HHL & Leipzig

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management, the first German commercial college, was founded on April 25, 1898. Today the HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management formulates its mission in the following way:

„We educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurial
business leaders through outstanding teaching,
research and practice.“

Facts & Figures:

  • Private business school with 650 students (38% with an international background)
  • Ranked #1 in Germany and #5 globally for its entrepreneurial spirit within M.Sc. and MBA programs (Financial times)
  • Over 250 start-ups founded by HHL Alumni over the past 18 years
  • On campus at the University of Leipzig with its 28,000 students




Leipzig enjoys a long and remarkable history as a city of merchants and scholars. Today, the city of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 has taken on a key role in Europe.
It is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with attractions and opportunities waiting to be explored. The New York Times ranked the city among the top 10 of “The 31 Places to Go in 2010”. Indeed, Leipzig is developing at breakneck speed into a metropolis with excellent potential. The “Leipzig fever” is spreading – and has already caught big names like Amazon, DHL, BMW and Porsche.
A wealth of leisure activities tempts you everywhere you go, both in and around Leipzig. Whether jogging or cycling along the canals, rowing on the river Elster, relaxing at the beaches of so-called New Lakeland, horseback riding in the Auenwald forest – you will quickly find a welcome break from studying.
In the evening, bustling night life, bars and clubs from very traditional to avant- garde are open all night long. If you are looking for cultural inspiration, you can- not go wrong visiting the Leipzig Opera, the world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra or one of the numerous theaters, cabarets and smaller stages.
Richard Wagner, Johann Sebastian Bach and also Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived in Leipzig. Have you heard of Neo Rauch? He is the father of the New Leipzig School of artists, a scene with a signifi- cant impact on contemporary artworld. Regardless of your personal interests and favorites, you will find what you are looking for in Leipzig.