Accreditations and Rankings

Accreditations

HHL was the first private business school in the German-speaking region to be accredited by AACSB International (AACSB) in 2004. AACSB is a global nonprofit association, connecting educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. The mission of AACSB International is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. In line with HHL’s mission statement and commitment to continuous improvement we have been successfully reaccredited in 2009, 2014 and 2019.

#5
Career service worldwide

Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2023

#7
Graduate´s salaries worldwide

Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2023

#1
Entrepreneurial University in Germany

Startup Radar Ranking by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft 2022

Business School Rankings

Studying at HHL means studying at a top German business school

Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2022

The Financial Times ranking of European business schools assesses the combined performance of Europe’s leading schools out of four FT rankings: Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Master in Management and non-degree Executive Education programs. HHL reached position 50 in Europe (Master in Management #17, MBA #30) and is ranked among the top 5 business schools in Germany.

    CHE (Centre for Higher Education Development) Ranking 2020

    In the nationwide (Germany) CHE University Ranking HHL is ranked by its Master students with outstanding results among the following categories:

    • course offerings
    • study organization
    • student support/support during studies
    • stays abroad
    • transition from Bachelor to Master and
    • scientific relevance within the program.

      Startup Radar 2022

      _Stifterverband once again honors the excellent entrepreneurial culture at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – for the 6th time in a row!

      _2022 Startup Radar again No. 1 at gruendungsradar.de

      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, 2016, 2018 and 2020, HHL maintained 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

        Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2023

        The Financial Times continues to rank HHL’s full-time M.Sc. Program among the leading Masters in Management programs worldwide. HHL scores particularly high in the categories of career service, networking opportunities and employment statistics:

        • #2 worldwide for Alumni Network
        • #5 worldwide for Career Service
        • #7 worldwide (#1 in Germany and #3 in Europe) for Alumni Salary (average graduate salary three years after course completion is USD 129,051)

        (Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2023)

          QS Masters in Management Ranking 2023

          In the QS Masters in Management Ranking 2023 HHL stands out in the following categories:

          • Value for money: The M.Sc. program ranks number 11 worldwide for this indicator, scoring an exceptional 96 out of 100. This puts HHL well above the global average of 61. In the subcategories return on investment HHL scored 100 and in payback month the program scored 84.
          • Employment rate: HHL scores 88 out of 100, which indicates that the vast majority of M.Sc. alumni have accepted job offers 3 months after their graduation.

          The ranking confirms that this is the Master program 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.

             

               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 2023

              In the QS Global MBA Ranking 2023 HHL stands out in the following categories:

              • Return on investment (ROI): The MBA program ranks number 17 worldwide for this indicator, scoring an exceptional 100 out of 100. This puts HHL well above the global average of 63. The ranking confirms that this is the MBA that pays off!
              • Employment rate: HHL scores 82 out of 100, which indicates that the vast majority of MBA alumni have accepted job offers 3 months after their graduation.
              • Gender balance: With a score 100 out of 100 HHL has a perfect gender balance in the MBA class.

                AméricaEconomía MBA Ranking 2022

                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 #39 worldwide, highlighting HHL’s special strong suits in innovation and diversity.
                The HHL MBA program excels in the category ‘innovation’, scoring 94.4 out of a possible 100 points. This puts the business school in 13th place worldwide and 2nd place in Germany. The full-time MBA program also has a high proportion of female students and is among the top 10 in this category worldwide with 46% percent women.

                  The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2022

                  The business magazine The Economist rates HHL’s full-time MBA program with top marks in its current best list. According to the magazine the MBA is ranked #4 in Germany, #23 in Europe and #84 worldwide.
                  HHL is rated with particularly good scores at #2 in Germany in the category “career service”. Europe-wide, the career development team is among the top 10 – with a ranking of #8. Worldwide, they are represented in the top 50 (#47).
                  In the category that captures the further career path of students, HHL also comes in at the top. MBA graduates have top chances of receiving a job offer just three months after graduation. For this, HHL also ranks #2 in Germany.
                  Furthermore, HHL excels in salary growth: It is ranked in the top 3 in Germany, #11 in Europe and also in the top 50 worldwide (#48).

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