Here are the upcoming deadlines and essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season at HEC Paris. The admissions process at this prestigious European business school operates on on a rolling basis throughout the year and aims to take applicants through the entire process from submission to decision in five weeks.
Application deadline: September 15, 2016
Decision released: October 21, 2016
Application deadline: October 15, 2016
Decision released: November 18, 2016
Application deadline: November 15, 2016
Decision released: December 16, 2016
Application deadline: January 1, 2017
Decision released: February 8, 2017
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
Decision released: March 13, 2017
Application deadline: March 1, 2017
Decision released: April 10, 2017
Application deadline: April 1, 2017
Decision released: May 11, 2017
Application deadline: May 1, 2017
Decision released: June 8, 2017
Application deadline: June 1, 2017
Decision released: July 11, 2017
HEC Paris encourages applicants to apply sooner should they require on-campus housing or student visas.
Essay 1. Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the HEC MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words max.)
Essay 2. What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words max.)
Essay 3. Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words max.)
Essay 4. Imagine a life entirely different from the one you now lead, what would it be? (250 words max.)
Essay 5. Please choose from one of the following essays (250 words max):
a) What monument or site would you advise a first-time visitor to your country or city to discover, and why?
b) Certain books, movies or plays have had an international success that you believe to be undeserved. Choose an example and analyse it.
c) What figure do you most admire and why? You may choose from any field (arts, literature, politics, business, etc).
Optional: Is there any additional information you would like to share with us? (900 words max.)
For more information on the full-time MBA program at HEC Paris, please visit the HEC admissions website.