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Rising Star: HHL's MBA Program ranked by

09.11.2009 - (idw) Handelshochschule Leipzig

Euro*MBA also among the top 10 In its "Rising Stars" MBA ranking HHL's full-time MBA Program ranked fourth by Additionally, the e-learning based Euro*MBA, of which HHL is a consortium partner, ranks sixth in the Rising Stars survey

The ranking consists of those top 10 international business schools and their MBA programs which made a significant improvement in the past two years. launched the ranking to help future MBA students in choosing the business school with the most potential in the upcoming 2 to 10 year.

About the Rising Stars ranking

The new ranking Rising Stars by is based on the business schools' improvements in the past four years and data of the year 2007 and 2008. Some data which is used by established rankings is also used for the Rising Stars. On the other hand, many variables, which are ignored by the established rankings, such as forum and internet activities among MBA students, politics, long term investments of business schools, and strategic choices, are included in the Rising Stars survey. Other variables take e.g. from extensive alumni questionnaires which are used by the established rankings are not included in the methodology by Further information:

About the full-time MBA Program "International Management"

The HHL program excelled with its unique student body, faculty, structure and contents, entirely taught in English, allowing the HHL MBA to set itself apart from the field of applicants. The MBA program is perfectly adapted to current requirements for executives in the global economy. The curriculum is taught by known experts from Germany, and from all over the world. Another notable mark of quality is HHL's accreditation by AACSB, the world's leading accreditation agency for business schools.

Prof. Dr. Torsten Wulf, Academic Director of the MBA programs at HHL, notes that, "Since its introduction in 2000, the MBA program aims at the teaching of management and leadership skills in a global context. This has recently been reinforced by an innovative curriculum that is no longer purely functional, but is structured into various interdisciplinary management challenges (for example, Managing Investors, Managing Society, and Managing Customers). This functional, shareholder-oriented perspective combines the content of individual courses, and offers students a significant added value."

A stay abroad for study or practice ensures the practical relevance and internationality of the MBA. Numerous collaborations with foreign universities guarantee the international network of the program. HHL has more than 100 partner universities abroad, from Australia to Uruguay.
At various partner universities, it is possible to earn a double degree. Furthermore, 28 professors from seven countries provide students with insights into up-to-date practices and into future trends of entrepreneurial issues in a global context.

Particularly noteworthy is the intensive and professional student service that starts with the first contact and extends all the way to the alumni network. The HHL Career Service supports students from the date of admission until the successful job application. The placement rate for highly-skilled positions is 100 % for German students; and 95 % for international students. Many students receive offers from top international companies before graduation.

For more information on the full-time MBA Program "International Management":

Application deadline for the January 2010 intake of HHL's part-time MBA Program ( is November 15, 2009.

About the Euro*MBA

Founded in 1996, the Europe-wide Euro*MBA consortium offers a unique two-year e-learning based executive MBA program that combines the latest distance learning technology with concentrated residential weeks at six European sites.
Application deadline for the January 2010 intake is November 15, 2009.
For further information:

About HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management was founded in 1898 as Germany's first business school. It was re-established in 1992 as a private, state-approved institution with university status, i.e. it may grant doctoral and habilitation degrees. Today it is considered one of the leading business schools. In addition to its international focus, the synthesis of theory and practice at HHL is central. Furthermore, HHL has set itself the goal to educate effective and responsible business leaders through its "Integrated Management" approach. HHL offers an 18-month Master's program in Management leading to the degree Master of Science (MSc). In addition, HHL has an 18-month full-time (24-month part-time) MBA program for professionals. A three-year doctoral program, which can also be completed by professionals with the appropriate qualifications, tops off HHL's portfolio of degree programs. HHL's subsidiary HHL Executive GmbH offers company-specific and open enrollment executive education. In April 2004 HHL received the highly-respected accreditation by AACSB International. The maintenance of accreditation for a further five years was granted in April 2009. Further information:

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