Dual Bachelor's programme in business administration with alternating theoretical and practical phases
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
Im dritten Studienjahr haben die Studierenden die Möglichkeit, sich in einem Themengebiet zu spezialisieren. Die HSBA bietet hier ein breites Angebot unterschiedlicher branchen- bzw. funktionsspezifischer Schwerpunkte an:
Deutsch / Englisch
This specialisation offers a career entry into the auditing and tax consulting industry. Topics covered include auditing and tax law, requirements for sales brochures and restructuring concepts, annual financial statements, due diligence, detection of irregularities as well as compliance and corporate governance regulations.
This specialisation prepares dual study students in the best possible way for the relevant topics of bank management and credit provision both for private and corporate customers. Topics include the transformation of maturity and default risk, risk management, investment products, regulation, internal accounting and external financing reporting as well as customer and target group management. The first practical fundamentals are taught in a preparatory module in the first year of study.
This specialisation is geared towards dual study students who are interested in the areas of finance, investment and controlling. In addition to the fundamentals of the financial sector and market value maximisation, students learn about business valuation, risk management and the mergers and acquisitions process in its various stages.
This specialisation gives students a more in-depth knowledge of international trade. The areas covered include importing and exporting channels, trade logistics, intercultural communication, compliance, risk management, trade with third countries, legal and tax considerations, export programmes and hedge transactions. In order to prepare for the practical requirements in exportbased (trading) companies, it is recommended that students also take the external exam for wholesale and foreign trade clerks.
Building on the basics of Data Science and Customer Management, the topics Strategic Marketing and Online Marketing Intelligence provide further insights into the specialisation. The focus is on online marketing instruments and online users. At the same time, the effects of digitalisation are integrated in form of strategic decision-making and brand management.
This specialisation provides students with a comprehensive understanding of human resources management and staff development. They learn about both the current status of research and the requirements of companies in practice. Central topics include strategic staff management, staff development concepts, company incentive schemes and international human resources.
The Real Estate specialisation prepares students for the challenges of the real estate industry in three seminars, supported by case studies, company and property visits. All essential aspects of real estate value creation are considered. Students understand the principles and processes of the industry and earn their first professional qualification with the Bachelor of Science. If desired, the Master of Science Real Estate & Leadership is the ideal continuation.
This specialisation provides an insight into the insurance sector. Part 1 on insurance management has a focus on quality, dealing with the business policy and management of insurance companies. Part 2 on risk technique and risk policy builds on this knowledge with a quantitative approach, covering various risks and their insurability, the structure of insurance contracts, the pooling of risk and the basics of calculating premiums. Another core area involves reinsurance and alternative risk transfer products. Part 3 on sales and insurance marketing takes a closer look at selling and marketing insurance products.
Building on the basis of Data Science and Customer Management, the topics Retailing Management and Sales Management will provide further insights into the specialisation. It is the aim to examine the effects of digitalisation on the various sales channels and identify new opportunities.
Sustainable Leadership refers to strategic and sustainable corporate management and positioning in the global environment. The specialisation reflects on the rising public awareness and the economic necessity for a sustainable and ethical company strategy as well as resulting economic possibilities and challenges. Core concepts include corporate social responsibility and social innovation that are discussed in the context of strategic management and are illustrated with several company and industry examples.
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:
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.
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.
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.