Spotlight on HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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Prodigy Finance - February, 28 2023

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HHL is a university level institution in Leipzig, just one hour south of Berlin and ranks among the top business schools in the world. It was recently ranked #19 worldwide in the Financial Times Master in Management ranking. In February 2023 HHL has been named as #1 in Germany for its start-up support in the category of small universities (<5000 students) for the 6th time in a row by Gründungsradar 2023, a study by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

First founded in 1898 HHL is the first private business school in German-speaking Europe. The goal of Germany’s oldest business school is to educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurial leaders through its integrated management approach.

HHL is characterized by excellent teaching, clear research orientation and practice-oriented transfer as well as excellent service for its students.

Over the past 30 years, HHL students and alumni have founded more than 500 start-ups in the last 30 years, with more than 50,000 employees. HHL was the first German private business school to be accredited by the internationally renowned AACSB. This quality status was achieved four times in a row since then.

Where is HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management?

The HHL campus is centrally located in the city of Leipzig and, at the same time, surrounded by idyylic parks and rivers. Students get to experience an inspiring multicultural atmosphere and real campus flair as we share the campus with university of Leipzig. To accommodate a flexible study schedule, we grant students access to HHL’s premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can use the library, study areas and meeting rooms as well as studnet lounge any time they wish.

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 trade, 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.

Numerous cafés, bars, clubs as well as parks, canals 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.

Fast facts

  • Established: 1898 (re-established in 1992)
  • Status: Private, state-approved institution with university status, able to grant doctoral and habilitation degrees
  • Accreditation: AACSB, ACQUIN
  • Students: 800 (9/2022) - 36 % international students (09/2022)
  • Partner Universities: More than 140 top universities around the globe
  • Alumni: 3,500+ graduates (10/2022), 10 alumni chapters, 50+ regional meetings worldwide per year
  • Startups founded by HHL Alumni: 500+, 50,000+ jobs created

What can you study at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management?

  • Full-time Master in Management
  • Full-time Master in Management | Finance
  • Full-time Master in Entrepreneurship
  • Full-time MBA
  • Full-time MBA | Finance

What are the application deadlines for the admissions

  • Non-EU applicants: 31 May
  • EU applicants: 30 June

Admissions requirements for HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Full-time Master in Management:

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration or other business-related programs, e.g. Business Informatics, Business Psychology, Business Law, Economics, Industrial Engineering etc. (with a minimum of 180 credits, of which 40 – 60 credits in business-related subjects)
  • Above average academic performance during both high-school (Abitur) and Bachelor degree
  • A GMAT (or GRE) score of at least 600 or HHL Entry Test
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 90 (or IELTS of 7.0) or a Bachelor degree completed in English
  • 3 or more months of professional experience by the program’s start date

Full-time Master in Entrepreneurship:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university
  • Above average academic performance during both high-school (Abitur) and Bachelor degree
  • GMAT (GRE) score of at least 600 or HHL Entry Test
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 90 (or IELTS of 7.0) or a Bachelor degree completed in English
  • 3 or more months of professional experience by the program’s start date

Full-time MBA

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university
  • At least 3 years of postgraduate work experience
  • Competitive GMAT/GRE score
  • Proof of very good English skills, e.g. TOEFL of 90+/IELTS of 7.0+

Does HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management offer scholarships for international students?

Yes, there are various scholarship programmes that international student can benefit from. You can get information on the specific course here:

Recruiting events at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

You can find out about the recruiting events at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management on the HHL Event Calendar

Significant ranking of the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

The Financial Times ranked HHL’s full-time M. Sc. Program No. 19 worldwide as well as #3 for graduates’ salaries worldwide (#1 in Germany, #2 in Europe) and #11 for career service. The employment rate three months after graduation is 100 percent according to the Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2022.

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