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

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

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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