HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration 

Private (state-approved) (University of Applied Sciences)
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Private (state-approved)




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University of Applied Sciences

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Business Management

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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 300 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 1000 students. HSBA offers five dual and one part-time Bachelor's degree programs, including a BSc in Business Administration, a BSc in Business Informatics, a BSc in Media Management & Communication, and a BSc in International Management, BSc in Logistics Management, and BA in Insurance. The dual programs are three-year courses developed in collaboration with cooperating companies. Business Administration, Business Informatics, and Media Management & Communication are taught in both German (75% of the time) and English (25% of the time). International Management and Logistics Management are taught entirely in English. On the other hand, HSBA offers two Masters of Science programmes in Business Development and Digital Transformation & Sustainability. 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. The HSBA represents outstanding teaching and research quality, excellent educational opportunities, and the best career opportunities. All courses at HSBA combine practice-oriented business studies with simultaneous systematic training in 300 partner companies. In addition, they offer a cooperative doctoral program , application-oriented research and tailor-made further education at university level.

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