Balancing Career and Motherhood as a Part-Time MBA Student
Studying at HHL while raising kids
For many women, the inner struggle between motherhood and a fullfilling career still exists. We believe there is no reason why these two parts of your life need to be in competition with each other. At HHL the part-time MBA is created with families in mind – a program, which is perfectly structured to meet the individual needs and interests of you and your loved ones.
Interview with Dorothee von Krshiwoblozki, part-time MBA student
We provide a service-oriented and supportive environment, as well as a flexible curriculum to fit your personal demands. We are always happy to connect you with our students who can speak from experience. Today, we invited Dorothee von Krziwoblozki to talk about her experience as a mother and part-time MBA student.
It’s not just the mothers who should be able to find fulfilling careers. The same goes for their partners. It should be possible for anyone taking care of a child to find challenging work that can also be combined with family life.
Dorothee von Krshiwoblozki, part-time MBA student
Motherhood opened up new career opportunities
Dorothee had been thinking about pursuing her higher education for a few years prior to enrolling at HHL. She saw the opportunity to use her parental leave to start studying the part-time MBA program. With a background in law and now the mother of two small children she was ready to deepen her business knowledge and continue her educational journey. In this interview, she shares which doubts she had to overcome, who has always been her biggest supporter and why she always looks forward to classes taking place on campus in Leipzig.
Watch now and learn:
- How to know when it’s the right time to start a part-time MBA
- How to find the support you need as a mother and parent
- Why studying actually balances out your life
- How HHL supports parents during their studies
- What to ignore the doubters in your life
If you are thinking about pursuing higher education and want to hear from a mother who is doing so authentically and successfully, this interview is for you.
Watch the full interview with Dorothee
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After recording the interview, we continued the conversation off-screen. During this time, Dorothee emphasized that she needs to expand on one statement made during the interview. Towards the end of the interview, she talks about how the challenges of juggling parenthood and work also apply to all husbands. Dorothee als well as HHL find it important to state that the challenge of parenthood applies to all parents and caretakers involved in the raising and care of children.
Hi, I´m Petra. With my background as an engineer and my many years of experience at HHL, I am your subject matter expert for all inquiries on our study programs and gladly advise you about the different opportunities. I look forward to talking to you about your educational journey.