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How can I apply?

You will compete in a pair, so start looking for your partner early on! You will each need to submit an application before the relevant deadline through our online application portal.

Am I eligible?

You must be currently enrolled in a master's degree or the final year of a bachelor's degree.

Note: We do not accept applications from MBA students or PhD candidates.

Do I need to be a business school student?

Not necessarily! We welcome students from all academic disciplines, including STEM, humanities, law, medicine and more! 

How are participants chosen for the HEC Business Game?

Our team carefully considers each individual application. Invitations to interview will be based on the motivation and conviction shown in your two essays, along with your CV (academic, work & extra-curricular activities). 

Do I have to apply as part of a pair?

We will assign you to a pair if your individual application is successful. However, please note that we strongly encourage you to find a friend and apply together as a pair!


What are the key event details?

The 2023 edition of the HEC Paris Business Game will take place on 21-22 April 2023 on the HEC Paris campus in France - this is an in-person event!

 How much does it cost to participate?

Your participant fee covers all food & beverages during the 2 days, including a dinner at the HEC Château and an afterparty in Paris on the Saturday evening! We also provide transport between the HEC Paris campus and the city centre for those travelling from abroad.

We are proud to be able to offer reduced fees for those who wish to stay at the Best Western hotel next to HEC Paris.

For information, our fees for the HEC Business Game 2023 are:

  • Participant Fee: 50€ (food, beverage, local transport, afterparty, Château dinner)

  • 4-star Hotel: approx. 50€ per night (3 night stay)

Which language will be used?

The competition will be held entirely in English. You should be comfortable working in a professional setting in English.

Do I have to bring a laptop?

Yes, your laptop will be an essential tool at the HEC Business Game. Each pair will need at least one laptop between them, and we recommend each participant brings their own device where possible.

Are the challenges solved in teams?

Yes! You and your partner will form a pair - you will always remain in your pair so choose your partner wisely!

For each case challenge, 3 pairs will be randomly assigned to form one case team of 6 people, so you will get to collaborate with other participants across the two days!

Further questions can be directed to our team below!

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