Mission & Vision

Excellence for Innovative Leadership

Mission & Vision

“We educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurial business leaders through outstanding teaching, research and practice. We are driven by excellence in teaching and research to benefit our students, stakeholders and society. Our academic quality is underscored by our global outlook and a lifelong premier service and support network.”


HHL was the Birthplace of Management Education

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, founded in 1898 as Germany’s first business school, was the birthplace of modern management education. From its inception, HHL has been committed to rigorous management instruction and research, and quickly developed an international reputation. After the peaceful East German revolution of 1989, which started in the streets of Leipzig, HHL rediscovered the entrepreneurial spirit of its founding days and was restructured as a high-performing private business school – again with full university status.


HHL among Germany’s top Business Schools

The philosophy behind all our programs is to focus on the student by offering close student-faculty interaction, in-depth business and academic experience, and at the same time developing the students’ leadership potential and networking skills.


HHL among the top European Business Schools

We continue to build on our highly successful model and reputation for excellence. We update our curriculum according to the needs of global employment markets to further internationalize our expertise and keep HHL at the forefront of business education and professional training. We invite you to become part of HHL’s promising future.

Accreditation & Rankings

Among the leading EMBA
programs worldwide

Top 5 in Germany

Most International University
in Germany

#1 for Entrepreneurship
in Germany