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. The HSBA foundation promotes application-oriented research projects of HSBA professors.
With ERASMUS HSBA offers its students and lecturers a great possibility to study abroad and moreover has cooperations with international universities. 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.