Specialized Master's Degree


Program Description

Shape your own future with our revamped specialized master's degree curriculum: find out about the updated key components of the degree, the new areas of focus and the admission requirements, and get ready for the next intake in Doha. Boost your career with this part-time master's degree, enhance your leadership skills, develop your management acumen and foster a genuinely entrepreneurial approach to management.

Program Curriculum

The program comprises of 3 stages: core curriculum, a track in the area of your choice, as well as a master thesis, supervised by a faculty member, on a topic relevant to your company or your career progression. Learn in a challenging environment created by HEC Paris' world-class faculty for the new generation of leaders. Our program curriculum, which has been revamped for the upcoming intake, is subject to continuous development to ensure that it takes account of changes in the economic environment and meets participants' evolving needs.

Core Curriculum Modules


  • Designing Business Unit Strategies
  • Understanding Business Environments
  • Designing Corporate Strategies
  • Orchestrating Digital and AI Transformations

Leadership & Change

  • Developing the Leader
  • Leading Change
  • Fostering Entrepreneurship
  • Stimulating Business Excellence
  • Sustaining the Leader's Success

Finance and Accounting

  • Exploring Financial Accounting
  • Deploying Management Accounting and Control
  • Innovating Finance

Optimizing Business Operations and Supply Chains

Managing Human Capital

Setting Marketing Strategy


General Management:

  • Organizing for Humanism and Sustainability in Business and Society
  • Mastering Advanced Marketing
  • Acing B-to-B Marketing
  • Honing Negotiation Skills
  • Excelling at Teamwork

Marketing and Sales:

  • Mastering Advanced Marketing
  • Acing B-to-B Marketing
  • Winning with Social Media Marketing
  • Enhancing Sales Excellence
  • Honing Negotiation Skills

Entrepreneurship & Business Development:

  • Preparing Business Models and Lean Startups
  • Leveraging Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Innovating Established Firms and Governmental Organizations
  • Driving Business Development Negotiations
  • Building High Performing Teams

Professional Thesis

The professional thesis is an academic work that aims to provide solutions to management issues by drawing on existing knowledge. Its originality lies in the fact that it combines an academic and a professional dimension to address a specific theme or topic usually based on your workplace.

As this is an essential component of the Specialized Master's Degree, we provide you with the best tools, knowledge, support, and expertise from a dedicated tutor.

Participant Profile

This program is designed for professionals and entrepreneurs looking at enhancing their leadership and management skills or looking at managing their own business unit or company in the future.

Admission Process

An HEC Paris education begins with admissions. Our admissions staff are eager to hear about you: who you are, what you've accomplished and your projects and aspirations for the future. We give our utmost attention to every application, and we accompany you throughout the process.

Interviewers and assessors are looking for evidence of your personal motivation and aptitude, as well as a clear sense of how obtaining a Specialized Master's Degree from HEC Paris will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.


Candidates can qualify for a scholarship of up to 20% once admitted to the program.


Discounts of up to 10% available.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

HEC Paris joined Qatar Foundation in June 2010, bringing world-class Executive Education programs and research activity to Doha and the region. It is the first European Partner in Education City.

HEC Paris joined Qatar Foundation in June 2010, bringing world-class Executive Education programs and research activity to Doha and the region. It is the first European Partner in Education City. Read less
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