Business Administration (BSc)

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Study Profile Business Administration (BSc)

Dual study of Business Administration at HSBA

The programme combines practice-related studies of business administration with simultaneous systematic in-company training. It gives students the relevant specialist knowledge in the individual areas of business administration, and enables them to apply it in the practical phases in the different departments of their training company. Students can select an appropriate study focus in their third year, to prepare them optimally for the requirements of the company in the respective areas and functions.

 

Apply now for BSc Business Administration!

Hannes Roffmann

With the bachelor degree in Business Administration (Specialisation Finance) and as a banker certified by the Chamber of Commerce, I am now a Consultant of the Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG. I assist wealthy individuals and families in all financial topics.

Hannes Roffmann
Wealth Management, Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG
Felix Peleikis

The dual study programme at HSBA was the ideal basis to continue my career in one of the big four auditing companies. The university has a very dynamic character and I am happy to have been a part of it – three very significant years.

Felix Peleikis
Assurance, Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Julia Rückert

I started to work in the internal audit department and during the audits learned more about the many different national and international subsidiaries and areas of the Otto Group. I find the way that HSBA and Otto support the further development of their students outstanding.

Julia-Mara Rückert
Revisorin & HSBA-Masterstudentin, OTTO GmbH & Co. KG

Why you should study Business Administration at HSBA

Key Features

  • Dual Bachelor's programme in business administration with alternating theoretical and practical phases

  • Extensive financial independence through monthly remuneration

  • Extensive range of options

  • Lecturers with extensive practical experience

  • Attractive career prospects after graduation

  • Stays abroad possible

  • Campus in the heart of Hamburg 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Quick Facts

Programme start: 1 October each year
Study duration: 3 years
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc) with 180 ECTS
Language: 75% German, 25% English
Accreditation: FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation)
Tuition Fees: 665 EUR per month
Funding: companies generally pay most of the course fees;In addition, students generally receive traineeship remuneration; student loans or BAföG support possible

Study Organisation and Programme Structure

The dual programme integrates phases of theory at the university (on average 32 weeks a year) and practical phases of training in their training company (on average 20 weeks a year).

Students acquire practical business administration knowledge and have an opportunity to specialise in certain functions or sectors. Special attention is given to method skills throughout the programme. Business administration fundamentals are communicated in the first two years of study, and complemented by method modules and courses on language and law. In the second and third years of study, selected subjects are treated in depth (Marketing, Finance, Strategic Management, Controlling). The main content in the final year is a range of options (specialisation, electives), providing wider and deeper know-how and method skills.

Plan of Study

Study Content Semester 1
  • Methodology and Basics of Business Studies
    4 ECTS
    36 Contact hours
    German
  • Financial Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Microeconomics
    6 ECTS
    50 Contact hours
    English
  • Mathematics
    7 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Business Law (Part 1)
    16 Contact hours
    German
  • Business English
    5 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 2
  • Human Resource Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Managerial Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Operations Management
    4 ECTS
    34 Contact hours
    German
  • Macroeconomics
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Statistics
    7 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Business Law (Part 2)
    5 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
Study Content Semester 3
  • Marketing Management 1
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Strategic Management (Part 1)
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Introduction to Investment and Finance
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Organisation and Organisational Behavior
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Quantitative Methods
    5 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Labour Law or Auditing
    3 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Project Management
    5 ECTS
    24 Contact hours
    German
Study Content Semester 4
  • Marketing Management 2
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Strategic Management (Part 2)
    7 ECTS
    34 Contact hours
    German
  • Corporate Finance
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • International Taxation & Group Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Operations Research
    5 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Elective or Law for Auditors
    3 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    German
Study Content Semester 5
  • Specialisation (Part 1)
    108 Contact hours
    German/ English
  • Controllership
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Study Trip
    2 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    German/ English
  • Bachelor Thesis
    12 ECTS
    German/ English
Study Content Semester 6
  • Specialisation (Part 2)
    22 ECTS
    60 Contact hours
    German/ English
  • Management Game
    4 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    English
  • Bachelor Thesis
    German/ English
Specialisation (Semester 5 & 6)
  • Audit, Tax, Advisory
    German
  • Banking and Finanancial Markets
    German
  • Finance
    German
  • International Business Administration / Trade
    English
  • Marketing.Digital
    German
  • People Management 4.0
    German
  • Risk and Insurance Management
    German
  • Sales.Retail.Digital
    German
  • Sustainable Leadership
    German
Options to design the study programme more individually:
  • Digital Toolbox
    5 ECTS
    64 Contact hours
    English
  • Elective
    3 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    German/ English
  • General Electives
    3 ECTS
    75 Contact hours
    German/ English
  • Study Trip
    2 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    German/ English

Partner Companies

Buss Group GmbH & Co. KG
Blume 2000 Blumen-Handelsgesellschaft mbH
ProVidens Vermögensmanagement GmbH
Alsterspree Verlag GmbH
ShibataFenderTeam AG
PPI AG Informationstechnologie
Peter Cremer Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Cordes + Partner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Mast-Jägermeister SE
AIDA Cruises German Branch of Costa Crociere S.p.A.
TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG
Elbe-Obst Erzeugerorganisation r.V.
Mühlenchemie GmbH & Co. KG
Hermes Germany GmbH
Johannes J. Matthies GmbH & Co. KG
Otto (GmbH & Co. KG)
Lloyd Fonds AG
Gerhard D. Wempe KG
NOREVO GmbH
Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs AG
Hoyer GmbH
Sparkasse Harburg-Buxtehude
Hermes Fulfilment GmbH
ECOVIS Hanseatische Mittelstands Treuhand
E&K Automation GmbH
Marquard & Bahls AG
Elis Group Services GmbH
Eulenburg Family Office GmbH & Co. KG
Delta-Sport Handelskontor GmbH
Engel & Völkers AG
BRL Boege Rohde Luebbehuesen
SUND Holding GmbH + Co. KG
Iwan Budnikowsky GmbH & Co. KG
ASG | Asche Stein Glockemann Verstl Wiezoreck
HANSETRANS Holding GmbH
Neumann Gruppe GmbH
Wintershall Dea GmbH
Carlsberg Deutschland Holding GmbH
fabfab GmbH - Internetversandhandel von Stoffen
TÜV NORD Systems GmbH & Co. KG
Battery-Kutter GmbH & Co. KG
Ebner Stolz Mönning Bachem
Aon Versicherungsmakler Deutschland GmbH
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
KTS American Parts GmbH
ASTRON Immobilien-Kontor GmbH
British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH
EOS Holding GmbH
STULZ GmbH
Nordmark Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG
Detlev Louis Motorradvertriebs GmbH
Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH
ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG
Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft A/S & Co KG
best practice consulting AG
Dierkes Partner
MSC Germany S.A. & Co KG
Baker Tilly GmbH & Co.KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Service-Bund GmbH & Co. KG
Star Finanz GmbH
Brightpoint Fund Services GmbH
Signal Iduna Gruppe - Hamburg
Wärme Hamburg GmbH
C. Illies & Co. Handelsges. mbH
Olympus Europa SE & CO. KG
HIH Real Estate GmbH
Robert Schüler Versicherungsmakler GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Bank Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe GmbH
ESCHE SCHÜMANN COMMICHAU
Georg Duncker GmbH & Co. KG
Vattenfall Europe Business Services GmbH
Goessler + Partner GmbH
Orbis Treuhand GmbH
Miles GmbH
FKS Friedrich Karl Schroeder GmbH & Co. KG
Buhck Umweltservices GmbH & Co. KG
Coloplast GmbH
Maack & Company Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
OIL! Tankstellen GmbH
SANAVITA Pharmaceuticals GmbH
WMC Wüpper Management Consulting GmbH
HSV Fußball AG
Counsel Treuhand GmbH
BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
HPC HAMBURG PROPERTIES CONSULTING GMBH & CO. KG
Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (GmbH & Co. KG)
TOPLICHT Schiffsausrüstung GmbH
Oktan Tankstellen GmbH
Funk Versicherungsmakler GmbH
Ernst & Young GmbH
COLUMBIA Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH
Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Rieckermann GmbH
BERENBERG Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG
marketing solutions direkt GmbH
ESC Wirtschaftsprüfungs GmbH
Velux Deutschland GmbH
REISSWOLF International AG
ICOF Europe GmbH
Sysmex Europe GmbH
Hamburger Volksbank eG
Scheller & Partner PartG mbB
Berg & Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG
HDI Service AG
Hanseatic Bank GmbH & Co. KG
Aurubis AG
Mondelez Deutschland Services GmbH & Co. KG
EVE Consulting und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Steinway & Sons Hamburg
Jungheinrich AG
WSP Weinladen GmbH
HBRT Hellwege und Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbB
Stern-Wywiol Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG
Mazars GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburger Sparkasse AG
BUDNI Handels- & Service GmbH & Co. KG
HanseMerkur Versicherungsgruppe
Deutsche Bank AG
Christoph Kroschke GmbH
Rödl & Partner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
HELM AG
Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH
Tchibo GmbH
Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery GmbH
TT-Line GmbH & Co. KG
Commerzbank AG
EDEKA AG
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH
Euler Hermes Deutschland

FAQ

Can I apply for a study place directly with HSBA?

No. Students can only study at HSBA if they have concluded a contract of study with a training company. To apply with a company is always the first step in the application process.

What are the options of studying abroad?

About 30% of HSBA's Bachelor students spend time abroad during their studies (mostly short-stay at Summer Schools or as an exchange student with one of our partner universities). In the third year of studies of the dual programmes, students can go on an international study trip. Furthermore, HSBA attaches great importance to the international character of its content, offering a wide range of seminars held in English. Fore more information, please see here.

When should I start with my application?

Anyone interested in taking a dual Bachelor programme should normally start looking for a training company at least one year before they intend to start their studies. The application to the company should include all the usual documents, such as school and examination qualifications and CV. The company then sends the study contract together with the necessary documents to HSBA, which checks whether the criteria for admission are fulfilled, and if so accepts the applicant.