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Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA)

The HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration is the university of choice for the Hamburg business community. We offer future executives a scientifically and internationally oriented course of study characterized by a practical approach and enhanced career opportunities.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Social Sciences (1)



HSBA is the university for business in Hamburg. Founded in 2004 by Hamburg’s Chamber of Commerce as a state-recognised third-level institution.


It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business as dual and part-time courses for about 1,000 students. We are cooperating with more than 250 companies, which are actively involved in designing and developing our courses in order to ensure that they are constantly aligned with business needs.

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Student services

We are the International Comitee at HSBA and are the first point of contact for all HSBA students as well as international students that have questions concerning studying abroad, that want to gather international experince or that are just curious about the international offers we have at our university.

Library services

The Library of Commerce also provides statistics, annual reports, corporate commemorative volumes and lists of members of German chambers of commerce abroad, as well as more than 350 regular newspapers and magazines. In total, the Library of Commerce has more than 200,000 media, including numerous electronic media and databases such as DBIS, EBSCO, Kompass, Statista and WISO.

Student Life

Campus life

There's something about Hamburg. Maybe it's the maritime flair of the city in the North of Germany. Every day, lots of tourists mill through the area between the Alster and Elbe rivers. Germany's second-largest city has 1.8 million inhabitants, and every year around 80,000 people make this northern German city their new home.

Sports facilities

Studying at HSBA is more than just the daily curriculum. Sports, fun and culture are an integral part of campus life at HSBA. Every student has the possibility to participate and shape the development of the university according to his interests and talents.

Coordinated by the sports committee, HSBA students always look for a challenge in sports at numerous events. With rowing and hockey, HSBA has defined two core sports, that are celebrated on an annual basis at major events such as the Hanse Boat Race or the HSBA hockey tournament.

Student clubs

  • The HSBA Börsen-Club (Stock Market Club)
  • The Entrepreneurs Club
  • HSBA Innovation


The prgrammesis accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).

Student Reviews

In Love with management science
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have studied Masters of Business Administration with specialization in Supply chain management.I worked with grit and determination and came out flying with a gold medal. My scores reflect the effort that I put during the tenure of my MBA studies. The enriching experience associated with my business studies changed how I approached the real life problems as well as...

Great cohort with impressive spirit
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great student experience, especially driven by the close connection between students through joint activities and study trips. The intensive lectures in small groups promote strong cohesion and a high level of knowledge transfer. Very practical teaching approach oriented towards the needs of Hamburg's business community. Potential for improvement in the areas of...

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