FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS
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 for participation, you must be currently enrolled in a master’s program (MA, MiM, MSc) or be in the final year of your bachelor studies. 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 Paris Business Game?
No. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply if they have an interest in business.
How are participants chosen for the HEC Paris Business Game?
For the Final round:
1. You need to submit your application details and CV.
2. After a CV screening, shortlisted applicants will receive an email with an invitation to solve a case study from our online partner AB InBev.
3. The first round will make use of the video format to assess candidates. The video should last no more than 7 minutes. It should comprise two parts:
1 min of self-presentation / pitch. In the case of a team (2 persons together), please present the team and why the members have decided to pair up.
4-6 min dedicated to the presentation of the case study
4. Selected participants will receive an email confirming their selection.
For details on the progress and to register, please go to our registration page.
Can students apply with a team mate, in pairs?
For the Fast Track round:
You will do the selection process on your own. If you are selected to participate in the event, you can indicate a team mate (for the event days) that has also been selected.
For the following rounds:
The first step of the application is done individually (CV and application details). After that, you can indicate a person with whom you'd like to:
1. Do the rest of the application process (ex: case challenge) AND
2. Be team mate during the event days
If you want to be a team mate, during the event, with a person that applies in a different round than you: will have to do the selection process individually.
If both get selected, you will be able to indicate to us that you want to be team mates during the event.
What if I don't indicate a team mate?
The HBG organising team will assign you a team mate.
When will I be notified about the outcome of my application?
For the Fast Track round: applicants will get an answer early December.
For the following rounds: we aim to respond to your application as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of applicants anticipated for the HEC Paris Business Game, please allow a period of at least 2-3 weeks after the submission of case challenge resolution.
ABOUT THE EVENT
When will the HEC Paris Business Game take place?
The 2022 edition of the HEC Paris Business Game will take place on April 8 – 9, 2022.
Where will the HEC Paris Business Game take place?
The 2022 edition of HEC Business Game will be in person, at HEC Paris campus. Further details will be sent to each participant upon their confirmation.
How much does it cost to participate?
The registration fees for the 2022 edition have been set as follow: €35/participant for Fast Track applicants, €40/participant for applicants of the First Wave and €50/participant for the Second Wave.
If you wish to have an accommodation, we will offer options near HEC Paris campus at a discounted price.
Such options include 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.
Which language(s) will be used?
The competition will be held entirely in English.
Do I have to bring a laptop?
Yes, your laptop will be an essential tool at the HEC Paris Business Game. Each team of two will need at least one laptop between them.
Are the challenges solved in teams?
Yes, all of the four challenges during the event days are solved in groups of 6 people.
The groups of 6 people (3 teams of 2 people) will vary between challenges, and they will be assigned by the HBG. Nevertheless, participants will always be with be with their pairs (either indicated by them during the selection process, or assigned by the HBG organising team).
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 Paris Business Game?
In addition to solving cases and meeting other talented international students, the HEC Paris 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 Paris 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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