29 May 2015

“MBAT is the meeting ground for MBA students across Europe, and new friendships and networking opportunities are at the heart of the tournament,”

-          Bernard Garrette, Associate Dean, HEC Paris MBA

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Basketball, HEC Paris MBAT 2015

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Billiards- HEC Paris MBAT 2015

This year’s MBA Tournament (MBAT) celebrated its 25th anniversary. With 16 participating schools from across Europe the three-day event, which took place May 7-9, was an opportunity for our MBA students to not only show their athletic prowess but also work together on a large-scale (and very real) project.

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HEC Paris Soccer Team, MBAT 2015

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Salsa performance, HEC Paris MBAT 2015

Starting in November, a managing team consisting of 25+ students have been working hard organizing the entire 3-day event. From partnerships and university relationships to marketing and logistics, the tournament is a hands-on lesson on leadership, teamwork and project management.

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Volleyball, HEC Paris MBAT 2015

In honor of the 25th MBAT, this year there were 25 sporting events such as badminton, cricket, football, rowing, golf and tennis and 3 major soirées – Casino Royale, 90s Retro Party (Battle of the Bands) and Tex-Mex Fiesta (featuring the Salsa Competition).

Participating schools included:

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Final results for this year’s tournament: 1st LBS, 2nd HEC Paris, 3rd IE

Interview with some of this year’s participants:

https://soundcloud.com/hec-paris/mbat-2015-part-3-participant-perspective

St Gallen MBA produced video:

http://cameo.tv/c/ETxQTBzv

IESE blog post: The MBA Tournament- An Absolute Blast

http://blog.iese.edu/mba/mba-tournament/

To view all the action from this year’s tournament, check out the hashtag #MBAT2015

*Photos taken by MBA students: Ankit Punn, Dmitry Yatsenko, Gokul Pakalapati, Nina Sesto, Maria Rahat, Shiv Shankar Jagadev

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