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Study part-time at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration while working at the same time


Study a Master's programme part-time

Join HSBA’s outstanding MSc degrees. Study business administration part-time while working!

A postgraduate degree in business administration from HSBA in Hamburg combines challenging academic study with professional experience in your career path. Future managers learn to think and act strategically AND sustainably – the ideal mixture for success. Choose your MSc degree.

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of alumni are satisfied with their studies at HSBA in retrospect.


of graduates received a salary increase of at least 20% after graduation.


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Part-time Master's Programmes

Master of Science (MSc) Studies in Hamburg

Digital Transformation & Sustainability

Master of Science

The German-language Digital Transformation & Sustainability (MSc) programme also deals with the topic of digitisation – and combines this with another future-focused topic: sustainability. Professors and project consultants support a small study group with a maximum of 18 students in project-based learning and prepare them for a career as a change manager, project manager or CEO. The Master's Degree Digital Transformation and Sustainability is oriented towards the global goals of the UN.

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Innovation Management

Master of Science

In a digitalised and globalised world, it is more important than ever for graduates of a master's programme to be able to master complex challenges through innovative and strategic thinking. It is precisely this sustainable business planning that the English-language master's programme Innovation Management (MSc) prepares students for. The focus is on the application of state-of-the-art tools and processes for the development of new products and services. In addition, students acquire in-depth knowledge of mathematics and statistics as well as negotiation skills and project management.

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We offer the Master's degree programme in Innovation Management with six specialisations: Business Development, Digitalisation, Family Business, Finance, Shipping & Logistics and Start-up.

  • The FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) has accredited all of HSBA’s postgraduate programmes (MSc Innovation Management in progress). The foundation is an internationally oriented agency for quality assurance in scientific education.

Career Services

Services to make your start at the HSBA easier

Our JOB & MASTER Service matches postgraduate students with our partner companies, and vice versa. This job placement service is free of charge for both students and companies. Students receive assistance in finding a fitting (part time) position to accompany your studies, if applicable. Companies use this service when looking for motivated students for their (junior) vacancies.

HSBA’s unique Mentoring Programme is open to all postgraduate students who, upon successful application, are matched with experienced managers from the local and regional economy, acting as sparring partners/ role models.

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Juliane Michaelis
Juliane Michaelis

Manager Student Recruitment & Company Relations

+49 40 822160-932

Ask a student

Would you like to address your questions directly to our students? Please contact Muriel Spanke (MSc Business Development) and Florian Kriz (MSc Digital Transformation & Sustainability) by e-mail. The two Master students will be happy to answer your questions!

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Our Partner Companies

More than 300 partner companies support HSBA

CFlox GmbH
Innovabee GmbH
Schülke & Mayr GmbH
ZELOS Management Consultants
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
WMC Wüpper Management Consulting GmbH
TUI Cruises GmbH
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
InnoGames GmbH
Facelift brand building technologies GmbH
finum Riensch & Held GmbH & Co. KG
Do it Education GmbH
Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG
Otto (GmbH & Co. KG)
Deutsche Bank AG
intersoft consulting services AG
TEWS Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
Stilwerk GmbH
IBM Deutschland GmbH
SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG
FKS Friedrich Karl Schroeder GmbH & Co. KG
BERENBERG Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG
Allianz Trade
Metroplan Eastern Europe GmbH
Barclays Bank Ireland PLC Hamburg Branch
Lother GmbH
leogistics GmbH
Hamburg Süd A/S & Co KG
Montblanc-Simplo GmbH
Gartner Deutschland GmbH
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft
Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (GmbH & Co. KG)
Hamburger Sparkasse AG
Philips GmbH Market DACH
Brightpoint Fund Services GmbH
SUND GmbH + Co. KG
agiles Informationssysteme GmbH
MPC Capital AG
Tomorrow GmbH
Sievert Baustoffe GmbH & Co. KG
Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
NMA Venture Capital GmbH
Detlev Louis Motorradvertriebs GmbH
REM Capital
Deep Media Technologies GmbH
PHD Germany GmbH
Liesner & Co. GmbH
Hanseatic Bank GmbH & Co. KG
e.kundenservice Netz GmbH
Hanseatische Mittelstands Treuhand GmbH
PIA Media GmbH
edding AG
Beiersdorf AG
Aurubis AG
Alsterbuben GmbH
Help Tech GmbH
GBA Group
GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland
Jungheinrich AG
heyconnect GmbH
Rock&Stars digital GmbH
PAWLIK Consultants GmbH
ek robotics GmbH
C. Illies & Co. Handelsges. mbH
Encavis AG
Jebsen & Jessen (GmbH & Co.) KG
AÜG NETZWERK Human Resources GmbH
HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Vestas Deutschland GmbH
Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH


Frequently asked questions about the Master's programme at HSBA

What are the advantages of a Master's programme at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration?

A business administration master's degree at HSBA in Hamburg combines a challenging business degree programme with a parallel professional activity in the company. You can immediately put the content learned at the university into practice and thus set the course for your professional future. In addition, you will already receive a salary during your studies.

When does the part-time Master's programmes at HSBA start and how long does they take?

Both Master's programmes at HSBA last 5 semesters (30 months) and begin on October 1 of each year.

What is the workload in the part-time Master's programme?

Typically, our students work about 30 hours per week in the company. The courses are designed in such a way that they can be easily combined with a professional activity.

When do the courses in the part-time Master's programs take place?

In the Master's programme Innovation Management (MSc), the courses take place on extended weekends and in individual full-time weeks at the HSBA in Hamburg. In the Master's programme Digital Transformation & Sustainability (MSc), the courses take place on two attendance days and in two full-time weeks at the HSBA in Hamburg. 

What degree does one receive with a Master's degree at HSBA?

The business master's programmes Innovation Management and Digital Transformation & Sustainability both lead to the degree Master of Science (MSc). The degree is internationally recognised and entitles you to take up doctoral studies after graduation.

Do I already need an employer to study a master's degree at HSBA?

No, you do not need an employer to study at our university. If you are still looking for a job, our JOB & MASTER offer is a good option to find a suitable partner company in Hamburg or the metropolitan region.

What are the admission requirements for the master's programs at HSBA?

The admission requirements for a part-time Master's programme at HSBA are:

  • A completed third-level degree in economics or business with 180 ECTS, including good knowledge in maths and stats. The degree should have been completed with a minimum German grade “good” (2.5) or equivalent
  • Ability to study in English (minimum level: B2 of the European Framework of Reference)
  • Letter of recommendation from a current or recent employer or an academic reference
  • Successfully completed HSBA selection process (online application, individual interview)
  • Additionally for the Master's programme Digital Transformation & Sustainability: A personal letter of recommendation or comparable proof of your previous social commitment

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Expiring study programmes

Here you will find an overview of the degree programmes that are currently not open for enrolment, as they have been replaced by our new portfolio of courses.

Expiring study programmes

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