HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration and the Claussen-Simon Foundation jointly founded the ‘Claussen-Simon Graduate Centre at HSBA’ in order to support dissertation projects by outstanding graduates on the interface between academia and practice. The aim of this programme, so far the only one of its kind, is to provide systematic supervision and support to selected doctoral students as part of cooperative doctorate projects with partner universities. Because of HSBA’s applied gearing, these are generally projects from industry that can be carried out on a part-time basis to accommodate work requirements. The programme is complemented by tailored seminars for the academic further training of the doctoral students.
Applications for inclusion on the doctorate programme to obtain the doctoral title can be submitted with immediate effect. The title Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) are internationally recognised and entitle graduates to use the title of Dr. in Germany too.
"Within just a few years, HSBA has gained an excellent reputation for the outstanding education it provides to our future managers. After providing bachelor’s and master’s programmes, it is only logical to undertake the challenge of providing excellent education to doctoral students. That is precisely what we are now doing together by founding the ‘Claussen-Simon Graduate Centre at HSBA’.”
HSBA President Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz sees the support provided by the Claussen-Simon Foundation as special recognition of the consistent quality development at HSBA. He believes that the cooperation between the two institutions offers extremely strong opportunities on account of their shared goals:
“We, like the Claussen-Simon Foundation, are convinced that an intensive exchange between professors and doctoral students is an important key to excellent research achievements. These in turn are a guarantee of success for the individual student’s doctorate, but also enhance Hamburg as an academic location and also move industry forward thanks to their practical gearing.”