Part-time Master's Programmes

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

Excellent Postgraduate Education in Hamburg

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

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. Chose your MSc degree.

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Master's Programmes

Master of Science (MSc) Studies in Hamburg

Business Development (MSc)

In a digitalised and globalised world, it is more important than ever for graduates of a master's programme to be able complex challenges through innovative and strategic thinking. It is precisely this sustainable business planning that the English-language master's programme Business Development (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.

Digital Transformation & Sustainability (MSc)

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.

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


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Here you will find an overview of the degree programmes that are currently not open for enrolment, as they have been replaced by our new portfolio of courses.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

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.

Partner Companies

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Baugenossenschaft Hamburger Wohnen eG
Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft A/S & Co KG
ZELOS Management Consultants
Otto (GmbH & Co. KG)
TeraVolt GmbH
Air Hamburg Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbh
Barclaycard Barclays Bank PLC
CDU Hamburg-Nord
Hellmann Worldwide Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
Deutsche Bank AG
TB Marine Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Jungheinrich AG
HTC Hanseatic Transport ConsultancyDr. Ninnemann & Dr. Rössler GbR
WMC Wüpper Management Consulting GmbH
Jebsen & Jessen (GmbH & Co.) KG
SUND Holding GmbH + Co. KG
Hanseatic Bank GmbH & Co. KG
Veolia Umweltservice GmbH
Pawlik Consultants GmbH
Intersoft consulting services AG
Digital Hub Logistics GmbH
ek robotics GmbH
heyconnect GmbH
trio-Eloxal GmbH & Co. KG
Joybräu GmbH
2 do digital GmbH
Junge Haie GmbH
Optonaval GmbH
Stilwerk GmbH
Vestas Deutschland GmbH
Gladigau Immobilien GmbH
Looping Studios (zu Olando GmbH gehörend)
Marquard & Bahls AG
HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
agiles Informationssysteme GmbH
CFlox GmbH
C. Illies & Co. Handelsges. mbH
Philips GmbH
reeeliance IM GmbH
Brightpoint Fund Services GmbH
FKS Friedrich Karl Schroeder GmbH & Co. KG
Fitfox GmbH
KHS Gruppe
Nordic Solar GmbH
Hamburger Sparkasse AG
Wein & Vinos GmbH
Liesner & Co. GmbH
GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland
Brightpoint Group Hamburg
Aurubis AG
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Phase BE gGmbH
HIH Real Estate GmbH
REM Capital
Sapherior GmbH
TUI Cruises GmbH
FFG Finanzcheck Finanzportale GmbH
BeraCom Beratung und Software-Entwicklung GmbH & Co. KG
Performance Media Deutschland GmbH
Euler Hermes Deutschland
Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
ECOVIS Hanseatische Mittelstands Treuhand

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Accreditations, Memberships & Rankings

State-approved – Accredited by the German Council of Science – All study programmes accredited by FIBAA

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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 Business Development (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 Business Development 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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