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

  • Dual undergraduate degree programme 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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Volker Rossius, HSBA
Volker Rossius
Operational Director, Academic Office
+49 40 822160-941
Klaus Waubke HSBA
Klaus Waubke
Senior Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
+49 40 822160-933


Timetables & Examination regulations

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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Partner Companies

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

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Accreditations, Memberships & Rankings

State-approved – Accredited by the German Council of Science – All study programmes accredited by FIBAA

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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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Klaus Waubke

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+49 40 822160-933

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