• Bridging the Gap: Hospitality Pros Flourishing at the HEC Paris MBA

    During a recent quick-fire Q&A session on French radio, Sébastien Bazin, CEO of hospitality behemoth the Accor Group, fielded a future-facing question from a 23-year-old hospitality student understandably concerned about the current state of affairs: “I’m worried. Worried about my friends, my colleagues, and my comrades with whom I’ve worked. Should I leave the profession? Should my friends?” Bazin, whose… Continue Reading

  • Erwin Bruder (2nd row, far right) pictured with other members of the Young Leaders 2019 promotion

    MBA Student Handpicked for Prestigious Young Leaders Program

    When he is not pursuing his MBA degree, Erwin Bruder is busy trading ideas with ambassadors, CEOs and even a member of the US State Department. The 36-year-old HEC Paris MBA student is part of the Young Leaders program, a group of movers and shakers handpicked by the French-American Foundation. Every year, the Foundation selects… Continue Reading

  • Our recent batch of TEC participants, with TEC co-chairs Bernard Bismuth and Thierry Voiriot (center) and Annika pictured in the front row, right

    CEOs, Peer Coaching and Defining Success: TEC at HEC Paris

    The Executive Committee on Campus (TEC) is a unique leadership-development program open to 24 MBA participants (two groups of 12 students) per intake . Students come together in a confidential environment to define their personal and professional objectives for the future. Because of TEC’s confidential nature, it’s hard for students to know if they should… Continue Reading

  • Discovering Paris, and the Women who Changed its History

    With the spotlight permanently shining on larger-than-life figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis XIV, it’s easy to forget the role that women played in French history. To learn more about these impressive French femmes, the HEC Paris MBA’s Women in Leadership Club recently organized a guided tour of Paris open to all students. Their… Continue Reading

  • Geographic origins of the HEC Paris MBA Class of 2021

    Diversity and the HEC Paris MBA Experience

    Mongolia. North Korea. Cameroon. New Zealand. Sudan. While those names could be straight from a travel blogger’s bucket list, they are all countries represented by the HEC Paris MBA’s student body. The decision to create an incredibly diverse MBA program took place three decades ago, when the HEC Paris MBA launched a bilingual track (now… Continue Reading

  • Anu and her husband, Keshav Reddy, together at the on-campus restaurant Gustav

    Student Voice: Anu Ramanan, MBA ’20

    Anu Ramanan’s initial plan was clear. The astrophysicist and data scientist came to the HEC Paris MBA firmly intending to transition into strategy consulting. After gaining experience in that field, her long-term goal was to land a corporate strategy role. But once she started the degree program, Anu realized that she didn’t want to miss… Continue Reading

  • Core Members of our 2020 Women in Leadership Club: Kritika Taneja, Monica Yusuf, Akanksha Rashmi, Suri Yang, Jason Kleinman and Beatriz Flores

    Women in Leadership Club Launches New Digital Publication

    The MBA’s Women in Leadership Club (WIL) has an events calendar that would make even the most dedicated student jealous. First comes a guided tour of Paris that focuses on the city’s inspirational women. Next up is a 1+1 Mixer, followed by a discussion co-hosted with the PE/VC Club and GML Club. And that’s just… Continue Reading

  • Top 5 Parisian Coffee Shops

    I drink a lot of coffee for a range of reasons – from creating Instagram content to boosting my metabolism pre-workout – so my coffee intake averages 2-3 shots of espresso per day. While that should probably be addressed, it does contribute to my fairly useful knowledge of coffee shops around the City of Light.… Continue Reading