European Ivy League


HHL Campus and Kick-it Soccerhalle, Leipzig (on-site)


June 07-08, 2024

1.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. (CEST)


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Join the Leading Business School Soccer Tournament in Europe

  • Connect with Industry Giants: Network with top companies in a casual, fun-filled atmosphere during your studies.​
  • European Ivy League Experience: Dive into the leading student soccer tournament, a brainchild of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.​
  • Exclusive Opportunities: Engage with leading consultancies and banks, as over 150 students from Europe’s top business schools join this unique initiative.​
  • Blend of Soccer and Insights: Gain hands-on experience from workshops and enjoy a soccer tournament for a dynamic experience.​
  • Ready for the Adventure? If an informal yet impactful networking experience with a dash of soccer excitement sounds appealing, European Ivy League is your next destination! ⚽​

The event language is English.


Arrival DayTournament Day
Friday - June 07, 2024Saturday - June 08, 2024
01:00 p.m.Arrival & Registration at HHL Campus10:00 a.m.Arrival at the football hall & warm up
01:45 p.m.Welcome speech by Prof. Zuelch10:30 a.m.Football Tournament: Group Stage
02:00 p.m.Introduction of the case study by Adidas12:00 a.m.Lunch
02:30 p.m.Work on case Study01:00 p.m.Football Tournament : Finals
04:00 p.m.Case study presentation05:00 p.m.Winners Ceremony
05:00 p.m.Evaluation of the case study and prize distribution06:00 p.m.Personal Time
05:45 p.m.Company presentation08:00 p.m.Networking and dinner
06:45 p.m.Career fair10:00 p.m.Afterparty (Optional)
08:30 p.m.Dinner

European Ivy League (EIL) 

The European Ivy League (EIL) is the leading Business School Soccer Tournament in Europe. It is HHL’s oldest student initiative with HHL students organizing the event. Founded in 1997, the EIL has grown and increased its fan base every year and reached up to 150 participants. The goal of the oldest student initiative is to bring business and sports together by hosting a 3-day event with career fairs, expert talks, and to top it all off, a soccer tournament. Learn about top leaders in football, get to know interesting companies, expand your business network, and take part in HHL’s oldest student initiative.
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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. The goal of the oldest business school in German-speaking Europe is to educate entrepreneurial, responsible and effective business leaders. HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services. Study programs include Master in Management programs (General Management, Finance), a Master in Entrepreneurship program as well as  MBA programs (General Management, Finance). All programs can be completed full-time or mostly also part-time. HHL also runs a Doctoral Program. The HHL Executive Education offers state-of-the-art management seminars for executive talents. Besides its main campus in Leipzig, the university maintains study locations in Cologne and Munich. HHL is accredited by AACSB International and ACQUIN.