Executive MBA (EMBA) - Financing

Executive MBA (EMBA) Financing

Stefan Malzkorn

Financing of the Study Course

The course fees are 30.000 Euro for the overall programme including exam fees. The course fees include the mentoring programme as well as participation in a large number of extracurricular events. The costs for the study trip are not included in the tuition fees.

All applicants who submit their complete applications by 31 May of the year in which they wish to commence their studies will receive an early bird discount of 10% on the total course fees. Tuition fees may be tax deductible.

All information on the scholarships can be found on this page under "Financing with the HSBA Scholarship".

Financing with the Assistance from the Employer

The Executive MBA 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 EMBA programme.

Financing with the JOB & MASTER Programme

HSBA’s JOB & MASTER programme is a free placement service for applicants looking for a study place who wish to combine challenging academic and professional development. Many companies that work together with HSBA value the highly trained applicants from different specialist areas and the possibilities for further education provided by HSBA’s MBA programme.

The programme is aimed primarily at candidates for the MSc programmes. In special cases EMBA candidates may enter the programme, especially if they do not live in Hamburg and are looking for a new professional challenge.

Financing with the HSBA Scholarship

It is a matter of particular concern to HSBA to ensure that highly qualified and motivated candidates can attend the Master's degree programme despite the costs. Thus, HSBA supports particularly gifted applicants who require financial assistance in different ways.

Next to the early bird discount of 10%, HSBA scholarships for 25%, 50% and in special cases 100% of the course fees are offered.

Currently, some 25%, 50%, and in exceptional cases 100% scholarships within the HSBA funding programme are still available for particularly eligible applicants. HSBA hereby particularly supports applicants with the following backgrounds:

  • Expatriates and international professionals
  • Women in Leadership: (future) female leaders
  • Practitioners with relevant work-experience without a first university degree
  • Professionals from small- and medium-sized as well as family-owned companies

All candidates should add a separate motivation letter to their application, in which their special suitability for the scholarship is explained.

Downloads for the HSBA Scholarship

Other Scholarships and Funding Programmes

The VDI Hamburger Bezirksverein e.V. will join forces with HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration 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 July 31. Then the HSBA application phase with a telephone interview and an admission day begins. The decision on the scholarship will be taken by August 31.

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
Telephone: +49 (0)40 36138 -743 (Fax: -751)

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 also qualify for other scholarships .

A good help for finding 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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