The MBA in Corporate Management is an applied study programme in the field of business. It takes a generalist approach and teaches the fundamentals of business administration. Issues related to developing and implementing corporate strategies are covered. In the second year of study, students have the opportunity to choose a specialisation in digital marketing & e-business, financial markets & risk management or strategic management.
Best General Management Education for Young Professionals: Focused course contents, best faculty and accredited quality (by the FIBAA) of the study programme and the university
Specialisations for high employability: Students on this academically challenging Master’s study programme may specialise in Digital Marketing & E-Business, Financial Markets & Risk Management or Strategic Management.
One-week study trip abroad: Silicon Valley, Brussels, London or Hamburg/Berlin
Digital Toolbox: The unique Digital Toolbox is a special offering to teach HSBA Master’s students digital tools and strategies. Students from different MSc and MBA degrees will have the opportunity to choose between highly relevant and contemporary digital topics and profiles, and at the same time network with each other outside their own study programmes.
JOB & MASTER Programme: JOB & MASTER is a free-of-charge placement service for applicants who wish to combine a challenging academic education at HSBA and valuable professional experience.
Mentoring Programme: The HSBA master’s students have the opportunity to take part in the mentoring programme which experienced executives from Hamburg offer them.
"The MBA in Corporate Management involves teaching extensive system know-how and uses case studies with industry representatives to develop management skills for a successful career."
"Having worked as a Mechanical Engineer and a Project Manager for the healthcare industry in Zambia after my Bachelors, I realised that my true potential to successfully lead, administer and direct a company was underutilized. An MBA in Corporate Management at HSBA has certainly helped me build on these vital management capabilities to successfully lead a company. Not to forget, the diverse group of highly experienced professors and peers from the industry I got to learn from, who helped me imrpove myself both academically and professionally."
"After graduating as a Nurse and a career switch to Aviation, I always knew that I am missing the main part of business studies. HSBA's MBA programme has been extremely beneficial for me as it covers the full scope of business management and allows a great switch to business from any industry. The main highlights of the programme were the interesting modules and challenging discussions with my professors and multinational classmates. These have massively contributed to my learning curves, widened my horizon of perspectives and enhanced my career ladder opportunities."
"With its compact classroom phases, the MBA Corporate Management is also suitable for non-local students, whether from Germany or Europe. Especially the specialisations are also of interest to graduates of business and economic studies."
"After studying industrial engineering and some years of practical experience, I longed for complementary contents that would better equip and prepare me for leadership responsibilities. I was also looking forward to new, inspiring subjects and people from diverse cultural backgrounds and disciplines. The MBA has proven to be just an enrichment in terms of content and methodology, in particular through constructive and immediate feedback from experienced lecturers and discussions with study mates. The extra-occupational studies have challenged me extremely but promoted my personal development and focus at the same time."
To successfully complete the programme and be awarded the MBA degree, 90 ECTS must be collected. The credits are spread over nine core modules, two electives, the specialisation and the thesis. The study programme takes a generalist approach and covers a broad range of business administration theory as well as relevant economic topics. It gives students the opportunity to specialise in an area that is focused on specific content or a particular industry. The degree concludes with a four-month thesis, the topic of which can relate to any area of the course. The overlapping topics Complexity of Decision-Making, Participant‘s Personal Development and Line of Business constitute guidelines for the module contents which clarify the course objective. Students have the opportunity to specialise in Digital Marketing & E-Business, Financial Markets & Risk Management or Strategic Management. This means that up to one-third of the study programme can be structured as a specialisation, providing excellent specialist knowledge to the student.
Students are taught the fundamentals of marketing management and how to apply these to situations in business life. From market analysis to social media, the module provides a comprehensive insight into modern marketing methods.
The module teaches the fundamentals of operations in production, service, supply chain and logistics.
This module deals with the fundamentals and methodologies in the field of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Students learn the basics of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management. This course presents behavioral concepts that influence individual, group, and organisational effectiveness. Particular emphasis is given to motivation, culture, globalisation, leadership, group dynamics, communication, organisational structure and change.
The focus of the lecture is primarily on methods of a practice-oriented modern financial statement analysis. Decision-makers, managers and professionals in business are confronted daily with accounting terms and concepts. To assess the impact of managerial accounting issues and to take management decisions, a solid understanding of financial and accounting-correlations is essential.
Students should be able to recognise and evaluate structures and situations of leadership and human resource management in an international context. This shall be based on leadership theories and practical approaches as well as a strong fundament in ethics and current practices in international human resource management. This also includes knowledge of the most important motivation theories and know-how to appraise and manage performance.
This module teaches the basic ideas of Corporate Finance and budgeting by focussing on cash flows and costs of capital. Students should get an understanding about the basics of budgeting and how to apply methods for decision making.
This module centres on the relevance of ethical decisions in a business context. Awareness for ethical dilemma situations as well as ethical leadership skills are fundamental requirements of any successful management approach. Ethical reasoning and decision making require advanced personal skills which will be trained in class discussions as well as in real business projects. Students analyse complex ethical questions and come up with fitting solutions.
Students of all Master’s study programmes can choose one profile from the following six profiles:
Students learn the fundamentals of system theory and get an understanding about the nature and behaviour of systems.
Students can choose between four study trips (subject to change) and are themselves in charge of the planning, organisation and implementation of their excursion.
Students have the opportunity to choose from one of the following three specialisations, each comprises 20 ECTS:
This decision means that up to one-third of the study programme can be structured as a specialisation.
The Thesis concludes the postgraduate programmes at HSBA. Its results will be presented in the final Colloquium.
For the MBA Corporate Management the following admission requirements apply:
Admission Process & Admission Requirements
The course fees are 22,800 Euro for the overall programme. HSBA alumni and staff at partner companies, JOB & MASTER candidates as well as applicants that apply before 31 May receive a 10% discount.
The course fees include the exam fees but please be aware that costs related to the study trip are not included. Usually the employer pays a part of the course fees.
If the applicant is already in employment, it may be possible, depending on the company, for the employer to cover most of the tuition fees.
HSBA’s JOB & MASTER programme is a free placement service for applicants (still) looking for employment. If you are eligible to join the placement service, HSBA will assist you finding a job. Please note that not all students may be eligible to take part. Please inform us if you are interested in the JOB & MASTER programme, so we can advise you accordingly.
With Income Share Agreements (ISA) tuition fees are financed in whole or in part by CHANCEN eG. In return, starting from a fixed annual minimum income, the student will repay a fixed share of his income to the Chancen eG after completing his studies. The concept envisages that student repayments can be used to fund study places for future generations using the same model. On the website of Chancen eG you can find further information. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The VDI Hamburger Bezirksverein e.V. joins forces with HSBA to award a full study place for one member of VDI Bezirksverein Hamburg for a place on one of HSBA’s MBA programmes. MBA studies start in October. Please send us your completed application by post or by e-mail no later than 31 July. Then the HSBA application phase with a telephone interview and an admission day begins. The decision on the scholarship will be taken by 31 August. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any specific questions. Please be aware that applying for this study place does not mean that you have been admitted to the MBA programme. The scope of funding will be made transparent before the agreement is concluded. Please send your application to: HSBA Hamburg School of Business AdministrationAlexander Freier Alter Wall 38, 20457 Hamburg, Germany Telephone: +49 (0)40 36138 743
Of course, you can also finance your studies yourself. There are some options to support you:
HSBA Scholarship: As part of the HSBA study funding programme, a maximum funding of 50% of tuition fees is possible. Other funding programmes and scholarships remain unaffected. Funding-Specific Provisions for the MBA Corporate Management.Germany Scholarship: The "Deutschlandstipendium" scholarships are awarded based on performance and amount to EUR 300 per month. 50% stem from public funding from the German government and 50% from the university's own private funding. For further information please take a look at the specific information and regulations regarding the "Deutschlandstipendium". Scholarships & Foundations: For further funding needs, HSBA students may qualify for other scholarships. A good place to look for the most appropriate scholarship is mystipendium.de. To find a suitable foundation, please check the platform stiftungssuche.de. When choosing a scholarship, always make sure that students of part-time Master's programmes are eligible to apply.
Student Loans: The following banks offer student loans on special terms:
Further information on the topic can be found on the websites www.studienkredit.de and the CHE-Studienkredit-Test 2016. Please be aware that these websites are only available in German.