The Attractions of Paris

Isabelle Cota is joined by American student Joy Jaillon to answer questions about the international MBA program at HEC Paris

Nearly 1,400 people applied to HEC School of Management, Paris, No. 8 on BusinessWeek's 2004 list of top international MBA programs. The school accepted 22% of those applicants, and 65% of them enrolled. Isabelle Cota, admissions and student affairs director at HEC Paris, says that more American students are showing interest in the European MBA, which tends to be more global and fast-paced than its U.S. counterparts. She recently joined Joy Jaillon, an American student who plans to graduate from HEC Paris in the spring, to field questions from audience members and BusinessWeek Online's Francesca Di Meglio and Jack Dierdorff. Here's an edited transcript:

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