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Admitted to ESCP & HEC for 2012 Grand Ecole/MIM: Please Help [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2012, 09:30
Hi everyone!
I have just been admitted to both ESCP Europe and HEC for the Master's in Management/Grand Ecole program. I just have some questions I would like to get answers to before making a final decision between the two.
First of all, how well reputed are both of these schools outside of France? It seems that HEC has the slightly better reputation, but does ESCP have recognition as well?
Also, I know campus life is a big component of HEC? How does ESCP compare in this regard? Is it easy to meet people/make friends since people tend to live throughout the city of Paris (I personally am not planning to live near the campus area)? Also, how well do French and international students generally mix with one another?
Another question if anyone knows: I know HEC offers a specific certificate program for luxury strategies. This is a sector in which I am very interested in working in. I would definitely like to do an internship in the luxury industry during my gap year, regardless of which school I choose. Does ESCP offer any courses at all concerning the luxury industry/luxury strategy? Also, would it be possible/how hard would it be to find such an internship for my gap year if I attended ESCP?
I know that this is a lot, but if anyone has any of this information at all and could let me know, I would greatly appreciate it, as I have to make my decision within the next week preferably.
Thank you all so much in advance!! =)
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Re: Admitted to ESCP & HEC for 2012 Grand Ecole/MIM: Please Help [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2012, 08:17
i wonder what is important to be accepted gmat? in their official site the gpa is not mentioned i have a low gpa but an amazing gmat could i get in there and what about the scholarship? how it is granted? can you help me?
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Re: Admitted to ESCP & HEC for 2012 Grand Ecole/MIM: Please Help [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2012, 04:18
Old post and I guess you've made your decision but I'll reply for the sake of future visitors.

HEC is the Harvard Business School of France (general population doesn't even know the existence of INSEAD). ESCP meanwhile is 3rd after ESSEC.
Only issue is that HEC is 30 mins from the main city and ESCP is right in the city which should be much of an issue for you if you're serious about your studies.

I'm not sure if non-EU students are allowed to take a gap year(a friend tried and was rejected by the immigration office) but although there aren't many English internship offers, you shouldn't have problem scoring one. Regarding the social life with French, Paris probably has more international than natives themselves. All my friend's who had been on exchange complained how they didn't have any French friends.
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Re: Admitted to ESCP & HEC for 2012 Grand Ecole/MIM: Please Help [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2012, 05:44
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Old post and I guess you've made your decision but I'll reply for the sake of future visitors.

HEC is the Harvard Business School of France (general population doesn't even know the existence of INSEAD). ESCP meanwhile is 3rd after ESSEC.
Only issue is that HEC is 30 mins from the main city and ESCP is right in the city which should be much of an issue for you if you're serious about your studies.

I'm not sure if non-EU students are allowed to take a gap year(a friend tried and was rejected by the immigration office) but although there aren't many English internship offers, you shouldn't have problem scoring one. Regarding the social life with French, Paris probably has more international than natives themselves. All my friend's who had been on exchange complained how they didn't have any French friends.


I know all foreigners in the grande école program and they have basically all found an internship in France or been able to do a gap year if they wanted. I only know of two exception from the US and Greece who returned back to their home, but they werent really flexible in their internship hunt (no prior work experience but would only accept marketing internships from big luxury brands - supply chain mgmt in the same company wasnt good enough/what they wanted even though they got it offered).

If you are on exchange I guess you rarely have many French friends on any school in France (having been at ESSEC on exchange myself).
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