The International Summer School on CSR Management will take place in Hamburg, Germany from 27 July to 07 August 2015.


The HSBA Summer School is 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 2nd 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.

Lecturers and keynote speakers include:

Academic lecturers:

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Matten (York University, Toronto)
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Schwalbach (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Schaltegger (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Gilbert (Universität Hamburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Sarah Jastram (HSBA)
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Prigge (HSBA)
  • Damian Bäumlisberger (HSBA)

Business representatives:

  • Marion Kluck/Thomas Hofmann (Deutsche Bahn)
  • Dr. Delia Schindler (Tchibo)
  • Oliver Schollmeyer (BDI: Federation of German Industries)
  • Bernhard Schwager (Robert Bosch GmbH)
  • Andreas Streubig (Otto Group)
  • Dr. Norbert Taubken (Scholz & Friends)


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 1.500 €. If you are applying from one of our partner universities or if you apply by 1 April 2015, a discount of 20% is granted. Therefore we need to receive your complete application until 1 April 2015.

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 2 full scholarships as well as 50% scholarships. Please indicate in your letter of motivation 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 (see “Downloads” to your right)
  • 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 Yvonne Ewen ( . The application deadline is the 30th April 2015. Late applications may also be accepted in exceptional cases.

Be aware that you will have to contact the relevant German representative’s 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.

Opportunity summary

HSBA Summer School
The International Summer School on CSR Management in Hamburg 
  30 April 2015
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Open to: students from all over the world
Venue: 27 July to 07 August 2015, Hamburg, Germany

Originally published on Edu-Active.


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