Information for first semester students

Nice to see you are interested! We look forward to welcoming you one day as a student at the Faculty of Business and Economics! Here, we want to provide you with some important information and things worth knowing when you take up studies at HSB.

Information for first semester students

Welcome!

Individual, tailor-made, international: there can be no better way to pave the way for a successful career than by studying a degree programme at the School of International Business. The faculty, located close to the city centre on the Werderstraße campus, offers strongly practice-oriented, international degree programmes on a wide range of management topics.

What distinguishes us from other business schools?

Studying at eye level: Our students learn in small groups in an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and esteem – on a level playing field and with close personal contact to their professors and lecturers.

Internationality in action: Worldwide contacts are an integral part of our degree programmes and research activities. Our diverse range of application-oriented programmes attracts numerous exchange students to Bremen every year.

Our ties to the region: Through our intensive cooperation with companies and organisations in Bremen and the surrounding area, we generate impulses for regional development.

Porträtfoto Peter Laudi

„Hello, and a very warm welcome to the Faculty of Business and Economics! Management. Strategy, leadership, HR, finance, marketing ... companies all over the world have to address questions from the cosmos of economics – and that is what we prepare you for! We place great importance on creating a motivating teaching and learning environment that integrates students, promotes their personal development and prepares them for a successful career start. Our proven and diverse range of courses offers a rewarding educational experience in the heart of the city of Bremen.“

Prof. Dr. Peter Laudi Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics

Our degree programmes

Bachelor’s degree programmes

Cooperative degree programmes – doubly qualified!

Cooperative degree programmes have a two-track structure: students have an employment contract and receive a vocational training in a company or organisation alongside their studies, which then end with a certified professional qualification in addition to a Bachelor's degree. Moreover, students are paid a salary from the training company during their studies.

Master’s degree programmes

Practice-oriented teaching and learning

In keeping with a university of applied sciences, most of our professors and lecturers have relevant practical experience and impart professional know-how as well as social and methodological skills at a high academic level. Studies are organised in innovative teaching and learning formats with small groups. Other strengths include an enviable supervision ratio and intensive contact with your lecturers and professors.

The pivotal focus of studies is on preparing students to apply their newly acquired competences in practice. In projects and practical phases as well as in final theses, students have many opportunities to try out their new knowledge on real issues. Our cooperative degree programmes are particularly closely linked to practice: while studying for their Bachelor's degree, students simultaneously receive practical and application-oriented training in a partner company.

The traditionally close relationship with partner companies offers a number of interesting linkages to the degree programmes: for example,

  • the implementation of research or study projects in cooperation with the business community.
  • opportunities to deepen and broaden study content during the phases of vocational training
  • establishing contacts useful for later employment
  • the development of topics for final theses
  • involvement of lecturers in practice situations
  • presentations of interesting topics from business practice
  • Porträtfoto Philip Maloney

    „Practice-oriented teaching is an integral part of our self-image. Students work together with our partner companies to find solutions to practical problems; we lecturers bring our practical experience to the teaching process. I have worked in industry and management consulting for several years. These skills and knowledge help me to prepare students for the challenges they will face in professional life.“

    Prof. Dr. Philip Maloney Business Administration, especially Marketing

  • Marc Oliver Schneider sitzt auf einem Fahrrad.

    „Management in commerce and practice – these two terms are closely linked and a decisive reason why I decided to exchange my well-paid permanent job for a place on a degree course. During the lecture series, we were able to gain many insights into the companies holding the presentations and make useful contacts. My practical stay abroad completely changed my life – both privately and familiarly – and was the start-up basis for our company group.“

    Marc Oliver Schneider MiH graduate 2002, Chairman of the MiH Association and longstanding member of the MiH Advisory Panel.

Internationality and intercultural competence

Opening up new horizons is an integral part of learning and working at HSB. In this context, we see the cultural diversity on campus as an enrichment and the variety of different perspectives as a source of inspiration.

We live internationality in many dimensions – a significant proportion of our students have an international background and nationality, have acquired their university entrance qualification abroad before coming to Bremen to study, visit the faculty for their semester abroad, or in the context of international project weeks – or to complete an internationally oriented Master's programme at the IGC.

Our degree programmes have a stay abroad component as a compulsory or voluntary option; courses at HSB are held in eight languages; our professors bring their international experience and activities into teaching; together with colleagues at partner universities, we teach in international alliances and conduct research in international projects.

With cooperation agreements in place with more than 150 partner universities, we have a broad network at our disposal. Teaching at our faculty is marked by its strong international orientation. More than thirty years ago, our faculty was one of the first in Germany to offer international degree programmes. We live this long tradition in our international networks. Our students are part of this international community. They meet regularly in the home countries of our partners and on our campus to learn and research together on current topics.

  • Porträtfoto Enzo da Costa Londero

    „In Bremen, I was very warmly welcomed and I always felt very much at home. The lecturers are highly competent, professional and open-minded. I would recommend the Hochschule Bremen to all my friends!“

    Enzo da Costa Londero Exchange student 2019/20 from Brazil

  • Porträtfoto Mayank Kumar Golpelwar

    „Here on campus, I appreciate the cosmopolitan atmosphere that makes for a dynamic exchange of ideas among students and researchers from all over the world.“

    Prof. Dr. Mayank Kumar Golpelwar Intercultural Communication and Intercultural Management

Everyone does research!

This is the guiding principle of a faculty that encourages not only the professors and research assistants but also the students to engage in a wide range of research activities.

  • Porträtfoto Brita Schemmann

    „Research-based learning with direct reference to practical issues? Why not! For example, with student-run market research focused on international student marketing.“

    Prof. Dr. Brita Schemmann Business Administration, especially Innovation Management

  • Porträtfoto Lisa Storm

    „How I was able to develop an interesting bachelor thesis through my own research work will always be a good memory for me!“

    Lisa Storm Graduate of Business Administration / International Management B. A

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