HEC and Sloan Form Academic Alliance

December 9, 2008

From time to time I feel the need to take a break from Private Equity-this and Venture Capital-that so I can spread a little news about HEC.  It’s been announced (but in the works for some time) that HEC Paris and the MIT Sloan School of Management are forming a global academic partnership along the lines of what HEC does with NYU Stern and LSE.

The partnership will create a double degree program between HEC’s MBA or MSc and MIT’s new master of science in management studies to begin next September. Participants on the program will graduate with degrees from both schools and will also benefit from access to alumni networks on both sides of the Atlantic.  Not a bad deal!

No doubt the choice of pairing with Sloan is a bit of a strategic move that connects to HEC becoming part of Paris Tech and the desire to create a French “Silicon Valley” in Saclay (an area southwest of Paris).