HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management 

Private (state-approved) (University)
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Date of Establishment


University Status

Private (state-approved)




University Type


Best Known For

Business Management

Lecture Mode

Physical, Hybrid


Located in the German state of Saxony, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, formerly Handelshochschule Leipzig, is a private, state-approved institution with university status, able to grant doctoral and habilitation degrees. It is one of the world's oldest business schools, having been founded in 1898. The school is internationally accredited by AACSB and locally accredited by ACQUIN. Doctoral and postdoctoral degrees are granted by the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. HHL has 3 study locations in Leipzig, Cologne and Munich and is aligned with more than 140 top partner universities around the globe. HHL is the most popular business school and Germany´s top university for management education with a tight-knit community of 800 students, 56 nationalities and 3,300+ active alumni. They are a hub for entrepreneurship in Germany with over 350 start-ups founded and more than 40,000 jobs created by HHL alumni. HHL allows students to study full time and part time master’s degree in the fields of management and business administration. Masters in management further leads to concentrated courses on the topics of Finance and Entrepreneurship. 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 doctoral degree. In 2004, HHL became the first private business school in the German-speaking region to be accredited by AACSB International and ACQUIN. Eugen Schmalenbach is one of the Handelshochschule first and most prominent alumni, also well-known as the founder of today’s business administration as an academic field in science and research.

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