HEC Paris in Qatar


Qatar: Driving the Future

Qatar is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is thus a very attractive business destination.

The economic growth of Qatar has been mainly based on its petroleum and natural gas industries. However, according to the Qatar National Vision 2030, economic policy is focused on developing non-energy sectors. The aim is to transform the current carbon-based economy to an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy.

HEC Paris in Qatar

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.

In this context, HEC Paris offers a complete portfolio of management programs, including Qatar’s first international Executive MBA (ranked #1 worldwide by the Financial Times in 2019), a Specialized Master's degree in Strategic Business Unit Management, as well as non-degree management programs for executives, in the form of Executive Short Programs. One of the world's top providers of Executive Education programs for the last 8 years, HEC Paris also offers custom-designed programs for individual companies.

The programs and research activities of HEC Paris in Qatar build corporate competitiveness within the global economy and are fully aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the transformation of Qatar into an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy.

Sharing Our Academic Knowledge

HEC Paris has been operating a Research Office in Qatar for a number of years. It furthers HEC Paris' contribution to the knowledge-based economy in Qatar and enriches our leadership development programs. The Research Office creates state-of-the-art insights and solutions in the fields of leadership, management, and adult learning. We organize thought leadership events and publish books, articles, local case studies and other multimedia content to help our course participants in their learning journeys. We carry out rigorous as well as applied research in Qatar with our local experts and organizations. We equally liaise with our faculty and research partners from around the world to co-create answers to today's and tomorrow's challenges. Thereby, we ensure our research is at all times aligned with the needs and demands of the Qatar National Vision, the United Nations Global Compact Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For further information, please contact Prof. Wolfgang Amann at amann@hec.fr.


State-of-the-art premises in the award-winning 52 story Tornado Tower located in West Bay – the business heart of Doha.

The facilities provide a comfortable and easily accessible venue for HEC Paris programs while offering spectacular views of the city.


Founded in 1995 by decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir, Qatar Foundation is a private, non-profit organization.

Qatar Foundation's mission is to nurture the future leaders of Qatar. By example and by sharing its experience, the Foundation also contributes to human development nationally, regionally, and internationally. In all of its activities, the Foundation promotes a culture of excellence in Qatar and furthers its role in supporting an innovative and open society that aspires to develop sustainable human capacity, social, and economic prosperity for a knowledge-based economy.



HEC Paris in Qatar

Tornado Tower, 16th Floor
P.O Box 5825

Doha, Doha, Qatar
+974 4454 0161

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