Bachelor's Programmes

Bachelor's programmes in business administration at the Business School in Hamburg

Bachelor's Programmes in Business Administration

at Hamburg School of Business Administration

At HSBA in Hamburg, students can choose between internationally oriented dual Bachelor's programmes with a business management background and a part-time Bachelor's programme in insurance management.


Innovative and practice-oriented study programmes prepare students optimally for their next career step and offer them excellent educational opportunities regardless of their financial background. All Bachelor programmes have been developed together with experts from the fields of business and science and are also accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).

Cooperative Bachelor's degree programmes

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Information Systems

Students who wish to focus on acquiring specialist business skills are well advised to take the dual Business Administration (BSc) course. It combines practical business skills with systematic training within a company.

The focus in the first two years of study is on methodological competence, with the third year of study preparing students optimally for work in the respective industry through role-based specialisations. While 25% of the Business Administration (BSc) degree is taught in English, all the modules of the International Management (BSc) degree are taught in English.

The Business Informatics (BSc) dual course of studies also focuses on business administration. However, the traditional business aspects from the areas of financing, marketing and accountancy are combined with in-depth knowledge of business informatics. The focus here is on the design and programming of software, software engineering and project management.

The structure of the courses of study include a theory and a practical phase per term, in which the relevant specialized knowledge is applied in practice.

Dual Business Administration Studies in the Fields of Logistics and Media

The HSBA offers a dual business administration degree in Hamburg with a special focus on different industries.

In the Logistics Management (BSc) course, students acquire the basics of business management and supplement them with selected contents which are adapted to specific industries and supplemented with specialized logistics modules. Although the course is held in English, individual modules in German can be selected.

The Media Management & Communication (BSc) degree has a 25% English-language component and offers business management and media-specific modules which are systematically combined and applied in a practical phase at selected media companies or advertising agencies.

Expiring study programmes

Here you will find an overview of the degree programmes that are currently not open for enrolment, as they have been replaced by our new portfolio of courses.

Part-time undergraduate degree programme

Bachelor of Arts in Insurance Management in Hamburg

In addition to a dual programme of study, HSBA also offers a part-time study programme Versicherungsmanagement (BA). This is aimed at employees from the insurance industry who would like to improve their methodological competence as well as their specialist and management skills through an academic, industry-specific course of study.

The prerequisite is completed vocational training as an insurance and finance administrator and further training as an insurance specialist.

The part-time lectures take place on Friday afternoons and Saturdays and are supplemented by a block week per semester. The course is taught in German, with an optional module in Insurance English being offered.

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Partner Companies

COLUMBIA Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH
TT-Line GmbH & Co. KG
EOS Deutscher Inkasso-Dienst GmbH
Cordes + Partner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
PPI AG Informationstechnologie
Nord Event GmbH
ESC Wirtschaftsprüfungs GmbH
Shell Deutschland GmbH
Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH
Service-Bund GmbH & Co. KG
Mitsubishi Logistics Europe B.V. Düsseldorf Branch Hamburg Office
Stern-Wywiol Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG
British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH
Allianz Beratungs- und Vertriebs AG
Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG
Markenfilm Hamburg GmbH
Wintershall Dea GmbH
Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH
Performance Media Deutschland GmbH
ECE Marketplaces GmbH & Co. KG
EOS Holding GmbH
Initiative Media GmbH
Hoyer GmbH
Blume 2000 Blumen-Handelsgesellschaft mbH
OIL! Tankstellen GmbH
edding AG
ProVidens Vermögensmanagement GmbH
HSV Fußball AG
BUDNI Handels- & Service GmbH & Co. KG
Marquard & Bahls AG
ECOVIS Hanseatische Mittelstands Treuhand
SAL Heavy Lift GmbH
Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG
Datenlotsen Education Systems GmbH
Ernst & Young GmbH
Edel SE & Co. KGaA
altona Diagnostics GmbH
MEDIK Hospital Design GmbH
Buhck Umweltservices GmbH & Co. KG
Detlev Louis Motorradvertriebs GmbH
TÜV NORD Systems GmbH & Co. KG
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Oktan Tankstellen GmbH
Leonhardt & Blumberg  Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Johannes J. Matthies GmbH & Co. KG
TauRes Gesellschaft für Investmentberatung mbH
Scheller & Partner PartG mbB
Nordmark Pharma GmbH
Itzehoer Versicherungen
VTG Aktiengesellschaft
Eulenburg Family Office GmbH & Co. KG
Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG
C. Illies & Co. Handelsges. mbH
Coca-Cola European Partners Deutschland GmbH
HIH Real Estate GmbH
Buss Group GmbH & Co. KG
Christoph Kroschke GmbH
SANAVITA Pharmaceuticals GmbH
WMC Wüpper Management Consulting GmbH
SUND Holding GmbH + Co. KG
Leser GmbH & Co. KG
TOPLICHT Schiffsausrüstung GmbH
mecom Medien-Communikations-Gesellschaft mbH
Peter Cremer Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Signal Iduna Gruppe - Hamburg
Aurubis AG
Aon Versicherungsmakler Deutschland GmbH
Mazars GmbH & Co. KG
CAMPS International GmbH
Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft
Bank Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe GmbH
SSW-Trading GmbH
Elbe-Obst Erzeugerorganisation r.V.
HDI Global SE
agiles Informationssysteme GmbH
Versicherungsmakler Podzins GmbH & Co.KG
DAL Deutsche Afrika Linien GmbH & Co. KG
Star Finanz GmbH
Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery GmbH
Rieckermann GmbH
MariApps Marine Solutions Europe GmbH
BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG
Hapag-Lloyd AG
Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (GmbH & Co. KG)
Alsterspree Verlag GmbH
Mondelez Deutschland Services GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft A/S & Co KG
Maack & Company Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
Robert Schüler Versicherungsmakler GmbH & Co. KG
Omnicom Media Group GmbH
Sparkasse Harburg-Buxtehude
LemonSwan GmbH
Liesner & Co. GmbH
Neumann Gruppe GmbH
Coloplast GmbH
Euler Hermes Deutschland
HanseMerkur Versicherungsgruppe
TUI Cruises GmbH
ICOF Europe GmbH
Berg & Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG
KG BURSPED Speditions G.m.b.H. & Co.
Counsel Treuhand GmbH
Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
TRAILER LLOYD Fahrzeugvermietung GmbH & Co. KG
Delta-Sport Handelskontor GmbH
Backfactory GmbH
deepblue networks AG
IKOR Products GmbH
Vattenfall Europe Business Services GmbH
HDI Service AG
Brightpoint Fund Services GmbH
Beiersdorf AG
Hanseatic Bank GmbH & Co. KG
Mühlenchemie GmbH & Co. KG
AXA Versicherung AG
Baker Tilly GmbH & Co.KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
WSP Weinladen GmbH
MSC Germany S.A. & Co KG
DROEGE Holding GmbH
OTTO WULFF Projektentwicklung
Jungheinrich PROFISHOP AG & Co. KG
Airbus Operations GmbH
WARNER MUSIC Group Germany Holding GmbH
Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Lloyd Fonds AG
Hamburger Sparkasse AG
BERENBERG Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG
Elis Group Services GmbH
ShibataFenderTeam AG
RHL Reederei Hamburger Lloyd GmbH & Co KG
BRL Boege Rohde Luebbehuesen
Funk Versicherungsmakler GmbH
Basler Lebensversicherungs-AG
Hermann Lother & Co.  Mineralölhandelsgesellschaft mbH
Mund & Fester GmbH & Co. KG
Dierkes Partner
Georg Duncker GmbH & Co. KG
best practice consulting AG
Deep Media Technologies GmbH
TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG
TB Marine Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller's Nachfolger (GmbH & Co.) KG
RessourcenReich GmbH
Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH
Velux Deutschland GmbH
Otto (GmbH & Co. KG)
Pawlik Consultants GmbH
Tchibo GmbH
E&K Automation GmbH
KTS American Parts GmbH
Commerzbank AG
Mast-Jägermeister SE
Wärme Hamburg GmbH
Gerhard D. Wempe KG
Miles GmbH
Hermes Germany GmbH
Ebner Stolz Mönning Bachem
Deutsche Bank AG
salesHAX Consulting
Olympus Europa SE & CO. KG
Jungheinrich AG
Veolia Umweltservice GmbH
ASG | Asche Stein Glockemann Verstl Wiezoreck
Sysmex Europe GmbH
Iwan Budnikowsky GmbH & Co. KG
NDR Media GmbH
Brightpoint Group Hamburg
ASTRON Immobilien-Kontor GmbH
Aspira Logistics GmbH
Hermes Fulfilment GmbH
Battery-Kutter GmbH & Co. KG
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG
news aktuell GmbH
Engel & Völkers AG
AIDA Cruises German Branch of Costa Crociere S.p.A.
Rödl & Partner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Carlsberg Deutschland Holding GmbH
fabfab GmbH - Internetversandhandel von Stoffen
REISSWOLF International AG
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Steinway & Sons Hamburg
FKS Friedrich Karl Schroeder GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburger Volksbank eG
EVE Consulting und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG
apploft GmbH

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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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