Degree Master of Arts
Start of study Summer semester
Application period Summer semester 15 December until 15 January
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Credits 90


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • Completed studies with a focus on business administration:
    • University degree with Bachelor or German Diplom and average grade of at least "good" (2.5) (ECTS grades A to B)
    • 210 ECTS points or equivalent achievements
  • Tabular CV
  • Good knowledge of German (at least level C1) and English (at least level B2)
  • Practical professional experience: at least twenty weeks of relevant professional practice, e.g., internship (practical semester, practical phase)

Further information on the admission requirements

Language of instruction German and English
Faculty/institution School of International Business
Integrated stay abroad No

Help shape a sustainable future

The new three-semester master's programme "Sustainable Business & Entrepreneurship" (SBE) at Hochschule Bremen will start in the summer semester of 2023 and is designed as a consecutive programme following a Bachelor's or Diplom degree with a predominantly business orientation. It thus builds on the basic business management content taught in the Bachelor's or Diplom degree programme as well as the essential functions of business administration (finance, accounting, HR, etc.), and deepens this knowledge by focusing on topics and competences that are important for sustainable company development and currently in demand in practice.

In addition, students are taught the skills and knowledge needed for independent entrepreneurial activity. For example, in the "Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab" (I&E Lab), students acquire the skills required to develop innovative business models and to start a company. The post-graduate course encompasses cooperation with FreiRAUM@HSB at Hochschule Bremen and other institutions in Bremen's diverse start-up ecosystem.

In addition to a strong orientation to practice, students also have the opportunity to discuss and critically reflect upon current research and methods. They also learn about the necessary framework conditions for sustainable management and entrepreneurial action: from ethics and relevant legislation to interdisciplinary aspects of sustainability. There is also the possibility of international exchange with students, lecturers and practitioners.

Career prospects

Successful completion of the Master's programme opens up diverse and attractive career prospects.

In future, employees and especially (prospective) managers at more and more levels of the company will have to deal with the diverse issues surrounding sustainability. This calls for a combination of economic expertise as well as knowledge of the current challenges and opportunities of sustainable business management.

Employers are therefore increasingly looking for the requisite key skills and competences. Employees with an "entrepreneurial mindset" are sought, who as "intrapreneurs" help to make business models fit for the demands of the future with entrepreneurial and innovative thinking. And of course, once possessing such skills, you can also become self-employed with a business idea of your own.

Programme structure

Module manual

Exam regulations


Courses are taught in German or in English. Good knowledge of both languages is therefore essential.

In the module "Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in a Global Context", a joint project is planned in cooperation with an institution in another country.

Students may also opt to spend a self-organised semester abroad. Faculty members will offer advice and assist in establishing the requisite contacts.

Your pathway to the HSB

  1. Get all the information you can!

    Degree programmes: Find out about the degree programmes you can choose from at HSB.

    Language skills: For many degree programmes, you have to prove that you have sufficient German language skills when applying.

    Finances: Take care of how to finance your studies in good time.

  2. Application

    Application: Find out about deadlines, admission requirements and necessary documents in good time.

    Admission and enrolment: If your application was successful, you must formally accept your place and formally enrol.

  3. Organise your stay

    Visa: Depending on which country you come from, you may need a visa to enter Germany and study here.

    Health insurance: In order to apply for a visa and to be able to enrol at the HSB, you need to have proof of sufficient health insurance.

    Living in Bremen: Start looking for accommodation in Bremen in good time.

  4. On arrival in Bremen

    Register at the Stadtamt: After you have found accommodation and moved to Bremen, you must register here. Only then can you apply for your residence permit, if necessary.

    Starting your studies: Find out in good time about preliminary courses, your timetable, and other details

  5. During your studies

    Here you will find a list of counselling services at the Hochschule Bremen:


Further information on the admission requirements


Head of programme

Porträtfoto Brita Schemmann

Prof. Dr. Brita Schemmann
Professur für BWL, insb. Innovationsmanagement | Studiengangsleitung Sustainable Business & Entrepreneurship M.A.
+49 421 5905 4128

Programme coordinator

Porträtfoto Rainer Sievert

Rainer Sievert
Dekanatsreferent Fakultät 1 / Course Coordinator Business Management M.A.
+49 421 5905 4193

Registrar's Office (application, admission, examination matters)