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Insider’s Guide to HEC Paris






Do you love macarons? French baguettes? Luxury goods? Want to spend a year in France basking in the Parisian lifestyle…while also getting a leg up on your career?

Who doesn’t, right?

HEC, France’s most exclusive MBA program, is gonna give you all of that and more. And whether you’re just learning about HEC for the first time, or if you’ve been dreaming about an HEC MBA since you got your first job out of college, we’re gonna cover everything you need to know to land a coveted spot at glamorous, chic, unique… HEC!

The What

Besides being France’s premier business school, HEC also runs France’s second most famous MBA program, in the heart of the heart of the most beautiful city in the world.

Extremely well connected, with a very strong general management program, one of the things that makes HEC really unique is the variety of industries it caters to, and the variety of industries students come from and go to. Of course, the twin traditionals of Finance and Consulting are very well represented, but HEC is also a launching pad for careers in biomed; airline; oil and gas; and, of course, luxury (this is one of HEC’s specialties, which is not surprising considering its location).

HEC’s amazing employment stats (90% within three months of graduation) and fantastic mobility (68% of grads end up moving to a new country) make it one of Europe’s premiere MBA programs. It is an especially good choice for those who choose to live and work in France, as more than 50% of its non-European students stick around after graduation. [Whether they are staying for the work or the food, no one knows for sure…]

A bit longer than your one-year Euro program, HEC’s 16-month program is a perfect compromise between the Euro MBA and the US MBA.

The Who


HEC’s grads are especially strong in International Consulting, Finance, Banking (lots of French banks on the top list), and manufacturing. The school also boasts a fantastic placement rate, and recruiters come from top firms like Schneider Electric, Amazon, BNP Paribas, GE, A.T. Kearney, Nomura, Booz and Company, L’Oreal, UBS and CapGemini.

HEC’s students tend to be far older than students in US programs (30 is the average) making it a fantastic choice for older candidates, and for those who might otherwise be thinking of EMBA programs.

The How – Tips for Getting In

So who and what exactly is HEC looking for?

Obviously fantastic leaders and thinkers like everywhere else! But more than just GMAT, HEC likes prestige, class and the promise of future success. If you come from a classy school or background, you’ve just earned yourself some HEC bonus points.

HEC, like many other Euro MBAs also really likes folks who have PROVEN international experience, especially when that experience is managerial, and even more so when it’s for a big multinational company.

And given HEC’s fame in France, showing a love and appreciation for French language and culture can go a long way. And if you can already speak some French, all the better to you! Working in a “preferred” industry that is traditionally strong in France (Luxury, Banking, Energy, Automotive, Manufacturing), as well as showing knowledge of the French market/industry can also give a big boost to your profile.

Bottom Line

HEC’s fantastic employment record, deep connections in European business, and phenomenal location (come on, folks, this is PARIS) in a true global metropolis make it a fantastic choice for those who with to go Euro, or Global.


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On 23rd January, I received the contact details of my first interviewer, who is an alumnus of the school. I contacted him immediately and we finalized the date and time of our rendezvous...............................................................................................................................................................
1. Why HEC? Why not any other school?
(You will have to differentiate how HEC suits you better. Be prepared to answer why not INSEAD or LBS.)
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Thought I would chime in here with my interview experience as well, since the interviews are really key to acceptance at HEC. It's a bit late in the game, but hopefully this will still be useful to future applicants................................................................................................
................................................. most importantly, ASK QUESTIONS. This is your opportunity to "pick the brain" of someone who has attended the program and will also be honest with you of what they liked and didn't like. It's a great way for you to manage your expectations...................................................................................Read complete post here




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Had my interviews this week so for the benefit of the future applicants, here goes my debrief :)

1st Interview --

The alum was from 2008 batch and was a very thorough interviewer. It was one of the most intensely personal interviews that you could hope for. The idea was to know me as a person. But he did try his best to make me feel comfortable. We met at coffee shop and the interview lasted for an hour or so.......................Read complete post here

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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 21:53
Thanks for opening the thread Souvik.

All those applying for HEC Paris Sep 2014 intake, please post here!

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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2013, 10:27
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Thanks for opening the thread Souvik.

All those applying for HEC Paris Sep 2014 intake, please post here!

Application submitted, called for interview.


HEC seems quiet!!!
pk87 All the best for the HEC app this year :)
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2013, 04:54
Hey guys, good luck with your applications! If you have any questions let me know.
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2013, 12:06
Hey everyone is it too early to fill out the application form for HEC Sept 2014 Intake???? What are the essay topics this year?? :)
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 04:01
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Hey guys, good luck with your applications! If you have any questions let me know.


gr8tWo - Thanks for the wishes and helping out!

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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 09:53
Hi,

I am new to this group. I don't know if this is the wrong thread to ask this question. I am planning to take MIF in HEC for september 2014. What is the Ideal time to apply for this course (Session) ? will there be any special preference for people applying at first ?
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Hey everyone is it too early to fill out the application form for HEC Sept 2014 Intake???? What are the essay topics this year?? :)


It is never too early! The earlier the better (as long as you have a good application prepared)! Better chances for getting accommodation (especially for those who want an apartment (couples)), better chances for scholarships and more time to receive guidance from existing students so you can be better prepared when you arrive.

The September 2014 intake is going to be the luckiest ever as the HEC Paris MBA is constantly improving and HEC has great things in store for the next September batch.

Good luck with your applications!
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2013, 22:50
Just submitted my application. A few weeks back I received the following e-mail from HEC:

"You have recently submitted a Candidate Profile and I would like to thank you for your interest. You appear to have a profile we would like to pay special attention to. We would be happy at this stage to provide you with some more elements for you to best prepare your application and explore the ways in which HEC Paris MBA could add value to your career, including putting you in contact with current students or alumni."

Wondering if anybody else received this message?
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2013, 23:32
Hi HEC Aspirants - So at last! Its done - Got my admission confirmation for Sep 14 intake on 15th Nov :-)

Super duper excited! If any of you guys need any help in the admission process, feel free to PM me.

Admitted folks - lets get in touch.

my profile - 29 M, Indian, 710 gmat, 9 years work ex (Sep 14) currently managing information security function for a middle eastern bank.

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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2013, 23:34
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Just submitted my application. A few weeks back I received the following e-mail from HEC:

"You have recently submitted a Candidate Profile and I would like to thank you for your interest. You appear to have a profile we would like to pay special attention to. We would be happy at this stage to provide you with some more elements for you to best prepare your application and explore the ways in which HEC Paris MBA could add value to your career, including putting you in contact with current students or alumni."

Wondering if anybody else received this message?


@jthespartan, Yup - i too received this mail and as of today admitted. Good luck to you mate!
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 14:18
I woke up to an interview invite this morning. VERY excited. Now I have to prepare the 10 minute presentation. Just wondering, what topics did you guys cover?
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 19:34
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I woke up to an interview invite this morning. VERY excited. Now I have to prepare the 10 minute presentation. Just wondering, what topics did you guys cover?


Congrats for the interview invite! You are more than half way there!

My criteria are a) pick a topic you are passionate about b) pick a topic that the interviewer is likely to find interesting and engaging. If you meet these two criteria you are good to go. Be prepared to answer questions around your presentation.

Good luck with your interviews!
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jthespartan wrote:
I woke up to an interview invite this morning. VERY excited. Now I have to prepare the 10 minute presentation. Just wondering, what topics did you guys cover?


Congrats for the interview invite! You are more than half way there!

My criteria are a) pick a topic you are passionate about b) pick a topic that the interviewer is likely to find interesting and engaging. If you meet these two criteria you are good to go. Be prepared to answer questions around your presentation.

Good luck with your interviews!


I agree with gr8tWo- These are the two criteria i also kept in my mind - my topic was on "Kalpathy Car Festival and Its Socio-economic Impact" - Kalpathy is a 500 year old heritage village, my native place. Her Car festival attracts over 500,000 people in 10 days. I have been a part of this festival for over 20 years - both the interviewers liked the concept and my passion towards it :-) - hope it helps!
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 16:03
Hi guys,

I am thinking about applying to HEC in January, as I am currently finishing my 3-year undergraduate studies(BSc in Finance and accounting) in Poland(the 2nd best Economics University in Poland). I took GMAT and IELTS recently - scores 680(Q47 V36), 7.5 respectively. My GPA in June 2014 will be 4.5/6.0(polish scale, which by the way is a disaster because grade 6 is included in the grading scheme but in reality oftentimes the highest grade on the exams is 5). I have had a one monthly internship in one of the best banks in Poland(July-August 2013) and now I got myself a job in the biggest polish online exchange office(the founders of the company received the EY Entrepreneurs of the year awards last month, so this is a highly prospective business) and I believe I will work there until my graduation and there is a chance that I will be offered then a place in a new branch in London, where they are expanding next summer. I have also some certificates(Wharton, Columbia, Un. of Michigan) on the subject of finance, management, marketing etc. + I have obtained BEC Higher and LCCI Lvl 3 certificates last summer. I believe that doesn't look bad, but I would like to know whether there is a chance that I will get in. Of course I think about MSc to continue my education but I do not know which one exactly(maybe MiM, maybe MSc in Managerial and Financial Economics). Should I choose any particular programme?

I do not know whether I should add it, but my languages are polish and english. I know some german and only a bit of french(I had french classes in high school, I have forgotten almost everything since then). Is it a disadvantage?
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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 10:01
FROM HEC Paris Admissions Blog: 2013 Virtual Panel European MBA Admissions Adcom Interview Available Online
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Some of the benefits of pursuing a European MBA.

Thank you so much to Marie-Laurence Lemaire, HEC Paris Senior Development Manager, Jeroen Verhoeven, ESADE MBA and Executive Masters and Associate Director of Admissions, and Lisa Piguet, IMD Assistant Director of MBA Admissions and Marketing for an outstanding panel discussion about the European b-school experience.

In the following excerpt, our panelists discussed some of the benefits of pursuing a European MBA.

Linda Abraham: Diego asks “Why choose a European MBA instead of a U.S. MBA? What is the main difference/advantages?”



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: Yes, this is a tough one…Well, a simple question, what do you want to do after your MBA? If you want to work in the U.S. and be happy with your job…stay in the U.S. and you will be happy. You will get a great education, because you have great schools there, highly ranked and so on, so that’s fine. But if you want to have a really strong diversity, get mixed up with different cultures, people coming from all over the world to have a very rich sharing of experience from people coming from countries that are so remote, sometimes you don’t even know where they are on the map, an MBA in Europe is really the place. I’m sure in Spain, in Switzerland, as well, this is happening, but really the major difference between doing an MBA in Europe or doing an MBA in the U.S., [is] if you want to make that jump into becoming international and to have that experience, an MBA in Europe would be the big difference that it will make on your CV.

Lisa Piguet: Sure. I’m American, I actually can relate to the person who asked that question….The one thing about the U.S. is that you have a different kind of…education process there. But [regarding the] international focus of Europe, the programs here, it’s very different…for example, I would be sitting in a class of 90…but everybody spoke like me. They might have considered themselves Mexican, for example, or Argentinean, but in fact, they were born and raised in the U.S. just like I was. But in the European schools…you’ll actually see the true international diversity that is represented worldwide. So in our program this year, we have 46 nationalities with 90 MBAs, and they’re true…we have one Swiss….There are still a lot of multinational headquarters here and a lot of people want to work in those companies, with the hopes of going elsewhere. I think Europe is one of those places you can do that. Like Marie said, if you really want to stay in the U.S., you’re probably going to attend a 2-year program and you probably will end up staying in the U.S., more likely than not….If you want a global career, my advice is to go to Europe.

Jeroen Verhoeven: I’m completely in line with Lisa and Marie…but I would also link that somehow to back home in the United States, [you] somehow have a differentiating factor. There are a lot of top, top schools in the U.S., but there’s also a lot of different people who go to those schools. If you can present yourself in front of a group to having said, “Okay, I’ve done my MBA in Switzerland, in France, in Spain,” it is definitely something different. It will make you stand out. Standing out, I think, is very important when you’re looking for a job….Competition comes from anywhere, anytime.” So in order to be successful in that fast-changing, interconnected world, having that cultural savviness, hopefully with some additional languages, as well, that can really give you the added advantage to land a job also back home, not even including all the interesting options that we might offer in Europe…I think there are a lot of additional advantages, apart from the cultural richness that you can have, studying here in Europe…from a business perspective, there’s also a clear added value to considering European options.

For the complete discussion, please see the 2013 European Virtual Panel transcript and mp3 audio file.

Still not sure where you should apply, or even if you should apply at all? Check out our B-School Zones for detailed info on individual MBA programs (in Europe or anywhere else) and our Why MBA special report for tips on answering the big “Why MBA?” essay question.

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FROM HEC Paris Admissions Blog: Financial Times’ 2013 Global MBA Rankings
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Drum roll please…The Financial Times ranks the top 25 global b-schools as follows…

1. Harvard Business School

2. Stanford Graduate School of Business

3. University of Pennsylvania – Wharton

4. London Business School

5. Columbia Business School

6. INSEAD

7. IESE Business School

8. Hong Kong UST Business School

9. MIT Sloan

10. Chicago Booth

11. IE Business School

12. UC Berkeley Haas

13. Northwestern Kellogg

14. Yale School of Management

15. CEIBS – China

16. Dartmouth Tuck (tied)

16. Cambridge Judge (tied)

18. Duke Fuqua

19. Switzerland (tied)

19. NYU Stern (tied)

21. HEC Paris

22. ESADE Business School – Spain

23. UCLA Anderson

24. Oxford Saïd (tied)

24. Cornell Johnson (tied)

(You can read about the FT’s ranking methodology here.)

A few points of interest (from the FT’s lead article)

  • 51 of the top 100 schools are located in the U.S. including 6 schools in the top 10.
  • 26 of the top 100 schools are located in Europe. London Business School is the top school in that region.
  • 14 of the top 100 schools are located in Asia (up from 12 last year). Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is the top b-school in that region.
  • Since 1999 when the FT began publishing MBA rankings, only four schools have ranked in first place: HBS, Stanford GSB, Wharton, and London Business School.
  • The male-female salary gap this year has narrowed for the first time. Instead of the traditional $20,000 pay gap (three years post-graduation), the gap is down to $10,000 at $126,000 average salary for women and $136,000 average salary for men.
FYI: Poets & Quants published a critique of the 2013 FT ranking in “Stanford Alums Make the Most Dough.” In this article, John Byrne, rankings savant and designer of the original BW rankings, points out anomalies and weaknesses in the FT results.

MBA50 provides additional analysis in “The FT Full-Time MBA Ranking 2013 – Winners and Losers.” Its final line sums up all the hub-bub about rankings – any rankings – beautifully: “Only you can work out the best business school in the world…for you.”

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Re: HEC Paris (Sept Intake) Class of 2015: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 10:01
HEC Paris Admissions Blog: My First-Hand Experience with HEC Paris Last week I attended a wonderful conference in Paris hosted by HEC for admissions consultants. We met with admissions staff, faculty, and students. Associate Dean Bernard Garrette addressed us.

I’m going to summarize here a few of my take-aways from the conference and refrain from merely repeating the raw information provided:

HEC provides incredible diversity in a small class placed just outside Paris, one of the business and cultural capitals of the world. (And I had forgotten how beautiful Paris is, but it is a gorgeous city!) Its 220 students represent 40 different countries.

• HEC also offers flexibility with two intakes and a program that takes 12-16 months, depending on internships. Students can participate in up to three internships, which can facilitate career change.

• It is a superb program if one wants to work in Europe either immediately post-MBA or long-term. If a student wants to experience Europe, develop an international network, and then return to his or her home country, HEC recommends that the student do an exchange in the country or at least the region where the student wants to work. There are approximately 40 different exchange opportunities; more and more grads have been returning to their home countries since the 2008 financial crisis.

• The Financial Times has consistently ranked HEC’s MBA highly for marketing. It is also well known for luxury goods marketing with strong ties to Cartier and other elite luxury goods vendors. The school may be less well-known as a factory for CEOs, but according to Dean Garrette, HEC (MBA and other degrees) is ranked #4 worldwide for the number of alumni holding CEO positions in Fortune 50 companies.

HEC, like many MBA programs, invests enormous time and energy in career development. Indeed, it is an integral part of the HEC program. The HEC career management curriculum is on one hand structured and at the same time individualized, with Fridays devoted to career management events.

• While HEC’s Career Management Center (CMC) provides broad guidance to MBA students both as to the viability of their goals as well as to the best means for achieving them, realize that a member of the CMC sits on all admissions committee meetings, and post-MBA employability is clearly an admissions factor.

• The student panel was the last part of the program that I attended. Not surprisingly, the four students – all from different places – were happy with their HEC experience. They all enthused specifically about the geographic diversity of the student body and faculty. Talk about diversity at HEC clearly isn’t just hype or marketing.

I want to again thank HEC for hosting me and the other consultants. Paris is beautiful. The conference was informative. I welcomed the opportunity to learn more about this top European business school. And if you are seeking an MBA that either prepares you to live in Europe or offers you a European experience you too should make the effort to learn more about HEC.

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FROM HEC Paris Admissions Blog: Student Profile: Sophie Xiao
MBA Student Sophie Xiao worked for 5 years as a senior consultant for Ernst & Young. At HEC she is taking advantage of the school’s numerous exchange partnerships with top schools in the US, and will be joining the Fletcher School Of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University to complete her international study experience.



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FROM HEC Paris Admissions Blog: MBAs retains Strong Friendships after Graduation
Today we’d like to share with you the story of a yearly sailing trip, retold by Antonis Kritikos of the HEC Paris MBA class of 2010.  The trip is usually done with his fellow alumni from the MBA Program.

Doing an MBA where 85% percent of your classmates are international, combined with people coming from various cultural and professional background can be a daunting experience for many students. As rewarding as it may be financially after completing an MBA we’ve often found that the stories we hear reinforce a stronger fulfillment; one of lifelong friendships.

Antonis tells us about his version from this trip in early 2013:

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Can you tell me if this is something that is done annually?





We call them “country treks” and we have started our first one when we

were studying in HEC and Mohamed Abuelgasim has invited people to his

home country, Sudan. About 10-12 people have visited Sudan at that

time and it was a great experience. After that time, we have visited

Romania (Hrisa Nacea), Estonia (Triin Visnapuu) and organised quite a

few long weekends in France, for skiing, Roland Garros etc.

Mainly, it is a group of 10-15 people that keep meeting together and

have fun in different places and occasions.

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How did it start?



The initial idea in this case was that Hrica Nacea and Lasana Barrow

had their birthday on the 14th of May and Hrica wanted to organize

something more special this time.

Do you do a different location each time?





As explained above, without any specific reason from time to time, we

choose different locations. It can be the hometown or the place that a

friend lives and works.

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Is it always the same group of alums?

There are 4-5 more members (HEC MBA Alumni 2010) that have joined

similar treks in the past, as mentioned before, we are a group of

about 15 people that still keep in touch and do things together.

What are some of the activities that you do together?



Skiing, Sailing, Riding camels,Partying etc

What are some of the nationalities of the group?

1. Antonis Kritikos – HEC MBA 2010 – Greek

2. Theodore Giaouzis – HEC Master (International Business – MI09) – Greek

3. Hrisa Nacea – HEC MBA 2010 – Romanian / American

4. Mohamed Abuelgasim – HEC MBA 2010 – Sudanese / British

5. Penny Prillot – HEC MBA 2007 – French

6. Verna Harry – Just friend – American

7. Lasana Barrow – HEC MBA 2010 – British / Canadian

8. Crina Ilie – Just friend – Romanian

9. Tina Passalacqua –  HEC MBA 2010 – American

10. Adam Stanley Smith – HEC MBA 2010 – American

11. Jihane El Alj – HEC MBA 2010 – Moroccan / Canadian

12. Stephanie Denamps – Just Friend – Argentine / French

13. Triin Visnapuu – HEC MBA 2010 – Estonian

14. Thomas Andre – HEC MBA – French

This trip for me is a great chance to meet again good friends, visit

new places, get to know deeper foreign cultures and ethics. Apart from

fun and pleasure, we also catch up in our professional updates and we

exchange ideas in business topics of our interest. If I had to quote

it in few words, I would say that it is a flash back in the great

years of our studies and piano bar parties in HEC; continuous

adventure, bonding and learning from each other.

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Thanks to Admissions Development Manager, Adelaide Fatet for proposing the story to Yanique Francis-Lalin, Web & Social Media Manager in the communications department of the MBA program.
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