As a scientific institution HSBA has a broad network in the academic world.
On a national level a close partnership with the Hamburgischen WeltWirtschaftsInstitut (HWWI), the sister organisation of the HSBA, exists. Together with the HWWI and other partners HSBA supports the Hamburger Institut für Familiengeführte Unternehmen. The HSBA foundation promotes application-oriented research projects of HSBA professors.
With the Claussen-Simon Graduate Centre HSBA cooperates with the Jacobs University Bremen, the Napier University Edinburgh as well as the Ándrassy University Budapest.
Furthermore the HSBA-professors themselves have numerous contacts to other scientific institutions that allow for research cooperations.