Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students


  • The university was founded in 1881, amid controversy over ‘economic liberalism’ and a belief in progress through education.
  • In 1921, the school introduced the case-based method of the Harvard Business School, but most lectures remained theoretical.
  • In 1938, the HEC programme was lengthened to 3 years.
  • In 1964, French President Charles de Gaulle inaugurated a new 250-acre wooded campus in Jouy-en-Josas.
  • During the 1970s, HEC began to become a globally recognised institute. It signed a partnership with New York University and the London School of Economics in 1973, and has recruited foreign students since 1975.
  • As a testament to the high quality of students it attracts, HEC Paris has produced, by far, more CEOs than any other European business school or university and even stands ahead of all US universities and business schools with the sole exception of Harvard University.


Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris, 39 Rue de la Libération, 78350 , Jouy-en-Josas , France