Master's Programmes

Part-time Master's Programmes in Business Administration

at Hamburg School of Business Administration

A master's degree in business administration from HSBA in Hamburg combines a demanding course of study with a parallel professional career. Prospective managers learn to think and act strategically and sustainably – the ideal basis for professional success. At HSBA, students can choose between MSc's and MBA's programmes.

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As part of our master's programmes, we offer students and companies the opportunity to take advantage of our JOB & MASTER programme. This is a free offer for companies that are looking for excellently trained junior staff and with whom HSBA places very good graduates of a bachelor's degree in business administration. 

In addition, master's students can participate in a special Mentoring Programme in which experienced managers from the regional economy are available to the students as sparring partners. All master's programmes are accredited by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), an internationally oriented agency for quality assurance in scientific education.

Master of Science (MSc) in Hamburg

Master's Programmes

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 17 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.

Finance (MSc)

The consecutive master's programme Finance (MSc) is aimed at ambitious graduates for whom conscious further training is important and who would like to qualify for demanding activities in the financial sector while working. In workshops and projects, students learn financial instruments and strategies as well as negotiation techniques that are important for financial intermediaries in particular as well as for the entire business world in general.

Global Management & Governance (MSc)

The application-oriented business administration course Global Management & Governance (MSc) is also taught in English. The focus here is on the areas of internationality, business ethics and governance with the aim of promoting future specialists and executives.

Real Estate & Leadership (MSc)

The sector-specific Master of Real Estate & Leadership (MSc) has a slightly different focus. Ambitious graduates from engineering, architecture and business administration bachelor's degree programmes deal with the real estate sector and all parties involved. Through the combination of extensive scientific content and a high level of research orientation, future generalists and managers can acquire in-depth knowledge in order to act strategically and sustainably in practice.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hamburg

MBA's Programmes

Corporate Management (MBA)

The generalist, English-language Corporate Management (MBA) programme imparts basic business management knowledge. In their first year, students deal with questions relating to the development and implementation of corporate strategies. A specialisation in the areas of Digital Marketing & E-Business, Financial Markets & Risk Management or Strategic Management is possible in the second year.

Shipping (MBA)

The part-time, English-language master's programme Shipping (MBA), which focuses on business development in the maritime industry, offers specialist orientation. Experienced lecturers from the shipping industry provide students with all the essential prerequisites for outstanding management performance in the maritime industry.

Executive MBA (EMBA)

The generalist Executive MBA (EMBA) taught in English offers experienced practitioners with management experience the ideal opportunity to further develop their skills. Students deepen their application-oriented studies in the key areas of internationality, business ethics and governance. In the full-time variant (1.5 years), students complete a highly concentrated study programme, while the part-time variant (2 years) can be combined with full-time employment.


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Ana Bergholz
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Partner Companies

HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
Evergrain Germany Gmbh & Co KG
Russell Reynolds Associates
heyconnect GmbH
TUI Cruises GmbH
Jungheinrich AG
2 do digital GmbH
Performance Media Deutschland GmbH
GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland
KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Hamburger Sparkasse AG
Klima Kontor Planung und Beratung GmbH
Stilwerk GmbH
BeraCom Beratung und Software-Entwicklung GmbH & Co. KG
trio-Eloxal GmbH & Co. KG
WMC Wüpper Management Consulting GmbH
Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Cie. KG
JamesEdition BV
FFG Finanzcheck Finanzportale GmbH
Hanseatic Bank GmbH & Co. KG
Grünberg.Digital. GmbH
Fitfox GmbH
HTC Hanseatic Transport ConsultancyDr. Ninnemann & Dr. Rössler GbR
MEDIK Hospital Design GmbH
Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft A/S & Co KG
Optiker Bode GmbH
Philips GmbH
Veolia Umweltservice GmbH
Barclaycard Barclays Bank PLC
Looping Studios (zu Olando GmbH gehörend)
Schultz Gruppe GmbH
BearingPoint GmbH
Deutsche Bank AG
SUND Holding GmbH + Co. KG
Marquard & Bahls AG
Baugenossenschaft Hamburger Wohnen eG
Otto (GmbH & Co. KG)
TB Marine Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Ernst & Young GmbH
Hellmann Worldwide Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
KHS Gruppe
HMG Systems Engineering GmbH
Deloitte GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Handelskammer Hamburg
JoinMyTrip & Travelsation UG
Phase BE gGmbH
E&K Automation GmbH
Intersoft consulting services AG
C. Illies & Co. Handelsges. mbH
Iwan Budnikowsky GmbH & Co. KG
GRS Global Renewable Shipbrokers GmbH
CFlox GmbH
agiles Informationssysteme GmbH
Pawlik Consultants GmbH
Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (GmbH & Co. KG)
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Brightpoint Fund Services GmbH
CDU Hamburg-Nord
ZELOS Management Consultants
Liesner & Co. GmbH
Joybräu GmbH
HIH Real Estate GmbH
Euler Hermes Deutschland
IBM Deutschland GmbH
ECOVIS Hanseatische Mittelstands Treuhand
Aurubis AG
Gladigau Immobilien GmbH
FKS Friedrich Karl Schroeder GmbH & Co. KG
Vestas Deutschland GmbH

Accreditations & Memberships

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


What are the advantages of the part-time Master’s degree at HSBA?

Due to the part-time structure, the master's programmes provide a unique opportunity to qualify oneself while receiving a salary at the same time. In addition, the content learned can be applied directly in practice and vice versa.

Is it possible to go on a semester abroad during the master course?

Master students can absolve a semester abroad but it needs to be individually reviewed together with the company.

Generally it is possible to receive credits for the absolved and passed exams and needs to be discussed before going abroad with the international office of HSBA.

You can find more information on the options of studying abroad or a summer school here.

When do I have to apply?

Applications can be handed in at any time. But since HSBA has a limited capacity of students per course and some grants and scholarships are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis, we recommend to apply early.

If you want to apply for the Job & Master programme we recommend you to apply even earlier due to the longer procedure of the application.


Ana Bergholz

International Project Manager
+49 40 36138-6591

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