• Christine Lagarde on stage with student co-moderators Carla Richard and Cristobal Santisteban (photo ©Ciprian Olteanu - Madetoshow.com)

    #HECTalks Welcomes European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde as its Inaugural Speaker

    Christine Lagarde has served on the frontlines of the world’s biggest financial crises. Just months after becoming the first-ever female finance minister of a G7 country, the Great Recession struck. The next onslaught came in the form of the European Sovereign Debt crisis, where, as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, she threw lifelines… Continue Reading

  • Students in our September '21 intake take the leap at the Dune du Pilat (photo courtesy Zichuan Zhou, MBA '23, pictured jumping, second from left)

    Wine, Beaches and Light Shows: Our September Intake Converges on Bordeaux

    Bordeaux has long been known for velvety wines and stunning architecture—and now, thanks to the efforts of four HEC Paris MBA students, as the place where our September 2021 intake first met. Forty-five incoming students converged on the UNESCO World Heritage City for a pre-MBA visit. The five-day outing included sunsets over sandy white beaches,… Continue Reading

  • MBA students at the château of Chevreuse

    Top Tips for Discovering the French Countryside

    When current student Charles Serilas suggested that he share his tips for discovering the region around campus, we leapt at his offer. After all, the former senior investment analyst and portfolio manager has logged nearly 4,000 kilometers on rides and runs since joining the HEC Paris MBA last September. “I work hard to finish all… Continue Reading