Emerging Leaders Track - Executive MBA Program

Your journey and what makes it unique 
Take the Next Step. Introduce Yourself.


  • Language:English
  • Next intake:October 2024
  • Format:6 modules of 5-7 days, Specialization (two 1-week sessions)
  • Location(s):Doha (Core modules) Paris, London, and Dubai (Specialization)
  • LENGTH:15-18 months
  • TUITION FEES:$114,000

Your journey and what makes it unique 
Take the Next Step. Introduce Yourself.

  • Language:English
  • Next intake:October 2024
  • Format:6 modules of 5-7 days, Specialization (two 1-week sessions)
  • Locations:Doha (Core modules) Paris, London, and Dubai (Specialization)
  • LENGTH:15-18 months
  • TUITION FEES:$114,000

The Emerging Leaders Track of the HEC Paris Executive MBA is a part-time program available in the GCC and taught from our Doha campus. The 15 to 18-month program, tailored to your professional career, ensures that you gain comprehensive, innovative, and applicable knowledge and skills. You will also fine-tune your analytical and strategic decision-making while expanding your industry network.

This program enables you to develop the wide, multidisciplinary skills to more effectively manage the teams you lead and to successfully run your business unit or own company in the future.

Step back from your daily routines to reflect upon yourself, your organization, and your role in the business world.

Program curriculum

Generalized, Specialized, Customized

The Emerging Leaders Track of the Executive MBA is comprised of a 15 to 18 month learning journey that features four key components - Core courses, Leadership Development, Specialization, and a Capstone Project - allowing you to generalize, specialize, and customize the program to fit your specific goals.

The Core Courses enable you to develop your knowledge and expertise in all the key areas of general management and are split into two focus areas.

Mastering the Fundamentals courses include:

  • Business Performance Management
  • Competitive Strategy (Business and Corporate Strategy)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Operations and Supply Management

Trends & Transformation:

  • Business Environment
  • Strategic Implementation
  • Social Responsibility & Ethics
  • Future of Talent & Work
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Digital Transformation

You will develop your leadership skills through multiple learning components:

  • Leadership Styles & Behaviors
  • Impactful Leadership
  • Inspiring Diverse Teams
  • Building Trust
  • Negotiations
  • Leading Change
  • Business Performance & KPI’s
  • Outdoor Leadership Seminar

The annual two-day seminar is designed to help improve your team leadership skills through a series of increasingly difficult tasks supervised by leadership experts. The physical and mental challenges teach you how to motivate others and give you helpful feedback about how you lead and what you can do to improve. 
Leadership Seminar Location: Paris

Specialization: Innovation & Sustainability
The two-week specialization (2, one-week modules) helps participants understand how to innovate for sustainability in both large organizations and entrepreneurial start-ups. It teaches how to embed sustainability as a business imperative, from executive leadership across the organization, as well as how to diffuse innovation through an entrepreneurial mindset. Highly interactive and experiential, the specialization complements classroom interaction with guest speakers, site visits, and small group exercises.
- Location: London and Dubai. 


To ensure the EMBA perfectly fits their professional goals, participants have access to one optional elective, either held on campus in Jouy-en-Josas or online via our GNAM network of partner universities. 

*Please note that these electives are subject to change depending on course availability; some courses may require travel and additional time commitments. 


The Capstone Project, the final deliverable of the program, allows you to apply what you have learned throughout the program and carry out your own professional project. Undertaking a project in an area of strategic importance for your organization can have a significant impact on its future development and save the company considerable financial investment in external consultant fees. With this in mind, your capstone can be an excellent way to secure the backing of your company in terms of out-of-office time and funding for your studies. Participants can also use this opportunity to develop their own entrepreneurial initiatives.


Track - Financing options

Investing in your professional development requires a commitment, both in time and money. We encourage participants to plan ahead and explore multiple financing options, including government funding, corporate support, bank loans, and scholarships, which may be available from external organizations. HEC Paris in Qatar is committed to facilitating enrollment in our programs and makes several scholarships, grants, and discounts available to admitted candidates.

Qatari nationals may be eligible for scholarships through the Ministry of Education. For more details, please visit the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) website

Partial Scholarships and tuition waivers are available.

For more information on individual and corporate discounts, please contact our Admissions team:
Call: +974 4141 3200 
Email: qatar-admissions@hec.fr


Admissions: How to Apply

The Emerging Leaders Track of the Executive MBA begins every October and applications are accepted throughout the year. Our rigorous, but rapid, admissions process is designed to ensure you will share the classroom with a diverse and talented cohort. We recognize that the success of the program depends just as much on the excellence of the content and the expertise of the professors as on the exceptional quality of our participants and their ability to contribute to the classroom.

Admission to the Emerging Leaders Track of the EMBA is a 4-to-9-week process. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, we recommend applying early to give you more time to plan your schedule and financing.

1 The first step is to ‘Introduce Yourself’ to HEC Paris by filling out our preliminary form. Our team will schedule a meeting with you during which we will review your profile, and answer your questions about the program.
2 You will be invited to complete an online application form after the meeting with the HEC Paris recruitment team.
3 Once your online application is submitted, we will review it and move it forward to the HEC Paris Management test.

HEC Paris Management Test consists of a business case analysis and a motivational interview regarding your candidacy for the Emerging Leaders Track of the EMBA. 


Final decision on your application is typically communicated within one/ two weeks after your interview. 


  • Completed application form
  • Five short essays (approx. 250 words each)
  • English proficiency test, if applicable (TOEFL, IELTS).
  • GMAT or HEC Paris Management Test
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of passport or ID (copies of both passports if you have dual nationality)
  • Current professional resume in English
  • International exposure or work experience
  • Non-refundable application fee of 200 euros
  • Copies of Higher Education Degrees or equivalent education/experience
  • Solid professional experience (minimum 5 years)
  • At least 1 year of proven team or project responsibility
  • Demonstrated leadership potential

Your journey and what makes it unique

Gain knowledge from experts in their respective fields, who have extensive experience in the world of business.


The highly diverse professional and cultural backgrounds of our participants mean that you learn just as much from your classmates as from our professors.


The program enables you to assess and transform your leadership skills, empowering you to lead teams effectively and step into leadership roles with confidence.



We facilitate the development of personal startup projects. It is common for participants in the EMBA program to launch new business ventures either during or after the program.


By carrying out a strategic project that has real added value for both your organization and yourself.


Over 70,000 Alumni in the network, providing you with business opportunities and unlimited possibilities to exchange with like-minded peers worldwide.

Meet our Team


Mehdi Cheriti
Recruitment Development Manager



The Faculty - Learn from some of the finest minds in the world of management.

All our faculty members have extensive, hands-on experience in the world of business, regularly engage in corporate consulting missions and have an in-depth understanding of the key strategic and business challenges facing organizations. Throughout the program, faculty expertise is complemented by specialist guest speakers who are leaders in their fields.


The Executive MBA Emerging Leaders Track is backed by an Academic Board whose role is to guarantee the overall academic rigor and excellence of the program. It is headed by the Executive MBA Academic Director, who supervises and coordinates a team of experienced Academic Coordinators, who all have a specific area of expertise.


Our faculty members’ research advances the frontiers of knowledge and will shape tomorrow’s world. Research at HEC Paris is driven by the needs of organizations and businesses. It feeds into all areas of our work, enables us to identify current and future business challenges, and helps us to deliver programs that have a tangible impact and lasting value.

HEC Paris was one of the first Schools of Management in Europe to receive the prestigious AMBA (Association of MBAs), EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development), and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) triple accreditations. The HEC Paris EMBA is also accredited to grant a master’s degree under European Standards and, by extension, is registered on RNCP (Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles). They serve as a global benchmark of quality and are a guarantee of academic coherence and excellence.


Culturally & Professionally Diverse Participants

The exceptional participants in the HEC Paris Executive MBA Emerging Leaders Track come from diverse geographical, educational, and professional backgrounds and represent a wide range of industries and sectors. The combination of high-achieving participants and innovative teaching methods creates a unique learning environment that offers you the opportunity to learn from world-renowned researchers and guest speakers.