HEC Paris is a top leading business school located near Paris, consistently ranked amongst the best business schools in the world. It was founded in 1881 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris.

The HEC MBA is a 16-month general management program, structured around two eight-month periods (Core Phase and Personalized Phase).

HEC is the first in France and among the first business schools in Europe to hold the triple accreditation from: EQUIS, AMBA (Association of MBAs), and AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

The School is an advice partner of the PIM Network. It has exchange agreements with many of of the world's top schools such as the Babson College, Columbia Business School, Haas School of Business, Thunderbird School of Global Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, Melbourne Business School, Manchester Business School, London Business School, ESADE Business School, and many more.

Rankings:

- Rated as the No. 1 Business School in Europe by the Financial Times in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

- 14th globally in the Economist full time MBA Rankings 2009. It was placed 13th in 2008.

- 3rd in the category "Increase salary" and 5th in "Potential to network" (EIU 2008).

- 7th in the "Professional Ranking of World Universities" published by the École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris in 2007.

- 9th in the ranking of Top 15 International Business Schools (The Wall Street Journal 2007).

- Top 10 in the Forbes Non-US MBA Ranking 2007.

- The Master of Science in Management is ranked 1st in Europe in Europe by the Financial Times (2005).

- 8th among the Top Ten Full-Time Canadian and Western European MBA Programmes (Business Week 2004).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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