Global Management & Governance (MSc)

Stefan Malzkorn

Study Profile

The MSc Global Management and Governance offers an applied business administration study programme with extensive scientific content. 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. This consecutive programme has been designed for ambitious Bachelor's graduates.

Highlights of the Study Course

  • Focused course contents: 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, Human Resources, Finance or Entrepreneurship

  • Accredited quality of the study programme and the university: The study programme is accredited by the FIBAA and received the premium accreditation in 2015.

  • JOB & MASTER Programme: JOB & MASTER is a free-of-charge placement service for applicants who wish to combine a challenging academic education at HSBA and valuable professional experience.

  • Mentoring Programme: The HSBA master’s students have the opportunity to take part in the mentoring programme which experienced executives from  Hamburg offer them.

Facts on the Study Course

Students 30 per group on average
Degree Master of Science with the right to proceed to doctoral studies
Credits 120 ECTS
Language English
Course Duration 30 months, start on 1 October
Course Organisation Part-time, contact hours at 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 language
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)*, early-bird discount of 10% if application is received by 31 May. The major part of the study fee is generally covered by the employer. Fee including examination fees, excluding costs for the study trip.
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 allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Non-EU/EEA students should apply early to allow time for their visa application.
Accreditation FIBAA Premium Accreditation (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) in 2015/ The programme received very good ratings, especially for overall study situation, feasibility of study courses and international orientation, in the 2014 ZEIT CHE ranking.

HSBA alumni and staff at partner companies, Job&Master candidates as well as applicants applying before 31 May receive a 10% discount.

Impressions on the Study Course

"My favourite part of the Master is the diverse course selection we are offered. It helps me understand different corporate fields and see how they are interlinked. This aspect in combination with the part-time approach in the company as well as the activities, such as the study trip, made this Master's programmes the perfect choice for me."

Sebastian Greiner
MSc Global Management & Governance (Class of 2021)
Alesja Schalay HSBA

"To join HSBA and to enter the Master’s programme in Global Management & Governance has been one of the best decisions made so far. A balanced mixture of theory and practice, an international squad of professional lecturers and diverse students, a multitude of exciting encounters and opportunities and an atmosphere of mutual respect and support – that’s a shortened list of what I appreciate at HSBA so much!"

Alesya Schalay
MSc Global Management & Governance (Class of 2020)
Peter Reiss HSBA

"Given today's everchanging global landscape, it is increasingly important to comprehend the current business management and governance landscape through an open lens. The international context, case studies, and themes brought into our study programme provide a solid foundation of the environment we are currently working in and a broader outlook towards the future. Understanding  how businesses interact with one another across the world is crucial to our success and our programme's encompassing approach gives us the guidance and skills we need today and tomorrow."

Peter Reiss
MSc Global Management & Governance (Class of 2021)
Minhngoc Nguyen

"I graduated from my BSc International Management just a few months before starting my Master's studies at HSBA. Before this Master's programme, I have never had the chance to practice what I studied in a real business environment. With the MSc Global Management & Governance, I can pursue my degree while working at the same time! Starting my master at HSBA and my career in Hamburg at the same time is a challenging yet rewarding experience. I recommend it to all students who are striving to kick start their career in the heart of Hamburg!”

Minh Ngoc Nguyen
MSc Global Management & Governance (Class of 2020)
Monica Kamsi

"After finishing a BSc in International Business Management in London, I looked for a school that would enable me to combine studying and gaining practical experience in business with a focus on Human Resource Management, which I found at the HSBA with the MSc programme in Global Management & Governance. The lecturers have so much practical experience that just being in class will provide you with valuable insights that you cannot get elsewhere."

Monica Kamsi
MSc Global Management & Governance (Class of 2021)
Stefan Prigge

"For the MSc Global Management & Governance, we have succeeded in recruiting high-calibre professors and lecturers with a range of international experience. The ideas of internationality, business ethics and governance form a recurring theme throughout the entire course."

Prof. Dr. Stefan Prigge
Head of the Study Course MSc Global Management & Governance

Study Structure

To successfully complete the programme and be awarded the Master of Science degree, 120 ECTS must be collected. The credits are spread over twelve modules and the thesis. The study programme takes a generalist approach and covers a broad range of business administration theory as well as relevant economic and legal topics. The overlapping topics of internationality, business ethics and governance are incorporated in the modules and analysed in the respective context.

The first nine modules as well as module 12 are core modules. In modules 10 and 11, students choose between the specialisations in Marketing, Human Resources, Finance or Entrepreneurship. The degree concludes with a six-month thesis, which may relate to any area of the programme. 

Study Plan

Study Content: Semester 1
  • Sustainable Innovation Camp
    6 ECTS
    54 Contact hours
    English
  • Decision-Making & Economic Behavior
    8 ECTS
    63 Contact hours
    English
  • International Accounting & Governance
    9 ECTS
    78 Contact hours
    English
Study Content: Semester 2
  • International Politics & Economics
    6 ECTS
    55 Contact hours
    English
  • International Strategic Management
    9 ECTS
    88 Contact hours
    English
  • Digital Toolbox
    5 ECTS
    64 Contact hours
    English
Study Content: Semester 3
  • Study Trip
    5 ECTS
    40 Contact hours
    English
  • Financial Management
    6 ECTS
    54 Contact hours
    English
  • Leadership & Human Resource Management
    7 ECTS
    64 Contact hours
    English
  • Legal, Compliance & Business Ethics
    6 ECTS
    51 Contact hours
    English
Study Content: Semester 4
  • Specialisations
    10 ECTS
    83 Contact hours
    English
  • Topical Research Issues
    10 ECTS
    78 Contact hours
    English
  • Concluding Case Study
    3 ECTS
    16 Contact hours
    English
Study Content: Semester 5
  • Master's Thesis & Colloquium
    30 ECTS
    English
Specialisation in Year 2
  • Entrepreneurship
    10 ECTS
    83 Contact hours
    English
  • Finance
    10 ECTS
    83 Contact hours
    English
  • Human Resource Management
    10 ECTS
    83 Contact hours
    English
  • Marketing
    10 ECTS
    83 Contact hours
    English

Selection of our Lecturers

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chiara.huebscher(at)hsba.de

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