Mentoring Programme Overview

Jana Tolle

Mentoring Programme

The HSBA master’s students in the study courses MSc Business Development, MSc Finance, MSc Global Management & Governance, the Executive MBA (EMBA) and Shipping (MBA) have the opportunity to take part in the mentoring programme which experienced executives from  Hamburg offer them.

Within the framework of the mentoring programme, students can ask questions concerning their current professional background, the reconciliation of work and family life or questions on their personal development. Furthermore, students can expand their network through contact to their mentor or other mentors and make valuable contacts for the future.

All participants are prepared for their role as either mentor or mentee in workshops and regular exchanges during the many different events make for a vibrant programme.

Details on the Mentoring Programme

MSc Business Development Yes, together with the HSBA Alumni Association
MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability Yes, due to the innovative study concept the students benefit from their lecturers acting as mentors and coaches. This is why this course has no specific mentoring partner.
MSc Finance Yes, together with the HSBA Alumni Association
MSc Global Management & Governance Yes, together with the Honourable Society of Hamburg Merchants
MSc Real Estate & Leadership Yes, together with the Real Estate & Leadership Foundation e.V.
MBA Corporate Management Yes, together with the Honourable Society of Hamburg Merchants
MBA Shipping Yes, together with the German Shipowners’ Association
Executive MBA Yes, together with the Honourable Society of Hamburg Merchants
Mentors Generally owners or top-level executives from companies in the metropolitan area of Hamburg
Meetings Regularly; cycle is determined on an individual basis
Benefits Benefit from the experiences of the mentors and receive open feedback
Aim Expand the network, cope with professional challenges better and develop the personality

Mentoring Programme with the VEEK

The master’s students of the study courses MSc Global Management & Governance, MBA Corporate Management and the Executive MBA benefit in their personal and professional development from the mentoring programme of the Versammlung Eines Ehrbaren Kaufmanns zu Hamburg e.V. (VEEK), i.e. the Honourable Society of Hamburg Merchants.

The VEEK embodies typical Hanseatic values that have helped merchants in Hamburg to trade and offer services successfully for centuries and that are still just as relevant in today’s business world. Experienced entrepreneurs affiliated to VEEK support and accompany the HSBA master’s students on their path to the management levels of business. This gives them a unique opportunity to benefit from the vast wealth of experience and networks of Hamburg’s entrepreneurs in addition to an excellent course of studies 

Mentoring Programme with the HSBA Alumni Association

The mentoring programme for the study courses MSc Business Development and MSc Finance is offered by the HSBA Alumni Association. HSBA’s Alumni are experienced (young) executives from different industries and branches.

The HSBA Alumni Association connects all of HSBA’s graduates and gives them the opportunity to keep in touch with former fellow students and to enhance and broaden their network, thereby including students from other years. HSBA’s Alumni are excellent sparring partners for MSc students. Mentees especially benefit from the mentors’ experience of a dual or part-time programme at HSBA in combining work, studies and personal life. HSBA’s Alumni are excellent mentors for professional challenges, career strategies, personal development and networking.

Mentoring Programme with the Real Estate & Leadership Foundation e.V.

The students from the MSc Real Estate & Leadership benefit from a special funding and networking programme involving members and partners of the Real Estate & Leadership Foundation e.V.. It promotes academia, research and education in inter-disciplinary leadership topics of the real estate sector in a broad framework (with regard to properties, projects, employees) and the corresponding finding of means.

Experienced entrepreneurs support and accompany the students on their path to management levels of the real estate industry. This gives them a unique opportunity to benefit from the vast wealth of experience and networks of German real estate entrepreneurs in addition to an excellent course of study.

Mentoring Programme with the VDR

The mentoring programme for the master’s students of the MBA Shipping is offered by the Verband Deutscher Reeder (VDR), i.e. the German Shipowners’ Association. Students can particularly benefit from the networking possibilities and discussion of their own professional challenges with their mentors from the maritime industry.

The VDR is a central association of the German economy. It was founded in 1907 in order to allow for a joint and consistent representation of interests. With its more than 220 member companies, the VDR represents German shipping industry as the fourth biggest merchant fleet in the world. The majority of its member companies is characterised as medium-sized companies.

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