Financing options for your Master's degree at HSBA


Financing Options & Funding (Master's programme)

Tuition fees and funding opportunities for the Master's programme

Financial hurdles should not be an obstacle to studying, as a degree at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration offers you unique career opportunities. However, the completion of a Master's programme requires financial planning. In the following we will give you an overview of the tuition fees and which financing options are available.

Tuition fees

The amount of the fees depends on the respective degree programme.

Study Course Regular prices (without discounts)
MSc Innovation Management 750 €/month (total cost: 22,500 €)
MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability 950 €/month (total cost: 28,500 €)

Employers usually cover all or part of your tuition fees. The tuition fees include learning materials, examination fees, Microsoft Office 365, access to our ek robotics library and the supervision and assessment of your thesis. There are only extra costs for the study trip.

Early Bird Special

If you apply by 31 May, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees!*

Alumni Discount

Have you already studied at HSBA? Then join us again and receive a 20% discount on tuition fees!*

20 Years HSBA Discount

On the occasion of our 20th anniversary, you will receive a 20% discount on the tuition fees for the MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability (starting in 2024)!*

* Discounts cannot be combined with each other.

Financing Options

With the Support of Employer

Option 1

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 the Support of Brain Capital: Income Share Agreement

Option 2: Study now – pay later

With Income Share Agreements (ISA) tuition fees are financed in whole or in part* by Brain Capital. In return, starting from a fixed annual minimum income, the student will repay a fixed share of his income to Brain Capital after completing his studies. The concept envisages that student repayments can be used to fund study places for future generations using the same model.

Minimum requirements for the application: 

  • Confirmation of study place
  • Abitur grade of 2.9 or better
  • EU citizens and citizens from Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

You can find more information on the Brain Capital GmbH website. The selection interview for funding is conducted by Brain Capital GmbH.


Financing from Own Funds

Option 3

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 To find a suitable foundation, please check the platform 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:


Hamburger Sparkasse

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

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Juliane Michaelis

Juliane Michaelis

Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations
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