Academic Pillar

The academic events during the STAR Management Week aim to inspire students. Listen to inspiring stories, discuss hot topics with C-level executives, develop your skills at a variety of training sessions, and join us in Berlin for our International Academic Event!

Academic events

Opening Ceremony

The 37th STAR Management Week will kick off with an outstanding opening ceremony on this year’s theme: Engage, Create, Inspire. Our host Kjell Lutz will introduce various, prominent speakers who will inspire you by sharing their stories on how they Engage with others, Create their future, and dare to Inspire. The Opening Ceremony will end with a networking drink and the event will be an afternoon to remember!

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Honorary Discussions

This year the 11th edition of our well-known Honorary Discussions will take place! This event is the perfect opportunity for you to share your perceptions on various topics such as Business Ethics and CSR, with 40 Honorary Guests and your fellow students. During the Honorary Discussions, 40 inspiring speakers from the top of the business and other fields of expertise will debate with 80 RSM students about relevant and interesting (business) topics. Since the table setting varies in each of the three rounds, you will speak with many different guests and fellow students. Each of the three discussion rounds will be introduced by an inspiring keynote speaker. The event will start with lunch and end with a networking drink where you get the chance to network with the Honorary Guests and your fellow students in an informal setting.

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Talent Talks

The 37th edition of the STAR Management Week introduces a new speaker’s event. Speakers coming from a wide variety of both business
and non-business related sectors get the opportunity to inspire the next generation with their stories.

During this event a diverse group of speakers share their stories on topics they are passionate about in an intimate theatre setting. There will be
five rounds of around 15 minute speeches. After every speech there will be the possibility to ask questions. The Talent Talks will end with a networking drink, where you can socialize with and meet inspiring speakers, and engage with fellow students.

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International Academic Event (IAE)

The IAE is our very own study trip! In three days, you will visit a partner university and a fascinating company in a European city. This year, we will travel to Berlin! Furthermore, there will be social activities and some nice dinners. Join the International Academic Event to get to know international companies, explore a new university, and get to know your fellow students from the 8th of November until the 10th!

Sign up now for the study trip of the STAR Management Week 2023!

Training Sessions

Develop and improve your skills during one of our interactive training sessions in a fun and informal way. Learn how to brand yourself, how to become a great leader, and how to set up your own innovative company!

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Third Year Bachelor Tracks

We aim to create the perfect fit between companies and students at the STAR Management Week. To optimize this fit, we have incorporated a series of tracks representing academic subfields. These tracks are similar to those of RSM’s bachelor curriculum and are:

  • 1. Analytical Decision-makers
  • 2. Performance Analysts
  • 3. Behavioural Experts
  • 4. Global Thinkers
  • 5. Business Developers
  • 6. Financial Strategists