• 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

  • 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

  • Alexander Eldred, Class of 2016

    Alexander Eldred Uses his MBA to Make a Triple Jump

    Alexander Eldred (MBA ’16) is no stranger to creating new opportunities. Upon earning his undergraduate degree, the American moved to China pursue a career in global food exports with a startup, learning to speak Chinese on the job. After completing his MBA at HEC Paris, he underwent a complete career transformation, changing job sector, function… Continue Reading

  • Business Leaders among the Highlights of Italian Culture Week

    Five MBA students just made it clear why Italy is known as il bel paese (the beautiful country). Determined to go beyond the pasta and pizza stereotypes typical to their homeland, the students—Federico Mussini, Alessio Scipione, Tancredi Fichera, Francesco Iannelli and Joonatan Portman—created two events for last week’s Italian Professional and Cultural Week that showcased… 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

  • Celebrating Spring with a Holi Festival

    An estimated 700 people came together last Sunday to celebrate the first ever Holi Festival hosted by HEC Paris students and the town of Jouy-en-Josas. Dating back as early as the 4th Century, Holi is a Hindu festival typical to India and Nepal. Otherwise known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love,”… Continue Reading

  • Tips for Time Management

    There is no doubt that an MBA is an incredibly time-consuming, challenging experience. The course load, homework, job searches, recruitment and extracurricular activities can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. In the end it is all worth it, but navigating your way through the process can seem a little tough at times. That’s where time… Continue Reading