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Leadership Development Program (LDP) - MBA - Class of 2018

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

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 Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

BASF's Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) were created to provide highly motivated, mobile-minded current university 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.

Leadership Development Program (LDP) – MBA Class of 2018


At BASF we are creating chemistry for a sustainable future. Our innovative products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, advancing global food science, and improving quality of life.

Combining economic success, social responsibility, and environmental safety, we empower our customers across industries to meet the current and future needs of society.

We are seeking highly motivated, mobile-minded, upcoming university graduates ready to take their careers to the next level. Our rotational programs combine hands-on experience with unparalleled networking opportunities designed to accelerate your career development at BASF. Our program fosters the appropriate environment for individuals with non-technical work experiences to thrive in a technical environment.

Explore your sense of adventure. Build your professional network. Engage your passion for challenge. Apply for the BASF MBA Leadership Development Program.

Program Summary

· 24 month cross-functional program with rotations in various areas within the organization. Rotations consist of functional and business group assignments. The LDP is comprised of three domestic six-month assignments, and one six-month international assignment.

· Projects may include preparing operational plans, new business development, implementing strategy, acquisitions, and divestitures.

· Assignments can be located in a variety of locations throughout the U.S.

· May lead to opportunities in a variety of disciplines in general management.

What can the MBA LDP do for you?

Please visit this link to see where BASF will be recruiting On Campus this fall:

    Basic Qualifications

    • MBA Graduation dates: December 2017 - August 2018, pursuing a career in General Management
    • Demonstrated academic achievement
    • Maximum of 3-6 years’ work experience prior to MBA
    • Commitment to relocate anywhere in the U.S.
    • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or future sponsorship
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Outstanding work ethic
    • Agility/Leadership Potential
    • Ability to work in a technical environment

    Desired Characteristics

    • Undergraduate Business or Technical Degree preferred but not necessary (e.g. Chemistry, Engineering, etc.)
    • Bilingual a plus
    • International perspective or experience preferred