More than 190 students have arrived in Paris to represent the School at this year's MBA Tournament (MBAT) 2023, dubbed the MBA Olympics.
Expected to be the biggest MBAT in the annual competition’s 33-year history, Oxford Saïd's team hope to dominate the leader board, following successive wins for the School dating back to 2017.
Hosted by HEC Paris, the event will see 1,500 students from more than 15 of Europe's leading business schools compete across its campus over three days from today. From rock climbing to dance-offs, MBA students will go head-to-head in indoor and outdoor activities, with one business school claiming the crown.
MBA student Zach Dedekind, who leads the School's MBAT planning committee, said: 'It is a lot of fun to see all the hard work everyone has put in together in their off hours, staying up late, everyone pulling together. We're all amped to go and get the win, we follow a great team last year and we all want to do the School and University proud!'
In addition to sporting events, students will have opportunities to network and socialise, with the event fostering a global perspective for tomorrow's leaders.
Oxford Saïd's Dean, Soumitra Dutta, commented: ‘Building future business leaders is not just done in the classroom. It also includes opportunities like this for team building and global networking. This is also a great way to foster innovation and problem-solving, while competing against worthy competitors.
'I wish our MBA team success on the playing field, and also wish that they benefit from opportunities for discussions and networking with their international peers. I look forward to them bringing their experiences and achievements back to the Oxford Saïd community to inspire us all. Good luck!'