A new MBA/MPA Dual Degree between HEC Paris and the School of Public Affairs

  • © Claire-Lise Havet / Sciences Po© Claire-Lise Havet / Sciences Po
  • © Jean-Marc Biais HEC PARIS© Jean-Marc Biais HEC PARIS

This new degree builds on the longstanding cooperation between Sciences Po and HEC which created, in 2008, a dual degree in corporate and public management for students in initial training.

The MBA-MPA focuses on young and mid-career professionals who have been working in the public or the private sectors. It lasts 2 years: the first year at HEC and the second at Sciences Po, or the other way around. They complete the entire one-year MPA, and spend one-year at HEC, instead of 18 months. The last MBA semester is validated via recognition of the modules completed within the MPA.

This programme will develop their leadership and management capabilities while equipping them with skills in advanced policy analysis in order to develop a strategic vision. Thanks to their detailed knowledge of both the public and the private sectors, graduates will be able to embark on careers at the interface between those sectors and to fully apprehend the issues of regulation. 

Modern society is increasingly characterised by the interaction of the public and private sector. Policymakers and civil servants need to understand how the private sector functions - and to learn from private sector how to run public sector more efficiently and effectively. At the same time, corporate leaders’ success depends on the political and social processes that underpin current regulations - as well as forthcoming formal and informal constraints and opportunities for business. Our dual degree program with HEC is to leverage the strengths of France’s leading business school and public policy school to train future leaders for both public and private sector for France, Europe and the world.

Sergei Guriev, MPA scientific counsellor, professor of Economics at Sciences Po and Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

We are very pleased to introduce the new MBA-MPA dual degree program. This fellowship offers the opportunity for students who want a more customized approach that combines leadership and management skills with public administration,” said Andrea Masini, Associate Dean, HEC Paris MBA. “There is an ever-expanding need for those working in both the public and private sectors to fully understand both sides and this dual degree will arm students with the skills necessary to succeed.”

Applications for the MBA are currently open for the 2017 session. MPA applications will open in October of this year for the 2018 intake. These applications are to be conducted separately.

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