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New post 10 Oct 2013, 08:05
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I've been admitted to Jan 2014 intake too. See you guys in Jan.


Congrats rockersid! :)
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I would love to understand why so many people are applying to HEC Paris MBA? According to Businessweek, HEC Paris MBA has the lowest acceptance rate (17%) and one of the highest average GMAT (690) of all MBA programmes in Europe. Why are non-French speaking candidates so interested about France instead of the UK, US, Australia or Asia? The French economy is one of the weakest in Europe and a degree from a French school is not recognized in most regions of the world. The average salaries of MBA graduates in France are lower than in most countries. French is a MUST to find a suitable job in France and French is one of the most difficult languages to learn. Even native French speakers with a regional accent (instead of the Paris one) are having trouble getting any respect. Just imagine someone trying to learn French during the MBA...

I'm very curious to hear about your motivations. I have to admit that I was very puzzled when I saw the admission stats from the HEC Paris MBA compared to INSEAD, IMD or LBS.


I am afraid your information is not very accurate. 17% acceptance rate is by no means very low compared to say LBS and INSEAD. Even if it was, the lowest the acceptance rate the better for the quality of the program. 690 is not very high. Again LBS and INSEAD have higher GMAT averages. The higher the GMAT average the better. Regarding the non-French speakers question, it goes without saying that the HEC Paris MBA is in English and that you get to learn French as a foreign language whatever your level is. If you know nothing, you are taught some French, if you are good you become better. Generally, the more languages a person speaks, the more competitive that person is in the market place. One of INSEAD's strengths for example is that it requires 2 languages when you enter and 3 when you graduate. In essence, it is the same for non-English native speakers at HEC. If you are not a native English speaker you already speak 2 languages (your native + English) and then you need to also learn some French. French speakers are expected to pick up another language as well. The only case someone would only do two languages is the case where someone only knows English and he then needs to learn some French in addition. Although HEC Paris is extremely strong in France, the school has a great reputation throughout Europe and from what I hear in India as well. In any case, it does not make a difference as someone who is good enough, can leverage the 45000 strong alumni network around the globe to land an interview in virtually any firm. From there it is up to the individual to do great at the interviews and land a dream job. As such, what the French economy does is not relevant for most graduates who do not end up working in France. French is the second most learned foreign language after English so people around the world manage to learn French without problems. Finally, regarding your admission stats focus, I think it is misguided. INSEAD and LBS are very high up at the FT rankings which helps them attract a great number of strong applicants. HEC Paris MBA is working hard to become a top 10 program (and I think it will achieve this within a few years) but until then, I am quite sure that the applicant pool of HEC, on average, is weaker than that of LBS or INSEAD. The result is that since HEC Paris is firm in retaining high standards in its selection process, it ends up rejecting most of these unqualified applicants. Thus you see a lower acceptance rate than you would expect. What you are saying would be correct if LBS, INSEAD and HEC shared the exact same pool of applicants (if we also forget about the fact that HEC Paris has a lot smaller class size than LBS or INSEAD).

Regarding motivations, HEC Paris is a great school and offers great value for money. For top applicants it is easy to receive a good scholarship which means that your tuition might only be 24000 euros (with a 24000 scholarship) instead of having to pay 60000 euros to INSEAD. Also, the duration of the program is perfect. 2 years (LBS) is too expensive and too long while less than a year (INSEAD) is too short. Cost of living is amazing at HEC Paris since you get to live on campus and the rent is very reasonable. If you live in the middle of London you will be burning crazy amounts of money. INSEAD is in the middle of nowhere (HEC the same although closer to Paris than INSEAD) but at INSEAD you cannot live on campus as there are no residences so you need to live of campus, you need a car and you need to pay more rent. HEC Paris has great double degree options with NYU Stern and MIT Sloan and a wide range of exchanges. HEC Paris has an awesome new MBA building and the campus has everything you need, including a forest and a lake. Food is quite cheap if you eat at the campus restaurant and like any other awesome school you get to learn from great faculty.
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Hi there,

Does anyone know where I can find the "registration form" to send in my deposit along with?

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Does anyone know where I can find the "registration form" to send in my deposit along with?

Thanks.


You should have received an email, usually a day or so after the admittance email, providing all the information and having the forms attached.
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Hi guys!

I'm a super late entrant in the MBA process :) I just got admitted to HEC Paris Jan 2014 intake! Haha. 1 month to sort out the visa, finance etc. It's going to be an insane month here on.

Do we have a Facebook group or chat for the batch that I can connect with? :) Super psyched
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Hi guys!

I'm a super late entrant in the MBA process :) I just got admitted to HEC Paris Jan 2014 intake! Haha. 1 month to sort out the visa, finance etc. It's going to be an insane month here on.

Do we have a Facebook group or chat for the batch that I can connect with? :) Super psyched


Congrats!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/208958805931238/
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All HEC Applicants,

Team of HEC MBA Adcoms holding information events in two Indian cities - Mumbai and Delhi - on 22nd and 26th November respectively.

Those who are interested, Pls contact Nidia Reati at reati@hec.fr for registration.

Details of Event

Mumbai
Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Trident Nariman Point Hotel
NSC Bose Road
Nariman Point
Mumbai

Delhi
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 @ 7:30pm
The Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel & Residences
Ambience Island
National Highway 8
Gurgaon

Hope that helps! :)
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Hi Zedzu/all,

It's been a week since admission confirmation, however I still haven't recd the admit letter (hard copy)
Normally, how long did it take for you all ?

Also did anyone hear a word on the scholarships. Per HEC, the decision was supposed to come through by yest afternoon (CET). Nothing as yet.

Regards,
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Hey,

The official letter will take some time.
You will receive a dhl alert fr tracking when they dispatch it.
You can write to them about scholarships, I got the reply on the specific date that they had mentioned.
Do note that right now a lot of people go on leave as it is summer time.


Hey friend,

I applied for HEC Jan intake around mid Oct but could only get my recommenders to finish it all by early Nov. I got a mail on 16th Nov for being pre selected. I have not got an email since then about info of the interviewers. I sent an email to adcom requesting the same but have not heard anything yet. Its been a week. What was your wait time between getting pre selected and getting info about the interviewer and how long does it take for the final decision. I am an international applicant.
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got2domba wrote:
Hi Zedzu/all,

It's been a week since admission confirmation, however I still haven't recd the admit letter (hard copy)
Normally, how long did it take for you all ?

Also did anyone hear a word on the scholarships. Per HEC, the decision was supposed to come through by yest afternoon (CET). Nothing as yet.

Regards,
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Hey,

The official letter will take some time.
You will receive a dhl alert fr tracking when they dispatch it.
You can write to them about scholarships, I got the reply on the specific date that they had mentioned.
Do note that right now a lot of people go on leave as it is summer time.


Hey friend,

I applied for HEC Jan intake around mid Oct but could only get my recommenders to finish it all by early Nov. I got a mail on 16th Nov for being pre selected. I have not got an email since then about info of the interviewers. I sent an email to adcom requesting the same but have not heard anything yet. Its been a week. What was your wait time between getting pre selected and getting info about the interviewer and how long does it take for the final decision. I am an international applicant.


hey there!

wow, this is quite late considering that we are starting the term in less than 40 days from now. have you applied for Jan 14 intake or Jan 15?

The interviewer details take around a week to 10 days time to reach depending on the availability of the interviewers.
If they have not provided you with interviewer details, it is probably cause no alumni is available to take interviews in your region.
Once you get the details you will have around 20 days time to fix an interview date and get over with the interviews.
After that, your admission decision will be made within few days time.
You will receive the admit letter within a week.
After that you might have to arrange for finances/loans etc.
Post that, the Campus France verification/interview (depending on the country you apply from) that takes atleast a week and then the visa application, which will take again atleast a week.

I will be really worried if I would be in your position and have applied for Jan 14 intake.

Don't wait for them to get back over mail. Just call your admission's officer straight away.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!
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Hi, I got the admission offer a few days ago. Can you (or someone else) add me to the Whatsapp group please. My number is +91-9000893465.
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Hi, I got the admission offer a few days ago. Can you (or someone else) add me to the Whatsapp group please. My number is +91-9000893465.


Is your admit for intake starting in January 2014?
Our term starts in less than 10 days from now.
Considering you are from India, how do you plan to arrange for your VISA, finances, documents, etc. in such a short time?
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Hi all, I’m waiting for a decision on my application to HEC. In the meanwhile I found this website that can be really useful. It’s thembavoice dot com It has apparently being founded by an HEC alumni. I wrote asking a few questions and got a reply pretty fast. The website is new so not many users yet but I think it has potential.
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New post 19 May 2014, 09:42
Hello guys, this is my first post.

I got this email today from HEC:

We are pleased to announce that your application has been pre-selected.
You may now continue on to the next phase of the admissions process which is comprised of
two one-on-one interviews organized with HEC Paris MBA alumni. Both interviews
will be conducted in English and we encourage you to be creative and innovative
when selecting the topic of your presentation. Please find more information
about the interview process here.

Does this mean I have to wait for my AO to reach me so we can arrange the interviews?
I had to take the GMAT twice, and they "froze" my application from January to May, just waiting for my GMAT results.

This makes me nervous! hahaha any advice?

Is this a good place to be right now? :P

Thanks!

D.-

BTW: I am visiting the campus on the 17th, anyone else is going?
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I have a doubt regarding the submit of the appplication of HEC MBA.. How do you that? I dont find any button for submitting the application.. it appears when you compete any step? thanks!
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I have a doubt regarding the submit of the appplication of HEC MBA.. How do you that? I dont find any button for submitting the application.. it appears when you compete any step? thanks!


I have the exact same question, every section is complete but I haven't found a formal "submit" button anywhere on the dashboard or within the application. Let me know what you hear or if anyone else has insight on how to submit.

I wrote to a contact within admissions late this week and haven't received a response yet, though I know this was a holiday-shortened week.
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Hi! no info yet.. if I know something I come back and tell you..
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New post 01 Jun 2014, 18:54
Hi , Is anyone applying to HEC for Jan 2015 intake?
Although, it is written on the site that they require a 3 year minimum work ex but is it mandatory?
I currently have exactly 2 years of work ex will it be feasible for me to apply for the Jan intake?
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Hi, Is there anyone admitted to Jan 2015 Intake??
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Hi, Is there anyone admitted to Jan 2015 Intake??


Hi,

Here is the list of students admitted to Jan 2015 Intake.


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