The HEC Paris Business Game

The Event

In coordination with HEC Paris, we are proud to organize the HEC Paris Business Game. This real-life case competition brings together 150 to 200 talented participants from around the world to Paris to compete in a challenging, but fun, two-day case competition. Unlike many other case competitions, the HEC Paris Business Game will have you work together with different groups of students during each challenge. Over the competition, you will have the opportunity to create connections and memories with a diverse group of fellow students from around the world.


The 6th edition of the HEC Paris Business Game will take place from April 24 to 25, 2020. Selected participants will have the chance to compete, network, and take part in exclusive events over the two days.


The 2020 edition of the HEC Paris Business Game will be held on the HEC Paris campus. The Saturday night afterparty will take place in Paris. Accommodation options near campus will be provided for selected participants.


Participation in the HEC Paris Business Game is selective. More information is available on the register page.


Description & Preliminary schedule

The HEC Paris Business Game takes place over two days and includes 4 real-life challenges designed by our corporate partners. Students participate in teams of 2, each team having to work together with different teams during each of the 4 challenges. Challenges cover different aspects of business, including strategy, digitalization, marketing, and finance.

In addition to the competition, participants benefit from multiple opportunities to connect with top firms and socialize with students from all over the world.

In order to give you an idea of the event schedule, a preliminary version can be found below. Please note that this schedule is subject to changes.

Challenge Yourself

During the HEC Paris Business Game, you will be tasked with solving complex business challenges with different sets of teammates in only a few hours.

Connect with the Corporate World

This is the perfect opportunity to connect with top firms. If you impress them, you will be probably see them again!

Learn Differently

Focusing on real-life business cases, the HEC Paris Business Game will provide you with a real sense of how to tackle everyday problems.

Enjoy the Moment

This event is a unique experience that promises to leave you with a lifetime of memories.

Participation Fee

Teams that pass the last selection round will be required a fee from each team member for participation in the HEC Paris Business Game. This fee covers breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and drinks throughout the event.

Participation fees for the 2020 edition have been set as follow:

  • €40/participant for early bird applicants (Round 1)
  • €50/participant for regular admission applicants (Rounds 2)

More information on the application waves is available on the register page.


HEC Paris Business Game participants are offered accommodation options near or on the HEC Paris campus at a discounted price.

As an example, such options will include for the 2020 edition hotel rooms at the 4-stars Best Western Plus Paris Val de Bievre located at the entrance to the HEC Paris Campus. Discounted price per night is expected to be around €50/participant. Several options (e.g. number of nights) will be offered to participants.

Full details will be provided by email to participants upon selection.

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What Past Participants Have to say:

“The best part about the HBG was the people. The fellow participants were really competent and I learned a lot from them. Networking was fun and insightful.”

“I liked that there was a wide range of different challenges.
I particularly had a lot of fun working on the
sustainability challenge.”