HEC Paris

HEC Paris

One of the world's best business schools, HEC Paris is a leader in research and education in management sciences. We offer a unique portfolio of programs designed for a carefully selected student body.

Top reasons to study here

  • HEC selects innovative, entrepreneurial and open-minded individuals.
  • HEC builds on one of the world’s most culturally diverse and inclusive business populations.
  • HEC engagees with a global community of 60,000 Alumni in 135 countries.



  • HEC Paris, founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of France’s oldest élite higher education Grandes Ecoles.
  • Throughout its 130-year history, HEC Paris has attracted talented, innovative, entrepreneurial, ambitious and open-minded individuals.


The teaching staff has placed digital transformation at the heart of all HEC pedagogy, with methods such as design thinking and blended learning. This digital prism places us in the vanguard of higher education teaching and prepares our students and professionals to lead digital transformation in today and tomorrow’s business world.

HEC Paris provides answers to key challenges in business by training students and professionals to embrace social responsibility, founded on a system of social, environmental and ethical values – and not simply economic priorities.


HEC Paris is one of the world’s top research schools in economics and management. The faculty push the boundaries of knowledge by producing the highest quality research. They aim to have an impact on pedagogy, management practices, public policies and society at large.

Research conducted at HEC Paris comprises both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary work, with a unique combination of scientific excellence and business relevance.


Successfully fulfilling your professional ambitions is our primary concern. As you set out to achieve your professional goals, we are here to provide guidance and to connect you with the best opportunities from around the world.

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Housing services

The 340-acre wooded campus is not only close to Paris and Versailles by train, but also a short drive from La Défense, the biggest business district in Europe where many multinational companies have set up headquarters.

Key facts:

  • 341 acres
  • 2000 students living on campus
  • 1500 rooms

Library services

  • Since 2017, HEC Paris has become only the second education institution in France to open its state-of-the-art library seven days a week, 24 hours a day. 
  • It provides readers both on and off campus access to over 80 databases covering all the disciplines taught at HEC as well as 10,000 different journals, magazines and academic reviews in digital format.

ICT services

HEC Paris provides a wide range of information technology and communication services to support you throughout your time on campus:

  • Unlimited Wi-Fi via eduroam (education roaming), available anywhere on campus
  • An account for your email and calendar, based upon your name and the hec.edu domain
  • MyHEC, a mobile app (available on Android and iOS) offering a comprehensive guide for all your activities

Student Life

Campus life

HEC Paris has one of the largest campuses in Europe. Its academic, leisure and sports facilities offer students and staff the holistic life you would expect from a world-class institution. 

The school also provides a perfect balance between the rural and urban worlds. It is located on the Paris-Saclay plateau hosting one of the world’s largest research-education-technology hubs.

The campus hosts six restaurants and bars for students and staff alike. The facilities are surrounded by the lush beauty of its woods, two lakes and numerous sporting fields. A contemporary arts center displays some of its collections in the HEC park and invites students to regular exhibitions.

Sports facilities

HEC Paris has excellent indoor and outdoor facilities on campus. These include:

  • a multipurpose gym (1600 m²), an indoor mountain climbing wall, a weight training room, a fitness/cardio-training room and facilities for aerobics, boxing and martial arts
  • 10,000 m² of outdoor fields including tennis courts, an athletics track, three grass rugby/football fields, one all-weather football field, and one street basketball/football court.

A permanent staff of four qualified professionals and 25 coaches manage the Sports Department. Each sports discipline has its own club, run by students incollaboration with the Sports Department.

Student clubs

HEC Paris considers community life to be one of the cornerstones of the education it provides. There are over 100 societies on campus with which students can get involved, covering a wide range of different activities and interests. Here are just some of the things you can gain from student societies:

  • Leadership skills and responsabilities
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Social life
  • Culture and intercultural
  • Sports

Student Reviews

HEC Paris
Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

During the first year you gain useful insights about management. During the second year you especialize in on specific field: finance, marketing, enterpreneurship, etc. You can take a gap year between the first and the second year.

An unforgettable experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It has been a very enriching and a balanced experience. I had the opportunity to build up my skills, pursue my passion for music and at the same time focus on academics.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It’s an amazing school

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