HHL Graduation Ceremony 2019

As part of this year’s ceremony, the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management will award the honorary doctorate to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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HHL confers honorary doctorate on Angela Merkel

With this honour HHL recognizes the Chancellor’s accomplishments in leadership at the graduation ceremony 2019

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Christine Lagarde holds laudatio for Angela Merkel

Two of the world’s most influential women will speak at the graduation ceremony 2019

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HHL receives AACSB accreditation for the fourth time

HHL remains the 1st and longest AACSB accredited Business School in Germany

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Sandra Deutschländer, HHL Alumna
Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Diversity is a proven driver for innovation. The initiative Women@HHL is a progressive approach to support diversity in leadership. With its  individual mentoring and coaching this HHL program supports the next generation of female leaders.

Rolf Schrömgens, HHL Alumnus
Co-Founder and CEO trivago

My success story as an entrepreneur started at HHL, where I met people with the same passion for bringing ideas into life.

Benjamin Kühl, HHL Alumnus
Consultant, McKinsey&Company

The courses at HHL gave me important tools and a profoundly broad knowledge base, which supported me in my development as a consultant and during my first steps at McKinsey.

Pamela Taylor (USA), HHL Alumna
Director Employer Branding & Talent Acquisition, Bertelsmann

HHL opened up completely new career perspectives for me in Germany.

Prof. Michael E. Porter, PhD, Honorary Doctor of HHL
University Professor at Harvard Business School

HHL is an institution that shares some of my core values as a scholar. It builds the connection between academic scholarship, theoretical development, and real world practice. That is one of the hallmarks of a business school.

Lukasz Gadowski, HHL Alumnus
Co-Founder Delivery Hero

The future needs people who are ready to take risks and seize opportunities. HHL perfectly prepares you for this challenge.

Julia Derndinger, HHL Alumna
Serial Entrepreneur & CEO Coaching, Derndinger GmbH

17 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.

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