Insurance Management (BA)

Part-time Bachelor's degree programme for employees from the insurance industry

Bachelor's Programme Insurance Management at HSBA

Part-time Bachelor's degree programme for employees from the insurance industry

The part-time bachelor study programme "Versicherungsmanagement" (taught in German) was developed in close cooperation with the Hamburg Insurance Industry and is carried out in cooperation with the Vocational Training Center of the Hamburg Insurance Industry (BWV) e.V.

The study programme is aimed at employees from the insurance industry who have already completed a programme of training as a merchant for insurance and finance or an insurance specialist and now want to further develop their specialist knowledge and methodological skills through a study course. The programme is designed to prepare the graduates for demanding specialist and management tasks in the insurance industry.

The degree programme is seamlessly based on the insurance specialist training, so that insurance and finance professionals can enter directly into the 5th semester. The degree "Fachwirt" is fully credited.


Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA) with 180 ECTS
Language: German
Accreditation: FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) in process
Programme start: 1 April
Tuition Fees: 425 EUR per month
Study duration: 4,5 semester for insurance and finance clerks with a degree as insurance specialist

Study Organisation

The study programme is carried out part-time. The lectures take place on Friday afternoons and on Saturdays. In addition, a block week is carried out every semester.

The language of the study programme is German, and an elective module Insurance English is offered.

Programme Structure

The programme was developed in cooperation with the BWV Hamburg. The result is a permeable training concept for the insurance industry, which offers the best perspectives and a high level of flexibility: from training to specialist to a bachelor's degree.

The study course teaches business management, economics as well as industry-specific knowledge and thus provides the basis for a successful career in the insurance industry. In addition, methodological skills, soft skills and intercultural content are taught.

More than 50 percent of the study content is insurance-specific. The programme includes lectures such as Insurance Management, Insurance Marketing, Risk Management in Insurance Companies, Industrial and Commercial Insurance, Actuarial Science and Insurance Law.

In addition, an elective area is offered in which you can choose between the lectures management of the Brokerage Business, Insurance English or deepen your skills in Personal Insurance. Furthermore, a Simulation Game is conducted on the management of an insurance company. In addition, an Excursion abroad to selected insurers and brokers is planned.

The programme pursues the goal of communicating the relevant topics in the area of ​​risk and insurance management, highlighting the challenges in individual subject areas and their management, as well as demonstrating theoretical concepts and their implementation in practice.

Study Plan

1st to 4th Semester

Insurance and finance professionals with a degree as insurance specialists are credited the first four semesters so that they can start directly into the fifth semester.

5th Semester

Module Hours Credits
Macroeconomics 35 5
Statistics 42 6
Risik Management in Insurance Companies 35 5
Mathematics in Insurace 28 4
Digital Toolbox 7 1
Scientific Work 14 2

6th Semester

Module Hours Credits
Investment and Foundations of Finance 42 6
Strategic Management in Insurance Companies 42 6
Industrial/Commercial Insurance 35 5
Controlling 35 5

7th Semester

Module Hours Credits
Digital Marketing & E-Business 35 5
Insurance Law 21 3
Strategic Marketing in Insurance Companies 42 6

8th Semester

Module Hours Credits
Insurance Game 21 3
Electives Insurance 35 5
Electives Business Administration 35 5
Methodological Skills 35 5
Excursion & Presentation 35 5

Bachelor's Thesis

After the fourth semester, the Bachelor's thesis is written.


Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the Bachelor's study course Insurance Management are: 

  • a completed training as a merchant
  • a completed training as a certified insurer for insurance and finance, which has been completed with a minimum grade of 2.9
  • a letter of recommendation from the employer

The admission is decided by an Admissions Commission. Participants who do not meet the above criteria will be invited to a selection interview, at the conclusion of which the Admissions Committee decides whether the candidate will be admitted.

The crediting of other pre-qualifications is basically possible, but will be examined in individual cases by the Admissions Committee.

Application Process

Secure your Study Place on the BA Versicherungsmanagement

The application process starts with a written application to HSBA. It should consist of the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Certificates of apprenticeship and professional qualification
  • Letter of recommendation from the current or former employer

As soon as the written application has reached us and all admission criteria are met, the Admission Procedure wil start as specified above.

We look forward to your application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sebastian Bink.

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Sebastian Bink, HSBA

Sebastian Bink

Senior Examination & Programme Manager, Bachelor-Team
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