Executive Education

More about the participants and alumni

The average Executive MPA participant is 36 years old and has 10 years’ professional experience. Most study part-time while continuing to work, thanks to the programme’s flexible structure.
Executive MPA participants come from over 35 countries and have gained professional experience in more than 40 countries.
Executive MPA participants can attend courses at leading European partner institutions including ESCP Europe (Executive MBA), Copenhagen Business School (MPG) and University of Bern (Executive MPA).
Careers in all sectors: The Executive MPA is a springboard for participants who want to take their career to a new level.
Selected career examples in German Administration.
Selected career examples in Non-German Administration.
Selected career examples in International Organisations.
Selected career examples in Business.
Selected career examples in NGOs and Foundations.

Click on the images for more information about where Executive MPA participants come from, the professional experience they bring to the programme and the careers they pursue after graduating from the Hertie School.

Championing trade in an era of protectionist threats

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From our alumni: What drives Riefqah Jappie, Executive MPA 2013, is helping create opportunities through good trade policies.


Participants' institutional background

Students in the Executive MPA come from many different institutions, including

German Administration

  • Federal Armed Forces
  • Federal Employment Agency
  • Federal Foreign Office
  • Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • State Chancellery of North-Rhine-Westphalia

Non-German Administration

  • Australian Government
  • Austrian Federal Chancellery
  • Department for Work and Pensions, UK
  • Ministry for Regional Development, Poland
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Ministry of Finance, Denmark
  • National Audit Office of Estonia
  • Presidency of the Republic of Colombia
  • Prime Minister’s Office, Norway
  • Swiss Government
  • U.S. Department of State

International Organisations

  • European Commission
  • European Organisation for Nuclear Research
  • European Space Agency
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • United Nations Secretariat
  • World Trade Organisation

NGOs and Non-Profit Sector

  • Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany
  • Institute of Public Affairs, Poland
  • Kiva Microfunds, USA
  • Slovak Governance Institute, Slovakia
  • Social Science Research Center (WZB), Germany

Private Sector

  • Accenture
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Ernst & Young
  • Macquarie Group
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Sony Corporation