HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Leipzig, Germany

Master Programs

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04109 Leipzig
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.

  • 4 HHL Scholarships for Effective and Responsible Leadership
    The HHL offers four Scholarship for Effective and Responsible Leadership, each of which covers 15,000 € of the tuition fee of the full-time M.Sc. program, targets successful future business leaders who want to study in HHL's Master Program in Management (M.Sc.) starting in March or September 2012.

    Scholarship applicants must hold or be in the process of obtaining a first degree in business or economics (at least 180 ECTS credits) with an above average result. Furthermore a GMAT score of at least 650 is required.

  • Student loans and education funds
    Low-cost student loans are available from various banks (including Sparkasse Leipzig, Deutsche Kreditbank AG and KfW Bank). Additionally, 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. 31 in Germany and No. 11 worldwide.(Financial Times Masters in Management 2012 Ranking)

HHL is ranked one of Germany’s Top 10 business schools (junge karriere, May 2009)

Students vote: HHL is one of Germany’s favorite business schools. (trendence Institute 2010)

In the 2011 university ranking of the German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche HHL was ranked No. 12 nationwide.

HHL has successfully strengthened its position among the top MBA programs in the world. In its most prestigious ranking in Latin-America, the business magazine AméricaEconomía puts HHL in 33th position. With this rank, HHL is the best German business school listed (AméricaEconomía, May 2011).

Princeton Review recommends HHL to readers of their book and users of their website as one of the best institutions readers could attend to earn an MBA. (The Princeton Review “Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 edition”)


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. The maintenance of accreditation for a further five years was granted in April 2009.

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.

Our graduates have starting salaries that are about 55% higher than that average business graduates. Over 70% of our students have a contract before graduation.

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 100 leading partner universities.
If you are motivated and looking for a challenge HHL is the right school for you!