Executive Master of Business Administration

Executive MBA

#6 International Executive MBA Worldwide

 Ranking Financial Times 2018



The HEC Paris Executive MBA (EMBA) programs are aimed at senior managers and executives who want to give their career a new lease of life by developing a strategic vision and strong leadership skills.


The programs are available in 5 different modular formats in France and Qatar. This allows you to continue working and directly apply everything you have learned in your company or in an entrepreneurial project.

  • 2


    with a strategic project

  • 9


    run in 15 locations

  • 5


    in a part-time format

Reinvent your career

The EMBA is much more than a management toolbox. It is a unique experience that will transform your career and how you view the business world.


The learning methods, exchanges and meetings between participants, professors and experts will enable you to discover and apply the very latest management theories and techniques, develop a global vision within your organization, and to play a key role in the strategic decision-making and change management processes of your company:

  • Develop

    and implement innovative leadership models

  • Adapt

    your skills to a rapidly changing economic environment

  • Drive

    corporate success by identifying critical growth factors

  • Develop

    innovative solutions and implement them effectively in your organization

Overview of the HEC Paris Executive MBA 

A choice of part-time formats

The International Paris EMBA is available in three different formats and is run in either English or a combination of French and English in Paris. Our International EMBA is run exclusively in English and the different modules can be taken in either the Paris campus or in Doha.

International PARIS EMBA




Tuesdays +
1 Wednesday per month



Fridays + Saturdays
every 15 days



Seven 6-day modules
every 2 months






Seven 6-day modules
every 2 months



Two 9-day modules followed by four 6-day modules
every 2 months


Core courses

Master all the key areas of management

The strong focus on Leadership and Strategy that runs throughout the core courses will enable you to acquire the skills that are essential for any manager. You will not only develop your expertise in these two vital areas, but will also master all the other key aspects of management...

  • Leadership
  • Business Environment
  • Financial Accounting
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Business Performance Management
  • Operations Management
  • Information Systems
  • HR


Experience the world of business from a different angle




You can take advantage of our International Mobility option and follow modules in Paris and Doha, but also in China and ad hoc locations with strategic international partners. Consult your Program Advisor or Program Manager for current options.​


Specialize and exchange with experts

The Majors enable you to specialize in a field of management or industry of your choice and network with key players and decision-makers in the sector.
Each Major can be taken as a stand-alone Executive Certificate.

Main objectives

Identify and evaluate business opportunities

Analyze the specific structural and cultural nature of doing business in Latin America

Explore the business impact of digitalization and new business models

Understand how digital leadership and exponential organizations enhance digital strategies

Develop a prototyping process to innovate and implement digital change

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Capstone project

A stepping stone for your next career move

The Capstone is a challenging individual or team project that enables you to apply everything you have learned during the program and reposition your career. Some of our participants choose to address an issue of strategic importance for their companies while others opt to develop the business plan of their future start-ups.

The Capstone project can therefore open up new career opportunities - a stepping stone to promotion or the successful launch of a new business venture.


Graduation and new opportunities

The beginning of a new chapter


Nicolas Bally

Vice President of the Asia-Pacific Region for the SBU Turbomachinery of MAN Diesel & Turbo


I’ve grown in confidence, both personally and in work. Learning about the financial and HR sides of things equipped me for my new position of trust, and I relish the more people-oriented side of my role now, and the daily interactions I have with the staff. I could have remained ‘just an engineer’, but now I have become so much more.


Olivier Calandreau

Representative Director and CEO of BNP Paribas Cardif Korea


I had been very successful up to that point, and I felt like I had gained a lot of knowledge, but I started feeling restless, and I felt that I couldn’t connect the pieces—I needed a 360-degree view of the company. Having completed the program, I became CEO of BNP Paribas Cardif General Insurance in Seoul, where I’m now focused on helping the company get off the ground and become profitable. I’m not sure how long that will take, or where my next stop will be, but I feel prepared for whatever comes next.


Sandy Beky

President and founder of the managerial innovation start-up KyoSei Leadership


When I joined the EMBA program, I did not imagine that my experiences there would give me the boldness that I needed to found my own company! During the Capstone project, I studied how the concept of sustainability can be integrated into managerial and decision-making processes, working with 20 global companies. Today, I'm the owner of KyoSei Leadership, a startup that specializes in managerial innovation and human capital development, an associate partner in two other successful businesses founded by two other HEC Paris ‘EMBAers’.


Pascal Caisey

Director & Head of Prescription Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim



My professional project addressed the potential profitability of the pharmaceutical industry from 2012-2016. Currently, profitability is no longer attainable without a profound change in business model. This is why I designed a new business model for profitable and consistent growth in the pharmaceutical industry. The project was a great opportunity to develop, lead and implement innovative management approaches within my company.

The learning approach

The aim of our innovative, hands-on action-based learning approach is to strike the right balance between theory and practice. We combine:

  • Case studies, workshops and interactive role-plays

    to simulate real-life business situations and develop strong analytical and decision-making skills.

  • Digital learning

    Up to 12% of the program is now delivered via distance learning solutions and online resources. This allows you to explore or complete certain aspects of the program in greater depth.

  • Testimonials from senior executives and industry experts

    to not only provide valuable insights but to enable you to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

  • Personal and professional development

    Through our personal and professional development program, we aim to provide you with the skills, motivation and confidence to take your career to the next level. Find out more >

The faculty

Learn with a world-class faculty


HEC Paris professors are all experts in their respective fields. The rich diversity of our faculty, in terms of background and nationality, brings a unique multicultural perspective and a truly global dimension to the program.


Frederic DALSACE

Associate Professor, HEC Paris

Randall P. WHITE

Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris

Catherine TANNEAU

Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris


Associate Professor, HEC Paris


Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris

Jérémy GHEZ

Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris


Associate Professor, HEC Paris

Etienne Krieger

Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris


Associate Professor, HEC Paris


Associate Professor, HEC Paris

Véronique Malleret

Emeritus Professor, HEC Paris

Philippe GAUD

Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris

Find out more from the brochure

The program is aimed at:
Experienced managers who want to accelerate, reinvent or transform their career.


79950 €
94500 $ *

next sessions

2019 / 2020
  • Paris End of Week in English
  • Paris Modular
  • International EMBA Qatar and Paris
  • Paris One Day A Week

Explore funding options

Find out more about possible funding options for the program you have chosen.


CPF eligible program

Registration number RNCP 21 568 - Code CPF 239809
Degree title: Master in Business Administration for Directors


* Fees in $ are only for EMBA Qatar.





We are delighted to offer 4 Scholarship schemes * to our EMBA participants. Eligible groups include: 

- Entrepreneurs
- Those working for non-profits, NGOs or the public sector
- Those working in an SME (less than 249 employees)
- Women in leadership positions


These Scholarships will be awarded to participants who can demonstrate that they will make an outstanding contribution to the program.

There are 4 levels of discount on tuition fees:

Level 1 : 3 950€

Level 2 : 7 950€

Level 3 : 11 950€

Level 4 : 15 950€


If you are interested in being considered for a scholarship, please contact Barbara Tigre Maia for more information: emba@hec.fr


*Scholarships are subject to conditions and deadlines.


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Class profile

Join a highly diverse class, and learn from your peers.

Average age

Average years of experience


  • 25% General management
  • 18% Sales/Business Development
  • 10% Communication/Marketing
  • 8% Operations/Logistics
  • 7% Engineering
  • 7% Finance/Accounting
  • 5% IT & Systems
  • 4% R&D/Sciences
  • 1% Human Ressources
  • 15% Others

did you know ?

of our emba participants create their own business

Tried and tested for you

Discover the experiences of current and former participants.

Christophe Roux

CEO de Scan Jet System


Le programme Executive MBA de HEC Paris a été un vrai booster dans ma vie professionnelle et un enrichissement personnel considérable."

Thomas Rothmayer

Application Marketing Manager - Business Unit Mobility, Borogue Ltd.


The rating of HEC together with the challenging admission process have attracted me as this kind of education you normally do only once in a lifetime.

Olivier Massonnat

Managing Partner at APSIA


The program changed my life. It gave me the confidence I needed to get to the next step in my career. It opened up my eyes to the many different aspects of a business, and nurtured my passion for entrepreneurship and leadership.

Claude Gremion

Councelling Strategy Director & substitute to the CEO, Group E Ltd.


The program has accelerated my career even though this was not my initial objective.

Phil Waknell

Chief Inspiration Officer, Ideas on Stage


The EMBA course is not an end: it’s really only a beginning.

Serge Andrieu-Guitrancourt

BD Director, Industrial - Asia Pacific, CEVA Asia Pacific Holdings Company Pte Ltd.


Month after month, thanks to the support of my work group and the fantastic HEC Paris staff, teachers and brilliant hosts, I refound myself and felt ready to tackle new challenges again.

Karim Sayegh

President & Co-Founder of Homy+


I especially appreciated the rich and exciting exchanges with my advisor, and the strong working relationship I developed with my Capstone project partner.

Anne-Sophie DE GABRIAC

Directrice Générale mapepite.com


L’EMBA HEC a eu un impact décisif et oxygénant sur ma vie professionnelle ! J’ai acquis plus de hauteur de vue et j’ai appris progressivement à sortir de mon expertise pour mieux interagir avec mes collègues directeurs fonctionnels."

Loïc Minvielle

Directeur général délégué, Comptoir des Voyages


L'Executive MBA m'a permis d'avoir une compréhension globale de l'entreprise et d'aborder simplement les dimensions financières, marketing, commerciales et RH qui me manquaient."

Ali Al-Amri

Assistant Manager, Technical Support, Qatar Petroleum


HEC Paris with their part-time EMBA program gave me - as well as many other participants facing the same problems - the chance to reach my goal.

Jimmy Shiganga

Vice -Président, Développement commercial, Lafarge Afrique, Kenya


Le programme m’a permis d’acquérir la confiance nécessaire pour assumer de plus grandes responsabilités tout en me permettant de tisser un réseau de collègues et d’amis irremplaçables .

John Neville

Managing Director, Neville Jewellers


The close interaction with the other students for the two weeks was the making of the course. This cannot be overstated.

Tanja Valcic

Fomer Head of Credit Management at Lanvin


This program is a great opportunity if we are considering a turnaround in our carrier, and acts as the accelerator to achieve it.

Wayne Wang

PDG du Groupe CDP Ltd.


Ce programme enrichit également les participants qui connaissent déjà des théories et pratiques commerciales de pointe. Tout cela m’aide à voir / analyser ma société sous différentes perspectives et sous différents angles. 

Igal Chreky

Vice-President, ASI GROUP


Altogether, the EMBA has helped me gain confidence and a better understanding of my working environment

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