HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig


Full-Time MBA facts

  • Tuition 32,000

  • Duration 21 months

  • Class Size 40

  • Women 30%

  • Intakes September

  • Int'l Students 90%

  • Average GMAT 630

  • Avg. Work Exp. 5.0 yrs

  • Top Placement Industries *

    Consulting (14%)

    Financial Services (13%)

    Technology (10%)

    Marketing (8%)

    Education (4%)

  • Ranked 52 Economist EMBA 2015
    89 Economist MBA 2017

  • Listed in Top 10 MBA Programs in Germany
    Ranked Business Schools in German-Speaking Europe

  • Accreditation AACSB

Full Profile

The Program

MBA class

MBA class

HHL offers an innovative and flexible full-time MBA Program designed to prepare responsible and effective business leaders and entrepreneurs for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. The program offers students high international exposure, a solid understanding of the key management concepts and focuses on developing your leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Our program offers you the greatest flexibility and you have two tracks to choose from. The “Fast Track”, allows you to acquire the essential knowledge and skills and to return to work as soon as possible. The “Advanced Track” gives you the opportunity to take additional electives, to do an internship or a term abroad. It is best suited for candidates who wish to spend more time building a professional network, concentrate on certain disciplines or improve their German knowledge. 

The University

Welcome to HHL

Welcome to HHL

HHL is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. The goal of the oldest business school in German-speaking Europe is to educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurially-minded leaders through its integrated management approach.

HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services.

The Business School

HHL campus

HHL campus

According to the Financial Times, HHL ranks first in Germany and fifth globally for its entrepreneurship focus. In addition to that, our graduates find excellent positions in many prominent companies in Germany as well as other countries in Europe and worldwide.

Five reasons to join HHL's international community:

Leading Positions in Rankings and International Accreditations - #3 Business School in Germany, #17 for Master programs worldwide, #2 for salaries in Europe and #1 for Entrepreneurship (FT rankings), #1 for student satisfaction in Germany (Trendence), #6 for career progress (FT Executive MBA ranking) - HHL is the first private business school in Germany to be accredited by AACSB International

Individual Career Service and Close-knit Network - HHL provides students with outstanding industry connections and networking opportunities with leading companies and successful alumni worldwide, but also with individual career coaching; HHL is #6 worldwide for career service

Outstanding Teaching Quality and Focus on the Most Wanted Skills - Instruction at HHL is characterized by boutique classes, teamwork, and an intertwining of theory and practice - HHL trains strategic-thinking and innovative students with strong leadership and communication skills

Ultimate International Experience - 90% of our MBA students come from outside Germany, and we offer the possibility of an optional term abroad at over 130 different partner universities

Immediate and continuous ROI - Our MBA graduates expect 60% salary increase on average - HHL provides extraordinary career opportunities that make the financial investment well worthwhile and generates lifelong benefits, not only financial - The MBA that pays off!

The Faculty

The MBA faculty at HHL includes both full-time resident professors and international guest professors, who have taught at MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago, the University of St. Gallen and other prestigious universities. They bring a wealth of international experience to the classroom and are at the forefront in their respective fields. Several courses are taught by business professionals with an outstanding track record of expertise in their subjects in order to bring together the academic element with the state-of-the-art business experience.

Entry Requirements

Academic Background: First academic degree in any discipline

Work experience: Substantial post-graduate work experience (class average: 5,5 years)

GMAT: competitive GMAT score (class average: 630)

English test(s): TOEFL, IELTS

References: 2

Language fluency: English

Application Procedure



Application deadlines:
Jan 31 – Early Bird deadline: 3,000 Euro tuition fee discount
May 30 – Application deadline for international candidates who require a visa to Germany
Jun 30 – Final application deadline

Online application:
Available at http://study.hhl.de

Admission Process:
Once you have submitted your application, our Admissions Officer will inform you right away if you have been selected for an interview, either via Skype or – if you are in Germany – at HHL. Once the committee has arrived at its final decision, you will be informed immediately. The whole admission process lasts two to three weeks.

Tuition and Fees

Application fee: none

Tuition fee (Full-time MBA): 31 000 EUR / 29 000 EUR Early Bird rate

Average living costs per year: 8 000 EUR / 9 050 US Dollar

Financial Aid

The education funds finance tuition fees and living costs. Repayment will depend on future income. HHL scholarships are available to outstanding candidates.




40,000 students call Leipzig their home. The city offers a high-quality lifestyle with very moderate living costs compared to other university cities in Germany. With its many parks, open air sports facilities, surrounding lakes with beautiful beaches, as well as many jogging and biking paths, Leipzig is certainly one of the greenest European metropoles. Also our campus is surrounded by the green banks of the White Elster river, where you can relax after classes. In your free time, you can also enjoy a drink with your classmates in one of the many cafés, restaurants or German Biergarten, or participate in one of the many cultural events.


Compared to other German and European metropoles, accommodation in Leipzig is very reasonable. Student dorms are available for international students and are located near the campus.

Student Life

The HHL-Leipzig mix sets the perfect balance for studying, networking and enjoying life:

Lear more about HHL student life or ask our students about living in Leipzig, sports activities or students initiatives! 

Leipzig is a city that embraces and offers diversity. The people are friendly and open-minded and show an interest in the new and the unfamiliar and thus the city is continuously re-inventing itself. Leipzig is not only a city for work and study – it also offers plenty of distractions. Enjoy a picnic (or a morning run) in the big Clara Park, a boat tour on the river Elster, join a walk through the galleries of the Spinnerei, go hiking among blocks of flats, or surfing on the lakes in the surroundings of Leipzig, buy souvenirs at a night flea market, watch a soccer match in a 40 000 seat stadium… Leipzig makes it easy to balance out work and life.

Pre-MBA Course

For those who want to use the lecture-free time to study the language more intensively, there is an intensive three-weeks German course for beginners offered in August. 

Programs at HHL Leipzig


32,000 EUR
21 months
  • Program can be completed in 15 months (fast track)
  • Early bird tuition rate is 29,000 EUR
  • International (non-EU) Applicant Deadline: May 30
Application Deadlines
January 31
May 30
June 30


24 months
  • Program includes 3 full study weeks (including one week in Boston) and 17 weekends of intensive coursework
  • Applications received by end of October eligible for 2,000 EUR tuition discount
  • Program is offered in both Leipzig and Cologne
Application Deadlines
January 15
24 months
  • Early bird rate is EUR 31,000

Executive MBA

28,500 EUR
January, September
24 months
  • Program comprises 10 e-learning courses with six residential weeks located in five European countries
Application Deadlines
June 1
November 1
21 months
  • Program comprises 8 residential weeks in 5 different locations
  • Applications received by January 31 eligible for 15% tuition discount
  • Applications received by May 31 eligible for 10% tuition discount
Application Deadlines
January 31
May 31
July 30
August 31

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