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 0cv
Postgraduates 513 (WS 2013/14)[1]
Location Leipzig, Saxony, Germany[2]
Website www.hhl.de
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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, formerly known as Handelshochschule Leipzig, is a private business school in the German state of Saxony.[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] The school 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]


  • #17 worldwide and #2 in category Management Salary in Europe in Global Masters in Management Ranking 2015 by Financial Times[13]
  • #6 for career progress worldwide in Executive MBA Ranking 2014 by Financial Times[14]
  • #32 in Europe and among the top 3 business schools in Germany in European Business School Rankings 2014 by Financial Times[15]
  • 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

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management was declared one of the best masters in management programs in Germany by the Financial Times.[16]

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[17]

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.[18]

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.[21]


  1. ^ http://www.statistik.sachsen.de/download/100_Berichte-B/B_III_1_j13_SN.pdf
  2. ^ "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of management Rankings". http://rankings.ft.com. 
  3. ^ "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management". http://www.mastersportal.eu. 
  4. ^ http://www.igghhl.de/
  5. ^ "HHL, Leipzig Graduate School of management ESCP Europe". http://www.escpeurope.eu. 
  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". http://www.topmba.com. 
  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". https://www.mim-compass.com. 
  13. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2015
  14. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/executive-mba-ranking-2014
  15. ^ http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/hhl-leipzig-gsm/european-business-school-rankings-2014#european-business-school-rankings-2014
  16. ^ "HHL Leipzig Graduate School of management". http://www.masterstudies.com. 
  17. ^ http://www2.euromba.org/view.asp?view=news&show=JNORGOO0
  18. ^ http://www.hhl.de/en/international/partner-universities/
  19. ^ Webseite Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  20. ^ rolandberger.com
  21. ^ 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