The HHL Alumni network is an active and constantly growing network of valuable and long-lasting contacts. At HHL, you not only earn a degree from one of the best business schools within Germany and Europe, but you become part of a worldwide network of successful entrepreneurs, executive managers, consultants and high-class experts. The HHL Alumni network is a great source of information, and provides you with tremendous opportunities to network, exchange ideas and gain support. Take the chance and benefit from a widespread network of more than 2,500 Alumni worldwide!
My success story as an entrepreneur started at HHL, where I met people with the same passion for bringing ideas to life.
My studies at HHL lay the foundation of my professional career. I strengthen the skills needed in my daily consulting: Conceptual Thinking, analytical depth and teamwork. Additionally, HHL’s close relation to top companies, the network among students and the entrepreneurial spirit until today in my consulting projects. I am happy to give back to my alma mater by sharing my experience and expertise.
HHL equipped me with the foundation for a professional path that I could have never scripted. From the classroom in Leipzig to investment banks in Frankfurt, the City of London and Wall Street, to a senior corporate strategy role at a Fortune 1000 company in Memphis, Tennessee. Within only ten years of graduating from HHL, I have already had the opportunity to experience a diverse range of first career steps – and I am very much looking forward to what’s still to come.
It was my big dream early on to realize my own business idea. I learned a lot at HHL that helped me to become a good and successful entrepreneur. Even today, many years after my foundation and with a team of 160 employees, I continue to benefit from my HHL network.
HHL Alumni are organized throughout various Chapters and meet up on a regular basis. HHL Dean and Chancellor visit the Chapters once per year to keep strong bonds with the HHL Community. In this context, they will also inform about the latest projects and achievements at your alma mater.
Additionally, HHL has a Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapter. BGS is a scholastic honor society of business schools accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools). The society was established to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, and to foster personal and professional excellence among its members.
During my study period at HHL, I experienced that theoretical excellent research and application-oriented teaching are not two opposing ends of a continuum, but rather complement one another. This was and still is a motivator for my own research and teaching.
The future needs people who are ready to take risks and seize opportunities. HHL perfectly prepares you for this challenge.
HHL opened up completely new career perspectives for me in Germany.
When I joined HHL as a research associate at the Chair of Strategy and Organization in 1995 HHL’s doctoral program was about to start. What I learned at our Chair is the unsubstitutable basis for my whole academic career. As a highlight, Arnis Vilks’ course Philosophy of Science opened up topics for me which I profit from almost on a daily basis. Thus, HHL’s wide and fruitful international network became and still is my academic home.
But surely the practical and international experience during my studies at HHL have been a crucial cornerstone for my international professional journey.
The HHL Alumni Homecoming has a long tradition at HHL. On the first weekend of September, HHL Alumni reunite in Leipzig, celebrating their Homecoming and remembering their time at HHL. It is a great opportunity to meet up with the HHL Community and to enhance one’s personal network. In particular, our jubilee classes are most welcome and warmly invited to celebrate their 5th 10th, 15th & 20th anniversary with HHL and their fellow Alumni.
HHL Alumni have the opportunity to benefit from HHL’s lifelong learning options. Find out more about the courses and conditions by sending an e-mail to Alumni@hhl.de
HHL’s career development service is a lifelong service for all Alumni, who are seeking a new professional challenge, thinking about a change or need professional counseling regarding:
After HHL, I took a global career path. HHL prepared me with an internationally highly competitive business education and important lessons in general management and leadership. Besides knowledge, one of the key benefits are the connections I made to fellow students and faculty during my studies – an excellent network – growing in value year by year.
Give back to your Alma Mater
Our HHL Alumni foster the HHL network and benefit from it at the same time. As such, they ideally and financially support their alma mater and show strong commitment. HHL Alumni take part in Alumni Talks to exchange their professional experiences with HHL students. They interact as mentors, open their company doors to welcome HHL students on site or support research projects. Take the opportunity now and give back to your alma mater:
My decision to study at HHL has paid off from the very first day.
The experiences and the Alumni Network at HHL perfectly prepared for a career in consulting. The doctoral program allowed to sharpen my academic profile and to push my career.
The MBA program truly caters to the robust grid of theoretical knowledge and applied experience, while providing an extensive platform & plethora of opportunities to evolve and recognize one´s own interests and potential.
HHL has been „the best” investment for my career – the international environment, the great network of highly motivated students and the job oriented / entrepreneurial approach of teaching in an amazing city! The place to study!
HHL was not only an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience from a personal perspective, but has also given me the knowledge,tools and most importantly the confidence to launch my career into a new dimension and into new business areas.