The return of the MBA Olympics

The return of the MBA Olympics
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The return of the MBA Olympics  Students battle in MBAT's rugby round Students battle in MBAT's rugby round More than one thousand MBA students from Europe’s leading business schools will be competing in the ultimate business school Olympics at HEC Paris next week.  LBS, IE Business School and INSEAD are among 13 top schools taking a total of 1,150 students to the annual MBA Tournament (MBAT). This year, teams will compete in 23 sports, from football, cricket and rugby to chess, poker and – new to 2014 – ultimate frisbee.  MBAT Co-President Katrina Senn will join her fellow MBA classmates in the HEC Paris ultimate frisbee team. She says: “The MBAT is one of the best things we do at HEC Paris. The competition brings classmates together as a team and lets us show other schools what we’re capable of. In fact, this year, we’re seeing increased participation from all of the schools coming to compete as it continues to gain in popularity.”

Hosted and organised by HEC Paris’ MBA students, the MBAT is largest gathering of MBA students at any single event in Europe. It provides business school students with the chance to network with other students and alumni from across the globe, develop their team working abilities and, of course, take home a little sporting glory. There are also themed evening events, such as a Glam Rock party, to give competitors the opportunity to unwind and make new friends. 

For the organisers, creating the event has been a valuable experience. Katrina says, 

“It’s been a crazy ride. I came to HEC with little leadership experience – I started as an English teacher in Japan – and now I’m learning how to manage a team with very different backgrounds and opinions. I’m discovering myself as a leader through the MBAT. Together, we’re learning how to work as a team with a common goal – making the quality of the MBAT reflect the quality of HEC and all of the participating schools.”

The three-day sporting competition is in its 24th year and will take place from 8th to 10th May. 

This year’s participating schools are –

• University of Cambridge Judge Business School
• Cranfield University School of Management
• IE Business School
• London Business School
• Manchester Business School
• University of Oxford Saïd Business School
• RSM Erasmus University
• TiasNimbas Business School
• ESADE Business School
• IESE Business School
• Lancaster University Management School
• HEC Paris

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