MBA- Accounting, Economics & Finance Leadership Development Program (LDP) - Class of 2022











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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Best Large Employers in 2021 and for the ninth consecutive year, BASF was named one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, moving up two places from 14 in 2020 to 12 in 2021. BASF was also recognized as a Top Company for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) for its corporate social responsibility and philanthropic programs, practices and investments. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

MBA Accounting, Economics & Finance Leadership Development Program (LDP) – Class of 2022

 Where the Chemistry Happens… 

BASF's Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) were created to provide highly motivated, mobile-minded graduate students an opportunity to enhance their professional skills through a variety of diverse learning experiences. Participants will contribute to real-world rotational assignments within different domestic locations. They will explore career options and develop technical and professional decision-making skills, while fulfilling specific business needs. Participants also have the opportunity to assess their capabilities, skills, and interests and gain valuable exposure to BASF's culture, values, and decision-makers.

Explore your sense of adventure. Build your professional network. Engage your passion for challenge. Apply for the BASF MBA Accounting, Economics and Finance Leadership Development Program!

Program Summary:

  • As a highly motivated graduate student, you will participate in a 24-month cross-functional program with rotations in various areas within the organization, consisting of functional and business group assignments Corporate Finance & Accounting, Internal Auditing and Regional Controlling
  • Your ability to be mobile will be critical, as this program is comprised of three domestic six-month assignments, all in separate locations, and one six-month international assignment
  • Successfully engaging across the business, your projects will have a focus on strategy and prepare you for future team leading opportunities
  • Upon your completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to join our Talent Pipeline within the organization, in a variety of disciplines such as Accounting, Finance or Controlling
  • Potential start dates are June and August of 2022
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

  • Enhanced career and leadership development, and value delivery to BASF through planned assignments
  • Development of your technical expertise and the ability to network at senior levels throughout BASF
  • A comprehensive program of employee benefits, including an award winning flexible work arrangement and a competitive retirement savings plan
We will be recruiting and interviewing at the following conferences:

  • National Black MBA (Chicago, IL)
    • 9/14 – 9/19 & 9/21-9/22
  • ROMBA (Austin, TX)
    • 10/7 – 10/9

To learn more about our programs, visit

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success:

  • MBA or Masters graduates pursuing a career in Accounting, Economics or Finance with an interest in Manufacturing/Chemical industry
  • MBA or Masters graduation date must fall between May 2019 - August 2022
  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience & maximum of 6 years' work experience
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or future sponsorship
  • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S. during and upon placeoff from the program
  • Demonstrated leadership & academic achievement
  • International exposure or experience preferred
  • Significant fiscal oversight experience

A unique total offer: you@BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Click here to learn more.

At BASF, we believe that people are the key to our long-term success and that talent is in everyone.
We thrive on giving you the support you need to be your best and fulfil personal ambitions…that’s how we create chemistry. #belongatBASF

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