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NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management Master Program in Technology Management (MBA or M.A.)
NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management

Master Program in Technology Management (MBA or M.A.)

Hamburg, Germany

4 Semesters


Full time, Part time

15 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

EUR 23,500 *

Blended, On-Campus

* for the 90 ECTS Master | 32.250 EUR for the 120 ECTS Master


Graduate with a Master in Technology Management

Take the next step in your career! The NIT Master’s Program (M. A./MBA) in Technology Management prepares you for responsible leadership and management tasks. The contents are specially tailored to the requirements of a changing working environment through a high level of practical experience and project-based learning.

Together with fellow students, you will learn to plan and implement complex projects and innovative ideas independently. Our international community of students and lecturers creates an intercultural atmosphere in which individual learning is made possible through freedom and intensive learning support.

Facing a Changing World

"After working in the automotive industry for a few years, I realized that I needed to supplement my engineering knowledge with new management skills and tools. The NIT MBA program in Technology Management has helped me achieve that goal. I am now more prepared to face a constantly changing world.

Luis Eduardo Colonnier Sánchez, Mexico, NIT Class '19

Ideal learning conditions at the NIT in Hamburg, Germany!

Flexible studies – alongside your doctorate or career!

The Technology Management program is organized in modules in classroom and group phases as well as online learning.

Classroom work takes place almost exclusively in the off-peak hours – on Friday evenings and weekends. Thus, you can complete your studies part-time alongside work commitments, working on a thesis, or individual obligations.

Studies with 90 or 120 ECTS – It's up to you!

You decide whether you complete our Master's program with 90 or 120 ECTS. Depending on your previous studies and your personal goals and requirements, you can choose the total scope and speed of your Master's studies yourself.

For a Master's degree with 120 ECTS, you will participate in additional modules (complementary modules) and thus collect additional credit points. The 120 ECTS study option is particularly attractive for foreign students who wish to apply for a student visa for Germany.



The duration can be flexibly adapted through our modular learning concept.

Recommended course of studies:

Master/MBA with 90 ECTS part-time
Volume approximately 30 hours/week = 3 semesters + 1 semester for the thesis

Master/MBA with 120 ECTS part-time
Volume approximately 30 hours/week = 4 semesters + 1 semester for the thesis

Master/MBA with 120 ECTS full-time
Volume approximately 40 hours/week = 3 semesters + 1 semester for the thesis


20 to 35 students


  • Start of study program: October 2023
  • Start of German-language course: September 2023

Application period

  • December 1, 2022 until September 15, 2023


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Arts (Work experience < 2 years)

Degree conferred 

by Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Credit points

  • 90 ECTS or 120 ECTS



 Tuition fee

  • Master 90 ECTS: 26,7500 EUR
  • Master 120 ECTS: +9,750 EUR

Management studies for engineers, scientists, and graduates of business-related studies

The Technology Management program is specially designed for engineers, scientists, and graduates of business-related studies with a first university degree and excellent academic achievements.

Studying at the NIT has many advantages

  • A practical and project-oriented learning concept that promotes future-oriented competencies
  • International and intercultural community
  • Close contact to industry: internship and master thesis possible in a company
  • International lecturers from renowned business schools, universities, and industry
  • Individual support by lecturers, tutors, and NIT staff
  • Assistance with career planning
  • Living on campus: Modern apartments in the NIT Building
  • Global alumni network and friendships around the world
  • University degree from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

The NIT curriculum - modular and innovative

At the NIT, we reflect a modern and agile work environment through our innovative learning concepts: we do not focus on lecturing, but rather on student learning through many dynamic, practical, and socially-integrated projects.

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


Application process for our M.A./MBA in Technology Management

Who can apply?

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 not a requirement for admission.

Which documents are required?

Please submit all documents via email.

  • Application Form
  • CV
  • Bachelor's degree Certificate
  • Transcript of Records
  • Official explanation of the university grading system
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Statement of purpose
  • If applicable: Proof of work experience

How does the admission process work?

The admission process at the NIT is conducted by an admission committee based on the documents supplied with your application and by a personal interview.

  • At the NIT, we admit 30 to 40 new students every year to our Technology Management class. Due to a limited number of places, we recommend you submit your application early before the final deadline.
  • We use a rolling admission system so that admission can be declared before the deadline. Promising candidates will be invited to an interview with the admissions committee - either in person at the NIT or via Skype.

Special programs and scholarships

Green-tech scholarship

Together with the NIT the Rotary Club Hamburg-Harburg will award the "Green Tech Scholarship". The scholarship is for NIT students who want to realize a business idea in the area of green tech. It is intended to support the work of NIT students who create innovative solutions that have a positive impact on our lives and the environment.

Through the "Green Tech Scholarship" the recipient will receive all necessary tools to realize his or her idea. The students get opportunities, such as the NIT Startup Space, as well as intensive support from coaches, which also help to implement the green tech startup idea.

Community E.V. scholarship

The "commuNITy e.V. scholarship" is sponsored through the association "commuNITy e.V." to support students who have already been intensively involved in social and societal issues and who would like to continue such involvement in the future.

The support is intended to benefit NIT students who want to become part of the NIT-commuNITy. In addition, the scholarship holder should be interested in supporting commuNITy e.V. as a student ambassador.

NIT innovation scholarship

We are proud to announce, that the NIT will award the NIT Innovation Scholarship worth € 7,000 for our next class. The scholarship aims to support Technology Management Master Program students with an innovative mindset, a high degree of social responsibility, and a track record of high academic achievement.

Applicants should convince the selection committee by describing their suitability in the Statement of Purpose of the Master Program application.

Work & study scholarship program

In our Work & Study program, you combine our Master's degree in Technology Management with a job in one of our partner companies. Your advantage: You work directly in practice and can apply the latest findings from the NIT program directly. In addition, the company covers your tuition fees with a full scholarship.

Both can be excellently combined with each other. How it works: In our Work & Study scholarship programs, you will generally be employed for 70-80% of a full-time position in the company. Additionally, you will study for a Master in Technology Management (M.A. or MBA) part-time at the NIT. Since our Master's program takes place at the weekend, you can complete it parallel to your job.


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