HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Leipzig, Germany

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HHL Leipzig

HHL Leipzig

HHL is not only Germany’s oldest business school; it also is one of the country’s leading management institutions. It offers international business education based on the highest academic standards. Founded in 1898, HHL was the birthplace of modern management education. From its inception, HHL has been committed to rigorous management instruction and research. It was restructured as private business school in 1992 with full university status and the right to confer doctoral degrees.

Since its refounding, the philosophy behind all HHL programs has been to focus on the student by offering close student-faculty interaction, in-depth business and academic experiences, while at the same time developing students’ leadership potential and networking skills. It is HHL’s mission to educate effective and responsible business leaders.

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The Location

Leipzig enjoys a long and remarkable history as a city of merchants and scholars. Today, the Saxon city has taken on a key role in Europe. Leipzig has managed simultaneously to maintain traditions while setting its sights on distant shores. Indeed, Leipzig is developing at breakneck speed into a metropolis with excellent potential. The fever is spreading – and has already caught some big names like Amazon, DHL, BMW and Porsche, who have discovered an attractive location here.

A wealth of leisure activities tempts you everywhere you go, both in and around Leipzig. Whether rowing or paddling on the river Elster, horseback riding in the woods of the Auenwald or cycling along the canal – you will quickly find a welcome break from studying. In the evening, Leipzig’s pub district is a particular hotspot for night owls – from trendy bars to art oases. If you are looking for a different kind of inspiration, you cannot go wrong visiting the opera, the world-famous Gewandhaus or one of the numerous theaters, cabarets and smaller stages.

Regardless of whether you want to see a major sporting event or enjoy a cultural evening with classical music – in Leipzig you will find whatever you are looking for. Choose from over 900 bars, cafés and restaurants, more than 67 museums, galleries and exhibitions and a total of 35 playhouses, theaters and concert halls. HHL’s campus is located directly across from the central stadium and only a few hundred meters from the city center of Leipzig. Nestled on the green banks of the river Elster, the buildings are surrounded by attractive parkland and extensive sports facilities.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available and are being allocated based on need and academic merit.


The criteria for a successful scholarship application are an outstanding bachelor's degree, an above-average GMAT score (650+), and personal conviction in the admission interview. All scholarships are partial scholarships with a value between 5,000 and 10,000 euros. Application should already be made with the program application. The scholarship committee decides on the acceptance after successful admission to HHL (please note that the GMAT is mandatory for scholarship acceptance).

  • HHL Women in Business Scholarship
  • HHL Young Leader Scholarship
  • HHL Future Entrepreneur Scholarship
  • HHL Passion for Finance Scholarship
  • HHL Dean´s List Scholarship

Student loans and education funds

Low-cost student loans are available from various banks (including Sparkasse Leipzig, Deutsche Kreditbank AG and KfW Bank). Additionally, Brain Capital and Prodigy Finance CareerConcept AG offers financing of the tuition fee by an education fund. After graduation you have to pay back a salary dependent sum, so that you are not saddled with a fixed debt. The amount and duration of the payment is agreed in advance.


HHL is mentioned in several national and international rankings and publications:

The Financial Times ranked HHL’s full-time M.Sc. Program No. 19 worldwide and No. 2 in Germany. In terms of graduates´ salaries HHL is ranked No. 3 worldwide and No 1 in Germany. The Career Service is No. 11 worldwide(Financial Times Masters in Management 2022 Ranking)

In the QS Masters in Management Ranking 2022, HHL scored 97.1 out of 100 in the category „Value for Money“, ranking 8th in the world. HHL graduates are able to repay their investment in less than two years and the 10-year average return on investment is USD 757,624. Additionally, HHL Master in Management graduates enter the job market very rapidly – the employment rate score (students employed 3 months after graduation) is 90%, which is significantly higher than the average

In the global Master in Management Ranking of the Economist, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management stands out with the second highest starting salary of its graduates worldwide (77,236 $). HHL also received top rankings in the categories “Range of and access to overseas study programs” (#1), “Program content” (#2), “Facilities and other services” (#4) and “Alumni network” (#5), evaluated by HHL students and alumni. (The Economist Master in Management Ranking 2019)


AACSB International: In 2004, HHL's commitment to quality and continuous improvement was confirmed when it received the prestigious accreditation by AACSB International, the top accrediting agency for business schools worldwide. Since then, HHL has been re-accredited for the 3rd time.

ACQUIN: The M.Sc. Program was accredited by ACQUIN in 2006. In 2009, also both MBA programs have successfully achieved the ACQUIN accreditation. In the light of the constantly growing competition for the best students this nationwide accreditation objectively confirms the advanced quality of HHL's study programs and demonstrates its high reputation among leading business schools.

Why to study here

We invite you to discover HHL! HHL is a small yet highly international business school that brings together state of the art education, dedicated faculty and staff, and most importantly highly motivated students.

We lay the foundation for your path to success! National and international rankings and accreditations testify for the quality of education. Internationally recognized faculty, excellent ratings for teaching quality, small classes, an excellent student-faculty ratio, mentoring by alumni, 24/7/365 access to campus, computer lab and library all speak for HHL.

HHL graduates have excellent job prospects with starting salaries that are among the highest in the world. The employment rate within 3 months after graduation is nearly 100%.

HHL’s internationality thrives from lecturers and business professionals from all over the world and 30% international students from five continents. We offer our students exchanges to our over 140 leading partner universities.

If you are motivated and looking for a challenge HHL is the right school for you!