Digital Transformation & Sustainability (MSc)

Master's Programme Digitalisation & Sustainability at the Hamburg School of Business Administration

Degree Programme Details Digital Transformation & Sustainability (Master of Science)

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...

 

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Isabel Dammann

"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."

Isabel Dammann
MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability (Class of 2021)
Tim Geringer

"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."

Tim Geringer
MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability (Class of 2021)
Fabienne Meyer-Pohl

"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."

Fabienne Meyer-Pohl
MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability (Class of 2021)
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."

Isabelle Marie Eckartz
MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability (Class of 2021)

Why you should study Digital Transformation & Sustainability at HSBA

Key Features

  • 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)

  • Campus in the heart of Hamburg

You want to get an impression of studying DTS: Follow our student's Instagram Account ► #digistainables

www.digitalsustainable.world

Master of Science in Digital Transformation & Sustainability

Quick Facts

Course Duration 30 months, start 1 October
Degree Master of Science (MSc) with the right to proceed to doctoral studies
Credits 120 ECTS
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)

Study Organisation and Programme Structure

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.

Programme Content Digital Transformation & Sustainability (Master of Science)

Semester 1
  • Learning Journey
    5 ECTS
    56 Contact hours
    German
  • Effects of Digitalisation
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Customer Experience
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Systems Thinking
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Agile Work
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
Semester 2
  • Research Project
    10 ECTS
    80 Contact hours
    German
  • Data-Based Decision Making
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Leadership & Change
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
Semester 3
  • Company Project
    10 ECTS
    80 Contact hours
    German
  • Values & Behaviour
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Algorithms & Intelligence
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Study Trip
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
Semester 4
  • Sustainability Challenge
    5 ECTS
    24 Contact hours
    German
  • Sustainable Economy
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Human & Machine
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Digital Toolbox/Masters' Electives
    5 ECTS
    64 Contact hours
    English
Semester 5
  • Concluding Conference
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    German
  • Master's Thesis
    25 ECTS
    English

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Application & Admission Requirements

Application

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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.

 

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Admission Requirements

For the MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability the following admission requirements apply:

  • A completed third-level degree in economics or business or a hybrid study course with 180 ECTS. The degree should have been completed with a minimum German grade “good” (2.5) or equivalent
  • Ability to study in English & German (minimum level: B2 of the European Framework of Reference)
  • Letter of recommendation from a current or recent employer, or an academic reference
  • A character reference or comparable document proving previous social engagement
  • Successfully completed HSBA selection process (online application, individual interview)

Questions?

We are happy to help!

Minh Nguyen, HSBA
Minh Nguyen
Admissions & Service Office
+49 40 822160 912
masters.admissions(at)hsba.de

JOB & MASTER Service

HSBA assists you in finding the ideal company for your part-time Masters' studies.

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Financing of the Study Course

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.

Your Financing Options

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:

Further information on the topic can be found on the websites www.studienkredit.de and the CHE-Studienkredit-Test. Please be aware that these websites are only available in German.

Partner Companies

BeraCom Beratung und Software-Entwicklung GmbH & Co. KG
Intersoft consulting services AG
Junge Haie GmbH
GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland
REOS GmbH
PHAT CONSULTING GmbH
HTC Hanseatic Transport ConsultancyDr. Ninnemann & Dr. Rössler GbR
FKS Friedrich Karl Schroeder GmbH & Co. KG
Sapherior GmbH
Digital Hub Logistics GmbH
Phase BE gGmbH
REM Capital
heyconnect GmbH
HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
Barclaycard Barclays Bank PLC
CLUE ONE GMBH & CO. KG

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FAQs

When do I have to apply?

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.

Is it possible to go on a semester abroad during the master course?

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.

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Minh Nguyen

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+49 40 822160 912
masters.admissions(at)hsba.de

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