Focusing on young professionals in Qatar and the wider region, HEC Paris in Qatar has launched the Emerging Leaders Track of its Executive MBA (EMBA) programme.
“The new programme will host its fi rst cohort in the fall of 2024, catering to a younger audience of high-potential professionals, with an average age of 28-30,” HEC Paris in Qatar dean Dr Pablo Martin de Holan told a press conference yesterday at campus in Msheireb Downtown Doha. “The average duration of the programme is 18 months.”
He was joined by HEC Paris in Qatar (Partnerships and Growth) executive director Joshua Kobb and virtually, through a hologram livestream, by Prof Kristine de Valck, dean of degree programmes at HEC Paris’ main campus.
Young managers with demonstrated leadership potential can enrol in the programme.
The launch of the new track of the EMBA opens a much-needed opportunity for part-time management study for this segment of the population. The programme expects enrolment from across the GCC region.
“The launch of another option in world-class EMBA, the Emerging Leaders Track, refl ects HEC Paris’ commitment to impact and excellence,” Dr de Holan stated. “HEC Paris in Qatar develops local, regional, and global talent that Qatar and the GCC need to build knowledge-based, diversified and sustainable economies.”
“HEC Paris is immensely proud of our students, faculty, and of course, alumni, who hold key leadership roles across diverse industries in Qatar, in the GCC, in Europe, and globally, making a difference and helping create a better, more sustainable world,” he added.
To be eligible, participants need a minimum of five years’ professional experience, including one year of demonstrated career progression.
This programme is designed for those seeking to advance into more senior positions or to enhance their current roles through personal and professional development and the application of strategic and innovative thinking acquired during the EMBA.
As a part-time programme, it accommodates working professionals, enabling them to remain employed as they pursue their studies and avoiding the loss of salary associated with full-time MBA studies.
HEC Paris’ EMBA is tailored to nurture talent growth in Qatar and the broader region. Delivered from the HEC Paris campus in Doha, the programme includes modules in Paris, London, Cambridge, and Dubai.
This EMBA, led by globally acclaimed faculty, prepares participants to address the region’s challenges and opportunities. “Across the region we deliver custom designed corporate programmes. We have also associated with some of the most prestigious and leading business organisations in Qatar and the region,” Kobb said.
“The new EMBA programme has an important role in our entire portfolio of HEC Paris in Qatar.” “It helps us to reach a segment of population that has not been served by top tier institutions,” he added.
While covering essential areas such as business performance management, corporate fi nance, and strategy, the programme emphasises current topics and trends including innovation, digital transformation, social responsibility, and navigating the regional business environment.
Graduates, equipped with these specialised skills, gain a comprehensive business understanding and become catalysts for driving sustainable growth in Qatar and the region.
In collaboration with the business community, HEC Paris in Qatar is dedicated to positioning Doha as a regional hub of knowledge and expertise.
The new programme is set to enhance the skills of emerging leaders, supporting the development of locally based talent who will be the drivers of change and transformation.