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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



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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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.


  • 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

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...