HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Type Private
Established 1898
re-established 1992
Chancellor Dr. Axel Baisch
Dean Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
Academic staff
Undergraduates 0cv
Postgraduates 620 (WS 2015/16)[1]
Address Jahnallee 59, 04109 Leipzig, Germany, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany[2]
Website www.hhl.de
Handelshochschule Leipzig (emblem).png

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, formerly known as Handelshochschule Leipzig, is a private business school based in Saxony, Germany.[3] Established in 1898, it is one of the world's oldest business schools.[4][5] The school is accredited internationally by AACSB[6] and locally by ACQUIN.[7][8] HHL Leipzig graduate school of management is authorized to award doctoral and postdoctoral degrees.[9]


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.[10] 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.[11][12]


  • #21 worldwide and #6 in category Management Salaries worldwide in Global Masters in Management Ranking 2016 by Financial Times[13]
  • #6 for Salaries worldwide in Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2016 [14]
  • Top 10 for Career service worldwide in Financial Times Global Masters in Management Ranking 2016 [15]
  • #2 for Salary Increase post MBA in Germany and #15 for Career Progress worldwide in Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2016 [16]
  • #40 in Europe and among the top 5 business schools in Germany in European Business School Rankings 2015 by Financial Times[17]
  • among the top MBA programs in the world among top 3 business schools in Germany in MBA Rankings 2015 by América Economía
  • listed in the international ranking “Executive MBA” of The Economist in 2015
  • ranked as most popular private business school in Germany by trendence Graduate Barometer "Business Edition" 2015
  • ranked as best institution in entrepreneurship in Germany among small universities and institutions of higher education by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft Gründungsradar 2013 Ranking[18]

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management was declared one of the best masters in management programs in Germany by the Financial Times.[19]

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[20]

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.[21]

Honorary doctors, senators 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.[24]


  1. ^ https://www.statistik.sachsen.de/download/100_Berichte-B/B_III_1_j15_SN.pdf
  2. ^ "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of management Rankings". Rankings FT. 
  3. ^ "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management". Masters Portal. 
  4. ^ http://www.igghhl.de/
  5. ^ "HHL, Leipzig Graduate School of management ESCP Europe". ESCP Europe. 
  6. ^ https://www.aacsb.net/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AACSB&WebCode=AccredSchlCountry
  7. ^ http://www.acquin.org/de/akkreditiert/index.php?titel_studiengang=&standort=&hochschule=Leipzig+HandelsH&sonstiger_hochschulname=&fachausschuesse=
  8. ^ "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management". Top MBA. 
  9. ^ http://www.hhl.de
  10. ^ Kaplan, Andreas (2014) European management and European business schools: Insights from the history of business schools, European Management Journal doi:10.1016/j.emj.2014.03.006
  11. ^ http://www.igghhl.de/
  12. ^ "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management - Masters in management". Mim-compass. 
  13. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2016
  14. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2016
  15. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2016
  16. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/executive-mba-ranking-2016
  17. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2016
  18. ^ http://www.stifterverband.de/pdf/gruendungradar_2013.pdf
  19. ^ "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of management". Master studies. 
  20. ^ http://www2.euromba.org/view.asp?view=news&show=JNORGOO0
  21. ^ http://www.hhl.de/en/international/partner-universities/
  22. ^ Webseite Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  23. ^ rolandberger.com
  24. ^ http://www.buchfreund.de/Zur-Entwicklung-der-Betriebswirtschaftslehre-in-Deutschland-100-Jahre-Handelsschule-Leipzig-1898-1998-Handelshochschule-Leipzig,52855927-buch

External links[edit]

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