• The June 2017 Ethics and Performance Seminar with Father Hugues (second from right)

    Learning Ethics from a Benedictine Monk

    At exactly at 12:30 p.m., we began the 6-hour journey from campus to Chomelix, a medieval village of less than 500 inhabitants. My seven MBA colleagues and I were heading to a monastery there, to spend four days grappling with questions of right and wrong during the Ethics and Performance elective offered three times a… Continue Reading

  • Traveling to Dubai for a Consulting Club Trek

    To prove that spending Spring Break on a Consulting Club Trek can be almost as impressive as being on a sandy beach in the French Riviera, we asked two trek participants, Izaan Allugundu and Omar Ramadan, to keep a journal of their week in Dubai. Here’s what they and their 17 classmates experienced during their… Continue Reading

  • As part of their research, HEC Paris MBA students met with agribusinesses in Colombia.

    Celebrating Students’ Case Victories

    HEC Paris MBA students took a lot of victory laps recently, winning top awards in case competitions with other business schools across the world. Here’s a recap of the accolades they earned during the 2016-2017 school year: Thought for Food Challenge, May 2017   With an estimated one billion humans already going to bed hungry… Continue Reading

  • Our Kitchen Startup Offers a Taste of Home

    If there’s one thing on-campus students crave, it’s a home-cooked meal. Preferably one prepared by someone else–someone who actually has time to cook–and who knows the flavors of their homeland. That’s why three HEC Paris MBA students—Siddharth Gurnani, Varad Deshpande and Shir Sheftel—created Our Kitchen, an online marketplace that connects home cooks with hungry customers… Continue Reading

  • The Graduating Class of 2017

    HEC Paris MBA Graduation 2017

    As with every commencement day that takes place at HEC Paris, Saturday, June 10, 2017 was filled with many moments of wonder and grace. Amid the pomp of grandiose speeches and soaring violin serenades, our 184 students came together one last time to share congratulations, hugs and their incredibly joyful smiles. To the HEC Paris… Continue Reading

  • Students participated in a behind-the-scenes look into the winemaking industry

    Field Visit to Beaune

    HEC Paris MBA students took an exciting field visit to Burgundy, visiting Beaune, a walled village in the center of the winemaking region, and took part in a private tour of the Faiveley wine cellars in Nuit St. Georges. The group included Cristina Harrell, Stephanie Rickards, Barbara Calvi, Antonio Mont’Alverne, Flore Poughon and Julien Perronneau.… Continue Reading

  • Exploring the Challenges of 21st Century Africa

    The momentum leading to Africa Days @HECParis has been building for a long time. The school first began educating the continent’s leaders more than 40 years ago, focusing on private companies and public administrations in French-speaking Africa. In addition, we have 1,000 African students who take HEC Paris’ courses each year, either in Jouy-en-Josas or abroad.… Continue Reading

  • Students Share their Favorite Places in Paris

    It’s one thing to visit Paris as a tourist, as nearly 15 million people do every year. But the real magic happens when you have the time to simply inhabit the city, to meander its side streets and find the places normally reserved for in-the-know Parisians. To help fuel your wanderlust for the 2,000-year-old French… Continue Reading

  • Pascal Cagni, MBA '86

    Alumni in High Places

    We sheepishly admit it: It is satisfying to be the best. We are referring to the Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index, the prestigious annual ranking that reveals the academic backgrounds of the world’s top chief executives. The January 2017 edition names HEC Paris as the top business school in Europe for educating the CEOs… Continue Reading

  • Two Weeks in Latin America

    Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Aidan O’Connor, I am relatively new to HEC Paris and relatively new to France in general. Like 90% of the HEC Paris MBA candidates, I am outside of my native borders (Canada, in my case) and adjusting to life in a new country. Fortunately, discovering other parts… Continue Reading