HHL Finance Case Challenge 2021 powered by Dr. Oetker


Online via Zoom, 9.00 am-8.00 pm (CEST)


Apr 17, 2021


Apply with your CV and a short motivation letter via email to financechallenge@hhl.de:

Up for a challenge?

You are always up for a challenge and Finance is your passion? Then join HHL’s virtual Finance Case Challenge! If you are a current bachelor student or a recent graduate in Business or Economics, then this is your call to apply for this unforgettable experience where we put you in the shoes of M&A practitioners.

The Challenge

You will find yourself in the center of a Merger & Acquisition (M&A) project! Being assigned to a team of three to four students, you will

  • analyze strategic positions and financial situations of target and bidder
  • perform a corporate valuation and estimating synergy potentials
  • understand and anticipate the perspective of the other side
  • design a deal proposal
  • present your findings to a senior jury of top-tier practitioners and professors.

Throughout the day, your team will be mentored by outstanding HHL alumni with expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking or Consulting. After crowning the best team, there will be plenty of time to connect and talk to our finance experts while being treated with Dr. Oetker delicacies.

Your Benefits at a Glance

  • Boost your knowledge in Corporate Valuation and M&A
  • Gain highly valuable insights from experienced practitioners
  • Grow your skills in project management, teamwork and presenting
  • Get to know HHL and it’s new Master in Management | Finance
  • Expand your network to aspiring peers, M&A experts and HHL’s finance faculty

How to apply?

Along with your CV, tell us briefly in a short motivation letter why you can’t miss HHL’s Finance Day Challenge 2021. Send an email to financechallenge@hhl.de.
We are looking forward to your application!

Application Deadline

April 8, 2021

Please note:  The workshop will be held in English.

Johanna Echterhoff
Part-time M.Sc | Finance student and participant in the 2020 Challenge

The virtual HHL Finance Case Challenge was a perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded people and to further discover what the Master in Management | Finance will look like. I am looking forward to more HHL spirit during my studies at HHL.

David Muuß
M.Sc. student and participant in the 2020 Challenge

At the HHL Finance Case Challenge, I had the opportunity to compete with other Bachelor graduates from top universities on an exciting M&A case. What made the case special was the support by real financial experts sharing memorable insights on strategic planning and deal execution.

Maximilian Harr
M.Sc. | Finance student and participant in the 2020 Challenge

Personally, I really liked the fact that we could work together in diverse and international groups to complete a challenging case on valuing and structuring an M&A deal. Since many participants turned out to become future HHL students it was also a great way to start networking and getting to know HHL better.