HHL Career Development

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Career Development

Have you ever thought about your career from a strategical point of view? Do you really know all your strengths, values and interests? The experienced Career Development team of HHL is your guide from the very first moment at HHL throughout your career. Choose from a variety of consulting options and events to learn about career opportunities that are just right for you. Our strong relations to renowned companies and our wide alumni network open up attractive career perspectives.
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  • Career


    Profit from HHL's career experts and develop your personal career road map

  • Topics

    Career Management

    Seize our tailor-made tools to shape your career self-determinedly

  • Network


    Benefit from our high-profile company and alumni contacts 

  • Expert

    Lifelong Career

    From student to alumni -
    we are your partner throughout your career

Individual Career Strategy

Do it your way - we support you

Right from the start of your studies at HHL, the experienced team of HHL’s Career Development department supports you in shaping your personal career strategy based on your unique profile and closely accompanies your individual, long-term career progress.

Through intensive and systematic dialog with you we identify your special experiences, skills, interests and values to outline a career plan that fits your needs. Together we define the company culture, work styles and work environment that brings out the best of your competencies and enables you to start a rewarding career – characterized by success as well as personal fulfillment.


After seeing Bertelsmann’s on-campus presentation at HHL and learning how interested they are in international profiles, I approached the company representative at the get-together afterwards to learn about internship opportunities in HR. One thing lead to another, and I ended up landing an internship in Talent Management at Bertelsmann’s corporate headquarters. This internship turned into a job offer, and now I am an Associate in Corporate Management Development, focusing on university relations and employer branding.
My first day of work was actually coming to HHL to do a company presentation! Talk about full circle!

Pamela Taylor, USA 
MBA alumna, Associate in Corporate Management Development, Bertelsmann, Germany 

"When starting my studies at HHL my career objective was to work in a consulting company. During the Career Orientation workshop I evaluated my qualifications, interests and values and based on that, I explored ideas about my future career. Not only my passion for consulting was strongly confirmed during the workshop, but another unexpected career path was identified as well: being an entrepreneur.
Ultimately, my focuses are now defined and next steps will be made with a lot more confidence."
Robin Jung, Germany
M.Sc. student   

 "The career guidance of HHL's Career Development team is a great service for the students and alumni. Having worked in different jobs or even different companies for several years, one often questions oneself whether the current job is really the work that is fulfilling and inspiring. I made use of the career services at HHL and applied the results in my career planning. The approach of Martina Beermann helped me to strongly focus on my own interests and to use them as the basis for my further professional development."
Nikolaj de Lousanoff
Chief of Staff to CEO, Montblanc, Germany

Exemplary Career Paths

Career paths of M.Sc. graduates

Career Management Toolbox

Step forward with our resources

The team of HHL’s Career Development department has a great variety of professional career management tools to enhance your abilities in order to be prepared for all requirements of the job market. Starting with the assessment of your personal career goals we provide workshops, one to one coaching sessions and targeted self-explorations questionnaires.

Continuing with your job search we supply you with strategies for the exploration of the job market such as the creation of a target list of companies and systematic job search guidelines.
To support your actual application process we offer individual reviews of your application documents, provide you with CV and cover letter templates and samples and deliver application workshops, e.g. “How to make an impact in interviews”.

Choose from the variety of tools to shape your career self-determinedly.

Career Management Tools

Career and Personal Development

  • Personality tests 
  • Assessment tests
  • Individual coaching
  • Intercultural training

Job Search and Application Process 

Enabling Company Contacts

  • Company presentations
  • On-campus interviews
  • Recruiting workshops
  • Student consulting projects


"A member of the recruiting team of Volkswagen Consulting saw my profile in the HHL’s resume book and invited me for an interview. During the interview I used the knowledge I gained from my M.Sc. classes to solve various case studies and to make a presentation on an issue connected to the automotive industry. On the same day of the interview, I received the message that I got the job."
Paul Mühlbach, Germany
M.Sc. alumnus, Consultant, Volkswagen Consulting, Wolfsburg, Germany

 "The HR Department from REHAU read my profile in the graduate’s yearbook and invited me for an interview. I used the knowledge I received from my MBA clases to make a presentation on a proposed marketing strategy for the company. Two weeks after that presentation I received the call telling me that I got the job."
Paul Martinez, Columbia
MBA alumnus, Strategic Marketing Manager, Rehau AG+Co., Germany

Employment Statistics M.Sc. Graduates

In 2015 more than 40% of the M.Sc. graduates started their career in Consulting so it remained by far the most popular sector. Nearly 15 % of the graduates chose an entry position in the Financial Services sector which confirms an increase to previous years. As for the remaining 45%, the sector choice is very diverse in the latest placement statistics which shows that the General Management approach of HHL gives graduates a wide range of career options.

Average starting salary: EUR 61,000
Employment rate 3 month after graduation: 95% 

Full-time M.Sc. Employment (M.Sc. class of 2015)

Employment Statistics MBA Graduates

HHL has a record of placing MBA graduates with prominent firms including Accenture, BASF, Bertelsmann, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Henkel, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, OC&C Strategy Consultants, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, RWE, Siemens, Triumph, ZS Associates and many German medium-sized companies.

Salary Statistics M.Sc. Graduates

Starting Salary Statistics
AverageEUR 61.000
HighestEUR 82.500
LowestEUR 39.000
Average salary 3 years after graduation*EUR 79.770
Graduates accepted jobs in
Europe92 %
Asia7 %
USA1 %

* Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2015

High-Potential Network

Accelerate your career

From your first day at HHL you will be part of the HHL community and will benefit from a valuable network at all levels. Within this respected network HHL alumni and students support one another and benefit from each other’s expertise. With our global network we provide you with access to the most attractive employers, e.g. through company presentations, case study workshops, company visits, networking events and student consulting projects. This  will offer you the very best chances to succeed in your professional life. HHL alumni are working across all sectors and in a wide range of companies and provide you with insights and recruiting trends of their respective organization, individually as well as during Alumni Talks on campus. At the same time you will profit from our extensive cooperation with recruiters.


Experiences of Recruiters

"There is a strong bond between Roland Berger and HHL for a long time hence we have been actively recruiting at HHL for nearly 20 years.
The students of HHL convince from a technical as well as a personal point of view. Many bring along interesting work experience through previous internships. The often very diverse academic background is completed by a sophisticated curriculum at HHL. At Roland Berger we look for outstanding personalities – and we find them at HHL!"
Franziska Fuchs, Roland Berger, Recruiter

"During my time at Accenture we were able to identify top talents who match our DNA during the on-campus recruiting events. I appreciate the specific mindset of HHL students a lot."
Kai Hanitsch, BMW Group, Group Manager Product Strategy After Sales



Experiences of Students

"Through HHL's alumni contacts I managed to get an internship in the Marketing department at Bosch. During the recruitment process, I realized that the engagement of HHL alumni is incredible. They supported me to step stone my goal in obtaining a product management internship by forwarding my information efficiently to the targeted person in charge. The guidance from alumni and career service are indeed a big advantage from studying at HHL."

Dewi Darlina Kreysa
MBA class of 2016

Lifelong Career Guidance

Continue your success with our expertise

As part of the HHL community HHL’s Career Development department accompanies you beyond graduation. You will benefit from the lifelong support of the experienced team members of the Career Development department and have the opportunity to discuss your career options and re-define your career strategy whenever needed. Since career development never ends we continue enabling you to follow your dreams.


"After many years I got in touch again with the Career Development team at HHL during a phase of professional re-positioning and received exactly the help that I needed at that time. The team supported me systematically and intensiveley during this process so that I was able to make the right choice for me."
Tina Kurz, Marketing Specialist, notebooksbilliger.de


"As an HHL alumnus I like to make use of the competent support of HHL's Career Development. With her extensive experience Mrs. Beermann acts as a trustful advisor. She knows the employer market very well and can give valuable tips for an individual career.
Florian Kielhorn, HHL alumnus

Our Team

The Career Development department consists of four team members who have diverse educational backgrounds and wide-ranging expertise. The team forms the bridge between studies and a successful career.

Martina Beermann
As psychologist Martina Beermann has more than 25 years of experience in recruitment, personnel and career development, particularly in the automotive, NGO and education sector at all levels. As a member of the advisory board at the German Society of Human Resources Management she is in regular contact with HR representatives. Several thousands of people have already benefitted from her expertise to find their suitable career path and to successfully step up the “right” the career ladder. At HHL she is the contact person for students of the part-time and Global Executive MBA programs, doctoral students and alumni.

Kati Dorsch
With a degree in psychology and certifications in career consulting and coaching, Kati Dorsch has about nine years of work experience as career advisor. Her focus is on supporting full-time MBA students with career planning and development.

Franziska Gerlow
Studying Business Psychology and Intercultural HR Development, Franziska Gerlow has worked over five years as a recruiter and trainer for high potentials and business executives. At HHL she is in charge for organizing the recruiting events as well as consulting and coaching part-time M.Sc. students in career questions.

Anett Hughes
Holding a degree in Business Administration, Anett Hughes has about 10 years of work experience in the online retail and education sector in Germany and the UK. Her focus is on advising full-time M.Sc. students comprehensively in their career development process.

Career Events

10/25/2016 Company Presentations at HHLMcKinsey, Roland Berger, XING, Amazon and many more Read ›
11/11/2016 Get a taste: HHL Master Information Day in LeipzigGet a feeling for HHL on-site! Read ›


Any questions? We are here for you!

Martina Beermann
Director Career Development / Employer Relations
T +49 341 9851-887
F +49 341 9851-662
Kati Dorsch
Manager Career Development / Employer Relations
T +49 341 9851-883
F +49 341 9851-662
Franziska Gerlow
Manager Career Development / Employer Relations
T +49 341 9851-882
F +49 341 9851-662
Anett Hughes
Manager Career Development / Employer Relations
T +49 341 9851-881
F +49 341 9851-662
Placement Statistics

Accreditation & Rankings

Among the leading EMBA
programs worldwide

Top 3 in Germany

#6 for salaries worldwide

Top 5 in Germany

Favorite business school
in Germany