Shell Business Challenge

Shell Business Challenge

The Shell Business Challenge will not take place this academic year (2018-2019)!

Energise your future!

Do you want to stand out from the crowd on the job market? Are you ready to bridge the gap between the theories you learn and the reality that corporate executives face?

Participate in the Shell Business Challenge and get an exclusive insight into the energy industry by performing 6 weeks of part time research for a renowned multinational.

Selected students will work on a business case supported by hands-on coaching from Shell professionals and FEB-professors and compete for the best solution. Students will focus on managing their own portfolio, aiming to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. The results will be presented to a panel of Shell senior executives and FEB-professors.

As a participant, you will…

  • Find out what it’s like to work for Shell
  • Get in contact with the company’s recruitment department
  • Receive a certificate from Shell and FEB
  • Upgrade your CV with a valuable experience
  • Demonstrate your professional skills
  • Participate in a challenging course that can be combined with the workload of your courses
  • Be able to win a unique site visit at a large Shell production facility

For questions and more information on the Shell Business Challenge please contact Marit Prins (


The Shell Business Challenge offered me a real insight into both Shell as a company and what it is like to manage a project portfolio in a real-life environment, where risk and opportunities arise.  It was tougher than I expected given the complexity of the energy industry. Only having high level financial metrics does not suffice to manage a projects portfolio. These projects need to be analyzed from different angles, considering every possible consequence, which proved to be a real challenge. The presentations and coaching sessions provided a good chance to get to know Shell’s people and culture, and to learn more about the development opportunities within the Graduate Programme. Through this experience, together with the dynamic environment in which Shell operates, it became clear that Shell was the company I would want to work for. My application was successful and currently I’m in my first rotation as a Finance Analyst based in The Hague from which I will make the transition to my next role as Business Analyst in Kuala Lumpur.  

Lotte van Seventer,
Finance Graduate Shell
Participant Shell Business Challenge 2015


Who: 3rd year and (pre-)master students
When: 6 Mondays in block 1.2          ( +/- 17:00-19:00)


24th of October: Application Deadline
1st of November: Announcement
13th of November: Kickoff
18th of December: Final