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Hats Are Flying in the Ehrenhof Again

Graduates of Business Administration and Economic and Business Education degree programmes celebrate their graduation.

After two Corona lockdowns, countless hours in front of the screen, in the lecture hall, in the library and many experiences and friendships later, it is now over: Last weekend, around 600 Bachelor's and Master's graduates received their certificates and personal congratulations from Joachim Lutz, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.

After the graduates let their hats fly together for the group photo, relatives and friends already gathered for the joint celebration in the Ehrenhof.  In the newly renovated Aula and to the musical accompaniment of the N'nR Delta Trio, speeches were given, the certificates were awarded and the prize winners were honoured. Insights into this special period of study, which was shaped by the pandemic, were provided by representatives of the respective degree programmes, who traditionally review the period of study for their fellow students in a speech.

The keynote speaker at the Business Administration Bachelor graduation ceremony was Daniela Rathe, Head of Politics and Society at Porsche. She gave an insight into her diverse career, which was always characterised by curiosity and change. Divya Vir Rastogi, CEO and co-founder of the company EXA, gave optimism and a healthy willingness to take risks as advice to the master's class in business administration. Prof. Dr. Angela Kräft and Klaus Kräft spoke at the graduation ceremony for Economic and Business Education. Both are graduates of business education – she in the teaching profession, he in the private sector – and they shared with the audience the pros and cons of their respective career paths.

With a bottle of chilled Riesling sparkling wine in their hand, all graduates left the auditorium after the festivities. Many gathered in the Ehrenhof to end the day with their families and friends.

Special awards were given to outstanding graduates during the graduation ceremonies. The faculty thanks all sponsors of the awards for their generous support of the students:

Barbara-Hopf-Stiftung

Bojanovsky-Stiftung

Ernst & Young Stiftung

FWI e.V.

Julius-Paul-Stiegler-Gedächtnis-Stiftung

KAMAX Studienpreis

Karin-Islinger-Stiftung

Stiftung Marketing

Prechel-Stiftung e.V.

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