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Are you looking for a Master program that perfectly prepares you for managerial positions at top international companies or consultancies? Or do you dream of starting your own company and living out your own success story? The Master in Management Program at HHL will open doors to completely new career opportunities, tailored to your aspirations! At HHL not only will you receive a degree from one of the most renowned business schools in Europe, but you’ll also boost your career to new levels. The Master in Management program will make you more innovative, more responsible, and more successful as a future leader. It will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate and excel in the fast-changing, increasingly digital and ever more globalized world of the future. We invite you to join our exclusive, tight-knit, international community with an innovative, success-driven and entrepreneurial mindset!
Our student ambassadors are here to share their experiences of HHL and to answer any questions you may have about their HHL journey, their student life and their advice on how to make the most of your studies. Simply browse our list of ambassadors, choose the student of the program you are interested in and start the conversation.
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Your personal aspirations are at the centre of the entire program – from the content to the practical experience. Thanks to the flexibility of the Master in Management program at HHL, it can be adapted to your individual career path. You decide whether to complete the program in 21 or 24 months. You select the focus of the program according to your personal and professional interests. You choose how to shape your practical experience.
Your Master in Management studies at HHL will equip you with all the tools to become a responsible and effective leader and manager – be it in an international company, reputable consultancy, or an innovative startup. In addition to leading you to a deepened understanding of state-of-the-art business management concepts, our Master in Management program will also strengthen the skills that will ensure your success in management in the digital and fast-paced future.
The full-time Master’s program consists of the following elements designed to educate and train innovative, responsible, and successful future leaders: The Welcome Weeks, Essentials, Elective Essentials, Business Competencies, and the General Management Deep-Dives!
The “Welcome Week” offers a dive into the #hhlspirit. Our students get to know classmates from all of our programs and from all corners of the world, both virtually and on-site. This community event lays the foundation for a powerful network that will support them not only through their studies but far beyond.
This is where you start your HHL journey and take a deep breath of our school’s DNA. We do not only onboard your diverse class in what is essential in terms of hard skills but also develop your entrepreneurial spirit as well as your sense for teamwork and community. Moreover, we want to help you in becoming the best version of yourself by learning meaningful selfleadership frameworks and gaining awareness for the cross-functional abilities needed to excel in a modern business world.
|Essentials (10 ECTS)|
|Integrated Case Study - Finance, Reporting, Strategy, Marketing, Logistics (7 ECTS)||Economics (5 ECTS)|
|Problem Solving & Communication (5 ECTS)||Negotiation (5 ECTS)|
|Ethics & Sustainability (5 ECTS)||Leading Yourself & Self-Reflection (3 ECTS)|
With the opportunity to choose three modules out of a broad set of thrilling off erings, you will lay the foundation for your Deep Dive choices while broadening your horizon. Strengthen your competitive advantage and further develop your skills obtained in your previous (academic) career or dive into something new and complement your existing skillset with new capabilities.
|Quantitative Economics||Entrepreneurship||Finance & Accounting||Business Management|
|International Macroeconomics (5 ECTS)||Disruptive Technology & Business Models (5 ECTS)||Financial Analysis & Modelling (5 ECTS)*||Organizational Behavior (5 ECTS)|
|Managerial Decision Making (5 ECTS)||Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)||Entrepreneurial Finance (5 ECTS)*||Value Chain Management (5 ECTS)|
|Coding & Data Literacy (5 ECTS)*||Competitiveness (5 ECTS)|
|International Study Trip (5 ECTS)|
Working on a real-life project, studying abroad or completing internships: The practical experience you gain and the connections you build will serve you far beyond graduation and equip you with an invaluable network.
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:
Student Consulting Project
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.
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 140 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. Read about our students’ experiences in
For us, the cooperation with HHL and their young inspiring students from all over the world was a unique experience offering a win-win result for all parties: The company Porsche and the students of HHL. We all shared our stories, practices and skills to reveal fresh ideas for new products, services and consumer experiences.
Many of the HHL students have practical experience through previous internships. The often diverse academic backgrounds are complemented by a sophisticated HHL study program. We at Roland Berger are looking for special characters – and we find them at HHL.
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:
|Strategic Management (15 ECTS)||Financial Decision Making (15 ECTS)||Transformation Management (15 ECTS)||Digital Entreprenurship (15 ECTS)|
|Global Strategy (5 ECTS)||Corporate Valuation & M&A (5 ECTS)||Innovation Management & Corporate Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)||Online Marketing & Customer Analytics (5 ECTS)|
|Growth Management (5 ECTS)||Capital Market Theory & Investments (5 ECTS)||Change Management (5 ECTS)||Business Plan Seminar: Starting up your digital venture (10 ECTS)|
|Stakeholder Communication (5 ECTS)||Risk Management of Corporations (5 ECTS)||Customer Value Creation (5 ECTS)|
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.
HHL‘s award winning Career Service supports you to discover and unfold your individual potential – from the very first moment at HHL. Top recruiters coming to campus offer extraordinary career opportunities to kick-start your career.
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When it comes to entrepreneurship, HHL takes the lead – among business schools and across Europe. As a small university with global reach, we prioritize both the individual development of the entrepreneurial spirit and the collective strengthening of an international network. At HHL we live and breathe entrepreneurship. You can’t learn how to think like an entrepreneur, how to feel if a business idea has potential, or how to have the courage and power to take risks out of a textbook. Our approach is practical, and that is how we breed success; HHL’s alumni have founded over 300 startups, creating more than 40,000 jobs!
The HHL Digital Space is based on the HHL campus in Leipzig and supports early stage founders together with established companies in their entrepreneurial pursuit with a dedicated 12-week incubation program and workshops. The main goal is to connect founding teams, equip them with business and tech knowledge and provide an open platform to empower entrepreneurship. hhl-digital.space
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. spinlab.co
HHL is a small and tight-knit community of students, alumni, staff and professors from around the world. At HHL you can always approach our highly engaged faculty and staff members. We are happy to lend an ear and support you in any way we can. After all, your success is our success. We actively live up to it and make sure that our students and alumni do too!
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 3,300 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.
Leipzig is open, international and vibrant. Located at the crossroads of historic European trade routes, Leipzig prides itself on its 1,000-year tradition of commercial vitality and its reputation as a meeting place for science and the arts. Beyond its modern infrastructure, what makes Germany’s fastest growing city so popular and dynamic is its rapidly expanding economy, housing world-famous brands such as Porsche, BMW, DHL and Amazon. HHL, the first “Handelshochschule” in German-speaking Europe, was established back in 1898 and therefore laid the foundation for Leipzig’s profound management education early on. Parks, cafés, bars, clubs and lakes invite you to enjoy a welcome break from your studies. Plus, Berlin and all that it has to offer is just one hour away. And the best of it all? Living expenses in Leipzig are affordable for students!
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.
Our Master in Management student community is a carefully selected collegial network of motivated peers who will help you reach your full potential. For this reason, handpicking our students is very important to us. We not only take hard facts into consideration, such as bachelor grades or GMAT but also your personality, your motivation and your ambition.
Do you want to be part of the HHL community and experience HHL’s unique student life? Then start your educational journey with HHL now!
Are you unsure if your profile fits with our admission criteria? Please contact us and we will help you to find out with our free pre-application service.
Admission Test Days:
HHL offers 4 on-campus admission days (see below). You can choose in which day you want to participate.
For applicants who are unable to attend the on-site admissions day, we offer virtual admissions interviews. We will arrange the timeslot individually with you to best suit your personal schedule.
Due to our limited capacities, it is beneficial to submit your application at your earliest possible convenience.
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 the first contact 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 investment in a Master in Management degree at HHL is definitely worth it. With an average starting salary of EUR 69,000, HHL graduates rank among the best-paid Master’s graduates!
The tuition fees for the complete program amount to EUR 32,000. We offer a tuition fee reduction if you submit your complete application by the following Early Bird deadlines*:
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.
*The early bird discount is offered to those who have uploaded all mandatory documents and submitted their application by these deadlines and have successfully passed the interview as well as the GMAT/GRE within 1 month of the deadlines.
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 are payable on October 1 and March 1 of the first study year. The third and fourth installments, in the amount of EUR 6,000 are payable on September 1 and March 1 of the second study year.
Are you curious about experiencing HHL for yourself? You are welcome to visit us on campus. Do not miss the opportunity to talk to our students or experience our professors in a lecture. Please feel free to contact us at any time, we look forward to hearing from you!