Master in Management
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HHL’s Career Development ranks in the top five globally! This is no coincidence, as our exceptionally qualified and highly committed team of experts support your career strategy from day one. We will help you identify your strengths, develop your skills and systematically focus on reaching your professional goals. From admission through graduation, we pave the way for your success through our individual coaching, our extensive network and our exceptional recruiting events. And our Career Development and your access to our network will continue to serve you for the rest of your life!
The Welcome Weeks offer a dive into the HHL spirit. Through a range of intercultural team-building activities, you will embark on your unforgettable HHL adventure. You will get to know classmates from all of our programs and from all corners of the world and lay the foundation for a powerful network that will support you not only through your studies but far beyond. Refresher courses on business management fundamentals will also ease you into the Master in Management program, and an initial introduction to the Leipzig Leadership Model will begin your transformation into the future leader of your aspirations.
Here you lay the foundation for your management career. Three pillars impart a balanced mix of fundamental and state-of-the-art management know-how:
Business Administration & Economics:
In addition to fundamental business administration and economics courses, this pillar includes one of the M.Sc. program’s highlights. You will deal with an integrated case offering an in-depth and interdisciplinary experience of real-life problem-solving, drawing on perspectives that span many facets of business.
Leadership & Reflection
What will good leadership look like in the future? How can we lead and succeed in an unpredictable, volatile, digital world? How can we find innovative solutions to the increasingly complex problems of today’s world? What are the most effective ways of negotiating in intercultural settings? Prepare yourself for brand new perspectives on such crucial questions within this pillar. You will learn how to reach your own potential so you can successfully lead others and make an impact.
Entrepreneurship & Disruption
Entrepreneurial minds are in great demand in today’s world. With our focus on digital entrepreneurship, we awaken and strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit and know-how in our students. This will empower you to drive innovation and to take the necessary risks to successfully manage the rapidly changing business landscape. You will become proficient at data literacy and databases, explore new, digital and creative business models, and actively engage with the disruptive technologies that are shaping today’s market, such as A.I., robotics, Blockchain and the IoT.
|Business Administration & Economics||Leadership & Reflection||Entrepreneurship & Disruption|
|Integrated Case Study||Business Ethics||Entrepreneurship and Agile Working Methods|
|International Macroeconomics||Leading Yourself and Self-Reflection||Coding and Data Literacy|
|Corporate Governance||Leading Others, HR and Organizational Behavior||Disruptive Technologies and Business Models|
|Competitiveness||Problem Solving and Communication|
|Managerial Decision Making||Negotiation|
Whether working with a company on a real-life problem, studying abroad or gaining practical experience through an internship, the connections and relationships students build will benefit them far beyond graduation. A selection of unique opportunities allows you to apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills:
In the ”Student Consulting Project“ you take on the role of a consultant and actively support companies in solving real-life strategic challenges. This includes working in a variety of intercultural teams and presenting your results to executives and managing directors – situations you prepare for in the program.
Whether consulting, working at an HHL startup or in a social impact project; with an integrated internship we offer you the opportunity to gain practical insights into new sectors and diverse corporate cultures. This is your chance to gain new perspectives, contacts and experience according to your own unique career goals.
Discover new countries, dive into new cultures, and invigorate your intercultural competencies during your term abroad at one of our 135 partner universities in Europe, Asia, Oceania or the Americas. This international experience is your opportunity for personal development and for establishing a global network that will accompany you through your career.
Depending on goals, career paths and personalities, the Deep-Dives will provide you with the opportunity to specialize on those topics that will benefit your personal and professional development. You can select 2 from 4 possible tracks:
To complete your Deep-Dives, you can additionally choose from four further options, depending on your needs and priorities:
|Strategic Management||Financial Decision Making||Transformation Management||Digital Entrepreneurship|
|Global Strategy||Financial Analysis & Modelling||Innovation Management & Corporate Entrepreneurship||Online Marketing & Customer Analytics|
|Value Chain Management||Corporate Valuation & M&A||Customer Value Creation||Entrepreneurial Challenges|
|Strategic Brand Management||Corporate Finance & Private Equity||Change Management||Business Plan Seminar: Starting up your digital venture|
|Stakeholder Communication||Economics of Finance||Growth Management|
With the Master in Management at HHL you are always one step ahead. The HHL professors who accompany and support you throughout your studies are respected experts in their fields and conduct cutting-edge research, often in collaboration with leading German and international partners. The latest research results are immediately incorporated into our Master in Management lectures so that state-of-the-art management knowledge is always in our curriculum.
At HHL you will also benefit from the know-how and expertise of our visiting professors from around the world – be it e.g. Belgium, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Switzerland or the UK. They enrich your learning experience through their comprehensive international exposure. In addition, many of our successful alumni return to the campus as guest lecturers, to share their invaluable practical experience with the next HHL generation and to advise them with insider tips for career advancement.
In the Master in Management Program at HHL we combine academic and practice-oriented management knowledge. This means that leading practitioners with a wide range of professional expertise actively contribute to your learning experience. High-profile personalities from business and science regularly teach M.Sc. classes as visiting lecturers, including successful entrepreneurs, leading consultants, experienced executives and innovators from the startup world.
A modern accelerator and co-working space in the middle of the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig’s creative heart, provides aspiring entrepreneurs with resources, partners and support to develop their ideas. Successful entrepreneurs, potential investors, highly engaged coaches and experienced mentors supplement the know-how gained during the program by advising, supporting and establishing the right contacts for your startup dream to take off.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a consultant. Your challenge is to collaborate in a team of four to six students to advise and support a company in solving a real-life problem. Working closely with both company representatives and HHL faculty, you will learn first-hand what it means to initiate real change.
Would you like to gain consulting experience to help your next application stand out? Would you like a behind-the-scenes sneak-peek of an HHL startup? Or would you rather leave a mark by working on a social impact project? An internship at a company, consultancy, startup or organization of your choice is an integral part of your Master’s studies at HHL. This internship not only helps you build your portfolio but also allows you to broaden your horizons and discover what sector and company culture you will flourish in after receiving your Master’s degree!
One more option for you: An additional degree from one of HHL’s partner universities! Aside from your term abroad, you have the option of receiving an additional degree from one of our global network of partner universities. Don’t worry, there’s no need to decide on your international options just yet! And of course, your HHL team is here to support you!
Our partner universities with double degree options at a glance:
Graduating from HHL not only gives you a degree from one of Germany’s best business schools, but it also means lifelong access to a first-class network of successful entrepreneurs, leading international managers, key players in the startup scene and top-class experts. Friendships and contacts established at HHL will long outlast your studies. HHL alumni are active in over 70 countries, they are well connected, and they support each other and future graduates in a multitude of ways. And there’s more! Many of our over 2,500 alumni frequently return to campus to support the new HHL generation with their know-how and experience and often even recruit students from their alma mater.
The HHL campus is centrally located and, at the same time, surrounded by idyllic parks and rivers. You will experience an inspiring multicultural atmosphere and real campus flair. You also get to take advantage of the adjacent sports department of the University of Leipzig: As an HHL student, you are eligible to use all of their sports facilities and to sign up for sports courses offered by the Leipzig University. And to accommodate a flexible study schedule, we grant our students access to HHL’s premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the library, the study areas and meeting rooms, the lounge and the Student Club any time you want! Intrigued? Please contact us – we would be delighted to show you around our campus in person! We look forward to meeting you!
Leipzig offers students a very high quality of life for extremely affordable prices. In contrast to many other student cities in Germany, Leipzig still has affordable student accommodation. The approximate living costs per month including accommodation in Leipzig are around 650 Euro, while the average living costs in Germany are estimated at 835 Euro.
Here is an overview of the monthly costs that you should take into account during your studies in Leipzig:
_Accommodation: EUR 200-350 for student accommodation or private housing
_Health Insurance: EUR 90 for students under 30, EUR 40+ for students over 30*
_Books & Printing: EUR 10
_Food: EUR 200
_Leipzig Student Union fees/transport: EUR 35**
_Other: EUR 100
Additional one-off starting costs
_Residence permit (only for non-EU citizens without a Stibet scholarship): EUR 110
_Rental bond: EUR 250
Maximum amount of initial costs: EUR 360
*Students under the age of 30 are eligible for public health insurance, students over 30 must get private health insurance, where prices will vary.
**All students must pay this fee, which covers a range of services by the student union, including the semester pass for trams and busses in Leipzig. The semester fee is EUR 216.50.
Find out everything you need to know before and after arriving in Germany, from visa requirements, health insurance, and housing to residence permits.
|Application Round||Application Deadline||Admission Test Day / Virtual Interviews|
|Round 1||November 29, 2020||Individual virtual interviews|
|Round 2||January 10, 2021||Individual virtual interviews|
|Round 3||February 14, 2021||Individual virtual interviews|
|Round 4||March 14, 2021||Admission Test Day on March 24, 2021 / Individual virtual interviews|
|Round 5||April 25, 2021||Admission Test Day on May 07, 2021 / Individual virtual interviews|
|Round 6||May 31, 2021 (non-EU), June 20, 2021 (EU)||Admission Test Day on July 02, 2021 / Individual virtual interviews|
HHL prides itself on adding a personal touch to the admission process through its on-campus admission test days. In addition to the admission interviews with an HHL professor you will have an interview with an HHL alumni and get the chance to make first contacts with company representatives. Furthermore you will have the opportunity to participate in a networking event with current HHL students, get to know the HHL campus, the new Digital Space and explore the city of Leipzig. Last but not least: You will receive the final decision of the admission committee on the same day.
In order to qualify for an admission test day, you need to have submitted all mandatory documents (see below). After a close review of the submitted documents, you will be invited by the admissions office if your profile meets our expectations.
The admission test day has three parts:
The competencies focused on during the interviews are:
For the short presentation, the candidate receives two different topics of which one has to be chosen. One hour of preparation time is given. Each candidate can use his or her own laptop for research. HHL will provide free Wi-Fi.
The following aspects will be evaluated:
As an alternative to the on-campus admission test day, we offer a virtual admission process. After you have submitted your application online and your eligibility for the program has been confirmed, you will be invited to a virtual interview with an HHL professor. We will arrange the timeslot individually with you to best suit your personal schedule.
The virtual admission interview usually takes 1 hour and consists of two parts:
The competencies focused on during the interview are:
For the presentation, you will receive a topic two days before the interview takes place.
The following aspects will be evaluated:
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.
Documents required to submit your application online:
Documents required to complete your application*
*These documents can be submitted later during the application process.
Please pay the application fee of EUR 100 by bank transfer. The application fee will be reimbursed after the start of the program.
Account name: HHL gemeinnuetzige GmbH
Account number: 1100 104 956
Bank code: 860 555 92
IBAN: DE 59 8605 5592 1100 1049 56
Purpose: Application fee for: name of applicant, program, intake
Bank: Sparkasse Leipzig
The tuition fees for the complete Master in Management Program amount to EUR 27,000. This covers all tuition and examination costs and includes the tuition fees for the term abroad at one of our partner universities. And, of course, the fees do not have to be paid in one lump sum. You will pay your tuition fees in four instalments – spread out over two years. For further information, see our payment terms. One more important note: Your tuition fees are tax-deductible as an anticipated income-related expense. Check out our brochure (in German) on this for tips. Please contact your tax consultant for more information.
After having been admitted to HHL, you are required to pay a down payment of EUR 1,000. The remaining fees will be paid as follows: The first and second installments, amounting to EUR 7,000 each, are payable on October 1 and March 1 of the first study year. The third and fourth instalments, in the amount of EUR 6,000 each, are payable on September 1 and March 1 of the second study year.
Additionally, we support you in financing your Master in Management studies. Aside from our range of financing options, we award scholarships to outstanding and particularly driven applicants.
How can you secure a scholarship? Convince us of your excellent record and your exceptional personality (please see documents below). Contact us to learn more, we will be happy to advise you!