HEC Paris, France

HEC Paris, France, was founded in 1881. Over the years, it has developed into one of the top business schools around the world. The institute foundations upon three core values namely, academic excellence, a strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity. HEC Paris walks with the vision of building a new future by grooming tomorrow's business leaders and entrepreneurs. It is one of the most coveted B-schools that accept CAT scores for admission into its management programs (selective).

Programs Offered (Through CAT)

Master in Management (MiM)

Master in Management by HEC Paris, France, is a two-year residential program designed to help students achieve their full potential and to help reach the peak of their career.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the HEC Master in Management program

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor degree of at least three years with 180 ECTS in any stream (engineering, social sciences, sciences, arts, etc.)
  • Candidates can apply for admission into HEC Paris the same year a minimum three year degree is obtained.
  • Candidates applying for admissions should not be older than 30 years of age.
  • French language proficiency is not mandatory for the application of admissions.

How to Apply?

There are two options for candidates to apply for admission:

  • Applications can be submitted through a joint platform called 'Join a School in France',
  • or through HEC main website hec.edu/applytomasters/.

The deadline for application through 'Join a School in France' is:

  • Round 1 : 20 October 2018 at midnight
  • Round 2 : 7 January 2019 at midnight
  • Round 3 : 28 February 2019 at midnight
  • Round 4 : 19 April 2019 at midnight

The application fee is €190 (INR 14,900 Aprox.)

Selection Process

The selection process for HEC Paris, France, includes a preliminary selection which is based on the entrance exam score such as CAT, GMAT, etc., followed by an interview.




  • Pre-selected applicants will be called for an interview at the campus or at local centers or through skype.


  • Selected applicants will be invited to join the program.

Documents Required

Candidates are required to have the following documents ready during the time of admissions:

  • Degree certificate(s) or current certificate of enrolment.
  • A one-page resume (CV).
  • All official up-to-date academic transcripts (exchange programs included) and official GPA.
  • CAT or GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE official test score report (only one test is considered).
  • English language proficiency test score report (TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS or Cambridge).
  • Copy of Passport or ID card.
  • 2 completed online reference forms (submitted via your applicant space).
  • Passport-style photo in .jpg or jpeg format only. Sized such that only the head and shoulders are visible and taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.

Fee Structure

The academic fee for NON-EU students, for the two year program, is € 39,700 (INR 31, 76, 000). The break of the same for each year is as follows:

Academic Student Service Fees Administrative Fees Total Tuition Fees
€ 17,450
(INR 13,96,000)
€ 1,600
(INR 1,28,000)
€ 800
(INR 64,000)
€ 19,850
(INR 15,88,000)

The annual HEC Student service fees and Administrative fees (€ 1600 + € 800) are payable for any additional year until graduation.

Placement Report*

Annual salary package (mean) $ 120,700 (INR 84,49,000)
Annual salary package (median) $ 112,200 (INR 78,54,000)
Sign-on bonus mean $ 28,100 (INR 19,67,000)
Sign-on bonus median $ 29,500 (INR 20,65,000)

*The above data is sourced from the placement report of MBA Class of 2018 of HEC Paris. The statistics for the MiM program is not released by the University however, it's known to be at par with their MBA program.

Why should Indian students apply for admission to HEC Paris, France?

While CAT is a popular entrance exam that is written in order to apply for Indian business schools, it is now accepted by other international management schools as well. Here's why Indian students should apply for admission into HEC Paris, France.

CAT scores are accepted for admissions

For a long time, CAT scores were confined to Indian schools alone which are no more the case. Many brilliant international business schools now accept CAT score, and this only means that the window for admissions with CAT score has broadened.

Ranking and faculty

HEC Paris, France, established in 1881 stands among the top 5 European business schools. With over +110 world-class professors in the faculty, the students are groomed to help achieve the next level of excellence.

International Exposure

Doing your management studies from India and doing so from abroad, especially from a university in a top 1st World country like France is very different in terms of the kind of exposure you get, both in terms of the faculty, and the people you meet.