JOB & MASTER Programme Overview

Jana Tolle

JOB & MASTER Programme

JOB & MASTER is a free-of-charge programme for students who wish to combine a challenging academic education at HSBA and valuable professional experience. In this programme, HSBA supports students with their job hunt. In cooperation with renowned companies in Hamburg, we look for (bachelor’s) graduates who want to be employed as junior staff members in the company while completing the part-time MSc degree. It is an aim of the programme that students should stay employed at the companies after finishing their studies.

The offer is particularly suitable for candidates of our MSc programmes Business Development and Digital Transformation & Sustainability as these programmes focus on entry level positions.

JOB & MASTER Candidates

The JOB & MASTER programme is aimed at graduates with (bachelor’s) degrees in business and economics. In order to be included in our programme, candidates should fulfill the admission requirements good or very good pre-existing business knowledge and very good English skills. It is also highly advantageous to have practical experience gained in internships or similar as well as to speak German on a level of B2, which speeds up the job hunt in Germany. International student should reckon  on average six months for the job hunt. We therefore recommend to have a financial backup plan.
Being the university of Hamburg's business community, HSBA's JOB & MASTER programme has the following restrictions:

  • JOB & MASTER candidates should not have an employment contract with a Hamburg based company
  • HSBA does not foster company changes during the studies, i.e. JOB & MASTER students should be employed by the same employer over the whole studies period
  • We only accept candidates with a high expected employability in Hamburg based companies

Admission and JOB & MASTER Programme

The candidates apply to the JOB & MASTER programme with their written application to the respective master programme. The personal and professional suitability for JOB & MASTER is assessed during the three-stage HSBA admission process. If the candidate assessed is suitable and accepted onto the study programme, participation in the JOB & MASTER programme starts immediately after enrolment for the respective master's degree course. The applicant’s profile is published in our JOB & MASTER Talent Finder and thus made accessible to a large number of companies.

Additionally, the candidate is also matched to one of the advertised job profiles or she/he can apply directly to our partner companies for jobs that they have advertised.

If necessary, HSBA can also support each applicant individually in preparing non-solicited applications and by helping applicants to improve their applications. Companies that are interested generally arrange a detailed job interview with suitable candidates.


Candidates are usually employed to work on a part-time basis (30 h/week) and therefore can be a part of all relevant processes and projects in the company.

A long-term employment even after finishing the studies is the explicit aim of the JOB & MASTER programme.

Students and companies negotiate on the content of the employment agreement (scope, salary, percentage of course fees to be paid by the employer), with the partner company generally paying for the course fees and paying the student a salary that will cover his/her living expenses (cp. the sample calculation). HSBA is not involved in the contract negotiations, but recommends that the students has enough time to follow the study programme, e.g. by being employed to work on a part-time basis (30 h/week).

The study fees within the JOB & MASTER programme on the MSc study programmes are reduced by 10%. In the MSc study course Business Development the study fees are 675 Euro per month, whereas for the MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability study fees are 855 Euro per month.

JOB & MASTER Sample Calculation (bachelor graduate, no professional experience, 30h/week)

Salary of the employee (gross) 1,300 Euro
Study fees (Cooperating Company)) 675 Euro
Individualised placement service Free of charge
Total/month 1,975 Euro
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