HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

AACSB Accredited

Why HHL?

Not only Germany’s oldest business school

HHL also continues to be one of the country’s leading management institutions, offering international business education based on elite academic standards.


  • Ranked #21 worldwide for the Master in Management Program*
  • First German private business school to receive AACSB accreditation
  • Accredited in Germany by ACQUIN

* The Financial Times ranked HHL’s full-time M.Sc. Program No. 21 worldwide (#6 for salaries worldwide). (Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2016)

Quality in Teaching

  • Internationally recognized faculty
  • Excellent ratings for quality of teaching
  • Small classes, high-performance teamwork

Individual Attention

  • Excellent student-faculty ratio
  • Mentoring by alumni
  • 24/7/365 access to campus, computer pool and library

Professional Perspectives

  • Outstanding network of business professionals an alumni from around the world
  • Guidance for next career level
  • Over 150 start-ups founded by HHL graduates

Career Service

  • Career support for current students and alumni
  • Career path modeling through individual counseling
  • Branch mentoring supported by HHL alumni

Internationality and Network

  • Over 130 leading partner universities
  • 35 % international students from 5 continents
  • Lecturers and business professionals from all over the world

Ranked as a top German business school


HHL is considered one of the leading business schools. The excellence of its programs (M.Sc., MBA, EMBA) has been proven by several rankings, in which the school is frequently ranked among the best.

Mission & Vision

“We educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurial business leaders through outstanding teaching, research and practice. We are driven by excellence in teaching and research to benefit our students, stakeholders and society. Our academic quality is underscored by our global outlook and a lifelong premier service and support network.”



HHL was the Birthplace of Management Education

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, founded in 1898 as Germany’s first business school, was the birthplace of modern management education. From its inception, HHL has been committed to rigorous management instruction and research, and quickly developed an international reputation. After the peaceful East German revolution of 1989, which started in the streets of Leipzig, HHL rediscovered the entrepreneurial spirit of its founding days and was restructured as a high-performing private business school – again with full university status.


HHL among Germany’s top Business Schools

The philosophy behind all our programs is to focus on the student by offering close student-faculty interaction, in-depth business and academic experience, and at the same time developing the students’ leadership potential and networking skills.



HHL among the top European Business Schools

We continue to build on our highly successful model and reputation for excellence. We update our curriculum according to the needs of global employment markets to further internationalize our expertise and keep HHL at the forefront of business education and professional training. We invite you to become part of HHL’s promising future.

Campus & City


Leipzig is one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in Europe. The Guardian recently described Leipzig as „Germany’s boom-town” and the German newspaper Die Welt confirmed it, calling Leipzig “the city overtaking the rest of the republic”. Located at the crossroads of the historic European trade routes, Leipzig prides itself on its 1,000-year tradition of commercial vitality and on its reputation as a meeting place for science and arts. Beyond its modern infrastructure, what stands out about Germany's fastest growing city is the rapidly expanding economy with its world-famous brands such as Porsche, BMW, DHL and Amazon.

Leipzig is located in the heart of Europe and well-connected by road, rail and air. Berlin, the capital of Germany, is only an hour-long train ride away and the financial capital Frankfurt can be reached within three hours. Major European cities like London, Paris or Prague are also in close proximity.


According to the one-campus-concept, all HHL buildings, the HHL library, the sports facilities and a canteen are located in one spot. Some of the student dorms are also located nearby, as are many other cafés and bars. The campus is surrounded by the green banks of the river Weiße Elster and attractive parkland. It takes about five minutes to downtown thanks to the public transport station directly in front of HHL.

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  • English

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Full-time Master in Management (M.Sc.)

Campus Full time 21 - 24 months March 2017 Germany Leipzig

HHL's Master in Management is perfectly structured to meet your individual needs. Compulsory core modules will deepen your general management knowledge and your understanding of business and economics. Furthermore, you will gain state-of-the-art leadership skills and practical experience because HHL always emphasizes on the close connection between theory and practice. [+]

#6 for Salaries worldwide, Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016 Program Structure A curriculum that fits your needs HHL's Master in Management is perfectly structured to meet your individual needs. Compulsory core modules will deepen your general management knowledge and your understanding of business and economics. Furthermore, you will gain state-of-the-art leadership skills and practical experience because HHL always emphasizes on the close connection between theory and practice. Thus, the core modules include student consulting projects in cooperation with business partners in the region and beyond. Our elective modules allow you to compose the program according to your interests. They provide you with advanced management knowledge and skills. You can choose four out of eight options for professional specialization. Class Profile Class Statistics Average age: 24 Age range: 21 - 27 Class size: 45 Percentage of woman: 29 % Average work experience: 1.5 years Percentage of international students: 33 % Nationalities represented: e.g. Austria, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain International Outside the box – gain international experience International competence is essential for a business leader. Global partnerships are therefore one of HHL’s key assets. We serve our selective number of students with over 130 partner universities around the globe. In order to keep abreast of current international, social, and economic challenges, a term abroad is integrated into the M.Sc. curriculum. It is also possible to earn an additional degree at selected partner universities (double degree). The courses taken abroad will be part of the student’s performance record and are given an equal value considering the overall grades at HHL. Careers Your path to success – tailor-made service An individual Career Development Service at HHL is regarded as a key element to our students' success. From the date of admission to the Master in Management to the placement of a successful job application – we will support you. Leading international firms regularly recruit HHL students and graduates on campus for internships and permanent positions. Start-up Opportunities More than 160 start-ups have been founded by HHL graduates in the last 13 years making HHL one of the most entrepreneurial business schools in Germany. Selected by the Financial Times as #1 school for Entrepreneurship in 2011 and 2012, HHL is developing its entrepreneurial activities even further, supporting all interested students in already developing their business ideas in the course of the program. We regularly invite entrepreneurs as well as investors and other key players of the start-up scene to share their experiences with our students. Additionally, the student initiative Accelerate@HHL regularly organizes visits to start-up companies. Selected HHL start-ups Application Become a member of HHL: Join our next M.Sc. class! Admission to the Master Program in Management (M.Sc.) at HHL is highly competitive. If your application meets the requirements you will be invited to an Admission Test Day at HHL. For international candidates we offer telephone interviews as an equivalent. Those candidates have to submit GMAT, TOEFL and recommendation letters along with all other application documents. Application Deadlines Spring intake: January 15 / November 15* Fall intake: June 20 / May 30* * Earlier deadline for prospective students from non-EU countries, to allow time for visa processing. Student Life The HHL-Leipzig Mix HHL is located in Leipzig, the heart of Europe. With a high-quality lifestyle, very moderate living costs, many parks, open air sports facilities, surrounding lakes with beautiful beaches, as well as many jogging and biking paths, Leipzig is probably the “greenest” metropole that you could find - discover it for yourself! An additional important and very interesting point of the student life at HHL are our student initiatives in sports, professional and social sectors. So the HHL-Leipzig Mix sets the perfect balance for studying, networking and enjoying life. [-]


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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Address Jahnallee 59
Leipzig 04109, Germany
Website http://www.hhl.de/
Phone +49 341 985160