HEC Paris is one of France’s oldest, elite higher education institutions known as Grandes Ecoles. Recognized as France’s leading business school, HEC Paris is a household name throughout France and is increasingly known throughout Europe.
Our mission is twofold: (1) to educate the global business leaders of tomorrow and (2) to excel at the production of knowledge in management that makes a difference to business and society.
Through our programs, we aim to empower individuals to develop rigorous analytic depth in management, strong interpersonal skills, a creative and entrepreneurial approach, and a sense of commitment to community and society.
We take a ‘whole person’ approach and encourage individuals to lead with purpose and embrace a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. This mission is reflected in the school’s motto: “The more you know, the more you dare”. It is embodied in a learning-by-doing approach that finds its roots in our historic connection to the Paris Chamber of Commerce and is embraced in our brand position that asserts, “tomorrow is our business”.
The school enacts this mission through a cutting-edge research environment, continuous pedagogical innovation, and close connections to the corporate world.