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Master of Business Administration (General Management), M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Köln, Germany
HHL’s innovative MBA Program is perfectly structured to meet your individual needs and interests. The program is especially designed for middle management professionals with a high potential who are seeking to complement their previous education. 
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It is your choice - where do you want to study?

You can choose whether you want to study the program in Leipzig or in Cologne. Your weekend courses take place at the chosen study location whereas the two complementary residential weeks always take place at HHL's main campus in Leipzig. For the weekend courses in Cologne HHL uses the infrastructure and rooms of the start-up incubator and accelerator STARTPLATZ Cologne.

A truly diverse student body

What makes our program really unique is the network of participants in each class with very heterogeneous backgrounds, sharing similar goals on the path to success. 

Your classmates have different backgrounds in terms of culture and education and bring extensive life and work experience into the classroom to make the program an international and multicultural meeting place. Students in the current classes are coming from all over the world (e.g. Brazil, China, Denmark, India, Israel, Italy, Peru, Sweden and Switzerland).

Outside the box – gain international experience

International competence is essential for a business leader. Global partnerships are therefore one of HHL’s key assets. We serve our selective number of students with over 130 partner universities across all continents. The opportunity to take courses or a full term abroad(Study Abroad – Advanced Management Module with 12 ECTS), to participate in international short programs such as Summer Schools are just some of the offered options.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Accounting for Businesses
  • International Business
  • Corporate & Business Finance
  • Economics & Regulations
  • Soft Skills
  • Managing Customer Relationships & Supply Chains
  • Strategy & Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Weekend, Residential
    • Duration description

      17 weekends + 2 residential weeks + 1 Global Immersion Seminar within 24 months

  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A completed first degree in any discipline from a recognized university
  • Postgraduate work experience. On average, students in our part-time MBA program have seven years of work experience. However, more important than the length of your experience is the quality of your accomplishments. If you can demonstrate an exceptional maturity and your potential as a leader, we encourage you to apply.

Work Experience

At least 7 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18996 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Köln

  • 831 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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