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What is a good GMAT score for HEC Paris MSBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score for HEC Paris Business Analytics is 710 for the last entering class. If you score above 710, consequently you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – Though 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 below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, say, starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can catch up in other application sections by writing outstanding essays or performing 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?”

Eventually, 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 shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after HEC Paris MSBA?

The average salary at HEC Paris MSBA 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.

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€ 49,300 

Tuition Fee

€ 24,000

Living Cost

73, 300

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at HEC

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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HEC Paris Application Essays

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)

HEC Paris Recommendations

The significantly engaging Business Analytics course at HEC Paris requires 2 completed online reference forms to be submitted by the candidate in detail.

As has been noted, at least one out of two reference forms should be filled out by a professor in order to get a more detailed review.

Application Process & timeline

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

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

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. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about HEC Paris

You definitely can, however , you should be aware that there is no program that is “easier to get into” than others. The two main determinants of your choice should thus be your interest in 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 in that instance for admission in Essec MSBA.

Only admissible (shortlisted) applicants are invited to take the interview in order to grab a seat in HEC MSBA program.

HEC Paris only waives the HEC MSBA application fee for:

  • Students from French ParisTech Schools: Agro ParisTech, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Chimie ParisTech, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, ESPCI ParisTech, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, Mines ParisTech, Telecom ParisTech), ENS Ulm and the ISAE schools.
  • The winners of « Nos quartiers ont des talents »
  • The holders of CROUS scholarship for social reasons

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