• Pursuing an MBA in Europe as an American

    One thing I love about my role as Marketing Manager for the HEC Paris MBA is the opportunities I have to reconnect with our graduates and learn more about how the MBA has influenced their careers. Recently, I caught up with Erik Strong, who graduated from the HEC Paris MBA in 2017. He’s currently moving… Continue Reading

  • Among those attending the Luxury Conference were Jean-Clause Cathalan, President of Comité Montaigne, Teejana Beenessreesingh, President of the HEC Luxury Club, Alain Caradeu, Coralie de Fontenary and Eric Blanche, Presidents of the HEC Alumni hubs for Luxury and Creation, and Audrey DePraeter-Montacel, Managing Director at Accenture France

    HEC Paris’ First Annual Luxury Conference

    The HEC Paris MBA Luxury Club held the First Annual Luxury Conference at the HEC Alumni Headquarters in Paris in November. The conference centered on the theme “Luxury at Crossroads.” During the morning session, we heard from alumni and industry leaders on the conservation of luxury brands’ heritage, timelessness and savoir-faire. The afternoon session was… Continue Reading

  • Sailing on the Italian Riviera

    Staged annually at Santa Margherita Ligure, the SDA Bocconi Conference & Regatta is the sailing event of the year for MBAs. For the 2018 edition, the Italian school hosted 25 of the most prestigious institutions from North America, Europe and Asia. The event was my third time sailing, but the first time I’ve participated in… Continue Reading

  • Eryn Taylor (left) and Margaret Hoffecker

    The Greatest Manager of the Past 100 Years

    If you had to name the greatest manager of the past 100 years, who would you choose? For student Margaret Hoffecker, HEC Paris MBA Class of 2019, the answer was easy: Eryn Taylor. If you don’t immediately recognize Eryn’s name from a recent Forbes World Billionaire List, you’re not alone. In explaining her choice, Margaret… Continue Reading

  • 7 Things We Love in Versailles

    It is impossible to resist Versailles, a city steeped in history that attracts almost 10 million visitors each year. Just a short train ride away from HEC Paris, the RER C line not only takes you to Versailles in 10 minutes, it also transports you back to the 18th century. With its carriages decorated to… Continue Reading

  • HEC Paris MBA Forges Links in Latin America

    Rugby wasn’t always a popular sport in Santiago de Machaca. Just two years ago, none of the 1,000 inhabitants of this remote Bolivian village had ever watched a match, much less played in one. The town’s playing field sat empty, its synthetic grass dusty and unkempt. Children raced to school, but didn’t have much to… Continue Reading

  • Immersed in Consulting in the Middle East

    Spring marks a much-awaited moment for consulting aficionados: the HEC Paris MBA’s consulting trek to Dubai. With a specific focus on the area’s largest firms, the annual voyage offers a unique opportunity to be immersed in the Middle East’s strategy consulting world. This year was no exception. Upon wrapping up core term exams, 25 MBA… Continue Reading

  • 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