Part-time Master in Management – set a new course for your career

Program Overview

Part-time Master in Management

Program Start

  • September (Application deadline: June 20)

Program Structure

  • 24-30 months
  • 7-8 weekend courses + 2 residential weeks per year

Study Locations

  • Leipzig, Cologne or Munich


  • M.Sc. (University)

International Perspective

  • Optional term abroad
  • 140 partner universities

Language of Instruction

  • 100% English

We help people to develop into responsible managers with an entrepreneurial mindset and leadership capabilities.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner
HHL Dean, Chairholder Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Chair of Strategic Management and Digital Entrepreneurship

Part-time Master in Management (M.Sc.) Program

Are you ready to make the leap into the next step in your career? Do you want to take your career prospects to new heights with a Master’s degree from one of Europe’s most renowned business schools? Do you want to do this while maintaining the stability of your current job? Our part-time Master in Management program can be your personal career booster! HHL is the only university in Germany to offer such a part-time Master’s program. Whether you have a University, FH or BA degree, at HHL you can get a university-level, AACSB and ACQUIN accredited Master’s degree, and even have the option to pursue a doctoral program after graduating!

3 study locations

Optional term abroad

60 % salary increase

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Boost your career with a part-time Master in Management

The part-time Master program at HHL fast-tracks your career. Prioritize the advancement of your career without losing the stability of your current position. Become that business development manager, that business analyst, that consultant or that executive assistant to the CEO – our university level, part-time Master in Management program will open up entirely new career opportunities for you.

#7 worldwide for Alumni Salary and Career Service

FT Masters in Management Ranking 2020

HHL Career Service

It’s an easy climb up the career ladder with our HHL Career Service

In a recent Financial Times Master in Management Ranking, our Career Development Team was ranked 6th worldwide! This is no coincidence, as our experienced psychologists and career experts have long perfected the mix between 1-to-1 coaching, personality tests, workshops and other tools. They help you discover what unique skills and strengths set you apart. Together, you will tailor a personal career plan to significantly increase your prospects and reach your career goals successfully and rapidly.

We will be at your side throughout your job search. Our Career Development Team will:

  • check your CV
  • prepare you for interviews, recruiting processes and salary negotiations
  • put you in touch with alumni in the business sector you aspire to enter
  • strengthen your capacities
  • share effective methods to make the job market work for you
  • provide access to job postings and exclusive recruiting events on campus with leading companies.

With passion and commitment, and our famous personal touch, we pave the way for your success and help you land that dream job!

Employment Statistics

Your Master program at HHL also pays off financially. Look forward to a sizeable salary upgrade after graduating. Let the numbers speak for themselves: on average, our graduates experience a 54 percent increase in their salaries! The salary after completing our Master in Management program averages EUR 75,000. Curious to find out more? You can find everything you need to know about job prospects and salaries on our current Employment Report.

Bettina Heilemann
Consultant at McKinsey&Company

HHL prepared me very well when it comes to McKinsey’s speed, complex problem solving and structured thinking.

Max Joos
Consultant at Accenture GmbH

My decision to study at HHL paved my way into management consulting and improved my personal development.

Thorsten Daniel
Director Global Project Management at Arvato SCM Solutions

HHL’s part-time Master in Management program paved my way for both personal and career development. In my day-to-day work, I particularly benefit from the provided tool kit based on the individual combination of exciting majors such as entrepreneurship, strategy, and finance as well as its depth of content. Gained skills such as leadership, problem-solving, and negotiation are indispensable in today’s fast-moving business world. Furthermore, by studying a semester abroad I was able to further grow my international mindset.

Tobias Rasche
Co-founder and CEO of YPTOKEY

It’s not just an empty phrase that entrepreneurship and the spirit of reasoning is something you take into your own hands and do, and that’s something you live and breathe in all lectures at HHL.

The program: Flexible and tailored to your needs!

The HHL part-time Master in Management program is specifically designed for young professionals and high-potentials. The part-time Master in Management program allows you to build on your previous qualifications alongside your profession and thereby open up brand new possibilities for your career. The program’s flexibility allows you to reconcile your current job with your aspirations to gain a Master’s degree. This also means providing you with the most convenient location to accommodate your study schedule amidst your current responsibilities. Leipzig, Cologne or Munich? The choice is yours!

We also ensure that the study times are compatible with your current occupation. The Master in Management program starts in September, has a duration of two years and consists of seven to eight lecture weekends per year. You will only need to be present on the HHL campus in Leipzig for two residential weeks each year. Depending on your workload and the choice of optional term abroad, you can prolong the program to 33 months – with no additional fees!

To allow you to maximize the benefits of the program, we offer you the flexibility of focusing the program according to your personal preferences and professional goals. The program consists of three segments; the Welcome Weeks, the General Management Essentials, and the General Management Deep Dives.

Time Schedule Part-time Master in Management

Time schedule part-time M.Sc. program

Year 1Year 2
Residential weeks1 introduction week in Fall, 1 residential week in Spring2 residential weeks (Fall and Spring)
Weekend courses7-8 course weekends in Leipzig, Cologne or Munich, Friday 12:30 pm - Sunday 5:00 pm7-8 course weekends in Leipzig, Cologne or Munich, Friday 12:30 pm - Sunday 5:00 pm

1. Welcome Week

1. Welcome Week: Where your HHL adventure starts!

Regardless of the study location you select, your part-time Master program will kick-off with the Welcome Weeks on the HHL campus in Leipzig. 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 connections that will support you not only through your studies, but far beyond. You will be welcomed into the HHL community, getting to know the faculty and the HHL team that will support you through all aspects of the program. Your first courses of the HHL General Management Essentials block will begin your transformation into the future leader of your aspirations.

2. General Management Essentials

Get the skills of the future today!

This is where you lay the foundation for your management career. Three pillars impart a balanced mix of fundamental and state-of-the-art management knowledge:

Business Administration & Economics

In addition to fundamental business administration and economics courses, this pillar includes one of the Master in Management 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. 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 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.

Part-time M.Sc. – General Management Essentials

Business Administration & EconomicsLeadership & ReflectionEntrepreneurship & Disruption
Integrated Case StudyBusiness EthicsEntrepreneurship and agile working methods
International MacroeconomicsLeading yourself and self-reflectionCoding and data literacy
MicroeconomicsLeading others, HR and organizational behaviourDisruptive Technologies and Business Models
CompetitivenessProblem Solving and Communication

3. General Management Deep Dives

3. General Management Deep Dives: Set a focus

Depending on goals, career paths and personalities, the DeepDives will provide you with the opportunity to specialize on those topics that will benefit your personal and professional development. Together with our Career Development team and our faculty, you will discover which Deep Dives will help you on the career path you aspire to take. You can select two from four possible tracks:

  • Strategic Management – for business developers and pioneers
  • Financial Decision Making – for financial experts and executive consultants
  • Transformation Management – for trendsetters and visionaries
  • International Experience – for explorers and outside-the-box thinkers

To complete your deep dives, you can additionally choose from three further options, depending on your needs and priorities.

  • One or two courses from not selected Deep-Dives
  • Extra courses from a term abroad
  • International Study Trip
Strategic ManagementFinancial Decision MakingTransformation ManagementInternational Experience
Global StrategyFinancial Analysis & ModellingInnovation Management & Corporate EntrepreneurshipStudy Abroad
Strategic Brand ManagementCorporate Valuation & M&ACustomer Value Creation
Value Chain ManagementCorporate Finance & Private EquityChange Management
Online Marketing & Customer AnalyticsStakeholder CommunicationGrowth Management

HHL Professors

Learning from leading experts and select practitioners

The HHL professors who accompany and support you throughout your studies are respected experts in their fields and rely on practice-oriented and interactive teaching. At HHL you will also benefit from the know-how 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 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 order to ensure the bridge to practice in the part-time Master in Management Program, leading practitioners with a wide range of professional expertise actively contribute to your learning experience. High-profile personalities from business and society regularly teach Master in Management classes as visiting lecturers, including successful entrepreneurs, leading consultants, experienced executives and innovators from the startup world.

Stronger together!

Our part-time Master in Management classes are marked by a unique team spirit that stems from a common goal and a common philosophy. Classmates come together from such diverse sectors and companies like Allianz, BP, IBM, BASF, Ernst & Young, Lufthansa, KPMG, Osram, Porsche, Siemens, Telekom and Vodafone. Their goal is to advance their careers alongside their current occupations. And at HHL our students quickly learn that we are stronger together. This belief underpins the strong network of friendships and business contacts that are formed throughout the studies and that accompanies our graduates for life.

Class Statistics

  • Average age: 25
  • Age range: 21 – 30
  • Group size: up to 25 (per study location)
  • Percentage of women: 34%
  • Average work experience: 2.5 years
  • Number of companies represented: 45
Lea-Victoria Jablowski

Just by visiting the HHL website, you can tell what you can achieve by completing the program: increasing your own market value, expanding your personal network and meeting new people who are equally ambitious.

Manuel Gilg
Convista Consulting AG

The program is very well-structured and especially for me as a consultant the content of the program perfectly fits my career goals.

Henrik Sanders

The stimulating environment and working in teams together with other highly motivated young professionals is what I enjoy most.

Your Window to Life@HHL

Studying abroad: The world is calling!

From New York to Paris, Stockholm to Moscow, Beijing to Hong Kong, Singapore to Rio de Janeiro: your dream of exploring the world, getting to know new countries, learning about new cultures and establishing international contacts can finally come true at HHL! Most part-time programs don’t allow this kind of international experience, but at HHL you are able to opt for a term abroad at one of our 135 partner universities. And this has proven to be a very popular option – 30 percent of our part-time M.Sc. students choose to study abroad for a term. We support you throughout the process – from choosing the partner university that most benefits your future career plans to organize the exchange and even throughout your stay abroad.

Leipzig, Cologne or Munich: The choice is yours!

Three fantastic cities with the perfect infrastructure for your part-time Master in Management: It is entirely your decision if you choose to study in Leipzig, Cologne or Munich. Our weekend courses are available at your location of choice. And if you happen to miss a course at one location, you are welcome to catch up at another one. You will have the opportunity to bond and network with your fellow part-time M.Sc. classmates from all locations during our residential weeks on the HHL campus in Leipzig.

Exceptional cities, exceptional study locations.

The HHL campus in Leipzig is centrally located, yet surrounded by idyllic parks and rivers. You will experience an inspiring multicultural atmosphere and real campus flair. Just a few minutes from the city center and on the banks of the Elster river, our campus is a popular meeting-point for students from around the world! In Cologne, we make full use of the ultra-modern STARTPLATZ directly in the MediaPark – the hot spot of the startup ecosystem in Rheinland and well-known in the world of startups and beyond. In Munich, we welcome you to the campus of the Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (HDBW) which provides our students not only with full access to their facilities, but also with an inspiring study environment.

Leverage the global HHL network!

HHL not only offers you a university degree from one of Germany’s top business schools but also provides access to a priceless global network of experts, strategists, colleagues and supporters. You will establish business contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.

HHL Alumni Network

HHL alumni foster particularly strong and active ties. They are represented 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 2,900 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. Have a look at some of the companies, where our alumni occupy strategic management positions.

Take your next step up the ladder today!

+++ The application deadline for the intake 2021 has passed. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested in starting your educational journey with us this year. +++

A part-time management study program at HHL allows you to unlock brand new career opportunities right alongside your current job. The program is therefore very popular and competitive and a careful selection process is very important to us. We don’t just take your academic grades into account, but also your career development to date, your personality, your motivation and your career goals. Whether you have a FH, BA or University degree, your chances for being admitted into the Master of Science in Management at HHL are the same!

Is HHL right for you? Are you right for us? Let’s find out together! We look forward to receiving your application.

Start your application today!

Application Process

After receiving your completed application, you will be invited for a phone or in-person interview with one of our professors. Here we want to find out more about your personal motivation for the part-time Master’s degree at HHL. Following this, our HHL Entry Test – or alternatively, the GMAT – is a requirement to show us your capability to succeed in the program. Our admissions committee will then deliberate and get back to you with an answer.

Yes or no? We won’t keep you in the dark. Our rolling admissions allow us to get back to you with a final decision within 6 weeks of receiving your completed application. Remember, the sooner you apply, the sooner you will have a decision, so you can plan your next steps!

And one more word of advice: Students are required to have at least 210 ECTS credits to start the program. If you’re not quite there yet, you can get the missing credits recognized through work experience.


The personal selection process at HHL includes a 30-minute interview with one of our professors. In this English speaking interview we would like to learn more about your personal motivation for the part-time master program at HHL. In the second part of the interview, we test your analytical skills with a small case study, among other things.

The interviews will be held either in person or by telephone.

Admission Criteria

  1. Bachelor degree in Business Administration or equivalent business-related programs, e.g. Business Informatics,  Business Psychology, Business Law, Economics, Industrial Engineering etc. (with a minimum of 210 ECTS, of which 40 – 60 credits in business-related subjects, applicants with less than 210 ECTS but at least 180 ECTS can acquire the missing credits by approved professional competencies)
  2. Min. of 3 months relevant practical experience
  3. HHL Entry Test (alternatively GMAT)
  4. Very good English skills e.g. TOEFL or IELTS (to be submitted by the start of the program at the latest)

Application Documents

As an applicant you have to hand in the following documents to be able to submit your application:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of motivation
  3. Copy of general qualification for university entrance
  4. Current / final transcript of an above average Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration which is equivalent to min. 180 ECTS credits (For less than 210 credits, the missing credits must be proven through professional experience)
  5. Portrait Photo

Further application documents are (can be submitted during the application process):

  1. Proof of a minimum of 3 months relevant practical work experience
  2. 1 letter of recommendation or 1 current work certificate (in German or English)
  3. Copy of Diploma Supplement (if already available)
  4. Proof of very good skills in English (e.g. TOEFL of 90+ ibt, IELTS 7+)
  5. HHL Entry Test (alternatively GMAT)

Application Deadline

The next part-time Master in Management classes (study locations Leipzig, Cologne or Munich) are starting in September 2021.

Early Bird Deadline: February 28, 2021 – Receive EUR 2,500 off your tuition!
Final Application Deadline: June 20, 2021

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions regarding the part-time Master in Management program and the application process or would like an individual consultation, please contact Kathrin Schmidt.

Part-time M.Sc. at HHL: Education that pays off!

The part-time Master program does not only improve your career prospects but also increases your chances for a sizeable salary upgrade. Our statistics showcase this; HHL part-time M.Sc. graduates earn an average of 54 percent more than before their studies! On average, the annual salary for our graduates is EUR 75,000. The investment in your future is therefore definitely worth it!

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the part-time Master in Management program amount to EUR 29,500, whether you choose to complete the program in 24 or 30 months. Candidates who apply for the program by February 28 will benefit from a fee reduction of EUR 2,500. The early bird discount is offered to those who have uploaded all first mandatory documents and submitted their application by this deadline and have successfully passed the interview as well as the HHL Entry Test by the end of March. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, the payment of the commitment fee must be transferred by the end of April.

The tuition fee covers all of HHL’s teaching services, as well as course materials and catering at the study locations. If selected, the optional term abroad at one of our partner universities is also included in this amount. Only accommodation and travel expenses are not covered.

Payment Terms

Pay your tuition fee step by step!

After you have been admitted to HHL, we ask that you make a down payment of EUR 1,000 to secure your place in the part-time M.Sc. program. The remaining costs will have to be paid in two instalments at the beginning of the first and second study year. Quarterly payments are also possible upon request.

Do you have any other questions regarding tuition fees and financing? Contact us straight away. We’re happy to help.

Financing Options

We gladly support you in financing your studies. Various financing options are available. We also offer scholarships for particularly committed and outstanding applicants. How do you obtain a scholarship? Win us over not just with your excellent academic record but also your personality.

And keep in mind:
Your tuition fees are tax-deductible as an anticipated income-related expense. Check out our brochure (in German) for tips. Please contact your own tax consultant for further details.

Any further questions? Please feel free to contact us at any time!

Are you curious about experiencing HHL for yourself? You are welcome to visit us in Leipzig, Cologne or Munich, to get to know our faculty and the HHL team better. Do not miss this 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!

Kathrin Schmidt
Program Consultant