The Business Game is a free student competition created by the Junior Enterprise of HEC Lausanne that will take place the 20th of May 2016 at the Starling Hotel Lausanne.
Its third edition will consist in a one-day event organized around two separate study cases: a finance and a consulting one. Participants will have to register in advance in order to choose which case they want to work on. During the day, they will have to work by groups of 4 in order to solve the case and then present it in front of an audience constituted by our partners and the other participants. Students from all over Switzerland will come with the opportunity to get noticed by prestigious companies (discover our partners) while meeting the professional world by training on real-life cases.
We are students of the HEC Lausanne and member of the Junior Enterprise. With more than 30 years of experience, active collaborations with nearly 300 companies and its membership to the European Network JADE, the Junior Entreprise HEC Lausanne (JEHEC) offers a wide panel of top-quality services to companies. Thanks to the diverse backgrounds of our students, the JEHEC can offer various prestations from financial and marketing studies to business plans with an optimal price-quality ratio.Learn More
Aside from its main activity of services, the JEHEC organizes regular events for the student and professional community: it has been organizing a golf cup and editing a magazine for more than 20 years now. The Business Game is one of its most recent activities. It has been continuously improved and developed throughout the past years with the goal to become a key event in the swiss students’ landscape.
This year, it is an honor to have as partners two leading companies in their respective field of consulting and banking: Deloitte and Pictet. We are convinced that the expertise and excellence of these two firms will bring a high professional dimension to the event. They have been putting a lot of effort into developing the best cases for the audience, and this for the enjoyment of our participants !
A big thanks to the HEC Career Center, and especially Mme. Marie-France Roger for her support throughout the organization part of the event. Her expertise in event planning has been undoubtedly, an asset for us.
We would like also to thank the Dean of the HEC Faculty, Prof. Jean-Philippe Bonardi and the Director of the Master of Finance: Prof. Michael Rockinger for encouraging us in developing this event in order to reach our goal of becoming the main Business Game of Suisse Romande.
The Business Game is a one day event during which 80 students will compete to solve the respective cases given by the partners Deloitte and Pictet. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities for them to stand out and get noticed by the partners, either formally during the study cases’ sessions or more casually during the coffee breaks and the cocktail. Wether they were part of the finance or the consulting case, the students will mix up during the presentations given by Deloitte and Pictet in order to get an insight of the different career possibilities they are offered.
In between breaks, students will have access to the booth of the Career Center from HEC Lausanne where they will have the possibility to get their CV reviewed, and receive advices from professionals.
The cases will be discovered by the students on the D-Day. This way, we make sure that all our participants start with the same degree of preparation. As a matter of fact, their performance will only be correlated with their understanding of the case, the solution they will have brought and the degree of team working they will have realized.
However we would like to make sure all our participants bring their laptops for the day of the event. Laptops will be needed in order to hand in the written part of the case as well as for an optional visual support for the final pitch.
We would like to remind you as well that the dress code is business formal.
Last but not least, we would like to emphasize that the event is completely free thanks to the generous contribution of our partners and sponsors.
The event will take place at the Starling Hotel Lausanne, located between the UNIL and the EPFL, a few steps away from the lake. You can access the hotel by public transportation using the metro M1 and stop at EPFL or for those who come by car, the hotel is located not far from the motorway exit: EPFL/UNIL. If you need an accommodation, you can as well book a room on the Starling Hotel’s website.
The organising committee of the Business Game is composed of Céline Arethens and Alexandre Poussard. We are members of the Junior Entreprise HEC Lausanne. If you need to contact us, please use the following email adresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
You can register by filling the following form. Please be advised that the selection will be based on the CV of the applicant as we only have 88 spots available. Also note that in order to apply for the finance case given by Pictet, you need to be at least enrolled in a Masters degree.
If there is no room left for your first case study choice, you will be considered for the other one.
Registration deadline: 18th of May, 2016.