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HEC Paris Business Project


Give a boost to your innovation and development projects by challenging our students to help you find creative solutions. A great way to build your potential recruiting pipeline.

Come and work with our students on your consulting missions and business projects across all areas of expertise: strategy, marketing, open innovation, finance, digital, and more.


MBA students

What is an MBA project?

As an integral part of their training, our MBA students are required to design their own project for resolving a strategic decision-making challenge.

The project must be defined by a key question and have a clear, operational scope. It should deliver an analytical, daring, and achievable solution.
Examples include:

  • How can traditional manufacturers face the challenge of autonomous cars?
  • Will the price of oil remain permanently low?
  • Can the retail sector re-invent itself?
  • How will the Chinese business environment change over the next five years?

Participants adopt a broad methodology for their 10-month projects, basing their solutions on field interviews and the applications of concepts and tools from their courses and conference lectures.

What do you need?

If you would like to work with MBAs, send us your requirements and details about the issues on which you are interested to have our students collaborate. We will then present your challenges to the students and put you in touch with interested parties.

For more information on MBA Projects:
Contact: Stephany Hillenbrand >>>

Masters students: final year of Grande École, Spécialized Masters and MSc programs

Projects for our Masters students take the form of a consultancy: visibility studies, benchmarking, analysis and diagnosis, business plan creation, and so on.

Examples include:

  • Business model and analysis for developing Champagne in Asia
  • How can you attract new clients without relying on the media?
  • Creating a young graduates program for an HR department
  • Global strategic development for a business platform

The consulting assignment should be around a key issue that the company faces. We are available to help you identify a suitable topic. It is possible to offer several projects that are either independent or connected as part of a wider issue.
Teams are tailor-made for each project, factoring in as much as possible the specific demands of the companies and the preferences of the students. Each team usually consists of two or three students in the final year of their Masters programs, supervised by a tutor from HEC Paris and coordinated by a contact person in the company, all of whom jointly monitor the projects. The missions usually last 8 weeks and start each year at the beginning of February.
To apply for a business project team or receive additional information about the process and our approach, please contact:
Isabelle Glas >>>

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