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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL is not only Germany’s business school with the longest tradition and the birthplace of modern management education, but also receives excellent ratings for the quality of teaching, based on small classes, high-performance and intensive teamwork. In addition, with more than 250 startups founded by HHL Alumni, our business school is the top address for entrepreneurship in Germany.



HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, founded in 1898 as Germany’s first business school, was the birthplace of modern management education. From its inception, HHL has been committed to rigorous management instruction and research, and quickly developed an international reputation. 


The philosophy behind all our programs is to focus on the student by offering close student-faculty interaction, in-depth business and academic experience, and at the same time developing the students’ leadership potential and networking skills.

We continue to build on our highly successful model and reputation for excellence. We update our curriculum according to the needs of global employment markets to further internationalize our expertise and keep HHL at the forefront of business education and professional training. We invite you to become part of HHL’s promising future.


At HHL, the career service is run by the Employer Relations / Career Service department, which is responsible for gathering all the relevant essential or useful information on which our advice to students is based. Our services begin when the student is admitted to HHL and continues throughout the studies. Additionally, we also offer our alumni advice in all career related questions through our Alumni Career Service.

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Student services

On our campus, you can meet students from about 60 nations. Our students not only benefit from seven active student initiatives and an excellent career service, but also from the know-how and the network of nearly 2,500 alumni. Thus, our business school thrives on variety, on the breadth of ideas and from the diversity of the people studying here.

Housing services

Compared to other German and European metropoles, accommodation in Leipzig is very reasonable. Many HHL students choose to live in a private apartment or in a shared flat during their stay in Leipzig, while the international students prefer to live in the student dorms, since almost all rooms are furnished. Most of them are located close to the HHL campus and to the city center. The student dorm on the Mainzer Straße is located just five minutes walking distance from the campus.

Library services

The HHL Library supports teaching and research at HHL with reliable information services focusing on business and economics. The resources of the HHL Library are available to students and academic staff 24 hours a day. That is, books can be read and borrowed even at midnight! Non-stop access to the Library’s online resources is provided within the HHL network via the Library’s page on the intranet of HHL, eCampus. 

Student Life

Campus life

Leipzig is one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in Europe. The Guardian recently described Leipzig as „Germany’s boom-town” and the German newspaper Die Welt confirmed it, calling Leipzig “the city overtaking the rest of the republic”. Located at the crossroads of the historic European trade routes, Leipzig prides itself on its 1,000-year tradition of commercial vitality and on its reputation as a meeting place for science and arts. Beyond its modern infrastructure, what stands out about Germany's fastest growing city is the rapidly expanding economy with its world-famous brands such as Porsche, BMW, DHL and Amazon.

Sports facilities

The center for university sport of the University of Leipzig (Zentrum für Hochschulsport) offers a comprehensive sports program that can be enjoyed by HHL students. You can choose between 420 courses of 150 different sport disciplines at very reasonable prices. The program consists of health, fitness, combat, athletic, climbing, relax and dance courses as well as water and snow sports.

HHL students have the great advantage that the sports facilities are located on the campus beside our lecture halls, so they can always take a break and relax their mind while swimming, playing tennis or doing aerobics.

Student clubs

Students at HHL show strong and diverse commitment. In this context, they established a catalog of initiatives and events besides their curriculum. Amongst these extracurricular activities are:

  • Sports Events: European Ivy League
  • Professional Initiatives: Accelerate and Venture Capital Club, Energy Club, TEDxHHL
  • Social Initiatives: BSWB


  • All of HHL’s study programs are nationally accredited by ACQUIN e.V.
  • HHL was the first private Business School in the German-speaking region to be accredited by AACSB International in 2004. Since then, HHL was successfully reaccredited in 2009 and 2014 under the new standards. AACSB puts a special focus on the continuous improvement and mission of the school.

Student Reviews

HHL was a good MBA choice
Peter Kawuma rated 4 out of 5 stars

Diversity, small class sizes and affordable accomidatuin us available

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University is really great. Very well organized, high-quality academic courses, beautiful social activities (The TGIF - Thanks God It's Friday was awesome!) like the European Ivy League (soccer tournament between university from all over Europe) for example. The city was lovely, very nice, clean, with big green parks along the river and a lot of activities (concerts,...

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

The lectures are in smaller group in order to make more interaction, however the teachers do not plan any time for interactions when it comes to the content of their slides. As in HHL the courses are representing 2-3,5 credits, however with the comparison with workload the credits should definitly be more. The university have aswell several companies that are sponsering...