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SAP IMPACT Graduate Leadership Program

creating next-generation leaders ready to solve tomorrow’s business challenges today

Accelerating Careers. Advancing Ambition.

SAP IMPACT Graduate Leadership Program is a Bill McDermott (SAP CEO) sponsored initiative created to attract & develop SAP’s next-generation leaders. The IMPACT program selects high-caliber MBA candidates to participate in a one-year leadership rotational initiative that expands their global awareness, fosters collaboration and continuous learning, and ultimately prepares each participant for a permanent role within SAP. The program is based on a principle of shared value between SAP and participants: creating next-generation leaders ready to solve tomorrow’s business challenges today.

A year of IMPACT

Every IMPACT participant completes three 14-week rotations in different parts of the company, with available assignments in Global Customer Operations, Office of the CEO, Corporate Functions and Products & Innovation, including one rotation at one of our global locations. Moving through different business areas within SAP allows you to discover which department is best suited to your interest and skill set and also how the departments connect and collaborate to make SAP run simple.


Team gathers at the SAP Headquaters to learn about SAP strategy, products, and process while interacting with executives and IMPACT alumni


Team gathers for leadership, professional, and personal development activities


Every participant completes three 14-week rotations in different parts of the company, including one rotation at one of our global locations


IMPACT team attends SAPPHIRE NOW, collaborating with teams to contribute to the event's objectives

Do you have questions about the program? Please contact us.

Are you ready to make an impact?

We have a holistic participant selection process—going beyond the GPA to evaluate previous work experiences and personal characteristics of each candidate.  
We are looking for MBA graduates with at least 5 years work experience who are:
  • ambitious problem-solvers,
  • creative thinkers,
  • Big Idea folks and
  • fearless entrepreneurs.

In the age of digital transformation and swift innovation, these traits coupled with business acumen and professional development serve as the framework for a successful leadership career.
We want diverse candidates and, have hired participants that have previous experiences as school teachers and nuclear engineers. This adds to the success of the program and to the success of the IMPACT participants’ final fulltime role once they have completed the program.

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Bring everything you are. Become everything you want.

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