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HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration

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Type  Private
Managing Director  Uve Samuels
Students  781 (2013/2014)
Total enrollment  930 (2016)
Academic staff  27
Established  2004
Administrative staff  40
Phone  +49 40 36138700
Founded  2004
HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration

President  Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz
Address  Alter Wall 38, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Motto  Excellence - Commitment - Fairness. Our values. Your success.
Similar  Nordakademie, EBC Hochschule, MSH Medical School H, Hamburg University of Applie, Kühne Logistics University

HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration is a private business school located in Hamburg, Germany. Founded by Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in 2004, HSBA now cooperates with more than 250 companies. As a state-recognised third-level institution, it offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business as cooperative education (in German: "dual") and part-time courses for almost 800 students. HSBA's Cooperative Education Model has its origin in Germany's dual education system which was applied to university level.



HSBA is composed of various departments and institutes:

  • Departments: Strategy & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Medien & IT, Maritime Business School, Finance & Accounting and Applied Economics.
  • Institutes: Hamburg Institute of Family Owned Business, Hamburg Institute of Management and Finance, Hamburg Institute of Risk and Insurance, Hamburg Institute of Banking
  • Bachelor Programmes

    HSBA offers five Bachelor programmes:

  • B.Sc. Business Administration
  • B.Sc. Business Informatics
  • B.Sc. Media Management
  • B.Sc. Logistics Management
  • B.Sc. Maritime Management
  • All of these are three year programmes and have been developed together with the cooperating companies. According to the cooperative education model students spend alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time employment in their company. Students receive a monthly salary, and most of the cooperating companies take over (part of) the tuition fees. Business Administration, Business Informatics and Media Management are taught partly in German (75%) and English (25%). Logistics Management and Maritime Management are entirely taught in English.

    Master Programmes

    HSBA offers four Master programmes:

  • M.Sc. Global Management and Governance
  • MBA Honourable Leadership
  • MBA Corporate Management
  • MBA Shipping
  • The M.Sc. Global Management and Governance and the MBA Honourable Leadership focus on the topics Governance, Internationality and Business Ethics.


    HSBA's study programmes are accredited by the FIBAA Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation. HSBA has also been granted higher educational accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities.

    International Partner Institutions

    HSBA cooperates with the following universities:

  • IAE Business School (Buenos Aires/Argentina)
  • MCI Management Center Innsbruck (Innsbruck/Austria)
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki/Finland)
  • Novancia Business School (Paris/France)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh/Great Britain)
  • University of East London (London/Great Britain)
  • Technological Educational Institute of Athens (Athens/Greece)
  • Andrássy University (Budapest/Hungary)
  • Budapest Business School (Budapest/Hungary)
  • BI Norwegian Business School (Oslo/Norway)
  • State University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg/Russia)
  • Universidad de Almería (Almería/Spain)
  • University of Dubai (Dubai/United Arab Emirates)
  • De Paul University (Chicago/United States)
  • HSBA has been granted the Erasmus University Charta by the European Commission in 2009.

    Extracurricular Activities

    Since 2008 the HSBA Symposium is organised by HSBA students once a year.

    Since 2011 the annual HSBA Finance Conference is organised and carried out by HSBA students as well.

    Beyond that HSBA offers several sport activities in particular Rowing and Field Hockey as well as numerous committees (HSBA Band, Consulting committee, International committee etc.)


    HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration Wikipedia