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We care about your educational journey – This is our promise to you


At HHL, we believe that learning is a journey that should never end. We are now living in times of great uncertainty and everyone here at HHL is committed to helping you
 with any concern you may have regarding your own personal educational journey.

That’s why we’ve created the HHL Promise. It is a promise that’s allows you to start your graduate program at HHL to secure the best possible future for yourself.  

Our MBA Promise

We are here to help you with any concerns you may have regarding your own personal educational journey. That is our MBA Promise. It allows you to start your career in Germany and beyond.

We will enroll you in fall 2020, so you can experience the full HHL spirit starting from day one. We will begin with classes on campus in January 2021 because we know that your MBA experience depends on networking and interactive exchange.

We care about your education – this is our promise to you. 

Our MBA Promise

MBA Details

Our full-time MBA students will start their program in September 2020 together with all other new students. This gives you the opportunity to start networking from day one on. However, as international travel might still be restricted and local visa authorities might not be up to full efficiency yet by Fall, campus lectures will start in January 2021. In the meantime you have the opportunity to take online language classes or audit selected courses of other programs on campus. Additionally, we will have online networking and social events.

We will start our part-time MBA program as planned, in March 2021. While we plan to have the courses mainly on campus, we will also be prepared to selectively offer courses online, if overall safety regulations require us to do so.

When will I need to start to pay my first fee installment?

As the on campus lectures will only start in the beginning of 2021 your first installment will be due only in the beginning of 2021. For the Fall term, we will give you the opportunity to access our library as well as start with German lessons online. If you are already on campus in Fall, you will also be able to sit in selected classes from other programs.

Our Master in Management Promise

We want to make sure to find the right solutions for your personal educational journey without compromising on the excellence of our programs. That is why we have created our Master in Management Promise. It is a promise that allows you to start your graduate program at HHL this fall.

We will start the new classes as planned in September 2020.  We intend to open the campus and have lectures at our three locations. However, we are prepared to begin with online courses in the first few weeks, if overall safety and hygiene regulations require us to do so.

We care about your education – this is our promise to you. 

Our Promise

Master in Management Details

We will start the new class (General Management and Finance) as planned in September 2020. We intend to open the campus and have lectures in class. However, we are prepared to begin with online courses in the first few weeks, if overall safety and hygiene regulations require us to do so.

For current M.Sc. students: The campus and the study locations will be closed until the end of August.We plan to return on campus for the Fall term and to continue with offline classes. However, we are prepared to switch to online courses again, if overall safety regulations require us to do so. Right now we can assure you that all our programs are on track and all planned graduation timelines ares afe.

Digitized admission process for the 2020 intake

Adapted Application Process

As an innovative business school, HHL quickly adapted to the new requirements. We are currently conducting all academic, program-related, and admissions-oriented activities digitally.  Furthermore, the HHL admission team is ready to help prospective students with a simplified application process. Effective immediately, the following changes hold:

  1. GMAT/GRE can be substituted by the online HHL Entry Test, which can be taken at any time from home.
  2. English skills will be tested during the admission interview as an alternative to the TOEFL/IELTS
  3. The admission test day for full-time M.Sc. applicants will be held virtually. To meet your personal schedule, we offer individually arranged interviews with an HHL professor, which consist of two parts: a personal interview  (30 min) as well as a presentation followed by an Q & A session (30 min) on a topic provided by HHL in advance.
  4. The proof of basic knowledge in a second modern foreign language (besides English and the mother tongue) for the M.Sc. programs is not required.
  5. The submission of one letter of recommendation (German or English) is sufficient.

These changes are to ensure that everyone has continued opportunities to apply for HHL’s programs, regardless of geographic mobility and test center closures. We are looking forward to guiding you through the process so we can welcome you for the intake 2020 as a new student on our Leipzig Campus and at our study locations in Cologne and Munich. Please contact us via e-mail or phone for any questions or concerns.

Looking for ways to discover more about HHL? Please browse our virtual events below. You are very welcome to register, we are looking forward to share the digital HHL experience with you.

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