HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Established 1898
Type Private
Chancellor Dr. Axel Baisch
Dean Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
Academic staff
Undergraduates 0
Postgraduates 513 (WS 2013/14)[1]
Location Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Website www.hhl.de
Handelshochschule Leipzig (emblem).png

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, formerly known as Handelshochschule Leipzig, is a private business school in the German state of Saxony. Established in 1898, it is one of the world's oldest business schools.[2] The school is accredited internationally by AACSB[3] and locally by ACQUIN.[4] The school is authorized to award doctoral and postdoctoral degrees.[5]


Historical building of the Handelshochschule Leipzig, built in 1910 at Ritterstrasse. Today it is part of the Leipzig University as Geschwister-Scholl-Haus.
Today: HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, University House at Jahnallee 59.

The school was founded in 1898 upon an initiative by the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce.[6] In 1946, it was integrated into Leipzig University and regained partial independence in 1969. After the Fall of the Iron Curtain, the school was re-founded under private management in 1992, again, through an initiative of the Leipzig Chamber of Commerce.[7]


  • #11 worldwide in Global Masters in Management Ranking 2014 by Financial Times[8]
  • #6 for career progress worldwide in Executive MBA Ranking 2014 by Financial Times[9]
  • #32 in Europe and among the top 3 business schools in Germany in European Business School Rankings 2014 by Financial Times[10]
  • among the top MBA programs in the world among top 3 business schools in Germany in MBA Rankings 2013 by América Economía

Study Programs[edit]

Master in Business Administration[edit]

  • 15-21-month full-time program
  • 24-month part-time program

Master in Management, M.Sc.[edit]

  • 18-month full-time program
  • 24-month part-time program

Global Executive MBA[edit]

  • jointly run by HHL Leipzig and EADA Business School
  • 21-month program with 2 or 3 residential weeks at business schools in Germany, Spain, Brazil, China and India

Euro*MBA (Distance Learning)[edit]

  • 24-month program with six residential weeks
  • ranked Top 4 by The Economist rating WhichMBA? Guide February 2010[11]

Doctoral Program[edit]

The doctoral program is for candidates who hold a secondary university degree. Within three years, the candidate participates in lectures, courses, a research colloquium and conferences. After successfully completing all requirements and acceptance of the doctoral thesis, the candidate is awarded the degree Dr. rer.oec.

Partner Universities[edit]

The school maintains a network of more than 120 partner universities worldwide.[12]

Honorary doctors and professors[edit]

Professors and alumni[edit]


100 Jahre Handelshochschule Leipzig 1898−1998. Festschrift anlässlich des 100-jährigen Gründungsjubiläums der Handelshochschule Leipzig am 25. April 1998; Published by: Handelshochschule Leipzig.[15]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°20′23″N 12°20′59″E / 51.33972°N 12.34972°E / 51.33972; 12.34972