Does the part-time M.Sc. Program only start in Fall?
Yes, you can join the part-time program only in fall of each year. The introduction week is scheduled for October. Additionally, you can choose between the weekend courses in Leipzig or Cologne.
Are there differnces between the class at HHL in Leipzig and the class in Cologne?
No, beside the shorter travel time for students from that region. All courses and lectures will be held by HHL professors and staff.
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 in Business Administration with above average grades with at least 180 ECTS credits (less than 210 ECTS credits require you to take the pre-module)
- Letter of motivation
- High School Degree ("Allgemeine Hochschulreife")
- Proof of a minimum of 3 months practical experience
- 2 recommendation letters from a mentor, professor or employer
- 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*
- certified GMAT score report (alternatively you can take the HHL Entry Test)*
- Passport photo
*These documents can be handed in during the admission process.
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.
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 proof?
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.
What is included in the tuition fees?
The fee includes all educational services, course material as well as half board. Transportation, accommodation and insurance are not included. Our track record shows that the MBA degree from HHL will provide you with exceptional career opportunities that will make your financial investment well worthwhile.
Which financing options are available?
Sparkasse Leipzig is the official financial cooperation partner for HHL students. Once admitted to HHL, you can apply for a student loan without presenting additional securities*.
More about financing your study at HHL
* only EU citizens
Is the program accredited?
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.
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.