University description (as per official university website)
Our mission is founded on excellent teaching and high-quality research, the results of which benefit our community. Our academic quality is underscored by outstanding service and support in all areas of our business school. We continually strive to meet the specific needs of our various stakeholders.
Our students are offered academic programs of the highest standards which provide a general management education for effective and responsible future business leaders. Our students enjoy optimal conditions for studying, first-class service as well as comprehensive and qualified support.
By actively supporting the HHL Alumni Association, we foster a strong and vital network among HHL graduates, students, faculty and staff. Our alumni are encouraged to contribute to the development of the business school and actively participate in HHL events.
Our employees are the driving force behind the successful development of HHL. As a team we strive to achieve our vision “HHL 2020” in an environment of open communication, partnership and collegiality. Each team member receives the necessary freedom to contribute new ideas, to carry out his/her own projects, and to assume responsibility.
We provide regional, national and international companies with a platform for solving their current business problems and for conducting joint research and consulting projects; we also offer opportunities to recruit outstanding graduates who are equipped with the skills which future business leaders need. Our competence centers facilitate a lively exchange between academia and business.
We maintain close contact with our benefactors, sponsors and other supporters who through their support for HHL wish to assume responsibility for tomorrow today. We regularly interact with patrons, foundations and companies that are committed to excellence, and are themselves part of an effective and responsible elite.
At an international level, we cooperate with partners which count among the leading institutions in their respective regions. We develop close institutional ties and jointly develop programs; we also coordinate the exchange of top students and faculty, and conduct joint research projects.
We are in constant contact with our shareholders and pursue the objectives they have set for HHL’s development. Our joint effort is directed toward achieving the vision we share: “HHL 2020”. It is characterized by our long tradition, but also by our responsibility for HHL’s future.
Our students are prepared for the management challenges posed by the global world of the 21st century through teaching characterized by a high level of problem-solving competence and sound methodology. Our teaching philosophy combines practical and decision-oriented approaches with a thorough grounding in business and economic theory. Teamwork in small groups and innovative, interactive teaching methods enable students to study efficiently. Based on the integration of practical projects, terms abroad and a high proportion of foreign students, we develop and foster the social and intercultural competencies of our students.
We generate research results which we make available to academia and the business world as well as to our students and alumni. In addition to our chairs, specialist competence centers form the basis of our research competence. Research projects at the highest academic level and the publication of results in renowned national and international journals underscore our role as an academic institution of higher education and the position of our professors in the German research community.
Based on the subject-specific and methodical competence of HHL, we and our subsidiary HHL Executive make a value-added contribution towards the development and qualification of executives. With our unwavering commitment to conveying practice-oriented management know-how combined with the latest research insights in the core fields of business administration, we design programs and seminars which are oriented to the market requirements of specific industry sectors or which are tailored to the requirements of a specific corporate partner.