International Programmes 2018/2019

MBA / MA in Technology Management (plus MSc in Engineering) MBA / MA in Technology Management (plus MSc in Engineering)

NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management • Hamburg

Degree
Master of Arts in Technology Management or Master of Business Administration (plus Master of Science in Engineering, if choosing the double Master's degree option)
In cooperation with
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

All courses are held in English (100%).

All NIT students learn a foreign language during their studies. German as a foreign language is compulsory for all students below level C1. Native speakers and students above the required level can choose another language (e.g., Chinese, French, or Spanish).

 

Programme duration
4 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

Double Master's degree programme:

  • NIT (MA/MBA) + International TUHH Master's: 1 March for the following winter semester
  • NIT (MA/MBA) + German TUHH Master's: 15 July for the following winter semester

Application process for the double Master's degree programme


Master's programme:

  • NIT (MA/MBA): 15 July for the following winter semester

Application process for the Master's degree programme

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Varied
Additional information on tuition fees

NIT Master's 90 ECTS: 23,500 EUR
13 modules = 12 x 1,750 EUR + 2,500 EUR (Master's thesis)

NIT Master's 120 ECTS: 32,250 EUR
18 modules = 17 x 1,750 EUR + 2,500 EUR (Master's thesis)

TUHH Master's 120 ECTS: No tuition fee, only semester contribution (included in the NIT Master's fee)

See: PROGRAM FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
No
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

At the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management, you can study Technology Management individually.
Depending on your personal goals, you can complete your studies at the NIT with a Master's degree or a double degree in combination with a Master's degree in engineering or natural sciences at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).

20 years of experience in technology management

For 20 years, the NIT has attracted outstanding students and lecturers from all over the world. They benefit from an international and intercultural atmosphere in which ideas are openly discussed and innovative projects are put into practice.
Management studies at the NIT have always offered a strong practical orientation that is promoted by a constant exchange with partners from business and science.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

The NIT learning concept - modular and innovative

With our innovative learning concept, we reflect our agile, digital work environment: We do not focus on teaching, but on learning, which takes place flexibly, practically, networked and in the form of projects.

Modules from the areas of classical management, self-development, innovation management, company foundation and digitalisation familiarise students with the entrepreneurial challenges of the future. Topics such as ethics, law or IT security deepen further important aspects of technology management. In addition, students can learn programming and familiarise themselves with relevant innovation methods such as design thinking in real projects.

DISCOVER OUR INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM
 

Ideal conditions in an agile, digital working environment

The Master's programme in Technology Management combines technical and scientific knowledge with management methods and entrepreneurship. Thanks to the special learning concept at the NIT, students learn in a practice-oriented way, independently and in teams. They expand their skills, learn about the latest innovation methods and train their entrepreneurial thinking.
 

Scholarships available for outstanding Students

Particularly outstanding applicants who are interested in the double Master's degree programme in Technology Management can apply for a scholarship. Some of the NIT’s partner companies offer industrial scholarships and, after an intensive selection process, pay the tuition fees for students studying for a double Master's degree.

FINANCING & SCHOLARSHIPS OPTIONS

Course organisation

Individual learning paths that fit in with your life

The modules of our programme are each designed as an individual digital learning paths consisting of classroom and group phases as well as online learning.

Classroom courses take place almost exclusively in the off-peak hours - on Friday evenings and weekends. Thus, the Master's programme can be organised according to your life situation and can be completed part-time, alongside a doctorate or, for example, in harmony with family life.
 

Optional: Double Degree Master's Programme

In addition to the part-time Master's programme in Technology Management at the NIT, students can participate in a full-time MSc programme of their choice at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). The NIT programme is awarded with a Master of Arts or an MBA in Technology Management, the TUHH programme with an MSc in Engineering.

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Types of assessment

Exam/grading differs in each module

Assessment Options: Written examination, case studies / project reflection, presentation, term paper, project task, presentation (poster fair), project pitch, written Master’s thesis

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
Integrated internships

The internship is an important component of the MyProject module. It gives students an opportunity to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practice. Working students develop an independent project in their companies.

If students carry out their projects in cooperation with companies, they can test direct applications on site during the practical phase lasting several weeks, test their product or service in direct contact with customers and get to know other relevant relationships in the company and on the corresponding market.

The internship experience also serves personal career orientation. Students get to know industries and companies/startups with relevance for their future career paths. Immersion in a real workplace over a period of several weeks offers the students an ideal opportunity to recognise the elements and aspects of their subject that really motivate and inspire them.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
The course of study can be taken entirely online
No
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • The modules of our programme are each designed as an individual digital learning path consisting of classroom and group phases as well as online learning.
Description of e-learning elements

Innovative Blended Learning Model

The NIT Master's programme in Technology Management includes classroom and group phases as well as online learning.

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
Yes
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
Yes
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
Yes
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
5,875
Additional information on tuition fees

NIT Master's 90 ECTS: 23,500 EUR
13 modules = 12 x 1,750 EUR + 2,500 EUR (Master's thesis)

NIT Master's 120 ECTS: 32,250 EUR
18 modules = 17 x 1,750 EUR + 2,500 EUR (Master's thesis)

TUHH Master's 120 ECTS: No tuition fee, only semester contribution (included in the NIT Master's fee)

See: PROGRAM FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Semester contribution
The TUHH semester enrolment fee includes student union contribution and a semester ticket for four semesters (regular period of study). It is included in the NIT Master's fee.
Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university
There are many ways to support you in financing your studies. Outstanding applicants can benefit from scholarships from our partner companies. In addition, we will be happy to advise you and help you arrange student loans.
Academic Admission Requirements

We invite applications from motivated candidates with:

  • a proven record of personal and academic achievement
  • a first degree (on Bachelor's level or higher) in Engineering, Technology, IT, Natural Sciences or a business related field
  • a high level of proficiency in English (C1)
  • an open mind and curiosity
  • Professional experience is a plus, but it is not a requirement for admission.

MORE ABOUT THE ADMISSION AND APPLICATION PROCESS:

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME
DOUBLE MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME

Language requirements

Excellent English language skills are required. A minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 90 or an IELTS score of 6.5 is necessary.

Application deadline

Double Master's degree programme:

  • NIT (MA/MBA) + International TUHH Master's: 1 March for the following winter semester
  • NIT (MA/MBA) + German TUHH Master's: 15 July for the following winter semester

Application process for the double Master's degree programme


Master's programme:

  • NIT (MA/MBA): 15 July for the following winter semester

Application process for the Master's degree programme

Submit application to

NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management
c/o TUHH Technische Universität Hamburg
Kasernenstraße 12
21073 Hamburg
Germany
admissions@nithh.de

Accommodation

Students from all over the world live and learn together on the NIT campus. The NIT offers more than 60 apartments on the upper floors of the NIT building directly on campus. Student assistants are available to answer students' questions and make it easier for them to settle in Hamburg and on campus.

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Career advisory service

Career Service: NIT has excellent contacts with partners in business, industry, and research. Due to our extensive corporate network, students are able to apply for exclusive jobs with our partners upon completion of their studies.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Visa matters
  • Pick-up service
  • Other
Support programmes for international students
Arrival service: We provide special services for our international students, offering assistance in coping with German bureaucracy. We can also help you to find health insurance and to set up a bank account.

Orientation service: A welcome meeting is scheduled during your first week in Hamburg, at which NIT staff will meet you. Continuing students will meet with you to share their experiences, and personal tutors will help you set up your TUHH timetable for the first semester.

Host programme: The hosts support international students outside of the university context as personal contacts and advisers. For students, this is a great opportunity to practise their German language skills.

NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management

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Students work in projects and learn in groups © NIT

"BE THE CHANGE" is the slogan under which talented people from around the world learn how to handle management tasks responsibly and sustainably at the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management.
Our focus is on topical issues like digitalisation, global management, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on qualifying students and business executives in a practice-oriented way.

International Community

At the NIT, people with different backgrounds get together in a unique community. International high potentials, renowned academics, and successful entrepreneurs create a special intercultural learning environment.

With expertise from research and practice, the NIT offers an international degree course in technology management and creates modern further education formats and process support for companies.
 

The NIT learning concept - Modular and innovative

With our innovative learning concept, we reflect our agile, digital work environment: We do not focus on teaching, but on learning, which takes place flexibly, practically, networked and in the form of projects.

Modules from the areas of classical management, self-development, innovation management, company foundation and digitalisation, familiarise students with the entrepreneurial challenges of the future. Topics such as ethics, law or IT security expand on further important aspects of technology management. In addition, students can learn programming and familiarise themselves with relevant innovation methods such as design thinking in real projects.
 

MBA, Master or Double Master: flexible and individual study options

The modularised study programme at the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management offers a variety of combinations through various study options.

Study in a Master's degree programme (MA/MBA) or a Double Master's degree programme (MA/MBA in combination with an engineering or natural science MSc at the Hamburg University of Technology [TUHH]), or study to earn a certificate, for example, to earn a qualification as an Innovation Manager.

Since 1999, jointly with Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the privately run NIT, has provided an English-language study programme leading to two full-fledged Master's degrees: one in engineering and the other in technology management. Thirty-five students with high potential, including scholarship holders funded by companies and foundations, complete the course of study every year.


Find out more about the NIT´s Technology Management programme here.

70 Percentage of international students
30 Students per year (approx.)

University Location

With 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is Germany's second largest city and, after Berlin, one of the country's foremost metropolitan centres. The NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management is located in the South of Hamburg on the campus of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).


Modern campus with comfortable students apartments

Our building offers teaching and working spaces as well as residential accommodation. Sixty-five student apartments on three floors of the NIT building are available to rent. Students from all over the world live and learn together on the NIT campus. Student assistants are available to answer students' questions and make it easier for them to settle in Hamburg and on campus.


Important economic location in Europe

Hamburg is the most important economic location for aviation, automotive supplies industries, logistics, maritime industry, advertising and media, services and trade. It also holds a top rank in Germany as a centre for science and research, with over 40 educational and research institutions.

Hamburg and the metropolitan region offer a wide range of leisure-time and cultural activities. It is a very green city. At almost any time, there are cultural events going on. Restaurants for all tastes are to be found, as well as sports facilities and sailing opportunities.