aParticipants come away with two degrees and access to alumni networks from top schools on both sides of the Atlantic,a said ValArie Gauthier, Associate Dean of the HEC MBA Program who will follow up the agreement. aNot only do HEC participants gain valuable experience living and studying abroad, our school raises its profile in the US and around the world.a
In addition to the degree, a student exchange program for the respective MBAs to do one semester of studies in the other institution to be launched in the 2009-2010 academic year is under discussion. Plans for a faculty exchange program which will involve visiting professors from each institution and joint research in disciplines such as strategy, product development and leadership are also being considered. The faculty exchange program would include facilitation of joint doctoral committees to supervise doctoral thesis at each institution.