Corporate Management (MBA) | HSBA

Corporate Management (MBA)

Roland Magunia

Study Profile

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.

Highlights of the Study Course

  • 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.

Facts on the Study Course

Students Approximately 30 per group
Degree Master of Business Administration with the right to proceed to doctoral studies
Credits 90 ECTS
Language English
Course Duration 24 months, start on 1 October
Course Organisation Part-time, contact hours at extended weekends and a small number of full-time weeks
Patronage and Mentoring Versammlung Eines Ehrbaren Kaufmanns zu Hamburg e.V. (VEEK; engl.: The Honourable Society of Hamburg Merchants)
Admission Requirements Good bachelor´s degree plus a minimum of two years of work experience; or an apprenticeship plus a minimum of six years of work experience and an entrance examination; good English language skills
Financing Grants of 25% to 50% of the tuition fee, as well as 100% in individual cases
Study Fees 22.800 Euro (= 950 Euro per month), early-bird discount of 10% if application is received by 31 May
Application Process Written application, telephone interview, admission day. Applications are accepted until the maximum number of students is reached. We recommend to apply early, since grants and JOB&MASTER-places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Non-EU/EEA students should apply early to allow time for their visa application.
Accreditation FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation); HSBA is accredited by the science council.

Impressions on the Study Course

"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."

Prof. Dr. Michael Höbig
Head of the Study Course MBA Corporate Management

"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."

Katrin Schramm
Programme Manager MBA Corporate Management

"Globalisation means that the demands on corporate strategy are constantly increasing."

Michael Behrendt
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hapag-Lloyd AG

"E-business is one of the innovation drivers of our industry."

Eberhard Sautter
Chair of the Management Board, HanseMerkur Versicherungsgruppe

Study Structure

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.

Study Plan

Study Content: Year 1
  • Marketing & Sales
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Operations Management
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Economics
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • HR & Organisation
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Accounting & Controlling
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Leadership
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Corporate Finance
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Sustainability
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Masters' Elective
    4 ECTS
    32 Contact hours
    English
  • Digital Toolbox
    1 ECTS
    25 Contact hours
    English
Study Content: Year 2
  • Systems Thinking & System Dynamics
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Study Trip
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Specialisations
    20 ECTS
    160 Contact hours
    English
  • Master Thesis
    15 ECTS
    120 Contact hours
    English

How to apply

For the MBA Corporate Management the following admission requirements apply:

  • Two years of management experience
  • Ability to study in English language (minimum level: B2 of the European Framework of Reference).
  • Academic requirements:
    • A completed third-level degree with 210 ECTS credits and minimum grade “good"
      or
    • a degree with180 ECTS credits and minimum grade “good” supplemented by one additional year of professional experience or third-level training
      or
    • passing the HSBA entrance exam: Applicants without a completed third-level degree but with at least six years of professional experience may be allowed to sit an entrance examination. This comprises a written paper, a 30-minute oral exam and a two-hour written exam. The written paper deals with a management topic. The paper must be 10 to 15 pages long and has to be submitted within four weeks. The entrance exam takes place after the Admission Day.

Secure Your Study Place on the MBA Corporate Management in Four Easy Steps:

Step 1: Written Application Please send the following documents in one PDF to masters.admissions@hsba.de: Application form, motivation letter in English, CV, academic or professional reference, degree certificate, transcript of records, English language certificate (min. B2)
Step 2: Telephone Interview You are asked to explain your motivation to study at HSBA and you can ask questions about the programme and the university. The telephone interview lasts about 30 minutes.
Step 3: Admission Day We meet in person! We get to know you better while you complete different tasks throughout the day. today you have the chance to visit our campus, meet professors and ask more questions.
Step 4: Admission If successful at the Admission Day we welcome you to HSBA officially. If applicable, you will be accepted to the JOB & MASTER programme, too, and you will of course receive your contract and further information relevant to the programme.

Financing of the Study Course

The course fees are 22.800 Euro for the 24-month programme. Fee including examination fee, excluding costs for the study trip. All applicants who submit their complete application by 31 May will receive an early bird discount of 10% on the total course fees. Tuition fees may be tax deductible.
 

Financing ...

... with the Assistance from the Employer
The MBA Corporate Management is designed to train students for management tasks in companies and to lay the foundation for success. This is attractive to students and companies alike, which is why many employers support their employees both in financial terms and by granting additional free time for the MBA programme.

... with the JOB & MASTER Programme
HSBA’s JOB & MASTER programme is a free placement service for applicants looking for employment. HSBA partner companies value the professional experience of our students as most are well trained in different specialist areas. They recognise the potential that further education provides to their employees.  

... with the HSBA Scholarship
It is a matter of particular concern to HSBA to ensure that highly qualified and motivated candidates can attend the MBA degree programme despite the costs. Thus, HSBA supports particularly gifted applicants who require financial assistance in different ways. Apart from the early bird discount of 10%, HSBA offers scholarships for 25% and 50% of the course fees. Funding-Specific Provisions for the MBA Corporate Management

Other Scholarships and Funding Programmes

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 Administration
Alexander Freier
Alter Wall 38, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)40 36138 743 

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". 

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.

To secure funding students of HSBA can also apply to certain foundations which grant scholarships, such as:

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.

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