Frequently Asked Questions

The Most Popular Questions

How can I apply?

You will complete the entire application process online. To apply, go to our registration page.

Who can participate in the HEC Business Game?

To be eligible to participate, you must be currently enrolled in master program (MA, MiM, M.Sc…). Due to many requests of highly motivated bachelor students, we decided to also accept final year bachelor students for the 2018 edition. To ensure comparability, all MBA, CMA (complementary master), and Ph.D. students are not eligible to register.

Do I need to be a business school student to apply for the HEC Business Game?

No. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply if they have an interest in business.

How much does it cost to participate?

The subscription fee for the 2017 edition of the HEC Business Game was 35€ per participant.

This fee covered breakfast, lunches, dinners, and drinks throughout the event. Please note, this fee was only applicable to teams that passed the selection round.

In addition, participants of the HEC Business Game were offered accommodation on the HEC Paris campus or discounted prices at a nearby hotel.

How are participants chosen for the HEC Business Game?

To register for HEC Business game, you need to submit your application details and CV, and
chose a teammate. You can select a teammate before or after your registration. After
submitting these details, you may be invited to hand in a selection video. You and your
teammate will have two weeks to complete the video. For details on the progress and to
register, please go to our registration page.

When will I be notified about the outcome of my application?

We aim to respond to your application as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of
applicants anticipated for the HEC Business Game, please allow a period of at least 2-3
weeks after the submission of your video.

When will the HEC Business Game take place?

The 2018 edition of the HEC Business Game will take place on April 13-14, 2018. Subscribe
to our mailing list and Facebook page to be up to date with our most recent information.

Where will the HEC Business Game take place?

The 2018 edition of HEC Business Game will be held on the campus of HEC Paris.

Which language(s) will be used?

The competition will be held entirely in English.

Do I need to complete the video case submission individually or with my teammate?

You have to complete your video in pairs. Teammates need not be physically together to
complete the selection video.

Do I have to bring a laptop?

Yes, your laptop will be an essential tool at the HEC Business Game. Each team of two will need at least one laptop between them.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is smart/business.

Do I need specific prior knowledge in order to participate?

Every case will be introduced beforehand. However, we do encourage you to read about the different topics and companies (As they will be the ones that will provide you with the cases, which will be related to their business) before the event.

What can I expect from the HEC Business Game?

In addition to solving cases and meeting other talented international students, the HEC
Business Game is a great opportunity for you to meet representatives from our major
corporate partners. Throughout the course of the Business Game, you will have time to
network, get contacts, and maybe even apply for available positions.

I have been selected yet I won’t be able to come, what should I do?

Each year HEC Business Game unfortunately needs to decline applications due to limited
spots. All participants are therefore asked to be fair players and inform the organization team
as early as possible, if they won’t be able to come, so another student gets the chance to
take the place. The team can be contacted at: Any participants
cancelling later than 3 weeks prior to the event or not showing up without notice will be
charged a penalty fee.

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