Short Answer – The average GMAT score for HEC Paris MSBA is 710 for the last entering class. If you score above 710, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like MIT SLOAN and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora go up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at HEC Paris for the last graduating class was 65,000 Euros. Approximately 100% of the class was employed within 3 months of graduation with the majority of the class going into consulting (23%), Finance (9%) and technology (61%) oriented functional roles.
With approximately 61% of hiring made in the Technology sector, HEC MSBA is a good program for all tech-savvy individuals.
The Tuition fee for HEC Paris MSBA is €49,300 and an additional € 24,000 is the required living cost.
But, HEC MSBA offers an opportunity to be an expert in the domain of Data Sciences and Business Analytics which brings in double expertise.
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Three essays are required in order to apply for HEC PARIS Business Analytics program
Question 1-Why are you applying to HEC Paris and this program? Please include your career goals in this essay (450 words max)
Question 2-What is Leadership to you and how do you recognize a great leader? Please include personal example(s). (600 words max)
Question 3-In recent weeks, what business issue or news topic have you found inspiring? (300 words max)
Question 4- Anything else you wish to tell us? (Optional ) (1000 characters max)
2 completed online reference forms (at least one should be filled out by a professor)
We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
GMAT / GRE Score
If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average.
Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile
3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
Yes. You should however be aware that there is no program which is “easier to get into” than others. The two main determinants of your choice should thus be your interest for the curriculum and the fit between the program and your career objectives.
Yes, candidates are required to provide an official test score report (one of these three tests). There are no waivers
Only admissible (shortlisted) applicants are invited to take the interview.
HEC Paris only waives the application fee for: