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

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

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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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