The members of the University and its panels are constantly working to improve what it offers and the processes that run them, as well as on innovative ideas for the further development of the HSBA. This work strives to build a dialogue between scholarly and practical commercial knowledge to significantly contribute to the professional success of its students, and to the competitiveness of their collaborating businesses. HSBA panels are the University Council, the University Board, the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees.
The University is supported financially by the “HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration non-profit GmbH (HSBA gGmbH), whose sole shareholder is the “Foundation for Advancing HSBA”.
The "Foundation for Advancing HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration" is the sole shareholder of the HSBA gGmbH. The Foundation's most important bodies include the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors.
Alongside its role as the shareholder, the Foundation finances HSBA's development, particularly in the fields of research and international collaboration.
University management is tasked with the preparation of resolutions for its panels, University management and the development of strategies to continue the advancement of HSBA.
The University management comprises the President, the Vice-Presidents, the Executive Directors and the Directors of Studies, Business Development and Staff Development of the University.
The HSBA gGmbH is informed of all University management resolutions by the Executive Directors of the University.
The highest decision-making body at HSBA is the university council. The university council elects the President and the Course Heads and enacts strategic matters like the launch of new study programmes or research priorities.
The Board of Governors is a form of supervisory board for HSBA management. It provides support to the University in addressing commercial issues and consists of members of the Board of Trustees.
HSBA has the backing of business in Hamburg's city region. We were founded to respond to the needs of business - our work is based on the experience of high-ranking representatives from the world of business. The university's most important advisory committee is the board of trustees, whose members are committed to HSBA and work to support and promote it.