Bachelor's Programmes

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

Undergraduate business degrees at HSBA

Combine academic business studies with systematic on-the-job training!

Would you like to study in the heart of Hamburg? HSBA offers you attractive opportunities for a challenging, tailor-made Bachelor's degree with best career prospects in business administration and related disciplines.

Our study programmes are independent of your financial background and provide you with the best possible preparation for your next career step by combining academic studies with practical experience. Comprehensive specialisation and combination options allow you to plan your studies individually.

Because it's your study, your career, your HSBA.

Highlights of our Bachelor's degree programme

  • Cooperative undergraduate degree programmes in business administration with alternating theoretical and practical phases

  • Top position in CHE University Ranking

  • Large-scale financial independence through monthly remuneration

  • Extensive range of choice and specialisation options

  • Professors and lecturers with in-depth practical experience

  • New Campus in the heart of Hamburg

  • State-recognised and accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation)

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

  • Stays abroad possible

Cooperative Bachelor's degree programmes

At HSBA, you can study Business Administration with numerous specialisations or with an international focus as in our degree programme International Management. Would you rather combine business administration with the topic of digitalisation? Then you can choose our Business Informatics degree programme. Or are you mainly interested in logistics? In that case our study programme Logistics Management is the best choice for you. For those who already work in the insurance industry and would like to further develop their skills in this area, we also offer a part-time degree programme in Insurance Management. Except for Insurance Management all Bachelor’s degree programmes are dual, which means that they combine academic business studies with systematic on-the-job training. 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Our dual Bachelor Business Administration (BSc) is a business degree programme. In the first year of study, you will learn the essential basics of business administration. From the second year, you have the opportunity to specialise in one or even two areas.

At HSBA we offer a wide range of specialisations such as Marketing, Finance, Data Science, Sustainability and Media Management. 

Bachelor of Science in Business Informatics

Our dual degree programme Business Informatics (BSc) combines business management issues with digitalisation. The programme covers the basics from both disciplines business administration and computer science. Please note, that you need no previous knowledge before you begin with your studies.

Are you particularly interested in artificial intelligence (AI) or would you like to learn programming apps? Our elective courses, which you can choose during your studies, deal with these topics and others.

Business informatics specialists are in high demand on the job market. Since you learn how to solve business issues with the use of modern software, you are well prepared for a job in an increasingly digitalised society.

Bachelor of Science in International Management

Are you interested in business administration and would like to work in an international environment? Then our Bachelor programme International Management (BSc) is the right choice for you. In this English-language degree programme, you will learn all the basics of business administration, which are supplemented by internationally oriented modules such as international human resource management, intercultural management and regional studies or international business law.

With a Bachelor in International Management, you are perfectly positioned for a career in an internationally oriented company.

Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management

The logistics sector is one of the most important economic sectors in Germany. Would you like to know how it works and how goods, information and people get from A to B? Then you've come to the right place.

Our Logistics Management (BSc) degree programme combines business studies with issues from the field of logistics. In the first two years of study, you will learn the basics of business administration and logistics. In the further course of your studies, you can specialise further in the area of transport, warehouse or production logistics.

As a logistics manager, you have many opportunities because the sector continues to grow in the course of digitalisation. Many companies are looking for graduates who work at the interface between business administration and logistics.

Part-time undergraduate degree programme

Bachelor of Arts in Insurance Management

In addition, HSBA also offers a part-time study programme in Insurance Management (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.

As a prerequisite, you need to have 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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Klaus Waubke HSBA
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Partner Companies

Engel & Völkers Holding GmbH
Mast-Jägermeister SE
PIA Media GmbH
Alsterspree Verlag GmbH
Leser GmbH & Co. KG
Signal Iduna Gruppe - Hamburg
Otto (GmbH & Co. KG)
Greenyard Fresh Germany GmbH
Capcorp GmbH
HanseMerkur Versicherungsgruppe
TB Marine Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Buhck Umweltservices GmbH & Co. KG
deepblue networks AG
HOYER Handel GmbH
Berg & Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG
Warner Music Central Europe
Hamburg Süd A/S & Co KG
DROEGE Holding GmbH
Scholz & Friends Commerce GmbH
Hapag-Lloyd AG
ECE Marketplaces GmbH & Co. KG
Deutsche Bank AG
HSV Fußball AG
OTTO WULFF Projektentwicklung
Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG
SANAVITA Pharmaceuticals GmbH
HIH Real Estate GmbH
Baker Tilly GmbH & Co.KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Battery-Kutter GmbH & Co. KG
Elis Group Services GmbH
edding AG
Sparkasse Harburg-Buxtehude
British American Tobacco (Germany) GmbH
CCF Centro Commerciale GmbH
EOS Deutscher Inkasso-Dienst GmbH
Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG
Stern-Wywiol Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG
Bam Boom Cloud GmbH
Hoyer GmbH
Neumann Gruppe GmbH
VTG Aktiengesellschaft
Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH
Omnicom Media Group GmbH
TOPLICHT Schiffsausrüstung GmbH
Bürgschaftsgemeinschaft Hamburg GmbH
Mühlenchemie GmbH & Co. KG
Navalis Shipping GmbH & Co. KG
Jungheinrich AG
Veolia Umweltservice GmbH
Hermes Fulfilment GmbH
RHL Reederei Hamburger Lloyd GmbH & Co KG
Robert Schüler Versicherungsmakler GmbH & Co. KG
Initiative Media GmbH
Eulenburg Family Office GmbH & Co. KG
Wintershall Dea AG
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Encavis AG
Buss Group GmbH & Co. KG
salesHAX Consulting
Mazars GmbH & Co. KG
NDR Media GmbH
Hermann Lother & Co.  Mineralölhandelsgesellschaft mbH
Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Commerzbank AG
DACHSER SE  Logistikzentrum Schleswig-Holstein
WMC Wüpper Management Consulting GmbH
Brightpoint Group Hamburg
IKOR Products GmbH
EVE Consulting und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG
HKES Eventlogistik GmbH
Wallis GmbH
Coloplast GmbH
Marquard & Bahls AG
Cordes + Partner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
COLUMBIA Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH
intersoft consulting services AG
agiles Informationssysteme GmbH
Datenlotsen Education Systems GmbH
Georg Duncker GmbH & Co. KG
Aurubis AG
SAL Heavy Lift GmbH
Edel SE & Co. KGaA
BERENBERG Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG
Lloyd Fonds AG
Counsel Treuhand GmbH
mitNORM GmbH
Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG
TUI Cruises GmbH
Aon Versicherungsmakler Deutschland GmbH
Allianz Trade
Cavendish & Harvey Confectionery GmbH
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft
Velux Deutschland GmbH
Airbus Operations GmbH
TRAILER LLOYD Fahrzeugvermietung GmbH & Co. KG
ProVidens Vermögensmanagement GmbH
news aktuell GmbH
ifok GmbH
Shell Deutschland GmbH
EOS Holding GmbH
Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Mondelez Deutschland Services GmbH & Co. KG
Hanseatische Mittelstands Treuhand GmbH
CHECK24 Vergleichsportal für Krankenversicherungen GmbH
TT-Line GmbH & Co. KG
Hanseatic Bank GmbH & Co. KG
best practice consulting AG
ek robotics GmbH
OIL! Tankstellen GmbH
FKS Friedrich Karl Schroeder GmbH & Co. KG
Christoph Kroschke GmbH
Carlsberg Deutschland Holding GmbH
Wärme Hamburg GmbH
Rieckermann GmbH
Versicherungsmakler Podzins GmbH & Co.KG
HelloFresh Deutschland Produktions SE & Co. KG
ASG | Asche Stein Glockemann Verstl Wiezoreck
BUDNI Handels- & Service GmbH & Co. KG
MariApps Marine Solutions Europe GmbH
fabfab GmbH - Internetversandhandel von Stoffen
Vattenfall Europe Business Services GmbH
SSW-Trading GmbH
Wilhelm Hoyer GmbH & Co. KG
C. Illies & Co. Handelsges. mbH
Sysmex Europe GmbH
Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG
Nord Event GmbH
AIDA Cruises German Branch of Costa Crociere S.p.A.
Detlev Louis Motorradvertriebs GmbH
Mund & Fester GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburger Sparkasse AG
Itzehoer Versicherungen
Dierkes Partner
Rödl & Partner GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
Olympus Europa SE & CO. KG
HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
Beiersdorf AG
Tchibo GmbH
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG
Deep Media Technologies GmbH
BRL Boege Rohde Luebbehuesen
Jebsen & Jessen (GmbH & Co.) KG
Steinway & Sons Hamburg
Peter Cremer Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Aug. Bolten Wm. Miller's Nachfolger (GmbH & Co.) KG
RessourcenReich GmbH
Star Finanz GmbH
Jungheinrich PROFISHOP AG & Co. KG
MUTABOR Management GmbH
TauRes Gesellschaft für Investmentberatung mbH
Gerhard D. Wempe GmbH & Co. KG
Brightpoint Fund Services GmbH
Hamburger Volksbank eG
Hermes Germany GmbH
Basler Lebensversicherungs-AG
Funk Versicherungsmakler GmbH
Johannes J. Matthies GmbH & Co. KG
Teppich-Kibek GmbH
Bank Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe GmbH
TÜV NORD Systems GmbH & Co. KG
CAMPS International GmbH
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Deutschland GmbH
Scheller & Partner PartG mbB
AXA Versicherung AG
Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH
Delta-Sport Handelskontor GmbH
ShibataFenderTeam AG
PPI AG Informationstechnologie
ESC Wirtschaftsprüfungs GmbH
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Miles GmbH
DAL Deutsche Afrika Linien GmbH & Co. KG
Aspira Logistics GmbH
Oktan Tankstellen GmbH
SUND GmbH + Co. KG
Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH
Leonhardt & Blumberg Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Liesner & Co. GmbH
Pawlik Consultants GmbH
Ernst & Young GmbH
Ebner Stolz Mönning Bachem
ASTRON Immobilien-Kontor GmbH
Service-Bund GmbH & Co. KG
Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG

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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.

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.

Expiring study programmes

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