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

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

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.