HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Today, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is a prestigious university with doctoral and habilitation rights and was the first private German Business School with AACSB accreditation. In addition, with more than 300 startups founded by HHL Alumni, our business school is the top address for entrepreneurship in Germany.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (2)



HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management’s history and tradition is a story of pioneering success that goes back to the 19th century. Leipzig’s entrepreneurs realized the need of educating business people to prepare them for the upcoming changes and challenges in a world becoming more globalized with its international trade. 


  • Full-time M.Sc. in Management
  • Part-time M.Sc. in Management
  • Full-time MBA Program
  • Part-time MBA Program
  • Doctoral Program
  • Executive Education


  • Approx. 2,500 graduates (8/2018)
  • 9 alumni chapters

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Housing services

Some of the student dorms are also located nearby, as are many other cafés and bars.

Library services

The HHL Library stock comprises about 27,000 textbooks and monographs on business and economics. The HHL Library subscribes to more than 120 international journals and newspapers and offers about 40 licensed databases covering more than 100,000 sources. About 10,000 thousands of ebooks are accessible online.

Student Life

Campus life

According to the one-campus-concept, all HHL buildings, the HHL library, the sports facilities and a canteen are located in one spot. Some of the student dorms are also located nearby, as are many other cafés and bars. The campus is surrounded by the green banks of the river Weiße Elster and attractive parkland. It takes about five minutes to downtown thanks to the public transport station directly in front of HHL.

Sports facilities

The European Ivy League (EIL) is the leading Business School Football Tournament in Europe. It is HHL’s oldest student initiative organized by and for  students. The formula of EIL’s success is the combination of sports, networking and entertainment. Over the course of time, since its foundation back in 1997, the EIL has grown and increased its fan base every year and is hosting a pandemic-proof event in 2021.

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 Event: European Ivy League
  • Professional Initiatives: Accelerate, Venture Capital Club (VCC), HHL Energy Conference, TEDxHHL
  • Social Initiative: Business Students Without Borders (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, 2014 and 2019 under the new standards. AACSB puts a special focus on the continuous improvement and mission of the school.

Student Reviews

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