Munich: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management have agreed to work together in offering master's programs.
Among other initiatives, Roland Berger consultants will be able to apply for scholarships for one of HHL's international master's programs (MBA or M.Sc.).
Furthermore, the consultancy and school are planning to expand their work in the area of practical business research; for example, they intend to work together in organizing master theses where there is mutual interest in practical issues.
The new collaboration marks the continuation of longstanding successful work between HHL and the firm: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, CEO of Roland Berger, is Professor at HHL, where he focuses on seminars and research, and a member of the school's board of trustees. HHL and Roland Berger have been working together intensively on scenario planning since 2009, especially as part of the "HHL Center for Strategy and Scenario Planning — Roland Berger Research Unit", which Roland Berger also supports financially.
Outstanding education as the basis for optimal consulting
"HHL is a much appreciated and very reliable partner for education and research," says Schwenker. "I look forward to expanding our work together and thereby providing our consultants with an additional option for advancing their skills and know-how."
HHL Dean Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart says, "Strengthening our excellent collaboration with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants directly supports the implementation of HHL's future concept: innovate125.
"To achieve its strategic goals, HHL is currently following a quality growth concept. The focus here is on excellent research, additional programs, more professors and students and improving global networks."
Consultants need outstanding education to optimally advise their clients and add value, Roland Berger says. "Excellence has always been one of our core values," comments Dr. Katrin Vernau, Partner at Roland Berger and Dean of the Roland Berger School of Strategy and Economics. "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management offers academic education at a very high level."