HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

  • 474 Students
  • Private (non-profit)
Leipzig, Germany
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, founded in 1898, is the oldest business school in German speaking Europe and today ranks among the top business schools in Germany. If you are motivated and looking for a challenge HHL is the right school for you!

About HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL is not only Germanys 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

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 52% 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!


We regard the link between teaching and research as fundamental to the academic education at HHL. The professors at HHL are acknowledged experts in their fields and supervise groundbreaking research projects within Germany and abroad. Here too the focus is on the practical relevance. In many cases thefield projects are carried out in close cooperation with industry.

Accreditations of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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.

All study programs accredited by ACQUIN (German accreditation agency).


As small institution HHL offers a tight knit set of services for students including Career Service, International Office and Student's Office. Additionally, our students manage extracurricular activities and clubs themselves with the support of HHL.

Being part of the Studentenwerk Leipzig facilities such as housing office, cafeteria, sports opportunites, counseling services, and language learning center.

Student life at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Leipzig is a cosmopolitan city that is alive and waiting to be explored. The New York Times ranked the city among the top ten of "The 31 Places to Go in 2010". Also, the travel section of the British newspaper "The Guardian" mentioned Leipzig as the first out of 20 travel destinations in Germany.

Bustling night life, bars and clubs from very traditional to avant-garde are open all night long. Leipzig is an open-minded, friendly city where international students and guests feel at home. Leipzig has a population of about half a million inhabitants whereof approx. 40.000 are students. HHL is located on the University of Leipzig's campus for Sport Science which is in close proximity to the city center.

Living in Leipzig

Leipzig offers a high-quality lifestyle. Housing is plentiful and reasonably priced. The city has thousands of newly renovated Victorian-style buildings that allow you to rent architecturally breathtaking apartments for reasonable prices. Most of HHL's students live in the nearby "Waldstrassenviertel". The monthly rent for a one bedroom apartment in Leipzig amounts to EUR 285 in total, for shared apartments the rent is around EUR 200. For those seeking outdoor recreation, Leipzig offers a wide range of parks, direct access to forests, rivers, lakes and even beaches.


Leipzig's reputation as a world-class cultural city is based in part on a rich history. Famous people like Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Wagner, Goethe, Schiller, Nietzsche, Beckmann and Klinger have lived and worked here. Your interest in architecture, art, classical music, jazz, comedy or the newest bands will be met here. Leipzig offers entertainment for everyone. The Gewandhaus Orchestra and the St. Thomas Choir are world famous. A wide variety of innovative museums, galleries, art exhibitions and events reflect the thriving art scene in the city.


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. Your stay here will be a memorable experience. 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; the financial capital Frankfurt can be reached within three hours. Major European cities like London, Paris or Prague are also in close proximity.

The leading consulting firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants has identified Leipzig as the most innovative city in Germany. Leipzig represents the new dynamic Germany. In 1989, the peaceful East German revolution started on the streets of this city. Building on its century-old history as a center of trade and commerce it has attracted global players like BMW, Porsche, DHL and Amazon. Leipzig is also home to three world-famous Max Planck Institutes, several IT and bio-technological research facilities, and internationally renowned colleges and universities. The supportive structures for businesses and the stimulating urban climate are major reasons to locate excellent start-ups and their headquarters in Leipzig.

Master's Programmes at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management!

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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