Full-time Master in Management, Master in Entrepreneurship

Thank you for choosing HHL as your partner for your future.

We are happy to assist you before and during your application for the full-time Master in Management, Master in Management | Finance or Master in Entrepreneurship. For any questions about your eligibility, the programs´ content or the application process please contact Jana Vogel. After you have submitted your application, Milena Vogelmann and Johannes Markert will contact you to guide you through the next steps of the admission process.

Please review the checklist below before submitting your application. You can save your application at any time and continue it later.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Application Deadlines

+++ The application deadline has already passed. If you would still like to apply for the intake 2024, please contact Jana Vogel. +++

  • November 30: Early Bird 1 – Discount: EUR 4,500, Entrepreneurship Master: EUR 4,000 (Admission test* can be submitted until Jan 31)
  • January 31: Early Bird 2 – Discount: EUR 3,000 (Admission test* can be submitted until March 31)
  • March 31: Early Bird 3 – Discount: EUR 1,500  (Admission test* can be submitted until June 30)
  • May 31: final deadline for international (non-EU) applicants (Admission test* can be submitted until August 15)
  • June 30: final deadline for EU applicants and non-EU applicants not requiring a visa to Germany (Admission test* can be submitted until August 15)

*GMAT/GRE or HHL Entry Test

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Application Process

Step 1:

YOU complete and submit your online application*

Step 2:

WE review your application and give you our first feedback

Step 3:

YOU will be invited for an interview with one of our HHL professors

Step 4:

WE communicate our decision within 7-10 days

Step 5:

YOU accept our offer by signing the contract and paying the commitment fee within 2 weeks

*Once you have completed your profile you will be invited via email to upload your documents. Please watch out for an email from HHL.

Admission Criteria

Master in Management (General & Finance Track):

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration or other business-related programs, e.g. Business Informatics,  Business Psychology, Business Law, Economics, Industrial Engineering etc. (with a minimum of 180 credits, of which 40 – 60 credits in business-related subjects)
  • Above average academic performance during both high school (Abitur) and Bachelor degree
  • A competitive GMAT/GRE/HHL Entry Test
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 90 (or IELTS of 7.0) or a Bachelor degree completed in English
  • 3 or more months of professional experience by the program’s start date

Master in Entrepreneurship: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Above average academic performance during both high school (Abitur) and Bachelor degree
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 90 (or IELTS of 7.0) or a Bachelor degree completed in English
  • 3 or more months of professional experience by the program’s start date
  • GMAT/GRE/HHL Entry test is not required!

    Application Checklist

    Are you ready to start your HHL journey? Have a look at our checklist to make sure you have all the required documents ready:

    Mandatory documents to submit your application:

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of motivation
    • Copy of your high-school diploma (Abitur)
    • Current/final transcript of your Bachelor’s degree
    • Passport photo

    Further application documents are (those can be submitted later)*:

    • Proof of a minimum of 3 months of relevant practical work experience
    • Copy of Degree Certificate (if already available)
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • GMAT or GRE or HHL Entry Test (our GMAT code is ZCB-P6-03 and our GRE code is 4061) – not required for Master in Entrepreneurship

    Applicants from China, India and Vietnam need an APS certificate in order to be able to study at a German university. Please visit APS China, APS India or APS Vietnam for further information.

    *In order to receive the early bird discount, you must have submitted your application by the above deadlines, as well as submit all missing documents and tests (including GMAT/GRE or HHL Entry Test) and successfully pass the HHL admissions interview until January 31 (Early Bird 1), March 31 (Early Bird 2) or June 30 (Early Bird 3).

      Admission Interview

      After you have submitted your application online and your eligibility for the program has been confirmed, you will be invited to an interview with an HHL professor. We will arrange the timeslot individually with you to best suit your personal schedule. The interview will take place virtually or – if you would like to take the opportunity to visit HHL – on-site.

      The admission interview usually takes 1 hour and consists of two parts:

      1. Personal interview (35 min)

      The competencies focused on during the interview are:

      1. Problem-solving abilities (analytical abilities, structuring, flexibility, creativity, business understanding)
      2. Personality (ability to work in a team, maturity, self-confidence, communication skills)
      3. Leadership potential (leadership ability, motivation and energy, profit orientation)
      1. Presentation and discussion (15 min + 10 min)

      For the presentation, you will receive a topic two days before the interview takes place.

      The following aspects will be evaluated:

      1. Presentation (problem identification, outline and structure, synthesis ability, creativity and originality)
      2. Discussion (assessment ability, argumentation, critical faculty)
      3. Personality (appearance, theoretical ability, self-confidence)

      After a successful interview, your complete application will be discussed by our admissions committee. You will be informed about the decision approximately 7-10 days after the interview.

        A key requirement for admission to HHL’s Master and MBA programs is a standardized test like the GMAT, GRE, or the HHL Entry Test. This test helps evaluate candidates’ suitability for advanced business studies. It is the the standardized part of the application, enabling fair comparisons between diverse applicants. Unsure about what to expect? We compiled an informative test overview, check it out:

        Admission Tests – Facts & Figures

        We are always available to answer questions:

        Jana Vogel
        Director Program Marketing
        Milena Vogelmann
        Manager Student Affairs (Master in Management / Master in Management | Finance)
        Johannes Markert
        Manager Student Affairs (Master in Entrepreneurship)