HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration


The HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration is the university of choice for the Hamburg business community. We teach cutting-edge theory, immerse students in international experiences, and connecte them to best practice in business and policy. This learning experience transforms the way our graduates view the world and helps them devlop skills and insights to chart its future.

With its dual system courses of study in Business Administration, Media Management, Logistics Management and Maritime Management, the HSBA offers unique opportunities for high-level study with a curriculum designed and continually optimized in close cooperation with its partner companies.

The part-time Master’s programs, Business Administration and Honourable Leadership MBA, and Global Management and Governance M.A, complement our range of courses. Our aim is to train HSBA students to become resilient, internationally mobile and performance-oriented junior executives, capable of handling the challenges of rapid technological, economic and social change.

The HSBA, the university of the Hamburg business community, displays expertise in practice as well as in theory. Cooperating with more than 170 companies, we provide a challenging study programme for over 500 students that culminates in a range of internationally recognised degrees. The HSBA is supported by a non-profit private limited company lead-managed by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

Our principles

Dual = ideal

We, the members of the HSBA, pursue the goal to that our graduates, through the transaction between the two places of learning - university and company - contribute decisively to making their organisation fit for the future and thus participate in shaping social change.

The HSBA as a forum for cooperation

All of us who are involved in the HSBA contribute in his or her way to supporting the students as the central members of the university at the various places of learning. We all cooperate with one another in this process in the awareness that only by everybody working together with a maximum degree of transparency can the goal be achieved.

The HSBA for personality development

We design studies, teaching and research in such a way that we support our students professionally with a practical orientation and in the same way develop their personal, social and methodical competence.

The HSBA as a sign of quality

By means of continuous improvement processes, we ensure the best possible conditions for studying. We take pleasure in achievement. The students share responsibility for the course and results of their studies. They are ambassadors of the HSBA in the companies and in public.

The HSBA for open-mindedness

We open the gateway to the world for our students. Every members of our university stands for ethical values, internationality and tolerance.

The principles of the HSBA should be the ideas to which all members of the university orient their daily thoughts and actions, a vision which leads them in their work and which they may be reminded of.

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M.Sc. Global Management & Governance

Campus Part time 30 months October 2016 Germany Hamburg

The process of globalisation has meant that the markets and production conditions relevant for individual businesses are changing at an ever increasing speed. Now more than ever, businesses need managers and specialists who can master the challenges posed by this development. This is the inspiration for the part-time master's degree programme in Global Management and Governance at HSBA. The aim of the course is to encourage future managers to think and act strategically and sustainably, thus laying an important cornerstone for professional success. As a result, the master's programme combines theoretical specialist knowledge and established management concepts with the continuing development of personal skills. The master's degree programme in Global Management and Governance is a course with a generalist approach that covers a broad range of business administration theory as well as relevant economic and legal topics. Three overarching principles form the backbone of the course: Internationality, Business Ethics and Governance. [+]

M.Sc. in Global Management & Governance

In view of the “War of Talents” already being waged in business, the further training and retention of employees is becoming more and more important. It is the aim of the HSBA to train well-qualified young managers together with companies in Hamburg.The courses offered so far by the HSBA, which train young business people in a dual system of practice and theory, lead to a first professional university degree, the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). With this degree, Bachelor graduates are already qualified to start working in the company and can be gradually trained to assume managerial tasks.However, some departments in the company require not only basic knowledge in business administration and methods, but also more detailed specialist and methodological know-how. Companies also need employees with special qualifications in analytical/scientific areas – and, of course, with good application skills. Furthermore, the on-going internationalisation of the business world demands solid knowledge of international markets.This training aim can be achieved by means of a Master course following on from a first university degree in Business Administration.The Master course in Global Management & Governance offers people who are working and interested in studying the opportunity to qualify themselves for global management tasks after completing a first university degree in business administration. The HSBA M.Sc. programme, which can be taken while working full-time, makes it possible for the person to plan her or his career. Master students can pursue their career aims in their companies and at the same time develop at the HSBA their methodological and specialist competences for the global requirements of the business world. These competences are then expressed by the student achieving the “Master of Science” (M.Sc.) degree.... [-]