HEC Paris MBA Ranks No. 3 in the World for Global MBA Programs

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The HEC Paris MBA is proud to announce it is No. 2 in Europe, and No. 3 in world, out of 232 schools, in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2018.

“I am pleased that the program has done so well in such an analytical, statistically based ranking,” said Andrea Masini, Associate Dean of the HEC Paris MBA. “The MBA worldwide marketplace is extremely competitive, and the QS placement shows that our continuing efforts to ensure that our program and our graduates stand out are paying off.”

The rankings report, the first of its kind, rates the HEC Paris MBA an impressive 89.9 out of a possible 100 points overall. It gives the program a perfect 100-point score in the category of “employability,” which surveys 158,000 global employers across all sectors and industries, and also takes into account the number of students who accept job offers three months after graduation.

One of the most heavily weighted sections of the ranking looks at MBA programs’ Return on Investment. The ROI is calculated by balancing tuition fees, forgone salary and cost-of-living expenses incurred while pursuing the degree with the annual salary and bonus earned after the program. In this category, the HEC Paris MBA scores markedly higher than its 70 European counterparts. It achieves a score of 83.8 compared to the European mean of 59.3. It also earns a substantially better score in ROI than the global average, in which the mean is 53 among the 232 schools included in the ranking.

These rankings represent a growing number of accolades for the HEC Paris MBA. The Economist’s 2017 Full-Time MBA ranking named the program the No. 1 MBA program in Europe, and the Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index, recognized it in 2017 as the top business school in Europe for educating the CEOs of Fortune Global 500 companies.

The full rankings can be found on the QS GLOBAL MBA website.