Unlock Your Potential at One of Germany’s Top Business Schools

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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

First founded in 1898, HHL is a private business school in Germany offering world-class Master’s, MBA, Doctoral and Executive Education programs for the entrepreneurs and changemakers of tomorrow.

We are a diverse community of innovators, creatives, thinkers and professionals.

Master and MBA Programs

Full-time or part-time, kickstart your career with a top-rated Master or MBA program.

Master in Management

Grow beyond yourself in our renowned programs which are designed to equip our graduates for successful careers in consulting or global strategic management positions. Full-time and part-time – both provide a maximum of flexibility with up to three internships and an international term at one of HHL ´s over 140 partner universities. Benefit from esteemed guidance by our faculty members, our awarded career service, and accomplished HHL alumni network. Join our vibrant peer community and unlock your leadership potential with us.

Master in Management | Finance

Ignite your finance career based on the ideal combination of corporate finance expertise with management skills. Become part of our valuable network of like-minded people and benefit from exceptional guidance by our faculty members and experienced alumni. The flexible amount of internships and abroad experiences plus our exceptional career support prepares you best for your future position in e.g. Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Private Equity, or Venture Capital.

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Embark on our flexible programs with courses you can tailor to suit your needs. Our outstanding full-time MBA experience serves as a perfect stepping stone into the German job market for international candidates. The part-time MBA boosts your career into leadership positions. Both programs are perfect for candidates with several years of work experience who are looking to accelerate their careers even further. Enjoy a life-changing student experience: Join our dynamic community of diverse students.

Master in Business Administration (MBA) | Finance

Elevate your expertise by integrating management essentials with corporate finance in our specialized MBA program. Dive into a well-balanced program that offers a variety of possible career paths, from financial services to consulting to start-ups. Our graduates have a strong track record, launching their post-MBA careers in Germany’s finance industry shortly after graduation. Seize your opportunity to enroll in our program and become part of our valuable HHL business network.

Master in Entrepreneurship

Enrich your entrepreneurial mindset with profound management skills to evaluate, implement and transform your business ideas into impactful ventures. Immerse yourself in a strong and supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem, featuring HHL’s startup incubator Digital Space, our accelerator SpinLab, our vibrant startup community, diverse events, and Leipzig’s dynamic startup scene. Get empowered, build your network and elevate your journey as an entrepreneur with us.

HHL Alumna Shivangi Garg

On some days, a class at HHL feels like an orchestra – you learn so much from your peers and your colleagues, where the professor seems to play just a conductor. Apart from a lot of other benefits such a transformative study program can bring, what separates HHL from the rest is this unique ability to bring together such a diverse group of people in one place.

Shivangi Garg
Business Development and Partnership Management Continental AG | MBA Alumna

Doctoral Program, Executive Education and Research

Establish your expertise with state-of-the-art executive management programs and seamless guidance through your own research-based doctorate.

Doctoral Program

Embark on a transformative journey with an HHL doctorate. Over 36 months, you will gain vital skills and put them into practice with your own research project. Be among fellow experts, receive support, shape your field, and get your doctorate.

Start your journey

Executive Education

Enhance your business skills with HHL’s cutting-edge executive management programs. Our workshops blend the latest academic findings with practical exercises and workshop formats. Explore our open courses or tailor training to your needs.

Elevate your skills

Latest HHL Publications

Curious to see what our HHL experts have been up to? Our faculty members are asked-for interview partners and publish in renowned journals. We release more than 200 publications a year – including articles, doctoral theses, book chapters and more.

Discover our latest research

I chose HHL for my Doctoral Program due to its exceptional faculty, well-structured doctoral program, impressive research opportunities, and the commitment to fostering innovation in business studies. My time at HHL has been remarkable, with a supportive and collaborative academic environment that allowed me to work closely with top scholars in my field and engage in interdisciplinary and intercultural research projects.

Nino Tomini
Research Associate & Doctoral Candidate at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Chair of Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship

Why Study at HHL

As one of the best business schools in Germany, we want to help our students to learn, grow and network in the best possible way.

Pioneering Tradition 

Dating back to 1898 and re-established in 1992, we were the first business school in Germany – and are still pioneers in preparing business leaders for global entrepreneurship.

Global Recognition 

We were the first German business school to be accredited by AACSB. Also accredited by ACQUIN, HHL is a private, state-approved institution able to award doctoral and habilitation degrees. 

International Reach 

With over 140 top partner universities worldwide, 56 nationalities on campus and numerous international guest lecturers, HHL connects its students to the world. 

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 

HHL alumni have founded 530 startups – including 4 of Germany’s unicorns. And they created more than 30,000 jobs. HHL is transforming Germany’s entrepreneurial landscape. 

Real Guidance 

We provide personal support and assistance to students at every stage of their journey. Our staff know you by name and celebrate your success, even after graduation. 

Lifelong Connections 

Reap rewards for life through a prestigious alumni network of 3,700+ graduates with 13 alumni chapters, and 50+ annual events. Join a global community of peers for life. 

As Dean and CFO of HHL, I am delighted to say that our students are changing the world! They are innovators. They are leaders. HHL provides the perfect environment for leaders from all over the world to come to Leipzig and shine.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth
Dean | Chief Financial Officer

#1 Entrepreneurial University in Germany –

for the sixth time in a row

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Discover the vibrant world of HHL through our social media channels. They are your window into the HHL community, offering insights across various topics and connecting us with our prospective students, current students, alumni, and esteemed business partners. Dive into our Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube channels to experience the HHL Spirit firsthand. Join our valuable community and let’s spread the HHL Spirit together!

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Embrace the HHL Spirit

Discover what makes HHL the perfect place for passionate minds and the remarkable diversity that defines us. Despite our various backgrounds, there’s a unifying motivation that binds us together.

Strengthen the best in you – with our excellent Career Services

Our goal is to empower you and give you the best possible support to manage your self-development, identify your purpose and maximize your network. Our Career Service bridges the HHL Spirit to real-world fulfillment, helping our students kickstart their careers with purpose. Join us to experience the HHL Spirit and transform your education into a remarkable journey. It is the essence of making us the #1 entrepreneurial university.

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Julia Derndinger
Sparring partner for entrepreneurs | HHL alumna

Even many years after graduation at HHL, I still profit from our network. The time together and identical roots quickly bond even fresh acquaintances. I always love to visit HHL again to share the students’ amazing spirit and energy. My favourite event is the Accelerate@HHL conference.

Kolja Czudnochowski
Founder ESOP1 | HHL alumnus

Studying at HHL has certainly been the challenge I was looking for. To reach – or go beyond – my limitations was both what I intended and achieved. Working with smart and diverse teams  on several projects simultaneously enhanced my organizational skills, time management and stress resistance significantly. HHL definitely provided me with the toolset to master the upcoming challenges.

What are you waiting for? Seize your opportunities now!

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