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.

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.

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

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

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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