Accreditations and Rankings

Accreditations

Business School Rankings

Studying at HHL means studying at a top German business school

Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2019

The Financial Times ranking of European business schools assesses the combined performance of Europe’s leading schools out of four FT rankings in 2019: Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Master in Management and non-degree Executive Education Programs.
HHL reached position 57 in Europe. Besides HHL is rated among the Top 5 business schools in Germany. The full-time M.Sc program is ranked 20 in Europe.

2018 trendence Graduate Barometer

Students vote: HHL is Germany’s favorite business school. The 2018 trendence Graduate Barometer attests to HHL’s leading role in Germany regarding:

  • Jobs and digital learning
  • Internationality of the program
  • Quality and service of the counseling
  • Quality and topicality of the library
  • University location

Startup Radar 2018

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management received continued recognition as a one of the best places for aspiring entrepreneurs in Germany. Occupying the top spot for the previous rankings in 2012, 2013 and 2016, HHL maintained also in 2018 its first-rate rank among the small universities in the Startup Radar ranking published by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Founder’s Association for German Science), which encompasses all German business schools and universities with up to 5,000 students.

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Master in Management Program Rankings

We are delighted to see we improved our position in the latest Financial Times ranking even more. We are able to offer our students one of the world’s leading Master programs. Especially in times of crisis, it is important for young people to enjoy high-quality and widely respected education. Companies have let us know that they are thankful to be able to find high-powered and responsible junior leaders here. Achieving top ranks once again confirms our approach and motivates us in our daily pursuit of excellence in instruction and research.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
Dean of HHL

Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2020

The Financial Times ranked HHL’s full-time M.Sc. Program No. 23 worldwide and #2 in Germany (#7 for career service and #7 for graduate´s salaries worldwide / #3 in Europe). (Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2020)

QS Masters in Management Ranking 2021

In the QS Masters in Management Ranking 2021 HHL achieved # 8 worldwide in the category „Value for Money“. Our graduates are able to repay their investment in just 2 years and the 10-year average return on investment is USD 694,078. Additionally, HHL Master in Management graduates enter the job market very rapidly – the employment rate score (students employed 3 months after graduation) is 96%, which is significantly higher than the average. An investment that pays off!

The Economist Masters in Management Ranking 2019

Economist-Ranking: Master of HHL scores with starting salary of graduates and program quality

In the global Master in Management Ranking 2019 of the Economist, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management stands out with the second highest starting salary of its graduates worldwide (77,236 $).  HHL also received top rankings in the categories “Range of and access to overseas study programs” (#1), “Program content” (#2), “Facilities and other services” (#4) and “Alumni network” (#5), evaluated by HHL students and alumni.

The Economist Masters in Management Ranking, in which HHL ranks 14th worldwide, comprises 40 international business schools. In Germany, HHL ranks among the top 3. The results of the survey of university graduates and students as well as the university’s own data are included in the evaluation. Assessment criteria include career opportunities, personality development/learning experience, salary post MiM and network potential.

 

Times Higher Education / Wall Street Journal Ranking 2019

The full-time M.Sc. study program of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is #1 in Europe and Germany, and #2 globally, according to “THE Ranking”.

HHL took part in this advanced and special ranking of Times Higher Education (THE) and Wall Street Journal (WSJ) which scored four essential dimensions of Master in Management programs with extended criteria during an evaluation period of more than one year. HHL’s leading position is primarily based on factors like salary difference, social good or entrepreneurship, and the factor engagement regarding e.g. real-world relevance or interaction between teachers and students. Also, the university environment counted by internationality and diversity. THE and WSJ surveyed the alumni of 2012, 2013 and 2015 in addition to direct information and figures from the faculties.

 Richard Schramm
HHL alumnus

With its well-structured curriculum, a vast choice of student initiatives and its excellent Career Service, HHL was a key factor for success in my personal development.

Benjamin Kühl
HHL alumnus

HHL was the best choice for me as it combines a great education with tremendous opportunities. Besides close ties to alumni, the university provides numerous chances to get in touch with prospective employers. Especially the group projects with companies and the contact with top consulting firms through the HHL-Career Service helped me on my way to a career in consulting.

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MBA Program Rankings

QS GLOBAL MBA RANKING 2021

In the just published QS Global MBA Rankings 2021 HHL stands out with ist exceptional ROI. Our graduates are able to repay their investment in just 3.4 years and the 10-year average return on investment is USD 403,626. Additionally, HHL MBA graduates enter the job market very rapidly – the employment rate score (students employed 3 months after graduation) is 89%, which is significantly higher than the average. The MBA that pays off!

AméricaEconomía MBA Ranking 2020

HHL has once again successfully demonstrated its position among the top MBA programs. In its most prestigious ranking in Latin-America, the business magazine América Economía ranked HHL’s MBA Program in the top 60 worldwide, highlighting HHL’s special strong suits in innovation and international experience. The HHL MBA program shares 1st place worldwide in internationality of students, and is ranked number 2 in Germany (top 10 in Europe) when it comes to innovation.

The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2019

For the 4th time in a row, HHL secured its place in the top 100 global MBA ranking by the Economist. HHL’s full-time MBA program came in 81st place worldwide and ranks in the top 5 in Germany. The school was rated particularly high for its career services – #1 in Germany and #4 in Europe – and career prospects: it came in second place in Germany (#9 in Europe) for opening new career opportunities.

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