HEC Paris MBA Admission Process 2022

HEC Paris MBA Admission Process

HEC Paris MBA Admission Process 2022

One of the world’s best business schools, HEC Paris is a leader in research and education in management sciences. HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of business programs for the most talented students and leaders from around the world. The HEC Paris MBAs are a transformational learning experience, specifically designed to meet the needs and challenges of managers and executives coming from highly diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. In this article, we will discuss the admission process in HEC Paris for MBA Program in detail.

You can apply throughout the year, to begin your MBA journey in either January or September. The rolling admissions process at HEC Paris guarantees you a quick response to your application. Five weeks after the application deadline, you will know if you are admitted to the program.

The first step towards getting admission into HEC, Paris is taking the GMAT Exam. Try checking out the below free resources to know about the level of questions that appear in the exam, and which will help the candidates gauge their strengths and weaknesses.

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MBA Admission Process at HEC, Paris

The admission process at HEC, Paris, adopted six stages in the selection process. This is a five-week application process. The stages in the selection process are given below.

  1. Connect with HEC Recruitment Team: Before starting the application process, you can be able to connect with the HEC Recruitment team. You have to fill out the connect with us form on the official website of HEC Paris. Filling it out takes about 5 minutes and you have the option of attaching your CV. In the following days, you will receive personalized feedback and next steps from your region’s Marketing & Recruitment Manager. The information you enter will not affect your formal application, so don’t worry if you have not yet taken a GMAT/GRE: the “connect with us” form is only a first step to help you on your MBA journey.
  2. Application Submission: On the official website of HEC Paris there will be an MBA Application Portal, here you have to create an account to manage your application at any time before submitting the application. An auto-save system is in place so that you can manage and edit your application at your own pace. Please ensure that your application is complete by checking the Application Checklist before submitting it.
  3. Pre-Selection Jury: The Admission board of HEC Paris will meet for a Pre-Selection Jury after they receive the applications. They will examine all the applications in detail. During the Pre-Selection Jury, they will consider all of the formal aspects of your application like your educational background, your professional experience and your international exposure, as well as your essays and recommendation letters.
  4. Two Interviews with HEC Paris MBA Alumni: There will be two interviews after you got selected in Pre-Selection Jury. Both interviews have equal weight in the decision-making process. Each one consists of a 10-minute oral presentation on the topic of your choice, followed by an in-depth discussion concerning your application. The interviews usually take place in the two weeks leading up to the final Admissions Jury, so plan to make yourself available during that period.
  5. Admission Jury & Official Notification of Admissions: Once the interviews have been completed, the Admissions Jury will then review your application. The Admissions Juries include representatives of the French Ministry of Education, HEC Paris Alumni and members of the HEC Paris Faculty, as well as the Dean of the HEC Paris MBA. Each member of the jury will fully review your application, including your essays, your letters of recommendation and the notes taken by the interviewers. Hours after an Admissions Jury is held, a member of the Admissions team will notify you of your acceptance into the program. There are 12 Admissions Juries held during the year.
  6. Scholarship Decision: During the application process, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for scholarships. Your Admissions Officer will help guide you through the process. HEC Paris is able to offer the students over €1,000,000 in aid every year.

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Candidate Requirements

Undergraduate degree

  • In order to apply, you must have completed an undergraduate program at an accredited university. We will require official academic transcripts as proof.
  • HEC does not have an absolute requirement for the number of years of work experience, yet along with an undergraduate degree, we strongly encourage at least 2 years of professional experience

If you do not have an undergraduate degree
The requirement of an undergraduate degree may be waived under the following conditions:

  • You can provide a certificate certifying that you have completed your secondary education. You must also have 5 years minimum of professional experience, with at least 3 years in a managerial position.
  • You are an athlete who has represented your country at a national level.

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed Essays
  • 2 Recommendations
  • Current Professional Resume in English
  • Passport-style Photo
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Copy of Passport (copies of both if you have dual nationality) or birth certificate
  • Official GMAT or GRE Score Report and a scan of your score report. We recommend the aspirants submit a GMAT with balanced scores above 60% for the quantitative and verbal sections. For GRE score that is at or above the 65 percentile for the quantitative and verbal sections
  • Test taker copy of the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, Cambridge English Exam or PTE Score Report
    Minimum TOEFL: 100 internet-based, 600 paper-based
    Minimum TOEIC: 340 Speaking & Writing and 850 Listening & Reading
    Minimum IELTS: 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 on each part of the test
    Minimum Cambridge English exams (First, Advanced, Proficiency, Business): 185 with a minimum of 176 on each part of the test
    Minimum PTE: 72
    These results must be less than two years old
  • Non-refundable application fee of €200

This is all about the admission process and the candidate requirements at HEC, Paris.

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