• First place winners were HEC Paris MBA students (from left to right) Dominique Christiansen, Warren Prabhu, Pakasai Ploysangsai and Kunal Bhagi. Third place went to Ruben Reyna Miranda, Deepa Srinivasan, Corey Leung, Aditya Roy and Cody Overstreet

    HEC Paris MBA Students Earn Top Prize in Fintech Producthon

    Despite all the buzz surrounding contactless cards, mobile wallets and other types of electronic payments, Europeans remain deeply enamored by cold, hard cash. Considering that a whopping $3,600,000,000,000 of transactions in Europe used physical money last year, this love affair seems unlikely to change anytime soon. That’s where Fintech Producthon 2018 comes in. Sponsored by HEC… Continue Reading

  • MBAs explore the startup scene in Berlin

    Home to red-hot startups and several unicorns – private companies valued at $1 billion or more – Berlin is consistently ranked as one of the best European cities for entrepreneurship. Among those flocking to the German capital are HEC Paris MBA students, who recently spent two days discovering what the city’s startup buzz is all… Continue Reading

  • 10 Years of Leadership Training at Saint Cyr

    Not all leadership seminars are created equal. During the off-campus seminar held at Saint Cyr Coetquidan, HEC Paris MBA students have the remarkable opportunity to take the leadership theories they’ve learned in the classroom and put them to the test. For the 2-day training, students are divided into groups of 10, then asked to perform… Continue Reading

  • 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

  • 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

  • Learning Geopolitics from your MBA Peers

    In front of a filled-to-capacity classroom, Othmane Khelil is describing the start of the Arab Spring. “After Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire, the people of Tunisia moved to a clear message: ‘We want freedom, we want dignity’,” he says, switching from a photo of the emblematic Tunisian vegetable seller to one of a massive… Continue Reading