Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC and seen here, said, ‘From the beginning in 1881 HEC has been a leader in France for business education. Our successes in Europe and worldwide today are the result of 50 years of reforms designed to open up the school internationally and transform it from a business training centre to a research centre as well.
‘One of our major strength is our connection to the business world. As a school of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we are able to call upon businesses to help to improve our courses and research and make them more relevant to the marketplace.
‘One of the main trends that we have been seeing over the past several years is an increase in applications from outside of France. This internationalisation of business education represents a major opportunity for us.
‘The business education market is now a globalized one and in order to remain competitive we must be at the forefront in emerging markets. We provide an Executive MBA in China course in collaboration with the SASAC to train high-level executives of Chinese companies.’
The SASAC was established according to the State Council Institutional Reform Scheme approved at the First Session of the 10th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. SASAC performs the responsibility as the investor on behalf of the state; supervises and manages the state-owned assets of enterprises according to law; guides and pushes forward the reform and restructuring of state-owned enterprises. SASAC appoints and removes top executives of the enterprises under the supervision of the Central Government, evaluates their performances, and grants them rewards. SASAC also directs and supervises the management work of local state-owned assets.
Within this context, and in order to increase the competitiveness of SOEs in the global economy, the Education and Training Center for Officials and Entrepreneurs of the SASAC selected HEC Paris to deliver its HEC Executive MBA China Program.
And, in partnership with Tsinghua SEM and the Institut Français de la Mode, HEC offers an Advanced Management Program in Fashion and Luxury.