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. kRanking/Accreditation

  • 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) HHL Master Programs

  • Full-time M.Sc. program
  • Part-time M.Sc. program
  • Full-time MBA program
  • Part-time MBA program
  • Global Executive MBA program

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

hProfessional Perspectives

  • Outstanding network of business professionals and 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

3 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.” Yesterday 4HHL 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. Today 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. 5Tomorrow 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

2 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. Campus 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.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:


HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

The Global Executive MBA of EADA and HHL prepares you to work in a globalized and highly competitive business environment and will guide you to a level of knowledge which ... [+]

Global Executive MBA

Program Start

Fall (beginning of October)

Entry Requirements

First degree in any discipline At least 5 years postgraduate work experience Very good English skills HHL/EADA online Test (or GMAT/GRE)

Application Deadlines

August 31 - regular deadline January 31 - early enrollment rate with 15% discount May 31 – early enrollment rate with 10% discount July 30 – for scholarship applications

Program Length

21 months 8 residential weeks within 3 calendar years (40 days out of office)


15-20 students per class, average age: 35 80% international students

International Perspective

2 or 3 residential weeks at renowned business schools in emerging markets (Brazil, China, India) Over 300 partner universities... [-]

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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL’s flexible and innovative MBA Program is designed to prepare effective and responsible business leaders and entrepreneurs for the challenges and opportunities of the ... [+]

Excellent Career Perspectives confirmed by Financial Times and América Economía

Program Structure

Flexible structure: An MBA tailored to your needs

HHL’s flexible and innovative MBA Program is designed to prepare effective and responsible business leaders and entrepreneurs for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The program offers international experiences and focuses on developing your leadership talents and management skills. Our program offers you the greatest flexibility and you have two tracks to choose from.

Fast Track vs. Advanced Track

The “Fast Track”, particularly designed for candidates with substantial work experience, allows you to acquire the essential knowledge and skills and to return to work as soon as possible. The “Advanced Track” gives you the opportunity to take additional electives and offers you other options such as an internship or a term abroad, and is best suited for candidates who wish to spend more time building a professional network or concentrate on certain disciplines. The Advanced Track will also let you spread out your schedule to allow a better balance between your study and private life.... [-]

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