Hamburg School Of Business Administration


HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration

HSBA is the Business School in Hamburg. It is our mission to support companies in qualifying their employees and recruiting promising talents who are willing to study our internationally-oriented dual Bachelor's and full-or part-time Master's degree programs. It is our aim to deliver excellent education programs to students of all career levels regardless of their financial background.

We are convinced that commitment, respectability, and innovative thinking are the basis for success in business. For this, we provide the necessary competencies.

Currently, HSBA is the academic partner for about 1.000 students and 300 cooperating companies. Next to the ambitious study programs, we also offer demanding executive education, a doctoral program and application-oriented research. With events and conferences for the business community as well as the activities of our Digital Innovation Lab, we have created a platform for fruitful exchanges between students, science, and business. With this approach, we want to strengthen the competitiveness of Hamburg based companies in the age of digital transformation.

State Recognition

On 4 August 2009, the Behörde für Wissenschaft und Forschung der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg (Hamburg authorities for science and research) granted permanent state recognition to HSBA. The Science Senator at the time, Dr. Herlind Gundelach, said: “I congratulate HSBA and its founder, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, on obtaining permanent recognition. The accreditation successfully granted by the German Council of Science and Humanities is a seal of quality for top-notch teaching and high-quality research achievements. With its dual courses of study tailored to Hamburg’s economy, HSBA fulfills an important function in our university landscape.”

Accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities

HSBA was accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities for the first time in 2009 and was reaccredited for a further five years in 2013 and 2019. The German Council of Science and Humanities is one of the most important advisory committees on academic policy in Germany and is funded by the Federal Government and the governments of the sixteen German states. It advises the federal and state governments in Germany on all matters involving the content-related and structural development of science, research, and academia. Accreditation by the German Council of Science and Humanities is generally a prerequisite for universities in order to obtain permanent state recognition.

Numbers and Facts

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students: 1.000+
  • New Students in 2019: 370+
  • Partner Companies: 300+
  • Professors: 30
  • Lecturers: 150+
  • Doctoral Candidates: 11
  • Alumni: 1.950+
  • Student Committees: 15+
  • Events for Companies: 40+ p.a. (6000+ guests)
  • Accreditations: Wissenschaftsrat, FIBAA
  • Memberships: AACSB


Mission Statement & Values

Success through Performance - Responsibility - Fairness.


HSBA is the business school of the Hamburg economy. We make a decisive contribution to strengthening the future viability of our cooperation companies and the Hamburg location in the age of digital transformation. Development, transfer, and communication of knowledge in dialogue with students, science, and the industry is our core competence – in teaching, research, and further education. Our graduates, thought leaders, and decision-makers with the values of the honorable businessman as a moral compass, are well prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

1. Excellent Teaching for professional success

We accompany "curious people" on their entire career path: from dual bachelor programs to extra-occupational masters and cooperative doctorates to continuing education courses, we stand for modern teaching methods and interactive learning in small groups. Irrespective of their financial background, we offer our students excellent educational opportunities. For our cooperation companies, we are a competent partner in the acquisition and qualification of motivated, efficient, and responsible employees from all over the world. We do this by optimally preparing future high performers for the next step in their careers in accordance with the requirements of the time with innovative and practice-oriented study programs.

2. Research at the pulse of the economy

We use our HSBA as an attractive platform for the mutual transfer between science and industry. We conduct research in a variety of areas of business administration as well as related disciplines and develop application-oriented solutions, which become drivers for the development of future-oriented corporate strategies. The knowledge gained in this way flows into teaching and generates resonance in the academic world.

3. Innovative university with strong community

Our HSBA community lives from the commitment of all, the mutual respect, team spirit, and the appreciation for the university and each individual. HSBA is both an organization of learning and a learning organization itself. Our openness to feedback, regular evaluations, and further education of all members of faculty and administration mean that we are constantly developing. We create a vital university climate in which new things can be tried out and progress is made.

4. Living network in Hamburg and the world

As a university of Hamburg's economy, we are regionally anchored and at the same time internationally oriented. Based on our Hanseatic roots, we open the door to the world for ourselves and the international economy and science through exchanges and excursions. Our active student community and our alumni form the basis for a valuable personal and professional network.




20459 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany