As the university for the Hamburg economy and daughter of the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg, HSBA understands itself as a service provider for business conducted in the Hamburg metropolitan region. It has the aim to further strengthen the competitiveness with its educational offerings and research services in and around Hamburg.
The close relations of HSBA to the industry of the metropolitan region Hamburg is expressed with the board of trustees, which is composed of high-level representatives from well-known companies.
More than 250 partner companies train their young professionals and future managers with the HSBA bachelor and master programmes.
Moreover HSBA offers academic executive education courses and seminars that lead to a higher professionalisation of companies´ expert and administrative staff. In cooperation with its partner companies, the research projects of HSBA develop innovative, scientifically-based solutions for problems faced in practice.