Posted on February 19, 2019

HEC Paris, one of the world’s leading providers of Executive Education, has officially welcomed the HEC Paris International Executive MBA (EMBA) Class of 2020 during a launch event held at its campus in Tornado Tower in Doha on February 18, 2019.

With the growing popularity of the program, the number of participants this year increased. The new EMBA cohort comprises 44 participants, 41% of whom are women. Participants come from 19 countries, including Algeria, America, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Spain, and Turkey.

The participants in this program represent leading companies and organizations such as Qatar Foundation; SASOL Middle East & India; Milaha; Parsons International; Qatar University; Ministry of Public Health; United Nations Development Programme; Qatar Vinyl Company; Qatar Tourism Authority; Qatar Investment Authority; Barzan Holdings; Shell; Sidra Medical and Research Center; Total SA; Qatar Olympic Committee; Ministry of Justice; Alfardan Automobiles; Qatar Fuel (Woqod); Al Alfia Holding; Al Khaliji Bank; Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ); Accenture; Bank Muscat, among others. Welcoming the new participants, Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar, provided an overview of HEC Paris and perspectives about the opportunities and challenges associated with the EMBA program.

During the launch ceremony, Dr. Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO at HEC Paris in Qatar, said: “It gives us immense pleasure to welcome participants with very diverse backgrounds of our renowned International Executive MBA (EMBA) program. For all involved, it will be a great learning opportunity. Year-on-year, we have been upgrading our programs in tune with the changing economic dynamics and the growing number of participants is a testimony of our strengths in the field of executive education. We will continue enhancing our program portfolio to support the Qatar National Vision 2030 and transforming Qatar into a knowledge-based economy. In our programs, we do not only emphasize the pure knowledge development, but also the process, thus the knowledge sharing”.

The International Executive MBA is a practical and intense 16-month program developed to provide participants with an understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of international business, as well as the skills to implement their vision. The curriculum is built around three components: 11 Core courses in all the key areas of general management, a specialization, and a Capstone project. The comprehensive core courses include modules on strategy, analysis and implementation, as well as leadership and human resources management. Participants will choose one of the nine specializations, delivered in different locations. These specializations are Aerospace & Aviation; Differentiation & Innovation through Services; Energy; Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Entrepreneurship - Project Accelerator; Global Business Management, Digital Strategies & New Business Models; Innovation & Social Business; Leading Digital Transformation, and Luxury.