Part-time Master in Management

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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 to choose from and weekend courses for your maximum flexibility

Optional term abroad to boost your international experience

Average salary increase of 54 % in the three years after your studies

At a glance

Program Start

  • September (Application deadline: June 20)

Program Structure

  • 24-30 months (according to your needs)
  • 7-8 weekend courses + 2 residential weeks per year

Study Locations

  • Leipzig, Cologne or Munich


  • M.Sc. (University)
  • Total: 90 ECTS

International Perspective

  • Optional term abroad
  • more than 140 partner universities

Language of Instruction

  • English

Our Class Profile – Stronger together!


Total class size


Students in each of the study locations


Age range


Average age

2.5 years

Average work experience


Number of companies represented

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.

Five reasons why you should choose HHL’s Part-time Master in Management

  1. Acquire the management skills for your future in an entrepreneurial environmentTailored to your needs
  2. Learn what matters in practice by discussing with guest lecturing professionals and via realistic case studies
  3. Boost your career to the next level while staying on the job
  4. Dive into HHL’s global alumni network and build strong ties in the business and social spheres
  5. Become part of HHL’s unique community and make friends for live

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

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What our alumni say

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.

Study 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 and two residential weeks per 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 Essentials, Elective Essentials and the General Management Deep Dives.

Time Schedule Part-time Master in Management

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 and far beyond.

Read about our Welcome Week 2021


2. Essentials

Essentials: Lay the foundation

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)

3. Elective Essentials

Elective Essentials: Top it up!

You decide which capstone suits you best for completing the Essentials of the program. Do you want to collect international experience, prepare for an entrepreneurial adventure or gain insights into coding and date science? The choice is yours.

International Macroeconomics (5 ECTS)Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
Value Chain Management (5 ECTS)Entrepreneurial Finance (5 ECTS)
Coding & Data Literacy (5 ECTS)Additional Options: International Study Trip / Open Course (5 ECTS)

4. General Management Deep Dives

3. General Management Deep Dives: Set a focus

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. 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
Strategic ManagementFinancial Decision MakingTransformation ManagementInternational Experience
Organizational Behavior (5 ECTS)Financial Analysis & Modelling (5 ECTS)Disruptive Technologies & Business Models (5 ECTS)Study Abroad (20 ETCS)
Global Strategy (5 ECTS)Corporate Valuation & M&A (5 ECTS)Innovation Management & Corporate Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
Growth Management (5 ECTS)Capital Market Theory & Investments (5 ECTS)Change Management (5 ECTS)
Stakeholder Communication (5 ECTS)Risk Management of Corporations (5 ECTS)Customer Value Creaion (5 ECTS)

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.

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 140 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.

Our partner universities!

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

Boost your career with HHL’s 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.

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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 ranks 9th 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.

Xin Pei
McKinsey & Company

Studying at HHL enabled me to look way beyond my previous work experiences. HHL’s part-time M.Sc. program was the perfect way to connect with fellow motivated young professionals and HHL alumni. Various meetings with HHL’s career service team and calls with alumni optimally prepared me for my applications and interviews at management consulting firms.

Henrik Sanders

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

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.

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The HHL Network

Contacts are everything!

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!

Friends for life

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.

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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.

*The Deep Dive modules will take place at all study locations, provided that enough students register for them. If necessary, the study groups of the locations will be merged.

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.

Take your next step up the ladder today!

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 of 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 virtuell 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 45-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 video conference.

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 Deadlines

The next part-time Master in Management classes (study locations Leipzig, Cologne or Munich) are starting in September 2022.

  • November 30: Early Bird 1 – Tuition fee: EUR 28,000
  • February 28: Early Bird 2 – Tuition fee: EUR 30,000
  • June 20: final application deadline – Tuition fee: EUR 32,000

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 Jana Vogel.

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 32,000 whether you choose to complete the program in 24 or 30 months. We offer a tuition fee reduction if you submit your complete application by the following Early Bird deadlines*:

  • Early Bird 1: November 30 – Tuition fee: EUR 28,000
  • Early Bird 2: February 28 – Tuition fee: EUR 30,000

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.

*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 HHL Entry Test/GMAT within 1 month of the deadlines.

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 2,000 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!

Jana Vogel
Director Program Marketing