The international Summer School on CSR Management in Hamburg, Germany

Deadline:  30 April 2016
Open to: students from all over the world
Venue: 18 July to 29 July 2016, Hamburg, Germany


The international Summer School on CSR Management will take place in Hamburg, Germany from 18 July to 29 July 2016.

The HSBA Summer School designed to train you in the fields of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to stimulate a discourse about current and future goals, challenges and most importantly about the social and economic opportunities that correspond with responsible and sustainable business conduct.
The 3rd HSBA Summer School on CSR Management – Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalised World offers you a unique chance to discuss current issues and future trends in the field of business ethics with your peers from around the world as well as with high profile lecturers, key note speakers and business representatives.
You will develop theoretical and analytical skills related to business ethics and CSR and you will get the chance to build a personal network of young talents and leading experts in this field. We maintain great relationships to many global businesses in Hamburg and to make your Summer School experience even more valuable, we have organised special company visits and presentations from companies such as Otto Group and Robert Bosch GmbH to name just some of them. These will give you an insight into the question how companies deal with aligning the pressures of the market with corporate social responsibility.
Confirmed Lectures and Business Experts for 2016:
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Matten (York University, Toronto)
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Schwalbach (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Jastram (HSBA)
  • Isabel Ebert (Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, London)
  • Bernhard Schwager (Robert Bosch GmbH)
  • Andreas Streubig (Otto Group)


If you would like to apply for the HSBA Summer School please make sure you meet the following requirements:
  • Language requirement:  English at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or TOEFL 90 points, IELTS 6.0, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English or equivalent, for instance, academic tutor’s statement of competence in English; in addition Skype interviews may also be conducted
  • Studies: Bachelor or Master level with a focus on business administration (business/economics) or other related sciences such as sociology or political sciences. In exceptional cases (based on an individual assessment) PhD students will be allowed to participate in the summer school.


The Summer School fees are 1.000 €. If you are applying from one of our partner universities or if you apply by 1 April 2016, a discount of 20% is granted. Please note that discounts and scholarships cannot be combined.
These fees include all lectures, the course materials, company visits as well as the official social programme.

The fees include:

Tuition fees
  • Company visits
  • Cultural and social programme
  • Library, computing facilities and Internet/wifi
  • Welcome reception and farewell dinner
  • Enrolment at HSBA and certificate earned on the completion of the programme
The fees do not include:
  • Travel costs for getting to Hamburg, Germany
  • Extra travel outside of the programme
  • Food and beverages (unless specified)
  • Public transportation
  • Accommodation
Scholarships Available!
It is a matter of particular concern to HSBA to ensure that motivated candidates can attend the Summer School despite the costs. Therefore HSBA offers two full scholarships as well as 50% scholarships for applications reaching us before 30 April.
Please indicate in your letter of motivation (no extra letter required) why you would be the perfect candidate for the HSBA scholarship.


To apply for the HSBA Summer School you will need to hand in the following documents:
  • Application Form (Application Form HSBA Summer School PDF)
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page)
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Proof of English language requirement (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, other equivalent)
Based on these documents the admission committee will then select the most suitable candidates. No more than 30 students will be admitted to the HSBA Summer School.
Please send your application to Minh Nguyen (E-Mail: application deadline is the 30 April 2016. Late applications may also be accepted in exceptional cases.
Be aware that you will have to contact the relevant German representatives offices in order to determine whether you will need a visa. Also you will have to take care of your visa application. For further information on visa requirements please visit here.
Please also make sure that that your health insurance covers all HSBA Summer School activities in Germany. HSBA´s liability is restricted by the regulations made by the German law.


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