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Double Degree MBA


Double Degree MBA HEC Paris and Keio Business School (KBS) have extended the co‐operation between the two
leading business schools by officially launching a Double Degree MBA program to begin in 2012.

This new program builds on more than twenty years of successful collaboration between HEC Paris
and Keio University. This strategic partnership includes student exchanges with Keio Business School
and other Faculties and Graduate Schools of Keio University, as well as faculty exchange and joint
research activities.

This HEC Paris‐KBS Double Degree MBA aims to train business leaders with direct experience of the
Japanese and European business environments, corporate cultures and managerial best practices.
This program of two academic years will offer solid foundations in management techniques, a broad
choice of elective specializations and a strong emphasis on leadership skills and mindset.

Graduates of the Double Degree program will benefit from two powerful alumni networks and
extensive career opportunities within Japanese and European multinational companies.
"KBS has been focusing its efforts on enriching multicultural experiences for our students in order to
enhance their sense and skills of management in an international environment” said Professor
Hirokazu Kono, Dean of the Keio Business School. "I am honored to have strengthened our
partnership today with HEC Paris. I am confident that the HEC Paris‐KBS Double Degree MBA will
offer a fruitful opportunity for motivated students to acquire the competencies required to become
international managers able to lead multinational businesses on their path to globalization.”

According to Professor Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris, "HEC Paris believes that the most
sought‐after leaders are those who can transcend cultural boundaries and are able to respond to
different markets. The HEC‐KBS Double Degree MBA will serve the needs of global companies with a
strong presence in Europe and in Asia, looking for managers with a strong academic background,
leadership skills, and the ability to adapt to multicultural environments”.