Summary: HEC Grande Ecole
Student Exchange Program
1881 The adventure began two centuries ago
The notion of "Grande Ecole"
HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) is considered to be one of the "four aces"
in training the French elite, together with Polytechnique (X), L'Ecole Nationale
d'Administration (ENA), and l'Ecole Normale Supérieure (Normale Sup).
Unique to France, the concept was introduced by Napoleon so that "the best
and the brightest" could be channeled into his ministries, armies and
HEC was created by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP)
in 1881 as an "Ecole de Commerce", to serve as an academic institution.
HEC School of Management is among the first business school in Europe and
the first in France to hold the Triple Crown Accreditation from:
HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) takes another significant step towards
international excellence and recognition, by confirming its leading position for
best Business School in Europe with its MSc in Management in the Financial
Times' ranking of European Masters in Management since first ranking in
HEC has a long-established tradition of welcoming international students to