HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management, founded in 1898 as the Handelshochschule Leipzig, was the first German business school to be granted university status. Its early graduates and faculty--most notably Professors Eugen Schmalenbach, Balduin Penndorf and Hermann Großmann-were Germany´s leading developers of the principles of scientific management.
HHL has always had an international orientation and a commitment to rigorous business instruction. In the decade before the onset of the Third Reich, nearly half of our students were from countries other than Germany and in the first 15 years after we were authorized to offer doctorate degrees more than 200 were awarded.
HHL suffered greatly during the Third Reich and the postwar Communist era. We were reestablished shortly after Germany´s reunification-McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm, provided the conceptual plan for what was to be a new German-based, European school of business. The modern HHL grants four graduate business degrees: the Diplom-Kaufmann, the Masters of Business Administration (MBA, taught entirely in English), the doctorate, and the Habilitation.
The HHL philosophy is the same today as when we were founded in 1898: to emphasize not only the technical facets of business study but also the development and evolution of individual character. Our "corporate philosophy" is to encourage initiative, engagement and reflective and responsible thinking and action. Love of one´s chosen path, as manifested in the effort and joy applied to studies and work, are prerequisites for a successful and fulfilling life for our graduates.
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