Targeted Opportunities for Companies

Discover talents and support and bind potentials - with HHL.

Targeted Opportunities for Companies

Are you looking for top employees?

At HHL, you will find hand-picked personalities who not only proved their professional knowledge and skills but also underwent an extensive process of self and team-reflection. Their employers echo our results: our graduates view demanding challenges as great opportunities to learn, think innovatively and enjoy using their own initiative to take on the utmost responsibility.

HHL offers you a diversity of options to attract the candidates you need. From an online job portal and talent bank to on-campus events you are welcome to present your firm. Seize the opportunities of a student consulting project - get to know our students and their abilities and let them master a business challenge for you. HHL also supports you in developing the potentials of your current employees with its executive education programs. Thus, HHL can be your partner on various levels. What can we do for you?

  • Expert

    Highly motivated

    Discover dedicated students with a global mindset eager to solve your challenges

  • Career


    Use a wide range of online and on-campus activities to identify top talents

  • Topics


    Gain fresh ideas for your organization with student consulting projects

  • Network


    Retain and motivate your employees with HHL's study programs


Discover our treasures

HHL students are extraordinarily determined. They stand out with their distinctive communication competencies and excellent analytical and strategic mindsets. The reason: prior to their acceptance at HHL, they underwent an intensive and strict selection process which not only tested their cognitive performance but also their social competency. This is the particular mix of requirements which our programs are built upon. It is our goal to train the innovative, entrepreneurially-minded and responsible leaders of tomorrow.

Characteristics of HHL Graduates (Trendence Barometer 2016)

M.Sc. Graduates

HHL's M.Sc. graduates stand out with their excellent analytical skills and problem-solving competencies. The practically-oriented programs allow them to connect theoretical business knowledge with complex real-life situations. However, the graduates not only apply the latest theories to everyday business practice; they also challenge established approaches, reflect on complex relationships and are able to develop innovative and constructive solutions.

Average age: 24
Work experience: 1.5 years
First degree: 100% Business Administration
Internationality: 30%
Proportion of women: 30%

MBA Graduates

Due to the high level of internationality and diversity, our MBA graduates bring a multiplicity of academic, professional and cultural backgrounds to the table. In addition to their work experience and well-founded skills in the field of management, they also have certain soft skills which are considered very important these days: the ability to work in a team and leadership competence in an intercultural context. 

Average age: 29
Work experience: 5 years
First degree: 30% Engineering, 15% IT, 15% Business Administration, 15% Humanities, 10% Law, 10% Natural Sciences
Internationality: 90% (from 15 countries)
Proportion of women: 30%

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



Typical Career Profiles of HHL Graduates

LeaderInternationalist           Entrepreneur           
ready to take on responsibilitycosmopolitancreative
leadership qualitiescommunicativeinnovative




Meet your prospective talents where they are: directly at HHL. We support you in tailoring your recruiting strategies. Get in touch!

  • Enjoy undivided attention during on-campus activities.
  • Increase your accuracy by choosing the right channels.
  • Address your job offers to the leaders of tomorrow.
Online Recruiting On-Campus Recruiting Student Consulting Projects
Talent bank Company presentations Company-specific topics developed by students
Posting of job offers and internshipsWorkshops with selected students
On-Campus interviews
Start-up Career Fair
Family Business Meeting Event (FAME)

Job Portal

HHL's Career Center allows you to communicate all job offers, no matter if it is an internship or a permanent position for career entrants or experienced professionals, directly and exclusively to our students. To publish your job offers free of charge, please use the following the link:

On-Campus Recruiting Events

The latest generation of graduates expects to contribute their personal strengths to their scope of duties and wants their company to represent and live their values as well. What better way to enthuse and persuade future high performers about your company than direct on-campus communication? In this context, we offer different event formats which take place at regular intervals in spring and autumn. 

Spring Term: March-June
Fall Term: September-December

Company Presentations

Introduce your company during a 30 to 45-minute presentation in a large auditorium and engage in personal conversations with our students during the get-together afterwards.


Our exclusive workshops, e.g. on the latest real-life cases, enable an intensive exchange with a smaller group of 15 to 25 selected students. The students apply for the workshops with their résumés and a motivation letter and you alone will be choosing the candidates. 

On-Campus Interviews

HHL students are invited to apply for interviews with you through company presentations and/or additional mailings. You can then choose suitable candidates who comply with your specific requirements. We will take care of everything else for you – booking the venue and even providing snacks for the breaks.

Family Business Meeting Event

Family businesses stand for values, are a driving force for the economy and offer exciting career prospects. They often are hidden champions, which, so far, have not been at the top of graduates' lists. The FAME offers a stage for up to seven family-run businesses. In a seven-minute presentation, you can enthuse the attendees about your company's culture and career prospects. The presentations are followed by a panel discussion and an informal get-together afterwards, where you will have the opportunity to make contact with our junior talents as well as the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Chair of Strategic Management and Family Business.

Recruiting Companies


Roland Berger regularly and successfully recruits HHL graduates. With a reason: HHL is on of the best Business Schools in Germany. And the most impressive about it is that it has gained its excellent reputation in a short time.
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker
Chairman of the Advisory Council von Roland Berger

State-of-the-Art Solutions

Student Consulting Projects

Do you find yourself facing an entrepreneurial challenge? Within the framework of field projects, our students work on your questions in constant dialog with your company's representatives and the supervising chair. We connect our students' knowledge with our professors' counselling experience during this process. Teams of four to six students work on your field project as a part of their studies.

In the past, we have supported companies in the following fields:

  • Marketing, sales and logistics concepts
  • Process optimization and controlling tools
  • Business development and business plans
  • Market research
  • Cross-media management
  • Sustainability concepts and management strategies
  • Financing concepts

A total of 95% of the companies implement the concepts developed by the HHL students.

Benefits for You

  • You will ensure your competitiveness thanks to sophisticated solutions.
  • You will obtain access to top junior executives while conducting a practical aptitude test.
  • You will be able to utilize prime business knowledge with excellent value for money.

Completed Projects

Bayer AGAffordability vs. profitability in the pharmaceutical industry
Mister SpexInternationalization concept
Orsay GmbHStudy on perceived brand image and changes in the customer structure
SunCoal Industries GmbHSpecification of business modell options in marketing strategies including financial and strategical valuation
Bundesverband der Kapitalanlagegesellschaften BVK, Group "Large Buyouts", Berlin Employment effects of private equity investments
TASK Initiative of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UfZ)Development of a business plan for a technology utilization enterprise
Automotive-Cluster Ostdeutschland (ACOD)Development of a marketing concept for Automotive Cluster Ostdeutschland

Project Procedure

We sit down with you to identify your individual focus, following which you will provide us with a brief description of your project. Based on this information, we will determine which chair is best suited to accompany you from a scientific point of view. A kick-off meeting at your company offices will launch your field project. The conclusion of the project includes two steps: an extensive presentation of results as well as a project evaluation. Your satisfaction takes center stage for us. 

MBA TeamsM.Sc. Teams
  • intercultural
  • interdisciplinary
  • project language: English
  • average of 5.5 years of professional experience 
  • all team members with profound business background
  • project language: English
  • average of 1.5 years of professional experience
Project Term
Winter Term (Dec-June)Spring Term (March-June)
Fall Term (Sept-Dec)





"For us, the cooperation with HHL and their young inspring students from all over the world was a unique experience offering a win win result for all parties: the company Porsche and the students of HHL. We all shared our stories, practices and skills to reveal fresh ideas for new products, services and consumer experiences." 

Dr. Joachim Lamla, Financial Director Porsche Leipzig, Germany

High Potential Development

Promote your top employees

Part-time Master Programs

With HHL's part-time Master programs, you will not only promote and challenge your employees but also motivate them. Our programs, which are taught in English, teach business and management knowledge combined with soft skills and leadership competencies. We place a special focus on connecting theory and practice in the process. In addition to extensive expert knowledge, the students also acquire the skills of successful leaders: a generalist business administration education as well as leadership and social competencies such as the ability to communicate and to work in a team as well as intercultural and negotiating skills.

Benefits for You

  • Motivated and well-trained employees who contribute to the company's success
  • Direct knowledge transfer of the latest management practice into everyday work
  • Encouraging long-term loyalty of high potentials to company while fostering them
  • The company benefits directly from the individual final project (Master thesis)
  • Innovative leadership competencies which may be applied straight away
  • International network which can open doors to export markets

Study Programs

Part-time M.Sc. in Management
Part-time MBA in General Management
Global Executive MBA

Overview of all HHL Study Programs



Executive Education

In addition to our academic programs, we also support your executives in expanding their business administration knowledge and management competencies with practically-relevant on-the-job training programs and classes as part of our Executive Education field. Our programs are always based on the latest scientific findings but also have many practical components at the same time to provide your executives with a specific set of guidelines for managing increasingly complex challenges in the setting of a workshop.

Company-Specific Training

We develop company-specific on-the-job training programs which are tailored to your goals and your executives' requirements. Numerous enterprises such as Bertelsmann AG, Blue Corporate Finance AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, DOUGLAS HOLDING AG, Dr. Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG, Elia Group, Immobilien Scout 24 GmbH, Schüco International KG, Sparkasse Leipzig, Stadtwerke Leipzig, Volkswagen AG and many more have trusted us with the further development of their executives' management skills.

Further information

General Management Program

  • Compact expansion of relevant management knowledge to be even better prepared for leadership tasks
  • Classes in an inspiring workshop atmosphere with the opportunity to derive direct benefits for the company
  • Only two residential days per month thanks to module structure
  • Possibility to obtain credit for an MBA program to be completed at a later stage
  • Networking with participants in similar leadership positions

Target group: experienced executives and experts with long-term experience in their respective field
Participants: average age of 35-50 years
Duration: 4.5 months
Program structure: 6 modules of 2 days each
Program start: March and September
Topics: strategy, problem solving, marketing, leadership, finance & controlling, innovation

Further information 


Invest in your employer branding

You can sponsor particularly gifted students with a monthly allowance of EUR 150 over the course of at least one year and enter into a personal exchange. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research grants the same amount on top of that.

  • Hand over the scholarship certificate in person during our annual ceremony and
  • Network with representatives from the school and other sponsors.
  • Increase your brand awareness by appearing as a sponsor in the HHL news magazine and on posters. On top of everything, you will obtain the sponsor's signet from the federal government which you may use on your company's website among other things.

Dirk Graber, CEO Mister Spex GmbH

"As the CEO of a start-up company in the growth phase, I observe daily how important it is to find and develop young talent for your staff. The National Scholarship for HHL students is a great opportunity for companies to get involved as a company in educating and promoting talent and supporting excellent personalities."

Dirk Graber
CEO, Mister Spex GmbH


Any questions? We are here for you!

If you are interested to receive more information on how we at HHL may support your recruiting and talent management acitivites do not hesitate to contact us.

You are welcome to post your job offers directly to our students in our job portal.
The posting of job ads is free of charge.

Martina Beermann
Director Career Development / Employer Relations
T +49 341 9851-887
Career Development
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Accreditation & Rankings

Among the leading EMBA
programs worldwide

Top 5 in Germany

Most International University
in Germany

#1 for Entrepreneurship
in Germany