HEC Paris Qatar

HEC Paris – Ranked #3 worldwide for Executive Education and #1 for the International Executive MBA by the Financial Times in 2019

About: Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris, a founding member of the Université Paris-Saclay, brings together 140 permanent professors, more than 4,500 students and 8,000 executives and directors in education each year.

In 2010, HEC Paris joined Qatar Foundation and brought world-class Executive Education programs and research activity to Doha and the region. By 2011, HEC Paris launched Qatar’s first international EMBA. The HEC Paris International Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time program that provides executives with a set of fundamental skills to expand their knowledge and leadership capabilities. In addition to the EMBA, HEC Paris provides in Qatar a Specialized Master’s Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management. The institution also offers non-degree management programs for executives, in the form of executive short programs and certificates as well as custom-designed programs for individual companies. The programs and research activities of HEC Paris in Qatar build corporate competitiveness within the global economy and are fully aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the transformation of Qatar into an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy.

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Located in modern premises within the Tornado Tower in Doha, HEC Paris Executive Education programs are all delivered in English, to meet the specific needs of executives and professionals with high potential and already holding senior management positions in Qatar and the Middle East.

New Dean

Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan has recently been appointed as Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar and he also joins the HEC Paris Strategy and Business Policy Department as a full professor.

The arrival of Dr. Martin De Holan represents the start of an exciting and ambitious era for HEC Paris in Qatar, marked by two central goals: impact and excellence, with the core objective of making significant contributions to the realizations of the objectives of Qatar Vision 2030 and the creation and development of a knowledge economy in Qatar.


HEC Paris International Executive MBA:

The HEC Paris International Executive MBA is a practical and intensive part-time program, which is developed to give participants a deeper understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of the global business landscape, and to provide them with an added value for their organizations and themselves. The program is aimed at senior leaders who are interested in taking their careers to the next step, developing top-level business acumen and gaining a competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving job market. The next intake for the EMBA in Doha is February 2021.

Specialized Master’s Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management:

The Specialized Master’s Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management is a part-time program designed for professionals and entrepreneurs seeking to enhance their leadership and management skills or looking at managing their own business. Participants will benefit from the flexibility of a personalized program by following one of three tracks aligned to participants’ career aspirations: General Management, Marketing & Sales, and Entrepreneurship & Business Development. The next intake for the Specialized Master’s Degree is October 2020.

Custom Programs:

HEC Paris Custom Programs address major challenges facing organizations and are tailored to the specific professional development and training needs of executives and managers for a truly memorable learning experience. These fully customized programs are essential for transformational journeys and deliver tangible and measurable impact on businesses.

Executive Short Programs:

The HEC Paris Executive Short Programs are high-impact non-degree programs that can easily fit into managers and leaders’ busy schedules. With a focus on leadership, effective management, finance, marketing, decision-making, negotiations skills and HR management, these programs develop individual professional skills, which lead to immediate benefits for the executive and their organizations.

Executive Certificates:

HEC Paris in Qatar delivers also Executive Certificates in specific industries or areas. The Executive Certificates are designed for managers and aspiring entrepreneurs willing to specialize in an industry.

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Throughout HEC Paris programs, participants get the opportunity to learn, not only from top faculty, but also from other participants. Each one brings a wealth of practical business experience from a wide spectrum of industries and management functions. Each classroom is a multicultural and interactive environment where participants from different backgrounds, sectors and countries can share best practices and build up a valuable network of peers.


Our Alumni Community consists of 60,000 members in 150 countries and has been ranked as the #1 Alumni Network by The Economist. The HEC community will enable graduates to expand their professional network worldwide and take part in a wide range of activities.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.qatar.exed.hec.edu/