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

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

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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