Andreas Polthier was born in 1994 in Cologne, Germany. He has a long history at the University of Mannheim, having completed both his B. Sc. Betriebswirtschaftslehre and his M. Sc. Mannheim Master in Management here. During his studies, he spent three semesters abroad at Bentley University (MA, USA) and NHH (Norway) within the Master Double Degree program. Andreas interned at several companies across diverse industries: Aldi Süd (Kirchheim/Weinstraße), Innofact AG (Düsseldorf) and Homburg & Partner (Mannheim). Furthermore, he worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Marketing & Innovation, University of Mannheim and as a teaching assistant at the Department of Professional & Intercultural Communication, NHH.
Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS
I chose the University of Mannheim because of its outstanding reputation among academics and business people and the good opportunity to discuss academic topics with fellow students from diverse fields. The clear structure of the GESS program was another important aspect: After focusing on the core courses at the GESS, which will help me build advanced scientific and analytical skills, I will specialize more in my field of interest, marketing, by attending more specialized classes.