots of 2-week summer courses to choose from, suitable for candidates 18+ years old. See more information here.

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