SDA Bocconi vs HEC Paris


Hello to everyone, I have been accepted to both MBA programs at SDA Bocconi and HEC Paris.
Right know I am in the decision on which BS to choose. My main goal of the MBA is to get new skills and have a great MBA experience. In favor of HEC is that I think it is more recognized internationally, but it is not in Paris, so I am a bit concerned that living in a small city as Jouy en Josas could be boring and difficult to go to any other place. On the other hand, SDA Bocconi is located at the heart of Milan and much easier to travel and the everyday experience, yet I think it is less recognized internationally.
My objective after my MBA is to stay in Europe for some years, but I have no country of preference, so I would like to know how well recognized is each BS over Europe (just for the record I already speak French, but no Italian at all).
Thanks!
Hello to everyone, I have been accepted to both MBA programs at SDA Bocconi and HEC Paris.
Right know I am in the decision on which BS to choose. My main goal of the MBA is to get new skills and have a great MBA experience. In favor of HEC is that I think it is more recognized internationally, but it is not in Paris, so I am a bit concerned that living in a small city as Jouy en Josas could be boring and difficult to go to any other place. On the other hand, SDA Bocconi is located at the heart of Milan and much easier to travel and the everyday experience, yet I think it is less recognized internationally.
My objective after my MBA is to stay in Europe for some years, but I have no country of preference, so I would like to know how well recognized is each BS over Europe (just for the record I already speak French, but no Italian at all).
Thanks!
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Duncan
Jouy-en-Josas is absolutely not a city, and is barely a town. However, there is a free shuttle (or a lovely walk) to the RER and then you have a fast rail connection into the centre of Paris.

if you plan on staying in Europe by finding employment, then HEC is your obvious choice because you don't speak Italian. It doesn't matter how good Bocconi is or how recognised it is: if you don't speak a country's business language then there is no point starting an MBA there.
Jouy-en-Josas is absolutely not a city, and is barely a town. However, there is a free shuttle (or a lovely walk) to the RER and then you have a fast rail connection into the centre of Paris.

if you plan on staying in Europe by finding employment, then HEC is your obvious choice because you don't speak Italian. It doesn't matter how good Bocconi is or how recognised it is: if you don't speak a country's business language then there is no point starting an MBA there.
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Razors Edg...
I'd go with HEC. It's ranked higher in the FT and you speak French, which will be extremely important if you want to stay in the country after you graduate. Just FYI it takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to get from HEC to central Paris, depending on where you're going.
I'd go with HEC. It's ranked higher in the FT and you speak French, which will be extremely important if you want to stay in the country after you graduate. Just FYI it takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to get from HEC to central Paris, depending on where you're going.
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