Global Management & Governance (M.Sc.) Overview

Stefan Malzkorn

Study Profile

The M.Sc. Global Management and Governance offers an applied business administration study programme with extensive scientific contents. The aim of the course is to allow future specialists and managers to acquire the requisite knowledge and encourage them to think strategically and sustainably. The consecutive programme is designed for ambitious Bachelor's graduates.

Highlights of the Study Course

The Global Management and Governance (M.Sc.) study programme encourages future managers to think and act strategically and sustainably, thus laying the foundations for professional success.
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Focused course contents
The study programme takes a broad approach to teaching fundamental management knowledge and methods for business. The programme focusses on Internationality, Business Ethics, and Governance. Theoretical and analytical knowledge together with case studies and examples from practise offer the opportunity to put the theoretical learnings into practice.

Specialisations for high employability
Students on this academically challenging Master’s study programme may specialise in Marketing, Finance, or Entrepreneurship to acquire in-depth-knowledge in their preferred field of study and to prepare for their individual professional environment.

Best faculty
At HSBA, high-quality teaching is of central importance. Our full-time professors are academics (minimum Ph.D.) and have professional experience of at least five years. Their in-class performance is continuously observed with a special focus on didactical competences and proficiency in English.

Accredited quality of the study programme and the university
The study programme is accredited by the FIBAA. Furthermore, the German Council of Science and Humanities has granted HSBA institutional accreditation and certified the university’s high quality of teaching and research.

With the JOB & MASTER programme HSBA matches ambitious Bachelor's graduates with companies interested in recruiting young talents and qualifying them with a Master of Science.
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With JOB & MASTER, students get substantial practical experience besides their part-time study programme. Students and companies negotiate the content of the employment agreement (scope, salary, percentage of course fees to be paid by the employer), with the partner company generally paying for the course fees and the salary covering the student's living expenses. Reduced course fees for JOB & MASTER students are EUR 625 per month.

The Master’s students benefit from a special mentoring programme of the Versammlung Eines Ehrbaren Kaufmanns zu Hamburg and the established network of HSBA and Hamburg’s Chamber of Commerce.
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Mentoring programme of the Versammlung Eines Ehrbaren Kaufmanns zu Hamburg e.V. (VEEK)
As part of the mentoring programme members and partners of VEEK (The Honourable Society of Hamburg Merchants, an association of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs) accompany the HSBA Master’s students on their path to the management levels of business.

Access to networks
For business success, networks are of essential importance. Core of the networks are the master's students themselves and more than 1.000 alumni of HSBA. Additionally, HSBA intensively cooperates with more than 250 companies and  HSBA's Friends and Sponsors' association. Via the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, the founder of HSBA, students have access to links to more than 170,000 Hamburg based companies.

The bright and friendly atmosphere and modern technical equipment at the City Campus and the Commerzbibliothek library give students the best possible conditions for learning.
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At HSBA students find optimal learning conditions with small study groups. Our facilities are state-of-the-art (rooms, literature, databases) and our campus is welcoming. During their studies, students receive academic support from teaching staff and support in all other issues from management. Low dropout rates and high levels of satisfaction of students are the result of this concept.

Hamburg, the waterfront city, is one of the world’s safest big cities and an extremely attractive place to live, work and study. The mix of economic potential and a good quality of life makes Hamburg one of Europe’s most dynamic business regions. With the Inner Alster lake in the centre of the city, countless parks and green spaces, its proximity to two oceans, a large range of diverse leisure activities and excellent shopping, Hamburg is one of the top ten city destinations in Europe and a popular place to live and study. The high quality of life is also due to the fact that Hamburg is one of the safest cities in the world.

A special highlight of the study course is the project module where one week is spent abroad and a current case study of a company is worked on.

Facts on the Study Course

Students Generally approximately 30 per group
Degree Officially recognised Master of Science with the right to proceed into doctoral studies
Credits 120 ECTS
Language English
Course Duration 30 months, start on 1 October
Course Organisation Part-time, contact hours on extended weekends and a small number of full-time weeks
Admission Requirements Good bachelor's degree, work experience not obligatory but beneficial for JOB&MASTER-placement, B2-level in English
Patronage and Mentoring Versammlung Eines Ehrbaren Kaufmanns zu Hamburg e.V. (VEEK; engl.: The Honourable Society of Hamburg Merchants)
Financing JOB&MASTER, additional grants
Study Fees 22.500 Euro (=750 Euro per month)*. The major part of the study fees are generally covered by the employer. They include examination fees and the travel and accommodation costs for the project abroad.
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 eventually allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis
Accreditation The study course was awarded the Premium Accreditation of the FIBAA in 2015 and received very good ratings especially in the areas of the overall study situation, feasibility of study courses and international orientation in the CHE ranking 2014 of the ZEIT.

* HSBA alumni and partner companies, Job&Master candidates as well as applications that reach us before 31 May receive a 10% discount. Please refer to the section Finance.

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