An MBA can open new doors for your personal and professional development. Whether you’re looking to shoot up the career ladder, to reinvent yourself in a new function or industry, or to get an entry into a new job market, an MBA from HHL can get you there. And you will have a memorable experience, grow as a person and make connections for life in the process. Scroll on down to find out more.
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HHL’s Career Development repeatedly receives a top rank worldwide. 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. How do we do this? We will
With passion and commitment, and our famous personal touch, we will pave the way for a successful and fulfilling career. Our Career Development and your access to our network will serve you for life!
Did you know that Germany’s visa regulations are very favorable for international students looking to enter the German job market? The student visa allows you to stay in Germany up to 18 months after completing your studies? That gives you plenty of time to find the right career path for you, especially considering our graduates’ employment rates.
HHL alumni become part of your learning experience as guest lecturers, are available to answer career-related questions, and support the new HHL generation with their know-how, experience, and insider tips for the job search. Many alumni become mentors to HHL students. They make it possible for students to visit their companies, provide opportunities for gaining valuable practical insights, and establish connections to important contacts and decision-makers.
Do you want to take advantage of the many important and international contacts of our HHL network from the beginning of your studies? Then take this opportunity to join our Alumni Association for free! Read more here
For a rapid and successful return to your professional life
The Fast Track is perfect if you wish to return to your job as soon as possible. In just 12 months we will prepare you for the next big step in your career. Even the following three months set aside for your Master’s thesis is designed to accommodate this quick return to your working life, as you can write your thesis on a company-related topic!
Please note, you must have completed at least 210 ECTS in your previous studies to be eligible for the Fast Track.
More learning, more experience, more time to network
The Advanced Track is the right choice for you if you wish to broaden your knowledge with a wider spectrum of elective courses, or if you wish to use your time at HHL to build and strengthen your professional network within Germany and beyond.
In 21 month, you have the option of:
In addition to leading you to a deepened understanding of state-of-the-art business management concepts, our MBA program will also strengthen the skills that will ensure your success in management in the digital and fast-paced future. Digital skills, creativity, problem-solving skills, perseverance, leadership and intercultural management; these are just a few of the skills that empower HHL graduates to drive innovation and to take the risks necessary to manage successfully in the rapidly changing business landscape. At HHL your personal growth is at the centre because we believe this is fundamental for professional advancement. You will be challenged on all levels to reach your true potential.
The Welcome Weeks offer a plunge 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 of contacts that will support you not only through your studies but far beyond. Refresher courses on business management fundamentals will also ease you into the 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 knowledge.
In addition to fundamental business administration and economics courses, this pillar includes one of the MBA program’s highlights. You will deal with an integrated case study offering an in-depth and interdisciplinary experience of real-life problem-solving, drawing on perspectives that span many facets of business.
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.
Entrepreneurial minds are in great demand in today’s world. HHL has you covered! 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, coding and databases, explore new, digital, data-driven and creative business models and Industry 4.0, and actively engage with the disruptive technologies that are shaping today’s market, such as A.I., robotics, Blockchain and the IoT.
Our Deep Dives will allow you to focus on those topics that will benefit your personal and professional development most. If you opt for the Fast Track you choose 2 out of 8. In the Advanced Track you select at least 4 Deep Dives:
In the Advanced Track you have a number of options at no additional cost:
The practical experience you gain and the connections you build will serve you far beyond graduation.
Are you an international student looking to launch your career in Germany after your MBA studies? Then German skills will give you a large advantage! HHL, therefore, offers you the possibility to learn German throughout the program with our tailored language courses offered for all levels. For those particularly committed students among you, we also offer an intensive beginner’s German course in August, prior to the start of the MBA program. For further questions and German course registration, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Throughout the MBA program, you will be supported by our exceptional HHL professors. Here you are never just a number; our professors are always approachable and have your personal growth at heart. All HHL professors are respected experts in their fields and rely on practice-oriented and interactive teaching. At HHL you will also benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our visiting professors from around the world – be it Canada, France, Ireland, Belgium, UK, Switzerland or India. 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 their professional careers.
To ensure the bridge to practice in the full-time MBA Program, leading practitioners with a wide range of professional expertise actively contribute to your learning experience. High-profile personalities from the business and social spheres regularly teach MBA classes as visiting lecturers, including successful entrepreneurs, leading consultants, experienced executives or innovators from the startup world.
HHL offers one of the most innovative MBA programs in the world and received an ‘outstanding’ score in the AméricaEconomia MBA Ranking 2021, which places HHL closely behind world-leading institutions such as Stanford Graduate School of Business and Yale School of Management when it comes to innovation.
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 EUR 700, while the average living costs in Germany are estimated at EUR 861.
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 104 for students under 30, EUR 50+ for students over 30*
_Books & Printing: EUR 10
_Food: EUR 200
_Leipzig Student Union fees/transport: EUR 39**
_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 235.50.
Find out everything you need to know before and after arriving in Germany, from visa requirements, health insurance, and housing to residence permits:
Our MBA program is made up of students from across the globe, with backgrounds ranging from engineering and medicine to music. They bring with them experiences from a diversity of cultures, languages, sectors and companies. This international and diverse setting perfectly prepares our students for their careers in international and intercultural teams and companies.
Small classes and interactive group projects strengthen your intercultural competencies and reinforce the team spirit. Our students, therefore, establish a strong network of friendships and valuable global contacts, which unlocks many a door in their management careers.
Current MBA students come from across the globe, see for yourself:
International competencies are essential for successful managers, consultants, entrepreneurs and executives in an increasingly globalized world. This is why HHL prioritizes maintaining global partnerships. Whether it’s New York, Paris, Moscow, Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong or Sydney; a term abroad at one of our 140 global partner universities will give you an exciting change of perspective. The HHL team will guide you before, during and after your term abroad. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore new countries and new cultures and to expand your own international network.
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! You can take your time until the end of the first term at HHL to choose if you wish to go abroad for a term or for an additional degree. And of course, your HHL team is here to support you!
Conferences, workshops, sporting events and social engagement – HHL students have a range of student initiatives to supplement their studies with. This strengthens the HHL spirit, creates room for new ideas and inspiration, and provides access to valuable contacts. Want to join?
With Trivago, About You and Delivery Hero as examples, HHL is THE breeding ground for startups amongst business schools, setting an example for all of Europe. More than 300 startups were established by HHL alumni, generating more than 25,000 jobs. This is no coincidence, given HHL’s core focus on leadership and entrepreneurship in times of digital transformation.
Our success inspires us to support and expand all things startup. We actively encourage our students to develop their ideas even during their studies. The “HHL SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator” offers a modern co-working space in the middle of the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig’s creative heart. It 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 provided during the program by advising, supporting and establishing the right contacts for your startup dream to take off.
The student initiative Accelerate@HHL regularly organizes company visits at startups, while HHL hosts the annual International Investors Day. Even within the study program students have the opportunity to experience the startup scene in real life, for instance through the Entrepreneur in Residence internship option. You bring the idea, we help you find the tools and contacts to turn it into reality.
A diverse class profile is crucial to an enriching learning experience at HHL. The most recent MBA intake is composed of more women than men.
Start your educational journey at HHL now and become part of our active and diverse network! Get inspired by our numerous, successful alumnae and their personal journeys.
According to the AméricaEconomia MBA Ranking 2021, the HHL MBA has the highest ratio of female students in the world. With a supportive network, HHL inspires and empowers ever more women to pursue management education.
The tuition fees for the MBA program amount to EUR 38,000. We offer a tuition fee reduction if you submit your complete application by the following Early Bird deadlines*:
This covers all tuition including the fees for the term abroad at one of our partner universities.
*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. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, the payment of the commitment fee must be transferred within 2 months of the deadlines.
Of course, the tuition fees at HHL do not have to be paid in one lump sum. The fees will be paid as follows:
The best part? We support the financing of your studies. We offer a range of financing options, as well as a number of scholarship programs for exceptionally driven candidates. How to receive a scholarship? Convince us not only of your outstanding academic and professional records but also of your personality and your ambition.