International Management (BSc)

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

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Study Profile International Management (BSc)

Dual study of International Management 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.

 

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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

Eight reasons to study International Management at HSBA

Key Features

  • Dual undergraduate degree programme in business administration with alternating theoretical and practical phases

  • Extensive financial independence through monthly remuneration

  • Extensive range of options and focal points

  • Digital Toolbox @ HSBA: unique offering to teach HSBA's students digital tools and strategies

  • Lecturers with extensive practical experience

  • Attractive career prospects – e.g. at one of our more than 300 partner companies

  • Stays abroad possible

  • Campus in the heart of Hamburg

Bachelor of Science in International Management

Quick Facts

Programme start 1 October each year
Study duration 3 years
Degree Bachelor of Science (BSc) with 180 ECTS
Language 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 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 (compulsory elective subject, excursion) and the bachelor thesis.

Plan of Study

Study Content Semester 1
  • Methodology and Basics of Business Studies (Part 1)
    4 ECTS
    36 Contact hours
    English
  • Financial Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Microeconomics
    6 ECTS
    50 Contact hours
    English
  • Mathematics
    7 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Introduction to Intercultural Management & Regional Studies (Part 1)
    16 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    The module consits of two parts. 5 ECTS are awarded after completing the entire module in semster 2.

     

  • Basics of International Management
    5 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 2
  • International Human Resource Management
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Managerial Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Operations Management
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Macroeconomics
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Statistics
    7 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Introduction to Intercultural Management & Regional Studies (Part 2)
    5 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    The module consits of two parts. 5 ECTS are awarded after completing the entire module in semster 2.

     

Study Content Semester 3
  • Marketing Management 1
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Strategic Management (Part 1)
    7 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    The module consits of two parts. 7 ECTS are awarded after completing the entire module in semster 4.

     

  • 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
    English
  • International Business Law
    3 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Project Management
    5 ECTS
    24 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 4
  • Marketing Management 2
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Strategic Management (Part 2)
    7 ECTS
    34 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    The module consits of two parts. 7 ECTS are awarded after completing the entire module in semster 4.

     

  • Corporate Finance
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • International Accounting & Taxation
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Operations Research
    5 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Elective
    3 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    English
Study Content Semester 5
  • Specialisation (Part 1)
    22 ECTS
    108 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    The specialization modules comprise a total of 22 ECTS.

     

  • Controllership
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    English
  • Study Trip
    2 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    English
    Info
    • cross-curricular
    • numerous company visits and lectures
    • current topics such as digitalisation, start-up scene in Silicon Valley or emerging markets frame the content of the individual destinations

     

  • Bachelor's Thesis
    12 ECTS
    English
    Info

    The Bachelor thesis is very individual to every student so it will depend on your scheduling and progress with your studies when you can start it. The thesis can be registered if at least 120 ECTS have been completed.

     

Study Content Semester 6
  • Specialisation (Part 2)
    22 ECTS
    60 Contact hours
    English
    Info

    The specialization modules comprise a total of 22 ECTS.

     

  • Management Game
    4 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    English
  • Bachelor's Thesis
    12 ECTS
    English
    Info

    The Bachelor thesis is very individual to every student so it will depend on your scheduling and progress with your studies when you can start it. The thesis can be registered if at least 120 ECTS have been completed.

     

Partner Companies

STULZ GmbH
Peter Cremer Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Mondelez Deutschland Services GmbH & Co. KG
Hapag-Lloyd AG
EVE Consulting und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery GmbH
Pawlik Consultants GmbH
Aon Versicherungsmakler Deutschland GmbH
Aspira Logistics GmbH
Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller's Nachfolger (GmbH & Co.) KG
MEDIK Hospital Design GmbH
Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH
Buss Group GmbH & Co. KG
Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH
Berg & Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG
Rieckermann GmbH
SAL Heavy Lift GmbH
SANAVITA Pharmaceuticals GmbH
I. SCHROEDER KG (GmbH & Co.)
Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (GmbH & Co. KG)
Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG
LemonSwan GmbH
TT-Line GmbH & Co. KG

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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.

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Klaus Waubke HSBA

Klaus Waubke

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

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