Overview

HEC Paris (École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris)

City: Paris
Language of instruction: English, French
  • Established in 1881
  • One of the foremost French Grandes Écoles
  • Located about 15 kilometers outside of Paris in the Yvelynes community of Jouy-en-Josas
  • UBC students can partake in virtually any class at the undergraduate level
  • Has the largest Business and Management library in France, as well as a Trading Floor simulator
  • Paris is the capital city of France and the country's largest city
  • Situated on the river Seine in northern France
  • Most students live on its campus, which is home to over 130 student organizations
  • Also easily accessible from the capital by commuter train

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Partner university's areas of study

Commerce (UBCV)

Notes on Language of Instruction

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Only fourth year Commerce (UBCV) students are eligible to apply to this partner university as coursework will be done in the MSc program

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Mid September to Late December
  • Semester 2: Late February to Late June

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

2

Grading scheme

  • A = 4 - Excellent - outstanding performance
  • B = 3.5 - Very good - above the average standard
  • C = 3 - Good - generally sound work
  • D = 2.5 - Satisfactory Fair
  • E = 2 - Sufficient - performance meets minimum criteria
  • FX = 1 - Insufficient - Fail (credits non validated)
  • F= 0 - Very insufficient - Fail (credits non validated)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Seminars and discussions are often based on case studies
  • Class attendance is mandatory
  • Active class participation is usually part of each student's final grade
  • Grading: Participation, oral and written presentations, case analyses and exams
  • Class Size: 25 to 40 students per class
  • Course Load: 250 hours of class contact divided into several different courses depending on the chosen specialization
  • Final examinations take place at the end of each course

Full course load information

  • 24 ECTS minimum per semester
  • 30 ECTS maximum per semester

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: French Culture
Partner course code: LFR 001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-25
UBC course: FREN 101
Title: French for Professional Communication: A1
Partner course code: LFR 007
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2015-12-12
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: French for Professional Communication: B1
Partner course code: GEM1LFR007
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-04
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: Study of French Society
Partner course code: LFR 001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-12
UBC course: FREN 1st
Title: FRENCH for Professional Communication: A2
Partner course code: GEM1LFR 007
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: FREN 346
Title: French for Professional Communication C1
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Globalization and Conflict: Assessing Risk
Partner course code: GECCELM023
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political, Security And Travel Risk Analysis
Partner course code: GECCELM061
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Understanding The Middle East: Economic And Strategic Fundamentals
Partner course code: GECCELM004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-23
Commerce
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: The Future of Energy
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-13
UBC course: COHR 3rd
Title: Performing in Organizations
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-12-02
UBC course: COHR 401
Title: Leading Change: Winning Hearts and Minds
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-12-02
UBC course: COHR 406
Title: Global Human Resources Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-12-02
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Investment Banking and International Corporate Finance
Partner course code: NA
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-04
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Corporate Finance
Partner course code: GEM1FIN001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-14
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Finance
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-07-14
UBC course: COMM 399
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: GEM 1MSC004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Contract Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Partner course code: GEL3ENT004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: BUSINESS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (BPM)
Partner course code: GEM1CCO009
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Time To Reorganize! Understand Organizations, Act, And Build A Meaningful World
Partner course code: GECCMOOC02
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-26
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Fashion Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-28
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Political, Security & Travel Risk Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Political, Security & Travel Risk Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Markets
Partner course code: GECCFIN003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Marketing
Partner course code: GEM1ELM023
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Company Law
Partner course code: GEM1DEF009
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER AT A TURNING POINT International Movements of Capital, Investors Strate
Partner course code: GEM1ELM242
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: EU COMPETITION LAW
Partner course code: GEM1ELM144
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: LEADING ORGANIZATIONS: Perspectives on design, power, and culture
Partner course code: GEM1MRH005
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Contract Law
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: DIGITAL MARKETING FOR CONSUMER GOODS
Partner course code: GECCELM 040
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Digital Management
Partner course code: GEM1SIN011 1617-B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-14
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Strategy For The Digital Age
Partner course code: GEM1ELM256 1617-B1-EN
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-14
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Project Management
Partner course code: GEM 1ELM103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Mergers & Acquisitions: Financial Analysis
Partner course code: GEM1ELM 230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Introduction to Fashion Management
Partner course code: GEM1ELM 267
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Introduction to a New Asset Class: Real Assets
Partner course code: GEM1ELM 271
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Introduction to Energy Challenges for Future Decision Makers
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-31
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Luxury Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Wine Marketing
Partner course code: GEM1ELM066
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business and Geopolitics
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-06-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: DOING BUSINESS IN THE INTERNET AGE – DIGITIZATION, INNOVATION AND REGULATION
Partner course code: GEM1ELM196
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Ethics & Sustainability
Partner course code: GEM1ELM257
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-26
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Strategy
Partner course code: GEM1STR001
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-03-03
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Wine Culture and Marketing
Partner course code: GECCELM 010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-11

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: MOOC: Re-Invent Your Business Model With Odyssey 3.14 Approach
Partner course code: GECCMOOC01
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-26
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • Using the Campus France website, it is possible to carry out comprehensive multi-criteria searches on the quasi-totality of grants for foreign students and young researchers
  • Candidates are recommended to apply for a grant at least one year before their registration at a French institution

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • HEC provides different accommodations for the students including rooms on campus
  • Priority is given to international students and places will be distributed on a first come first serve basis
  • Rooms with shared bathroom (between 2 rooms)

Information on Accommodation

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