The governing body of Hochschule Bremen is the University Management (Rektorat), which consists of the President, the Head of Administration and three Vice Presidents.
- The President presides over the rectorate and determines the principles according to which the university is to be managed and administered. She represents the university externally.
- The Head of Administration directs the university administration in accordance with the guidelines of the University Management and is responsible for the budget.
- The Vice Presidents each have a specific area of responsibility: teaching and learning, research and transfer, and digitalisation. International Affairs is the responsibility of the President.
- The University Management regulates the allocation of responsibilities by rules of procedure. Its members perform the tasks assigned to them on their own responsibility.
The University Management decides on all matters which are not assigned to another body by law. It manages the university in compliance with the resolutions of the Academic Senate and the principles of the President as well as the target and performance agreements with the Senator for Science and Ports. It distributes the posts and funds, taking into account the performance and workload in research and teaching and the promotion of young academics, as well as the progress made in fulfilling the equal opportunities mandate.