Summer School on CSR Management Programme

General Information

The HSBA Summer School lasts two weeks. During this time you will take part in 60 hours of lectures including case studies and guest lectures. The summer school furthermore includes  visits to partner companies of HSBA, a social programme and the possibility to connect with other HSBA students who will also be on campus. All courses as well as the extracurricular activities take place in English. 

The workload of the summer school in total is 125 hours, which is equivalent to 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) or approx. 3 US credit points. After successfully preparing and completing a final presentation on a business case, you will receive an HSBA certificate, which will specify your workload and grading as well as your newly-gained qualifications.

Course Information

The Summer School is structured as follows:

Lectures & Scientific Talks

  • Basic terms and definitions
  • Core theories and models
  • Scientific talks on distinguished topics

Expert Sessions & Business Cases

  • Case studies and industry examples
  • In-class consultancy projects
  • Company visits & Field trips

Social Life & Support

  • Information about studying and living in Hamburg
  • Social & cultural programme
  • Interaction with students from Hamburg

Regular attendance and active participation in all courses is required. At the end of the programme you will receive a transcript confirming your successful completion of the course as well as a transcript of your grades. It will depend on your home university whether the credits and the grades earned at HSBA will be acknowledged towards your final degree.



Social Programme

While of course we want you to learn as much as possible during your stay at HSBA, we believe that this does not only have to take place in a classroom. A fun and inspiring extracurricular programme is also an integral part of your summer school experience in order to extend your social network and to make new friends from all over the world! Therefore we have organised a diverse programme for you to get to know the university, the city and of course the people.

List of Social Programmes

On arrival you will have the first opportunity to meet your fellow students at a formal reception. Your lecturers will officially welcome you and we will give you useful tips for the following weeks. Use this time to make first contacts and mingle.

Your first day at HSBA is all about building a team and getting to know each other. Of course you will also receive a study handbook to ideally prepare you for studying at HSBA and living in Hamburg.

You will be studying in one of the most beautiful cities of Germany; therefore, one activity not to be missed is of course a city tour. Hamburg is often referred to as being the “gateway to the world” and today you will see why. The relationship between water and land is truly special and will give you the opportunity to have fun and relax

On two evenings after your lectures we will organise fun activities for you to get to know eachother and Hamburg a little better! In the past years a tour of the Reeperbahn and a canoeing trip were organised.

HSBA puts a high emphasis on connecting academic theory with practice. Therefore visiting companies with an excellent business ethic approach is an interesting way for you to see how your newly acquired knowledge relates to actual business cases and challenges. They also offer the opportunity to get into contact with industry experts and ask all questions that came up during the lectures.

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