The flexible structure of the innovative HHL part-time MBA program has been specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of a diverse group of students. HHL offers an open learning environment that particularly encourages discussions between our students. Our MBA program combines functional subjects, soft skills, and practical experience to prepare our students for the leadership challenges that lie ahead of them.
You know what you want — an exciting, fulfilling and successful career. And we know how to support you best along the way. Our Career Development Team was recently voted into the top 6 — worldwide! — in the latest edition of the Financial Times Ranking. It didn’t happen by chance; our experienced psychologists and career experts have developed a special mix of one-on-one coaching sessions, personality tests and workshops. Together, we’ll find out what your strengths are, how you can build upon them and which career options suit you best. There’s a good reason for that. If you lead yourself in an effective manner and pursue authentic, meaningful goals, you’ll be much more successful. You will also gain a lot more freedom to seize new professional opportunities. Plus: You’ll feel encouraged to change — an essential driving force for your career in the future. Our graduates are living proof of how important that is. The majority of them already sought new challenges while still studying or shortly after finishing. Many of them soon secured leadership and management positions, working, for instance, for the following companies:
If you wish, our career experts will also accompany you through the application process. We will gladly review your résumé as well as prepare you for your job interviews, selection processes and salary negotiations. You will also have access to our global alumni network. We will also give you access to job ads and exclusive recruiting events with top-level companies on the HHL campus. We will put our heart and soul into enabling you to get the dream job which fits you perfectly and allows you to flourish. Even after your studies, we’re here for you, offering advice on all career-related questions. You are going to benefit from our career development and the HHL Community all your life!
Responsible, entrepreneurially-minded, executives are in high demand in this volatile, ever-changing world. Therefore, our part-time MBA program focuses primarily on entrepreneurship and leadership. Both of these topics are written in HHL’s DNA. They are taught across subjects and practised in an inspiring atmosphere. It’s not without reason that HHL is considered to be the prime hotbed for startups among the business schools and a trailblazer in Europe. It pays off for our students: The five unicorns — trivago, About You, Lieferheld, IONIQ and Auto1Group — were all founded by HHL graduates. Want to find out more? Continue reading here.
|Year 1||Year 2|
|Course weeekends||9 Course weekends in Leipzig|
Friday 4.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Sunday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
| 8 Course weekends in Leipzig|
Friday 4.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Sunday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
|Residential weeks||Introduction week in Spring||Residential week in Spring|
Global Immersion Semniar in Boston in Fall
Studying on the job: Studying part-time
In HHL’s part-time MBA program, you take center stage. Everything is geared towards you being able to reconcile your studies with your current professional challenges in the best possible way. We also make sure that your study periods are compatible with your job. Your MBA program takes two years and includes eight to nine weekends as well as one module week per year. Students can share experiences, establish valuable contacts and benefit from a large network.
Compulsory modules: Essentials & basis of success
Accounting and Finance, Leadership, International Business or Entrepreneurship — our compulsory modules will teach you all about the fundamental management disciplines. This not only includes the classic fields of business administration but also the development of your personal leadership competencies. We rely on practical instruction and interactive study methods as a part of this process. Case studies, simulations and group work help you to gain the necessary professional and personal security to complete leadership tasks in an international and interdisciplinary context.
|Business Administration & Economics||Leadership & Reflection||Entrepreneurship & Disruption|
|Financial Reporting||Problem Solving & Communication||Entrepreneurship & Agile Working Methods|
|Finance||Negotiation||Coding & Data Literacy|
|Cost Accounting||Leading yourself & self-reflection||Disruptive Technologies & Business Models|
|Business Strategy||Leading others & Human Resources|
|Supply Chain Management & Logistics||Business Ethics|
Extension modules: Consolidation & specialization
The extension modules allow you to tailor your MBA program to your professional focal points, personal career goals and individual development. You have a choice between seven different modules, of which you have to complete a minimum of four (please see the complete overview in download section below). If you decide for a term abroad, you will only have to complete three extension modules. How does that work? We offer you the chance to complete a term abroad at one of our 140 partner universities. This way, you can gain international and intercultural experience while still studying. One more tip: Our professors and Career Development Team gladly support you in selecting suitable modules. Just talk to us. We’re here for you!
|Transformation Management||Financial Management||Strategic Management||Marketing Management||Starting up your venture||Global Immersion Seminar||Study Abroad||Customize Elective courses|
|Innovation Management||Applied Corporate Finance & Valuation||Corporate Strategy||International Marketing Simulation||Business Modelling, Design & Planning||Open courses|
|Managing & Communicating Change||Financial Analysis & Communication||International Management||Online Marketing & Customer Analytics||1-2 course(s) from not selected Deep Dives|
The final project is the perfect opportunity to apply the knowledge you acquired in your MBA program to a real business project based on your personal managerial experience. You can also focus on a company-specific topic or develop a business plan. You will choose the topic together with our professors and lecturers. They will also be available to help you while you prepare the thesis.
Look forward to a special highlight at the end of the part-time MBA program: the Global Immersion Seminar in Boston. Boston is not only one of the oldest cities in the United States but also the top center of entrepreneurship and innovation management. Numerous global enterprises and reputable educational institutions are located here. During your week in Boston, you will visit various leading international companies. You will also have the opportunity to talk to top-level managers. The lectures for the Global Immersion Seminar take place at renowned business schools such as Harvard Business School, Boston University School of Management or MIT. This will provide you with the latest management knowledge from the world’s leading experts as well as valuable international experience and contacts.
Our experienced and committed professors will accompany you during your time at HHL. All of them are renowned experts in their respective fields and place great emphasis on teaching content in a descriptive and practical way. Moreover, you will benefit from the in-depth knowledge and experience of our international guest professors. From Canada, France, Belgium, the UK, Switzerland or India — our guest professors will enrich your program with an abundance of international expertise and different study methods. We also have many of our alumni returning to campus from all over the world as guest lecturers to provide the next HHL generation with valuable practical know-how and important tips for their career. To ensure the high practical relevance and combine the academic knowledge with the latest business know-how, you will also be taught by successful entrepreneurs, renowned consultants and experienced leadership personalities from the economy and society.
International, cosmopolitan and multifaceted — HHL is your gateway to the world. New York, Paris, Moscow, Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong or Sydney? At HHL, you have the chance to gain valuable international experience as a part of your part-time MBA program and complete a term abroad at one of our 135 partner universities worldwide.
Would you like to spend an entire term abroad? Or would you prefer to complete individual classes at renowned universities in other countries? How about an international short program such as summer school? Whatever you decide: HHL will help you to organize your studies abroad and remains your contact point while you complete the courses. Use this opportunity to expand your management skills and intercultural competencies. Explore new countries and cultures and establish important international contacts while still studying.
Conferences, workshops, sports events or social commitment — at HHL, students can participate in various student initiatives. This promotes social cohesion and offers new insight, fresh ideas and valuable contacts. Would you like to get involved?
The formation and training at Leipzig HHL Business school for MBA was not only an inspiring, challenging and rewarding time but also a life-changing experience. During the study, the idea to start my own company was formed, enforced by the MBA thesis and supported by the teaching process to the point where I felt ready for a start-up. More than 10 years after leaving my job as director of a public clinic and starting my own business I look back to success, tears and challenges, just as anticipated, but also down to a fully running and successful company and forward into the great looking future making me grateful and proud of what I had the privilege to learn and apply.
The Part-time MBA at HHL is a top-level program that equipped me extensively in creative thinking and business knowledge, enhanced managerial skills and fast-tracked development as a leader. It was enriching to complete it with other ambitious professionals from diverse backgrounds and industries. The program covers numerous topics with high academic standards and international focus. The discussions and teamwork enabled us to apply our practical experiences within the program. Highly recommend!
I would not be where I’m today without the MBA from HHL. As an engineer and project manager, I was good at getting things done on a product and department level. However, to progress in my career I needed to learn to answer strategic questions. That is what I learned at HHL besides many other things. I learned to look at innovation and business from a strategic perspective. Operations, getting things done, is still a major part of my daily work. But developing a plan on how to sustainably grow in existing and new markets in a dynamic environment under permanent competitive pressure takes a huge part of my mental capacity too.
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!
During or after your studies — as a participant of the part-time MBA program you will benefit not only from our alumni network but also the numerous student initiatives, such as the annual Accelerate@HHL Conference, the TEDxHHL Talk or the Venture Capital Club. You will also have access to guest lectures and recruiting events with representatives from top-level international companies such as Amazon, Accenture, BMW, Bosch, Deloitte, check24, Mister Spex, Porsche, Roland Berger, Xing and many others.
For the part-time MBA program, we strive for a class structure that represents a variety of cultures, nationalities, individual interests and professional backgrounds. We therefore attach great importance to a careful and personal selection process. In addition to your academic background, we also pay attention to your professional career to date, your personality, motivation and career ambitions.
Do you suit HHL? And does HHL suit you? Let’s find out together! Within two weeks of submitting your application, you will find out if you have been selected for a personal admission interview with an HHL professor. The interview will be conducted either on Skype or directly at HHL. After we have received all your application documents and the test result (HHL Entry Test or GMAT), the admission committee will make its final decision — and let you know straight away. Our advice: The earlier you apply, the sooner you will learn about our decision and can plan your next steps!
Would you like to join the next part-time MBA class
Further application documents are (can be submitted during the application process):
The next part-time MBA Program is starting in March 2021.
Early Bird deadline: September 30, 2020
Final application deadline: January 15, 2021
We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions regarding the part-time MBA program and the application process or if you are interested in an individual consultation, please contact Petra Spanka.
The tuition fees for the complete part-time MBA program which starts in spring are EUR 38,000. Candidates who apply for the program by September 30 will benefit from a fee reduction of EUR 2,000. The early bird discount is offered to those who have uploaded all 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 October. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, the payment of the commitment fee must be transferred by the end of November. The tuition fees include all educational and examination services as well as course material and catering during the course weekends. The Global Immersion Seminar in Boston is as well, while transportation and accommodation are not included.
And, of course, the fees do not have to be paid in one lump sum. You will pay your tuition fees in several instalments— spread out over your entire study period. For more information, please 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) for tips. Please contact your own tax consultant for further details.
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 MBA 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.
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.