Business Administration (English) (BSc)

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Study Profile

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.

Highlights of the Study Course

  • Dual Bachelor's 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

  • Lecturers with extensive practical experience

  • Attractive career prospects after gradtuation

  • Stays abroad possible

  • Campus in the heart of Hamburg 

Facts on the study course

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc) with 180 ECTS
Language: English
Accreditation: FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation)
Programme start: The programme starts on 1 October each year. In 2020 it starts with a practice phase.
Study duration: 3 years

Success Stories of our Graduates

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

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

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

Study Organisation & 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).

Plan of Study

Study Content Semester 1
  • Methodology and Basics of Business Studies (Part 1)
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Financial Accounting
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Microeconomics
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Mathematics
    7 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Business Law (Part 1)
    5 ECTS
    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
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Macroeconomics
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • 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
    German
  • Strategic Management (Part 1)
    7 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Introduction to Investment and Finance
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Organisation
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • 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
    German
  • Strategic Management (Part 2)
    7 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • Corporate Finance
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    German
  • 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)
    22 ECTS
    108 Contact hours
    German
  • Controllership
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
    6 ECTS
    48 Contact hours
    German
  • Study Trip
    2 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    German
  • Bachelor Thesis
    German
Study Content Semester 6
  • Specialisation (Part 2)
    22 ECTS
    60 Contact hours
    German
  • Management Game
    4 ECTS
    30 Contact hours
    German
  • Bachelor Thesis
    German
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
  • Real Estate
    German
  • Risk and Insurance Management
    German
  • Sales.Retail.Digital
    German
  • Sustainable Leadership
    German

Electives

HSBA has integrated various options into the study programme so that the study programme can be designed more individually:

Digital Toolbox: With the Digital Toolbox you have the possibility to prepare yourself for the digital transformation by choosing a profile during your studies. There are a total of six digital profiles:

  • Business Process Innovation
  • Data Business
  • Digital Communication and Marketing Technologies
  • Digital Strategy
  • Intrapreneur
  • Programming

 

Elective: 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: 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: 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.

Specialisations

In the study course Business Administration (English version) generally the specialisation International Business Administration / Trade is chosen. Should the student want to choose a different specialisation, then in individual cases this is possible. In this case the student needs to fulfil the admission requirements of Business Administration (German version) and good knowledge of German needs to be proven.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees are EUR 665 per month. The companies generally pay most of the course fees, at least if the student remains with the company after finishing his/her degree. In addition, students generally receive traineeship remuneration, the amount of which depends on the industry and company in question.

Funding