Financial Times Ranking: HHL Ranked #20

The New Financial Times Ranking: Entrepreneurial University HHL in 20th Place

HHL has reached 20th place worldwide in the leading “Masters in Management 2017” ranking by the Financial Times / Most points scored for HHL’s Career Service, potential salary and internationality


Reaching 20th place (2016: 21), HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management has once again achieved a top place in the world’s leading “Masters in Management” ranking by the Financial Times (FT). The ranking attests to top results for the first business school in the German-speaking area regarding careers prospects and potential salary, at a European level as well. HHL’s Career Service for the university’s graduates achieved an exceptionally high individual position in the ranking, coming in 7th.

FT presents successful HHL start-up

Kisura GmbH, a start-up established by HHL graduates, is named as one example in the FT ranking for how a management program increases entrepreneurial skills and opportunities. HHL Dean Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner considers this as a confirmation of HHL’s focus on entrepreneurship and the Leipzig Leadership Model. He says, “The Financial Times ranking confirms us to be one the leading graduate schools in Europe. We have worked together for this success and have been pioneers in this field from the very beginning. Being a relatively small university, we attach great importance on the motivation and individual development of the entrepreneur and international network. This approach is especially reflected by the number of businesses foundations. HHL and its accelerator SpinLab have produced 250 start-ups and more than 10,000 jobs.”

For this very reason, the Financial Times has placed the successful start-up Kisura GmbH, which was founded by HHL graduates Tanja Bogumil and Linh Nguyen, at the center of its ranking report. The two young entrepreneurs met at HHL and used their lecturers’ and tutors’ knowledge to establish their promising online fashion portal while still studying. Tanja Bogumil comments, “Kisura was founded on the mainstays of the education we obtained at HHL from day one. Entrepreneurial responsibility, sensitivity and the power to create a new market are skills no book alone can teach. At HHL, we benefitted from an extensive curriculum designed by excellent masterminds which accompanies us to this day.”

The FT “Masters in Management” ranking, which includes 95 business schools, is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and significant of its kind internationally for Master programs with a focus on General Management. The ranking uses data from two surveys. One polls the alumni of the university, who graduated three years ago. Additional information, such as internationality and the structure of the program, is collected from the school itself.

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