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Your team must be composed of 2 or 3 members, students or young alumni (2014).
Multidisciplinary teams will be more likely to bring out the more relevant ideas: innovation usually results from a combination of skills and talents.

Don't hesitate to use Studyka’s platform to find your teammates and partners. The experience will be more rewarding!


The Syntec Management Consulting Challenge is divided in 3 steps:

1st Step: Pre-selections

A first proposal will help the jury to preselect the 30 teams who proposed the most efficient projects. You will be asked for this first step to download a pre-selection file that details your ideas and describes your team. All files must be written in English or in French.

Download the preselection file

This document must be uploaded on the platform before the 16th of November 2014.

2nd Step: Deepening and mentoring

Teams, who were preselected by a panel of professional consultants coming from several agencies but also by different qualified managers, will have to deliver a complete detailed project. This document written in French or in English includes:

  • A one PDF page executive summary.

  • A detailed document showing all the concrete recommendations of your project. The format is free: PowerPoint document (20 slides maximum), a word document (6 pages maximum), a video demo (5 minutes maximum), drawings, diagram, animation...

This document (written in English or in French only) must be uploaded on the platform before the 11th of January 2015.

During this step, a mentor from a consultancy agency will be associated on the plateform to your team. Make the most of it and deepen your thoughts at his side!

The jury of professionals will select 4 teams for the final.

A fifth team will be selected thanks to the "vote of the public" on their executive summary uploaded on the platform with Studyka "likes".

3ème étape : Final

The selected teams after this second step are invited to present their recommendations during the finale which takes place on Thursday February 5th 2015 morning, in Paris.

A prestigious jury will choose the laureates at the end of this presentation:

  • Mrs Bellon Sophie - Vice-president – Sodexo

  • Mr Held Thomas – President – eForSports

  • Mr Mazzella Frédéric – President - Blablacar

  • Mr Potter Fred – President – Netatmo

  • Mr Dupont Jean-Léonce - Senator – Senat

  • Mr Jamet Philippe – President – Conférence des Grandes Ecoles

  • Mr Baculard Hervé – President, Syntec Management Consulting- Senior partner, Kea&Partners

  • Mr Bourdon Frédéric – Expert – Syntec Management Consulting

  • Mr Falque Eric - Administrator - Syntec Management Consulting ; President - BearingPoint

  • Mr Metz Xavier – Associed – Solucom

  • Mr Richard Yannick – COO - McKinsey

This oral presentation, with a visual document, will last 10 minutes + 5 minutes of questions/answers. The jury's deliberations will announce the laureates after the presentations.

The announcement of the winners, the prize-giving ceremony and the cocktail, a great opportunity to exchange in an informal way, will end the first edition of The Great Management Consulting Challenge.

Selection criterias

For the Great Management Consulting Challenge, the jury members will assess the different projects on the following criteria:

1) Quality of the diagnostic
2) Originality
3) Precision and relevance of the recommendations
4) Advantages for the stakeholders

Information on the deliverables

We remind you that your goal is not to create a list of ideas, concepts or existing projects but to find innovative, targeted and deepen recommendations. Share with us your vision, the changes it implies and the means to use to make it efficient.

We advise you to stay focus on one or two main ideas. Bring out of it the most relevant and original thoughts.

To do so, your deliverables should follow the following points:

Context and stakes

Which diagnosis caused your proposal? Which goals do you aim through your proposal?


Which solution(s) do you propose to solve the problem?

Be as precise as possible, especially by detailing the means and the conditions of application of your project.

Format : we advise you to use any format that could be relevant for your project  (PowerPoint, video, map, 3D model, Prezi…)


Which results do you expect? When will they happen? Which indicators could measure the real impact of your recommendations?

Teams of 2 to 3


  • 1Trip for the destination of your dream (for a value of €1,500)
  • 2Week-end for the destination of your choice (for a value of €800)
  • 3iPad Air
  • 4Go Pro HERO3 camera
  • 5Nike+ FuelBand


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