HHL Finance Case Challenges

HHL Finance Case Challenges 2023/24 – Dates

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Full-time Master in Management
Part-time Master in Management
Full-time Master in Entrepreneurship
Full-time Master in Management | Finance
Part-time Master in Management | Finance
Full-time MBA
Full-time MBA | Finance
Part-time MBA

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Are you up for a challenge?

We are excited to announce the new dates for the Finance Case Challenge (FCC) series 2023 / 2024. The FCC will again take place in various cities throughout Germany in partnership with some of the most prominent companies in the field. You can’t be on-site? No problem, we also have an extra online event.

During the FCC participants will have the opportunity to develop their financial skills, explore current cutting-edge financial industry practices and gain insight from seasoned financial industry professionals. The Finance Case Challenge will provide an invigorating learning experience, offering participants the chance to solve real-world problems and gain insight into career opportunities within the finance industry.

Your profile

  • You are a current bachelor’s student or a recent graduate in Business, Economics or alike
  • You have above-average grades and/or some first-relevant practical experiences
  • You have a passion for finance and strategy, and some very first insights on the world of finance
  • You are up for a challenge and ready to tackle it with a team of other highly motivated peers
  • You are interested in a Master’s program at HHL

What you can expect

  • Working on real-life challenges in inspiring teams
  • On-the-spot sparring by experts of our corporate partners from Private Equity, M&A Consulting, Strategy Consulting, Venture Capital …
  • Mini lectures to introduce you to the topics and equip you with useful tools to master the challenge
  • Evening events with exclusive networking opportunities
  • Overnight stay and full catering during the 2-day workshop in Leipzig (only for the two-day event at the HHL campus in Leipzig)

How to apply

Step 1: Register directly via the form at the top right
Step 2: Complete your registration by sending us your current CV (or LinkedIn profile link) as well as your transcript (if available) to: financechallenge@hhl.de.
Step 3: You will be notified regarding your participation at the latest one week before the event. The selection of participants is done in cooperation with the company partners.

Please have a look at the different registration deadlines for each event!

Voices from our community & partner

Dr. Maximilian Schreiter
Assistant Professor | Chair of Mergers & Acquisitions at HHL

We are very proud that our case study competition this year is a joint project with outstanding partners from the private equity and M&A consulting sectors. Both Ardian and Roland Berger are known not only for their great expertise and global success, but also for their special understanding of entrepreneurial challenges.

Max Dolata
Director at Ardian

As participant of the HHL Finance Case Challenge, you can expect to experience firsthand how a Private Equity fund analyses an investment case in a real-life setting. You get valuable insights into the very practically oriented teaching at HHL.

Andreas Grille
Partner at Roland Berger | M&A Advisory

At the HHL Finance Case Challenge, you will have the exiting opportunity to learn from senior M&A advisors how to position and sell a company in a value maximizing fashion. Jörg Brunner and Andreas Grille from the Roland Berger M&A Advisory practice will share their multi-year practical experience to complement HHL’s thorough theoretical M&A education foundation. We will make sure that you and all fellow participants will enjoy two fun days with Ardian and Roland Berger.

Discover our Master in Management Finance Programs! Full-time MSc | Finance, Part-time MSc | Finance, Full-Time MBA | Finance

Those lucky ones took part in our past FCCs – what they have to say:

Johanna Echterhoff
Part-time Master in Management | Finance student, former Finance Case Challenge participant

The 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.

Lea Gruber
Full-time Master in Management | Finance student, former Finance Case Challenge participant

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
Full-time Master in Management | Finance student, former Finance Case Challenge participant

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.

Meet our partners

Your contact persons from our recruiting team

Jana Vogel
Director Program Marketing
Julia Banitz
Program Consultant