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Real Humans of the HEC Paris MBA Class of 2020

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According to Times Higher Education, HEC Paris has produced the most CEOs of Fortune Global 500 companies. This is appealing to students who both want to lead major businesses, as well as those who want to create their own legacies.

Entrepreneurship is also at the forefront, as the school estimates about a quarter of graduates each year launch their own businesses.  Moreover, there are hundreds of entrepreneurial projects created during the school year.

HEC Paris limits each entering cohort to 250 students, which means that competition is intense. Only 16 percent of those who applied to HEC Paris were admitted to the Class of 2020. This acceptance rate is 6 percent lower than for the Class of 2019, meaning that those who call Paris home for the next 16 months are among the elite MBA students.

The Class of 2020’s average GMAT score was 691. The student body is diverse, comprised of 32 percent women and altogether coming from 55 nations across the globe. In addition to this geographic diversity, the students have a considerable amount of professional experience. Like the previous class, the average HEC Paris student has six years of work experience and come from a variety of professional backgrounds.

As is evident from the numbers, the students entering HEC Paris are extremely talented and ready to be leaders in the business world. They are also so much more than that. We here at Clear Admit are happy to introduce you to a few of them.

The profiles that follow will provide some insight into five students who have started at HEC Paris’ campus, looking into their interests and goals. We hope that these profiles will give you some knowledge about both the school and its students.

Jonathan Pfeffer
Jonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as Contributing Writer at MetroMBA and Contributing Editor at Clear Admit, he was also a co-founder of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.