Innovative Master of Science that combines two major topics of the future in one business study course
The innovative Master of Science Digital Transformation & Sustainability combines, for the first time, two major topics of the future in one business study course: digitalisation and sustainability. Rethink teaching, learning and researching! With a maximum of 18 students the study group is small. Project-based learning is used throughout the degree programme. The group is accompanied by two professors and project consultants. Are you interested in making your own contribution; do you want to develop your own projects and ideas? This programme is ideal for you! Aligning with the UN's Global Goals, the graduates of the programme master the challenges of a rapidly changing digital world sustainably – perfect for a career as Change Manager, Project Leader, and future Executive...
"For me, the study programme Digital Transformation & Sustainability combines the two biggest challenges that companies have to master in the future. Through exciting, interactive collaboration with my professors and fellow students, I get the necessary know-how at HSBA to be able to make a relevant contribution in the field of digitalisation and sustainability."
"Both in my professional and in my private life, I have repeatedly been confronted with the topics of sustainability and digital transformation. With today's fast-paced world and environmental influences, I am convinced that as an active participant in this study programme, I can make a lasting contribution to improving the big picture."
"The fascination that many things we have always dreamed of might come true soon is what drives me. I am convinced that digitalisation will not only allow our society to develop, but to improve. It is important for me to not only be a spectator of this exciting and often scary journey, but to help shape it. That is why I want to develop skills that enable me to participate in this inevitable development. For me, the Master's programme in Digital Transformation & Sustainability is the perfect starting point, as it offers an impressive range of relevant modules that not only deal with digital innovations, but also incorporate the core ethical challenges of our generation in form of the Sustainable Development Goals."
Isabelle Marie Eckartz
"As students of the new degree programme Digital Transformation & Sustainability at HSBA, it is our aim to anchor the idea of sustainability in the process of digitalisation. The course offers me the opportunity to learn in a practice-oriented way. Digitalisation can help to protect the environment and the climate and does not have to lead to more resource consumption. It is great that HSBA creates awareness for the future with this study course and that we can be a part of it."
Innovative combination of the topics Digitalisation & Sustainability – breaking the boundaries between disciplines
Projects - from practice & research, which can also include your own ideas - instead of exams and tradition
Small groups and individual support
International excursion (into the digital world)
4 Competencies of the Global World: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration
Innovative topics: networking of people, organisations and the world, influence of digital media, growing importance of data and machines
Continuous reference to the 17 Global Goals of the United Nations (SDGs) a
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|Course Duration||30 months, start 1 October|
|Degree||Master of Science (MSc) with the right to proceed to doctoral studies|
|Language||German, some content may be taught in English|
|Students||18 per year|
|Course Organisation||Part-time, one quarter per semester with two days on campus per week and one full-time week per study year or two full-time weeks during the entire study course|
|Accreditation||FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation)|
|Study Fees||28.500 Euro (=950 Euro per month)|
To successfully complete the programme and be awarded the Master of Science degree, 120 ECTS must be collected. The credits are spread over core modules as well as five semester projects and one mandatory elective module. The programme concludes with the thesis.
After you have submitted your written application to us, you will go through our selection process. The process ensures that students have the personal, social and professional prerequisites needed to complete the study programme successfully.
JOB & MASTER Service
HSBA assists you in finding the ideal company for your part-time Masters' studies.
The course fees are 28,500 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.
JOB & MASTER is a free service for applicants who are looking for a matching partner company for their part-time master’s degree at HSBA in order to combine demanding academic and professional development. Renowned companies based in Hamburg are seeking Bachelor’s graduates with a focus on business administration, economics, and related fields, who can be hired as young professionals in the company parallel to their part-time MSc degree.
Please note that not all students are eligible, for participation requirements please take a look at the JOB & MASTER Service.
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.
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.
*Partial financing is possible from a minimum funding limit of EUR 8,100.
Of course, you can also finance your studies yourself. If you finance your studies from your own resources, tuition fees can usually be deducted from tax. Additionally, there are some more options to support you:
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:
In terms of content, the consecutive MSc builds on the specialist knowledge and methodological skills acquired in a primary degree in business or economics and provides more in-depth knowledge and skills.
An MBA is geared towards university graduates from other disciplines (engineers, legal experts, doctors, etc.) who have assumed management tasks as part of their professional activity or who plan to do so and wish to acquire the necessary business expertise. An MBA can also be of interest to professionals with a background in business who wish to undertake applied further training having worked for a longer period.
Applications can be handed in at any time. But since HSBA has a limited capacity of students per course and some grants and scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis, we recommend to apply early.
If you want to apply for the Job & Master programme we recommend you to apply even earlier due to the longer procedure of the application.
Master students can absolve a semester abroad but it needs to be individually reviewed together with the company.
Generally it is possible to receive credits for the absolved and passed exams and needs to be discussed before going abroad with the international office of HSBA.
You can find more information on the options of studying abroad or a summer school here.