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).

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.

Partner Companies

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

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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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