Where do our graduates work?

With a degree from the Faculty of Business and Economics, many career options are open to you - whether in large or small companies, international organisations, government agencies or associations.

Read more interviews with our alumni who, among other things, report on their own careers and give tips on starting a career.

Interviews (in German) with graduates shortly after starting their careers can be found at the bottom of this page and careers of graduates who have been in the workforce for some time can be found here.

"For your personal career planning, I find it very helpful to take advantage of the diversity of Göttingen as a university location, to get to know fellow students from other faculties, to think outside the box and to cultivate the network that can be built up well during studies throughout one's life."

Petra Scharner-Wolff, Faculty Alumna and Director of Finance, Controlling and Human Resources, Otto Group

Career options with a degree from the Faculty of Business and Economics

  • Graduates in Business

    Business graduates can be employed in all areas and departments of companies and organisations. The exact area depends, of course, on one's own personal interests and study focus.

    From purchasing to marketing and human resources to IT and controlling. They keep an eye on company figures, lead teams or work in consulting.

    You can find examples of specific jobs on the respective websites of our bachelor's and master's programmes.

  • Graduates in Economics

    Our study programmes in the field of economics have a very international orientation. Our graduates therefore work in national and international companies, but also in international organisations such as the European Union.

    There are also opportunities in research institutes, ministries, in the field of political consulting or in organisations with a focus on development aid or cooperation with developing countries.

    Other possible employers include banks, insurance companies, public authorities and associations as well as consulting firms.

    You can find examples of specific jobs on the respective websites of our bachelor's and master's programmes.

  • Graduates in Business Information Systems

    The jobs of graduates in business information systems include activities carried out by computer specialists and systems analysts.

    They usually work at the interface of business administration departments and the IT department in companies and organisations and are experts who have excellent knowledge of the business problem and are able to develop IT solutions for it.

    Other tasks include planning, documenting and introducing hardware and software and assessing the effects on the respective type of organisation.

    You can find examples of specific jobs on the respective websites of the bachelor's and master's programme.

  • Graduates in Business and Human Resource Education

    Our programme in business and human resource education primarily prepares students for later employment as teachers at commercial vocational schools. After graduating with a bachelor's degree, you will have to complete a master's degree in order to enter the preparatory service for the teaching profession at commercial vocational schools (Referendariat).

    Graduates with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in business and human resource education are, however, also qualified for jobs in human resources management in companies or in vocational education and training.

    You can find examples of specific jobs on the respective websites of the bachelor's and master's programme.

  • Graduates of the Master's programme in Applied Statistics

    Statisticians are needed in any industry where decision-making is based on complex data analysis. Possible career fields are for example:

    • In medicine, statisticians are often employed in the pharmaceutical sector for planning and implementation of clinical studies, as well as for R&D. Statisticians are also in high demand in the area of public health and general health care management.

    • In the banking and insurance industries, statisticians are employed to evaluate portfolios, conduct risk analysis, evaluate various financial products, and calculate premiums.

    • Marketing and consumer opinion organizations need statisticians to design and execute surveys, as well as to analyze large, complex data sets on consumer behavior (for example, supermarket scanner data, or the purchasing behavior of consumers).

    • Statisticians are employed in general research departments across the public and private sectors, to design experiments, carry out research projects, and analyze the resulting data.

    • Statisticians are even found in the IT sector, working in areas such as search engine optimization, or for planning and managing resources.

    You can find examples of specific jobs on the master's programme website.

  • Graduates of the Master’s programme in History of Global Markets

    The professional opportunities for our graduates are wide-ranging. These include activities in publishing houses, archives and museums of companies as well as private or public institutions.

    Furthermore, it is possible to enter the professional fields of foundation management, business journalism, university management, public relations, management consultancy or marketing.

    In addition to the subject-specific qualification, the degree programme imparts important general competences such as:

    • Ability to work rationally and in an organised manner

    • Acquisition of written and oral communication skills

    • Use of problem-solving skills as well as subject- and practice-relevant learning techniques

    The practical relevance of the master’s programme is established through internships and project work, which are offered in cooperation with companies, museums, foundations and scientific research institutions and thus directly prepare students for their future careers.

    You can find examples of specific jobs on the website of the master's programme and on the websites of the Institute of Economic and Social History (in German).

Graduates talk about starting their careers

The interviews (in German) are "snapshots", i.e. the persons only report on their profession at the time of the interview. Any changes of profession etc. can unfortunately not be tracked. The answers reflect the personal opinions of the interviewees. Are you also a graduate of the faculty and interested in giving a short interview about your studies and career entry? Then simply send an e-mail to gesche.quent@wiwi.uni-goettingen.de: Gesche Quent, Communications and Marketing Officer at the Faculty of Business and Economics



Business Information Systems

Business and Human Resource Education

History of Global Markets