Bachelor's Programmes

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).

Dual Studies in Hamburg

Business Administration and Business Informatics degrees

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.

Continuing Education through Part-time Studies 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.

Partner Companies

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

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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