A leader in Europe, HEC Paris specializes in management education and research. Founded in 1881, it offers a full and unique range of courses for the leaders of tomorrow, including Masters Degrees, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA and TRIUM Global Executive MBA. In 2010, HEC Paris joined Qatar Foundation and brought world-class Executive Education programs and research activity to Qatar and the GCC, launching in 2011 Qatar’s first international Executive MBA. In addition, HEC Paris delivers in Doha a Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management and non-degree management programs for executives in the form of Short Executive Programs and Custom-Designed Programs for individual companies. Custom–Designed Programs address the challenges faced by client organizations and are tailored to the specific professional development and training needs of their executives and high potential staff. From its GCC base in Doha, HEC Paris has access to an unrivalled pool of globally recognized academic practitioners who capitalize on decades of research, real-life vocational experiences, regional awareness and cultural sensitivity. In 2015, HEC Paris was ranked number two worldwide in Executive Education by the influential Financial Times.