February 2021

HEC Paris in Qatar to launch pre-program activities for incoming International Executive MBA participants

The activities, which will begin in February, prepare the incoming participants for their learning journey. The first module of the International Executive MBA at HEC Paris in Qatar will take place in April.


HEC Paris, ranked #1 in the most recent Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings, welcomed the new participants of the International Executive MBA in Qatar during an online event held on 18 February. The institution will also organize a series of pre-program activities throughout February and March, aimed at further preparing participants for the Executive MBA program, whose first module will start in April. 

While still accepting applications, HEC Paris urges EMBA candidates to complete their application formalities at the earliest, in order to fully benefit from the pre-program activities. 

“The pre-program activities provide incoming International Executive MBA participants with insights into the learning journey that lies ahead of them,” said Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan, Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar. “A series of initiatives like Majors Fair, Capstone Introduction and Business Environment Webinar prepare incoming participants to fully benefit from the program and how it will help advance their personal and professional objectives.”

Dr. Martin de Holan further added: “Participants who enrol in the International Executive MBA also benefit from a world-class faculty and interactions among senior participants who bring a wealth of practical business experience from a wide spectrum of industries. Impact and excellence are at the core of all of our activities, and has been since our arrival in Qatar a decade ago.”

Ranked #3 in the world by the Financial Times, HEC Paris’ International Executive MBA enables participants to develop their leadership skills and advance their careers. Through this transformational experience, individuals develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, reinforce connections within the learning community and gain insights about global business trends. The Executive MBA is a practical and intense program developed to provide participants with an understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of international business, and the skills to implement their vision. 

“The HEC Paris International Executive MBA represents a great personal learning opportunity to develop strategic vision and strong leadership skills. With its part-time offering, this program is an ideal fit for my busy working schedule that allows me to remain focused on my job while pursuing my degree.” Tariq Atiq, EMBA Class 2020, Deputy General Manager in Corporate Banking Group at Bank Muscat, said.

Another benefit of enrolling in the HEC Paris’ International Executive MBA is that its graduates become part of the institution’s prestigious alumni network worldwide, which was ranked number one by The Economist in 2019. With more than 60,000 alumni in 150 countries, the institution provides an ideal platform for networking, which is essential for exploring business opportunities, gaining industry intelligence or making career shifts. 

Nourin Hisham E, EMBA Class 2016, Executive Director of Strategy, Administration and Projects at Qatar Foundation, stated: “The network is one of the strongest offerings of the institution. We have a very strong representation of alumni in the business community, with many opportunities to get together, share ideas and organize socials.”

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