HEC, PARIS - PROFILE EVALUATION

Application & Admission
  • Posted by suk0101 on 04/11/17 1:12pm

    Hi, whoever is reading this? I have applied to HEC for there MSc in Sustainability an social innovation course. As per the requirements, it does not require any GMAT/GRE. I recently graduated from NIFT, New Delhi in BFTech - Apparel Production with a CGPA of 6.8/10. I also won the most innovative project award for my final Grauation Project. I am currently working in a garment export house as a merchandiser and also doing some social work besides that. Can someone tell me what are my chances of getting in HEC, Paris?

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/11/17 3:14pm

      Hi there,

      I always wondered why people first apply and then ask for their chances - as opposed to the other way around.

      I don't know the specific criteria for this Master, but...

      • HEC is one of the most prestigious schools in the world and highly selective accordingly.
      • If you have read the HEC comments to their Master in Management entry requirements in my eBook "The MIM - Entry Requirements" you see that they place particular weight on the grade of your undergraduate studies.
      • For the MSc in Sustainability/Social Innovation, the entry criteria may be different and your innovation award may be helpful. But in general, your chances will be lower the weaker your grade is (e.g, if you are not among the top-10%.

      So, I cannot provide you with an exact answer - but this is the general setting and you can assess yourself what 6.8 at your university means (as I don't know).

      In my eBook, "Business Masters" I provide some more helpful tips what you can do to find out about entry requirements - for instance, why not asking current students who are enrolled in the program. How do you get in contact with them? Read my eBook.

      Best wishes,
      Thomas

      By Thomas Graf
      MIM Compass Founder

      • Posted by suk0101 on 04/12/17 1:17pm

        Hello,

        Thanks for the guidance.
        According to your book - HEC regards great academics as one of the major parameter while assessing a candidate. But this course is a specialised course and not everyone applies to it as opposed to other MIM courses. So, probably i can just sit and hope for the best.

    • Posted by suk0101 on 04/12/17 1:19pm

      Can you atleast tell me how much time on an average does HEC, Paris take to revert back to a candidate's application?
      I submitted my application on 23rd March while the deadline was 7th April,2017.

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/12/17 1:37pm

        "But this course is a specialised course and not everyone applies to it as opposed to other MIM courses."
        That's correct. That's why I have written the following paragraph in my previous post:

        "For the MSc in Sustainability/Social Innovation, the entry criteria may be different and your innovation award may be helpful. But in general, your chances will be lower the weaker your grade is (e.g, if you are not among the top-10%)."

        And I have made a reccommendation to you about how you can get more clarification here (instead of just hoping for the best):
        "In my eBook, "Business Masters" I provide some more helpful tips what you can do to find out about entry requirements - for instance, why not asking current students who are enrolled in the program. How do you get in contact with them? Read my eBook."

        Did you follow my advice? Did you go back to my eBook and read the TALK TO and READ chapters to learn how you can find out more about a program first-hand..?

        As for the response time, why don't you ask the school directly? Just call them "Could you please let me know by when I will be informed about the decision?" - Things can be very easy sometimes...with a little bit of activity...

        best wishes,
        Thomas

        By Thomas Graf
        Founder MIM Compass