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


#6 for Salaries worldwide, Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016


Full-time M.Sc.

Program Start

Spring or Fall

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent with at least 180 ECTS credits
Very good skills in English (e.g. TOEFL)
GMAT
At least 3 months practical experience

Application Deadlines

January 15 (Spring)
June 20 (Fall)

Deadline non-EU (due to visa processing)
November 15 (Spring)
May 30 (Fall)

Program Length

21-24 months

Language of Instruction

100% English

 

 

Practical Experience

1 mandatory internship (2nd optional) 
Student consulting project

International Perspective

Mandatory term abroad
Over 130 partner universities
Double degree

Ranking

Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016:
#21 Master in Management worldwide 
#6 for Salaries worldwide 
Top 10 for Career Service worldwide

Founder's Association for German Science Start-up Radar 2013:
Germany’s best entrepreneurial university

Accreditation

AACSB, ACQUIN

 

 

 

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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.

Programm Schedule

Year 1
Term 1* (Spring/Fall)Term 2 (Summer/Winter)Term 3
(Fall/Spring)
Term 4
(Winter/Summer)
Core CoursesInternshipCore Courses and ElectivesRecess (Buffer for Study Abroad)
* Intake in March or September

Year 2
Term 5   (Spring/Fall)Term 6
(Summer/Winter)
Term 7
(Fall/Spring)
Term 8 (Winter/Summer)
Study Abroad Optional: Internship or Master Thesis** Core Courses and Electives Master Thesis
** If you choose to write your Master Thesis in term 6, you are able to finish your studies within 21 months.

Core Modules

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENTECONOMICSLEADERSHIP SKILLSETHICS & GOVERNANCEPRACTICAL EXPERIENCESTUDY ABROAD
15 ECTS10 ECTS10 ECTS10 ECTS5 ECTS15 ECTS
FinanceInternational MacroeconomicsProblem Solving & CommunicationMicroeconomics of Competitiveness Field Project
Managerial & International Financial ReportingResearch MethodsInternational Management 
Competencies
Business EthicsInternship
Marketing & Customer Relationship ManagementMicroeconomicsNegotiationGlobal Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility
LogisticsFinancial EconomicsLeadership ExperienceCorporate Governance
Management of Organizations
Entrepreneurship

Elective Modules

FINANCEACCOUNTINGMARKETING MANAGEMENTLOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
10 ECTS10 ECTS10 ECTS10 ECTS
Corporate Finance                                  Advanced International Financial ReportingConsumer Behavior & Marketing ResearchIT-based Logistics
Corporate ValuationConsolidated Financial StatementsMarketing Strategy & Brand ManagementBusiness Process
Management
in the Field of E-Logistics
Risk ManagementFinancial AnalysisEfficient Marketing Mix Planning Supply Chain Management
Seminar in FinanceService & Retail Marketing Seminar Intelligent
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
INNOVATION MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIPSTRATEGYADVANCED ECONOMICSADVANCED GENERAL MANAGEMENT
10 ECTS10 ECTS10 ECTS10 ECTS
Innovation ManagementCorporate Strategy and Growth                                                            Decisions and Games                                  Courses of the remaining modules                   
Social EntrepreneurshipBusiness StrategyMarkets, Information & Incentives
Corporate Innovation Seminar / Business Design and Business Plan SeminarFamily Business ManagementEnviromental & Resource Economics
Regulation and Compliance

German Language Courses

If you are interested in German companies after graduation, it is never too early to start learning German. As statistic shows, employers in Germany very often require good language skills from M.Sc. graduates and even if you are not planning to stay, why not use the time spent in Leipzig to practice a new language.

At HHL, you will have an opportunity to choose from several courses running throughout the program. For those who want to use the lecture-free time to study the language more intensively, there is an intensive beginner course offered in August. You will find the detailed information about our language courses in the downloads at the end of this section. 

For registration please use: theresa.kodritsch(at)hhl.de

Student Consulting Projects

Within the module “Student Consulting Projects” you have the chance to take on the role of a company consultant and apply the concepts you have learned to actual business practice. By working on a field (consulting) project, you will gain insights into high-performing companies and help them solve critical business issues. HHL offers you a variety of challenging projects, with multinational companies as well as start-ups and local companies, e. g.

 

 

The M.Sc. Faculty – World-class Business and Teaching Experience

HHL’s M.Sc. faculty is a carefully selected combination of full-time resident professors and international guest professors from top universities who bring a wealth of international experience to the classroom. They have taught at MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago, the University of St. Gallen and other prestigious universities. They are at the forefront in their respective fields and enhance our reputation as a leading business school. In order to bring together the academic element with the state-of-the-art business experience, several courses are taught by business professionals with an outstanding track record of expertise in their subjects.

Class Profile

Being part of a lifelong network

HHL’s full-time M.Sc. in Management students are ambitious and want to enhance their knowledge and skills to work for leading organizations around the world.

Therefore the class bonds together by sharing experiences and interacting in a dynamic learning environment: the variety of nationalities and previous experiences not only broadens perspectives and enhances class debate and discussion, but ultimately provides our students with a close-knit, internationally diverse professional network.

Curious about the stories of our students? Check www.hhl.de/blog.

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, Slowania, Spain

Student Backgrounds

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 120 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.

Double Degree Options

If you opt for a second degree, you will take your regular program at HHL (incl. the semester abroad) and 1 additional semester at the chosen partner university. This is usually done by studying the first semesters at HHL and then adding the necessary time to the mandatory term abroad for M.Sc. students.

Opting for a second degree will cause an extension of the standard period of study as well as additional costs.
The places are limited and will be allocated within the regular nomination process of all outgoing students by using the student ranking.
The master thesis must be written at the home university. The final transcripts will be handed out to you by the home university after completing both programs.

Please note that as an HHL student you have ample time to decide on your study abroad destination or your second degree option as the placement will be done at the end of your first term at HHL.

MBA students who would like to earn a second degree have to choose the semester abroad as an elective and then continue their studies as long as necessary to earn the second degree abroad.

If you are interested in a second degree you have to meet the following requirements:

  • GMAT score of at least 600
  • Meet the qualifications set by the partner university regarding minimum age and/or work experience and language skills.

HHL Partner Universities with Second Degree Options
Australia - University of Adelaide
Costa Rica - INCAE, Alajuela
France - ESC Grenoble
France - ESC Montpellier
France - ESC Toulouse
France - Audencia Nantes
Japan - Nagoya University of Commerce
Norway - BI Norwegian Business School
Peru -Universidad esan
Taiwan - National Chengchi University, Taipeh
USA - Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, New Orleans

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.

Recruiting Firms

Individual Career Service

Leading international firms regularly recruit HHL graduates on campus – both for internships and permanent positions. Therefore, the majority of the students have several employment offers, even before graduation.

Our service does not end with your HHL graduation. We continue to support our graduates with our postgraduate career service.

Personal DevelopmentAssessment tests
Mentoring
Intercultural training
Individual Career StrategyCompany presentations
Workshops
Consultation projects
Application PreparationCV & cover letter writing
Interview preparation
Case study training
Job SearchOn-campus recruiting
HHL Online Recruiting Platform
Résumé Book

Internship

Expand your professional network during your master studies at HHL

The world of business is at your fingertips – just waiting to be explored. This is why a mandatory internship is included in the curriculum of the M.Sc. Program, a second one is optional. The first internship carries credits towards your Master's degree at HHL and is therefore required of all students. This allows you to gain experience in different companies or branches and therefore improve your career entry options. It is quite common, that HHL students get a job offer after their internship. Our Career Service will help you to define which internship would complement your studies and actively assists you by personal consultations.

Corporate partners (e.g.) where our students passed their internships:

Roland Berger Strategy ConsultantsP&GA.T. Kearney
OC&C Strategy Consultantsarvato/BertelsmannSiemens Management Consulting
DHL Inhouse ConsultingDeutsche BankHitFox
Mister SpexFutalisLazard
Coffee CircleHilti

Placement Statistics

In 2015 more than 40% of the M.Sc. graduates started their career in Consulting so it remained by far the most popular sector. Nearly 15 % of the graduates chose an entry position in the Financial Services sector which confirms an increase to previous years. As for the remaining 45%, the sector choice is very diverse in the latest placement statistics which shows that the General Management approach of HHL gives graduates a wide range of career options.

Average starting salary: EUR 61,000
Employment rate 3 month after graduation: 95% 

Full-time M.Sc. Placement (M.Sc. class of 2015)

Salary Statistics

Starting Salary Statistics
AverageEUR 61.000
HighestEUR 82.500
LowestEUR 39.000
Average salary 3 years after graduation*EUR 79.770
Graduates accepted jobs in
Europe92 %
Asia7 %
USA1 %

* Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2015

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.

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from a university with a minimum of 180 ECTS-credits or equivalent degree with above average results
  • Min. of 3 months relevant practical experience
  • GMAT (we expect a GMAT score of at least 600, to be submitted by the start of the program at the latest)
  • TOEFL (to be submitted by the start of the program at the latest)
  • Knowledge of a second modern foreign language (besides English and mother tongue)

The GMAT score is an essential part of our internal ranking when selecting a partner university for the mandatory term abroad.

Application Documents

Applicants have to submit the following application documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copy of general qualification for university entrance
  • Current / final transcript of an above-average Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from a university with a minimum of 180 ECTS-credits or equivalent degree *
  • Proof of a minimum of 3 months relevant practical work experience*
  • Proof of very good skills in English (e.g. TOEFL of 96+ ibt) and basic knowledge in a second modern foreign language besides mother tongue*
  • 2 letters of recommendation*
  • GMAT result**
  • Passport photo

* These documents can be handed in during the admission process.
** Those who have passed the Admission Test at HHL and got accepted without any further requirements may submit their GMAT result by the start of the program.

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.

Application Fee

Please pay the application fee of EUR 100 by bank transfer or use the credit card form. The application fee will be reimbursed after the start of the program.

Account name: HHL gemeinnuetzige GmbH
Account number: 1100 104 956
Bank code: 860 555 92
IBAN: DE 59 8605 5592 1100 1049 56
BIC: WELADE8LXXX
Purpose: Application fee for: name of applicant, program, intake
Bank: Sparkasse Leipzig

Admission Test Day

Given that your application meets the requirements, you will be invited to the Admission Test Day at HHL. For applicants from abroad we offer telephone interviews as an equivalent to the Admission Test Day.

For program start in spring 2017
Admission Days: Dec 2 / Jan 25 / Feb 15

For program start in fall 2017
Admission Days: Apr 12 / May 10 / Jun 21 / Jul 5

The Admission Test Day has three parts
1. Interview with an HHL professor (approx. 20 min.)
2. Interview with a business representative (approx. 20 min.)
3. Short presentation and discussion (5-7 min. + 5-7 min. for discussion)

The competencies focused on during the interviews are
1. Problem solving abilities (analytical abilities, structuring, flexibility, creativity, business understanding)
2. Personality (ability to work in a team, maturity, self-confidence, communication skills)
3. Leadership potential (leadership ability, motivation and energy, profit orientation)

Regarding the short presentation, the candidate receives two different topics of which one has to be chosen. One hour of preparation time is given. The library as well as the computer labs (with internet access) can be used for preparation.

The following criteria are evaluated
1. Presentation (problem identification, outline and structure, synthesis ability, creativity and originality)
2. Discussion (assessment ability, argumentation, critical faculty)
3. Personality (appearance, theoretical ability, self-confidence)

HHL’s Admissions Committee usually determines admission immediately on the Admission Test Day. The Committee consists of elected members of the HHL community and the examiners of the test day.

Fees & Financing

A worthwhile investment

The tuition fees for the whole M.Sc. Program at HHL amount to EUR 25,000. This fee covers all educational services including online course material as well as the term abroad at one of our partner universities. Transportation, insurance and  accommodation are not included. Our track record shows that the M.Sc. degree from HHL will provide you with exceptional career opportunities that will make your financial investment well worthwhile.
 
Information for taxpayers in Germany (also applies to international M.Sc. graduates working in Germany after graduation): the tuition fees for the M.Sc. Program are tax deductible as anticipated professional expenses. Please contact your legal tax advisor for detailed information.

Payment Terms

After you have been admitted to HHL we ask for a deposit of EUR 1,000. The remaining costs will be paid in four installments of EUR 6,000.

Intake March: First and second installments have to be paid on April 1 and September 1 of the first academic year/ third and fourth installment on March 1 and September 1 of the second academic year.

Intake September:  First and second installments have to be paid on October 1 and March 1 of the first academic year/ third and fourth installment on September 1 and March 1 of the second academic year.

The tuition fees for the Master Program are tax deductible as anticipated professional expenses. Get first tips by reading the brochure Steuertipps. For detailed information please contact your legal tax advisor.

Financing Options

We believe and have the proven record that your HHL degree will provide you with exceptional career opportunities that make your financial investment well worthwhile. However, we are aware of the high investment and support you in financing your studies. Therefore we support our students with several financing option (e.g. student loans or scholarships).

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.

Ask a Student

Here you can find some of the reasons why students voted HHL as Germany’s favorite business school. If you would like to get in touch with one of them to ask about their experiences at Leipzig & HHL, feel free to email them.

Carolin Schäfer (M.Sc. class of 2016)
Degree: B.A. Business Studies/Controlling and Consulting, DHBW Villingen-Schwenningen
Contact: ask_carolin(at)hhl.de
"HHL has a good repution for its high teaching quality and its committed but at the same time modest students. During my admission day at HHL, I felt comfortable at once and I got the feeling that people really care about me and my future development. That's why I chose HHL."

Benjamin Krapf (M.Sc. class of 2016)
Degree: B.Sc. Business Studies, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Ingolstadt
Contact: ask_benjamin(at)hhl.de
"I chose to study at HHL since its reputation both in the academic and in the business world convinced me of the quality of the school and its teaching. Additionally I think the blend of theoretical education and practical experience is unique in graduate education."

Tim Kuntze (M.Sc. class of 2016)
Degree: B.Sc. Business Studies, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Contact: ask_tim(at)hhl.de
"I have chosen HHL because I wanted to be prepared for the upcoming tasks and expectations at my future job. With its small classes, its practical as well as international orientation and its professional teaching HHL is a University that will educate its students according to the requirements of demanding employers. The HHL community will thereby support every single member as much as possible."

Dominik Müller (M.Sc. class of 2016)
Degree: B.A. Business Adminsitration, Hamburg School of Business Administration
Contact: ask_dominik(at)hhl.de
“I choose HHL because HHL offers a unique combination of basics of a high level business school, entrepreneurial spirit & a mentality among staff & students, that makes HHL to something more than a business school, a community of shared interests. Every student can take an active part in the modeling of the future HHL, providing ideas and influence, to help feel students not as regular students, it makes them feel like members.”

Living Costs

Living in Leipzig is much cheaper than in other university cities. The approximate living costs per month including accommodation in Leipzig are around EUR 670, while the average living costs in Germany are estimated at EUR 735. Here is an overview of the costs that you should take into account during your studies in Leipzig:

Estimated Costsper month
AccommodationEUR 250,00
Health insuranceEUR 78,50
Books and copiesEUR 10,00
FoodEUR 200,00
Semester fee for Leipzig student union (Studentenwerk Leipzig) including semester ticket (tram and busses)EUR 32,25 (193,50 per semester divided by 6 months)
OthersEUR 100,00
Amount of Living Costs
ca. EUR 670,75
Additional Initial Costs and Bonuses
Residence Permit EUR 110,00 (only for non-EU citizens without a Stibet scholarship)
Rental BondEUR 250,00
Moving BonusEUR 150,00
Maximum Amount of Initial Costs
EUR 290,00

 

Moving Bonus
In case you have lived outside of Leipzig prior to your start at HHL and you have chosen to take your main residence in Leipzig for the duration of your studies (registration as “Hauptwohnung”) the city of Leipzig will refund part of your mandatory social fee and transfer 150 Euro on application.
Students who were registered in Leipzig before coming to HHL are not eligible for the Moving Bonus. Application deadline is December 31, in addition you have to be registered in Leipzig by December 31.  You will need the following application form and your enrollment certificate.

Formalities for International Students

If you are an international student, you might have some questions about formalities. Get more information about Formalities before Arrival and Formalities after Arrival in Germany.

Experiences

Students and Alumni about the program

Why did you choose the full-time M.Sc. program at HHL?
How have you already benefited from your study program?
What makes the difference to other Business Schools?
What are the program highlights for you?

All these questions will be answered by our HHL full-time M.Sc. students and alumni below.

Charlotte Niemeyer about "Networking"

"My choice for HHL was based on the huge network including professors, guest lectures, regular events on and off campus, alumni and students – also part-time student – and for sure also the direct contact with company representatives at recruiting events, company presentations and Start-up career fairs. The second point is that my term abroad allowed me the best development I could imagine: personally as well as professionally. The variety of the 130 partner universities of HHL all around the world offers to develop in every direction. So you can choose your partner university depending on your intention and personal goals."

Charlotte Niemeyer
Full-time M.Sc. student

David Lauber and Fredrik Sundklakk about "Term Abroad"

"HHL has got more than 130 partner universities all around the world, and I decided for University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. The University of Chicago has got excellent academics and lots of Nobel prize laureates in Macroeconomics and Finance and ranks regularly in the Top 5 MBA programs worldwide. Additionally students get detailed insights into many job profiles caused by the variety of backgrounds and nationalities - such as Entrepreneurship, Corporate Finance and Consulting. This term abroad offers everything I could wish."

David Lauber
HHL Alumnus
Senior Associate bei McKinsey & Company Inc.

 

"At Peking University I gained a valuable insight into China’s political and socioeconomic development. The experiences and connections I made here will better enable me to pursue an international career. Moreover, my stay in China allowed me to cultivate my interest for history, gain new culinary experiences and make friends for life."

Fredrik Sundklakk
Full-time M.Sc. student

Estelle Zanga about "Class Profile"

„As I was looking for a challenging experience with an international perspective, I particularly enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit of HHL. Our courses are not only diverse in content, but also in form and approach. Moreover, the school’s small size endows us with a proactive, dynamic and resourceful administration, attentive to our individual progress and needs. This “small family” spirit perfectly contrasts with a “big family” feeling thanks to the alumni community. Besides, Leipzig is a beautiful city, a reflection of the pleasant atmosphere at HHL."

Estelle Zanga
Full-time M.Sc. student

 

 

Kolja Czudnochowski about "Benefits of the Program"

"In seeking a challenging programme for my studies, I chose HHL for its atmosphere, study environment and the opportunities it offers. To me, HHL perfectly combines both excellence in teaching and a high degree of practical experience through case studies, consulting projects and company workshops. The entrepreneurial spirit is truly adopted by the student body and the University’s alumni network. Overall, studying at HHL educates and prepares you for the challenges of a demanding workplace."

Kolja Czudnochowski
Full-time M.Sc. student

Koon-Kiu Man about "Internship"

"HHL provides outstanding internship opportunities due to its excellent career services and its big company network. I gained invaluable experiences during my internship at the HHL start-up Mister Spex and at the transformation strategy consulting company XD Next Digital with an HHL alumnus as a great mentor. During my internships I realized how great HHL’s challenging Master of Science in Management program prepared and educated me for a demanding workplace."

Koon-Kiu Man
Full-time M.Sc. student

Contact & FAQ

Any questions? We are here for you!

We invite you to experience the spirit of HHL yourself by visiting us, talking to an HHL student or by attending an open lecture (please contact us to schedule a visit).

Daniel Ritchie, MBA
Manager Student Recruitment M.Sc.
Department of Marketing & Student Recruitment
T +49 341 9851-619
F +49 341 9851-615
daniel.ritchie(at)hhl.de

For Chinese Candidates
Christine Zhang-Lippert
Business Development Manager Asia
Department of Marketing & Student Recruitment
T +49 341 9851-617
F +49 341 9851-615
christine.zhang-lippert(at)hhl.de

When does the full-time M.Sc. Program start?

For the full-time M.Sc. HHL offers two intakes per year(spring and fall). You can choose if you would like to apply for the intake in spring (March) or fall (September).

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants need to apply with the following documents:

  • Complete online application at HHL´s application platform
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Bachelor’s degree with above average grades in Business Administration from a university with a minimum of 180 ECTS-credits or equivalent degree
  • Letter of motivation
  • High School Degree ("Allgemeine Hochschulreife")
  • Proof of a minimum of 3 months practical experience*
  • GMAT*
  • Proof of above-average English skills (e.g. TOEFL)*
  • Proof of a second modern foreign language*
  • Passport photo

* These documents can be handed in after the application deadline, but must be submitted by start of the program at the latest. Submitting the GMAT at the time of application is mandatory for all applicants residing outside of Germany who cannot participate in an Admission Test Day.

I do not have my Bachelor diploma yet, can I still apply?

Yes, you may apply if you are in your final year of studies and will finish your Bachelor’s degree before the start of the program at HHL. Therefore, please hand in your current transcript.

Is GMAT mandatory?

The GMAT test is mandatory for full-time M.Sc. applicants. We expect a score of at least 600. International candidates who are not able to attend an HHL Admission Test Day on campus have to submit the GMAT along with all other application documents.

Our GMAT code is ZCB-P6-03. To register for the test, please visit the official GMAT website.

Who can write a recommendation letter?

The letter of recommendation can be written by a professor or employer. The mixture of an academic and a professional perspective would be good, but is not mandatory.

In which language should the recommendation letters be written?

You can hand in letters of recommendation in English or German language.

Why do I need knowledge of a second modern foreign language and what language level do I need to prove?

HHL requires all applicants to present basic knowledge in a second modern foreign language aside from English and the mother tongue. We ask for proof of basic language skills by presenting proof of having attended a language class.

We do not require applicants to pass a language test or present a certain skill level. Rather we want all of our students to look outside of the box and possibly open up new options for the mandatory study abroad term.

Students can deepen their language skills either through language courses at HHL (limited number of languages and levels available) or through the language lab at the University of Leipzig.

Do I have to send a hard copy of my application to HHL or will the electronic application be sufficient?

Your electronic application is sufficient to apply for the M.Sc. program. Please note, however, that we require certified copies of your university degree certificates and grade transcripts. In case you upload uncertified copies of these documents online, they will be accepted and your application will be considered for admission, but you will be requested to bring certified copies with you to HHL when you start your studies.

I can’t upload all the documents by the deadline. Can I send them later?

Some of the documents have to be submitted along with your application. Please make sure you have uploaded them and indicate when we can expect the rest. Missing documents such as recommendation letters will be accepted within four weeks after your application. However, we encourage all candidates to submit their complete applications by the deadline, as late applications may not be considered. International candidates should complete their applications in a timely manner to allow enough time for visa processing.

I am an international applicant. Do I have to attend an Admission Test Day?

Applicants residing outside of Germany are exempt from attending an Admission Test Day. In these cases we offer telephone interviews as equivalent to the Admission Test Day. However, GMAT and TOEFL have to be submitted along with all other application documents. Your application will not be processed if we do not have a valid GMAT score.

Are scholarships and financing options available?

HHL is offering several scholarships that support HHL's mission to "educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurial business leaders through excellence in teaching, research and practice."

More about financing your study at HHL options.

Which additional costs do I have to calculate?

Not included in HHL's tuition fees are living expenses, costs for study material (e.g. books, personal copies) and travel. Nevertheless, living in Leipzig is much cheaper than in other university cities, hence the approximate living costs per month including accommodation are around EUR 650. Please find further information on additional costs for accommodation and living here.Financing Options

Am I required to speak German?

Though students do not have to speak German during the studies at HHL, solid language knowledge is a major benefit when looking for an internship or a job in Germany and Europe.

HHL offers German language classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced speakers and also a German intensive language course in August, prior to the study begin.

Is the program accredited or ranked?

Yes, HHL as a private business school is accredited both internationally and in Germany, by AACSB and ACQUIN accreditation agencies. Accordingly, all HHL study programs are accredited as well.

What is the atmosphere at HHL and in Leipzig like?

HHL is a small and very selective business school located on a campus of the University of Leipzig in one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in whole Europe. Leipzig is home to 40,000 students and offers a high-quality lifestyle with very moderate living costs compared to other university cities. With its many parks around the campus, 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. Also our campus is surrounded by the green banks of the river Weiße Elster, where you can relax after a long day of group work. In your free time, you can also choose to have a drink with your classmates in one of the many cafés, bars and restaurants close to the campus or in the city center, or you can enjoy a cultural event. All in all, in Leipzig you will not get bored for a second.

Read more about what Leipzig and our campus have to offer.

Where will I be staying in Leipzig?

Most of HHL's students choose to rent a private apartment during their stay in Leipzig. Accommodation in Leipzig is very reasonable. All student dorms within Leipzig are rented out by the Studentenwerk Leipzig (institution governed by public law for the support of college and university students; maintains cafeterias, dormitories, administers student loans etc.) and are available to HHL students as well.

What kind of networking opportunities will I have at HHL?

Networking is one of the key benefits of our M.Sc. in Management, hence at HHL we support you from the very beginning of your studies to develop your own lifelong professional network. Thanks to our close-knit alumni network, you will benefit from mentoring programs, company visits or alumni talks, which will all enable you to get insights about the career paths that will open for you once you have graduated from HHL. Moreover, company presentations and recruitment visits conducted by leading companies frequently take place on our campus, so you will have the chance to approach the company representatives on your own and ask for internship or job opportunities. In short, networking will be your daily routine during your M.Sc. at HHL.

Are there any special requirements for applicants from China?

Applicants with university degree from People´s Republic of China are required to go through the APS certification process to prove the authenticity of both degree and grades obtained. APS stands for Academic Certification Authority (Akademische Prüfstelle) and is a service institution established jointly by German Embassy in Beijing and German Academic Exchange Institution (DAAD). Furthermore, APS certificate is an indispensable part of visa application documents for applicants who obtain their accreditation from a university of People´s Republic of China. APS process takes approximately 6-8 weeks, therefore it is recommendable to start APS certification process as early as possible so as to manage the whole application process more easily. Please kindly note that APS certificates are effective for an unlimited period.

For more information, please kindly visit www.aps.org.cn.

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