At HSBA, quality management and a true openness to suggestions for improvement and feedback are assured. Regular evaluations are just as important as participation in the CHE ranking and the responses from the various accreditation procedures.
To ensure the quality of teaching, all lectures are evaluated by the students. In addition, surveys are carried out amongst new students, graduates, alumni (approximately 4 or 5 years after graduation), the participating companies, and interim surveys of students are also conducted. Furthermore there are meetings at the end of each phase as well as between university management and the student representatives.
But don’t wait to be asked! If you notice something or you have a suggestion for improvement, feel free to get in touch with our quality management officer Katharina Thomsen.
The CHE University Ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking system for German-speaking higher education institutions. It is geared primarily to new and existing students, but has also become established at universities as a fair, informative and qualified source of information. In addition to facts on the course of studies, teaching, facilities and research, the ranking includes ratings by more than 250,000 students regarding the study conditions at their university as well as the reputation of the faculties under the professors for the individual subjects. All of the results are available free of charge on the internet.
In the last CHE ranking for business and economics in 2014, HSBA ranked among the top 10 German "dual-system universities" and received particularly good evaluations in the categories "focus on practice" and "focus on internationality".
On 4 August 2009, the Behörde für Wissenschaft und Forschung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg (Hamburg authorities for science and research) granted permanent state recognition to HSBA. The Science Senator at the time, Dr. Herlind Gundelach, said: “I congratulate HSBA and its founder, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, on obtaining permanent recognition. The accreditation successfully granted by the German Council of Science and Humanities is a seal of quality for top-notch teaching and high quality research achievements. With its dual courses of study tailored to Hamburg’s economy, HSBA fulfils an important function in our university landscape.”
Accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities
HSBA was accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities for the first time in 2009 and was reaccredited for a further five years in 2013. The German Council of Science and Humanities is one of the most important advisory committees on academic policy in Germany and is funded by the Federal Government and the governments of the sixteen German states. It advises the federal and state governments in Germany on all matters involving the content-related and structural development of science, research and academia. Accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities is generally a prerequisite for universities in order to obtain permanent state recognition.
Programme accreditation by the FIBAA
All of HSBA’s study programmes are accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA). The FIBAA was founded in 1994 with the creation of the accreditation system in Germany, and was thus one of the first agencies to be accredited by the German Accreditation Council. Since 2002 it is authorised to award the seal of the Accreditation Council for study programmes in Germany. Accreditation is an internationally established method of quality assurance for higher education institutions. It serves to monitor compliance with basic standards in the content-based and structural design of educational offerings, to ensure comparability between the different study offerings at national and international level and thus to facilitate international recognition of grades and qualifications.