• 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

  • Exploring the World of Luxury

    In a uniquely Parisian office with sweeping views of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, Xavier Romatet (MBA ’86) described his rise to CEO of Condé Nast France. Twenty-three HEC Paris MBA students from the MBA Luxury Club listened to him speak about his personal experiences as part of the club’s trek to… Continue Reading

  • “Engineering” a roller coaster out of paper

    “Act Your Success” Puts You in Front of the Class

    After a smooth check-in on campus, expect to deep-dive directly into the transformation you dreamed about while drafting your candidate profile for the MBA program. “Act your Success” is a three-day seminar where you interact for the first time with your fellow MBA students through a series of writing and improvisational workshops. The end goal is to… Continue Reading

  • Entering the Mindset of a Professional Management Consultant

    Forty-five MBA students ended their summer vacations early this year to attend Peak Week, a six-day event jointly organized by the Career Center and the Consulting Club. An intensive preparation for the upcoming consulting-recruitment season, the week featured case-cracking sessions and workshops designed to hone students’ interview skills. Events kicked off with Fernando Martinelli, CEO… Continue Reading