HSBA Underlines its Standards of Quality by Becoming a Member of AACSB

Since early January, HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration is listed as an educational member with AACSB, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, one of the leading accrediting agencies for business schools throughout the world. With this membership, HSBA is expanding its international network and is emphasising the high-quality requirements the school applies to teaching and research. In Germany there are ten business schools bearing the AACSB accreditation, 29 schools are registered as educational members.

„For us the AACSB membership is a great step forward as it lays the best foundation for an academic exchange with top business schools worldwide”, says HSBA Vice President Prof. Dr. Goetz Greve. “We want to set an example for the quality of teaching and research at HSBA.” 
Director of Studies and Deputy Managing Director Dr. Immo Schmidt-Jortzig adds: “We were just recently awarded the system accreditation and a premium seal by the FIBAA, the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation, which is an important recognition of our work. Now we are ready to face the next challenge: the application for the AACSB accreditation. We are really looking forward to this!”

Matthew Rousu, Dean and Professor of Economics at the Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University, USA, one of HSBA’s partner universities, can only affirm the international impact of AACSB: “For more than 20 years we have benefitted from our relationship with AACSB. Therefore, I am fully aware of the overall significance this seal of approval has. HSBA is an outstanding university. We wish our colleagues success for the upcoming process and are more than happy to support them with our expertise and advice.” (1)

HSBA is the Business School in Hamburg and offers an international study programme with an ambitious hands-on approach. The range of studies is primarily focused on dual Bachelor’s and full- or part-time Master’s degree programmes with an international orientation. Currently, HSBA is the academic partner for about 1.000 students and 250 cooperating companies. 


(1) The Sigmund Weis School of Business is one of only eight private, undergraduate-only business schools with AACSB accreditation.