International Management (BSc)

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

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Bachelor's programme International Management (BSc) at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration

Study business administration with a special focus on international management at one of Germany's best dual universities for business administration!

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.

 

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Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Credits:
180 ECTS
Programme Start
1 October each year
Study duration:
3 years
Language:
English
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Programme Organisation and Structure

International Management (Bachelor of Science) at HSBA

The cooperate study 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 practice-oriented business knowledge with a special focus on international management. During the course of studies, a further focus is also placed on teaching methodological skills. In the first two years of study, basic business management knowledge is taught and supplemented by method modules, intercultural basics and international law. In the second and third years, selected core subjects are dealt with in greater depth (Marketing Management, Financing, Strategic Management, International Accounting and Controlling). The third year of study is characterised by electives (specialisation/minor, compulsory elective subject, excursion) and the bachelor thesis.

Plan of Study International Management (Bachelor of Science) at HSBA

Study Content Semester 1
  • Mathematics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Foundations of International Management I
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Fundamentals of Business Informatics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Science & Trends
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 2
  • Statistics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Microeconomics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Principles of Finance
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Marketing Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Foundations of International Management II
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 3
  • Quantitative Methods
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Strategy and Innovation
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Macroeconomics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • International Group Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Elective 1
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 4
  • Operations Management and Operations Research
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Projekt Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Organisation and Organisational Behavior
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • International Trade and Regional Studies
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Elective 2
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 5
  • Business Psychology
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Sustainability
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Specialisation / Minor (part 1)
    12 ECTS
    96 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    A minor comprises three courses or 18 ECTS and takes place in the 5th and 6th semester. You have the choice between the following topics:

    • Advanced Studies in International Management
    • Shipping

     

  • Elective 3
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German/ English
  • Bachelor's Thesis
    English
    Info

    Since the Bachelor thesis is time-intensive and individual, it can be written in different semesters. The Bachelor's thesis can be registered if 120 ECTS can be proven.

     

Study Content Semester 6
  • Specialisation / Minor (part 2)
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    A minor comprises three courses or 18 ECTS and takes place in the 5th and 6th semester. You have the choice between the following topics:

    • Advanced Studies in International Management
    • Shipping

     

  • Management Game
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Bachelor's Thesis
    12 ECTS
    German/ English
Study programme can be designed more individually:
  • Specialisation / Minor
    18 ECTS
    144 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    In the 3rd year of study, you have the opportunity to specialise by choosing a minor. A minor comprises two courses in the 5th semester and one course in the 6th semester (a total of 18 ECTS). You have the choice between the following topics:

    • Advanced Studies in International Management
    • Shipping

     

  • Electives
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German/ English
    Info

    The compulsory elective subject, which takes place in a block week across all study programmes, enables students to deal intensively with a business management problem of their choice.

     

  • General Electives
    6 ECTS
    105 Contact hours
    German/ English
    Info

    The general electives give students the opportunity to develop their individual knowledge and skills further. The offering ranges from social skills and IT seminars to studium generale events and smaller electives where students can tackle selected business administration content in a more in-depth manner. Foreign language courses are also on offer on an extracurricular basis.

     

  • Study Trip
    2 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    Info

    A special highlight for all students is the study trip. The excursions, which span several study programmes and include numerous company visits and lectures, are organised independently by the students. Current topics such as digitalisation, the start-up scene in Silicon Valley or emerging countries frame the content of the individual destinations.

     

Questions?

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Volker Rossius
Operational Director, Academic Office
+49 40 822160-941
volker.rossius(at)hsba.de
Klaus Waubke HSBA
Klaus Waubke
Senior Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
+49 40 822160-933
klaus.waubke(at)hsba.de

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

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.

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Klaus Waubke HSBA

Klaus Waubke

Senior Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
+49 40 822160-933
klaus.waubke(at)hsba.de

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