Alumni: join our global network
As a participant of the Global Executive MBA program, you will benefit from belonging to an international student body consisting of managers from diverse types of companies.
You will become lifelong members of the alumni associations and will get access to a strong international business network based on the long tradition of the two cooperating institutions.
Foster your entrepreneurial spirit and join our extensive network of Entrepreneurs. As a participant of the Global Executive MBA, you will experience the truly entrepreneurial spirit of our business schools by the following options:
Entrepreneurship is an integral part of our curriculum
Participants take part in courses including New Perspectives on Innovation Management (taught at HHL) and Intra & Entrepreneurship (taught in Brazil). The course Business Model Development (taught at HHL) equips students with methodologies and know-how to identify new ways of value creation in established firms and start-ups. HHL’s dedication to entrepreneurship has been recognised by the Financial Times Ranking, where it was ranked the #5 business school for entrepreneurship worldwide in 2014.
Extensive network of entrepreneurs
Both schools are committed to putting the future business owners in our classrooms in contact with successful entrepreneurs. To this end, leading business experts, entrepreneurs, investors and other key players in the startup scene are regularly invited to share their experiences. Currently, 25 % of our participants are entrepreneurs and many more have plans to launch their own business in the upcoming months.
Support via incubators, accelerators and seed capital
HHL and EADA are frequently offering entrepreneurial activities to support participants in the development of their own business ideas as well as those already actively launching or managing their own company. Both schools are committed to encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit through initiatives such as Accelerate (HHL), SpinLab – The HHL accelerator and IncubAcceleration (EADA). HHL and EADA have already become successful incubators for start-ups and are proud to have many dynamic entrepreneurs among their alumni. Alumni of HHL and EADA have created over 3,000 jobs and founded more than 150 companies.
Meet our alumni
Boriana Koleva, Bulgaria
Global Executive MBA 2014 alumna
CEO at Nelbo LTD
"The Global Executive MBA program is a combination of study, self-development, self-recognition and networking. The methodology helped me to integrate the knowledge we learned into my personal and professional life. After each module of the program,I realised that I had gained insight that allowed me to face old problems as new challenges. I especially enjoyed the time spent with classmates – all executives with extensive experience in various sectors and with one and the same target: to develop and to grow. The GEMBA program has changed my perceptions of business itself and given me insight to myself as a manager."
Gustavo Horna, Peru
Global Executive MBA 2014 alumnus
Sales Project Leader at Yobel SCM
"Firstly, HHL & EADA's programme is completely international. The entire program is taught in English and in the classroom we represent 7 nationalities. Moreover, we have to travel to Germany and Spain for our residential weeks and company visits in countries like China, India and Brazil. Secondly, both schools are well ranked institutions; their programs are very high academic structured and the professors have Ph.D. and experience in leading positions in different industries."
Prof. Dr. med. Peter Schwarz (Germany)
Global Executive MBA 2013 alumnus
Department of Medicine III Prevention and Care of Diabetes at University of Dresden
"As a professor of internal medicine, I realize more and more that today’s medical sector misses out on many business opportunities. The Global Executive MBA has offered me insight into the business world and provided me with a perspective very different from that of a physician. In the core courses, I feel like I am at the centre of business and leadership decisions and management processes. The personal coaching was particularly challenging for me. During intense interviews, we worked to identify strengths and weaknesses and analyse coping models. I have already been able to apply what I learned in the coaching sessions at work."
Kristina Petkova (Bulgaria)
Global Executive MBA 2012 alumna
Head of Restructuring and Workout, Bulgaria office
Procurator Heta Asset Resolution AG, Austria
"The Global Executive MBA program of EADA and HHL met all of my requirements: the host schools were internationally accredited, and the program included best practices from large European economies with visits to leading companies in diverse sectors as well as international business trips to emerging economies. It is one of the highest quality programs you can find in terms of accreditations, teaching and locations. The duration of the program is also optimal for obtaining the necessary knowledge and practical skills to develop as an effective and inspiring leader."