In addition to study programmes and executive education, research forms the third pillar of HSBA's university activities and is to a large extent application- as well as practice-oriented - in accordance with the principle of duality. In addition to research cooperations with national and international universities and research institutes, HSBA maintains strategic partnerships with its cooperation companies in order to facilitate and support a lively and sustainable transfer of current research findings into entrepreneurial practice.
In recent years, the research output at HSBA has been characterized by a particularly high number of high-quality publications. Particularly noteworthy is that many professors have published their research results in peer-reviewed journal publications or presented them at conferences. This is clearly reflected in the jump in JOURQUAL-ranked publications in 2018.