At northern Germany’s hub for management education especially for engineers, the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management, students learn how to manage and lead responsibly through the changes that come with digitalization. We are experts in technology and entrepreneurial management, digital transformation and new leadership. Our portfolio includes:

  • A double degree Master’s program for engineers
  • Part-time MBA for engineers and scientists
  • Executive education
  • Corporate programs
  • Digital Think Tank


Founded by 40 professors at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the NIT has developed into an acclaimed business school for engineers, attracting students from all over the world to northern Germany. The idea was driven by an initiative of Professor Hauke Trinks, President of TUHH at the time. An initiative which was equally simple and convincing: to set up an entirely postgraduate institution in order to offer an all-English double-degree program. It attracts top students, faculty and companies from all over the world.


Our guiding principle emerged from the heart of the NIT. With our university and executive education we feel committed to the sustainable development of the Earth and to respectful cooperation and have implemented these principles in our technology management study program.


Quality management at the NIT is geared to the basic concept of a continuous improvement process. Learn more about our personal feedback rounds with the students, FIBAA program accreditation and the CHE university ranking all of which confirm the outstanding study conditions at the NIT.


Our teaching staff at the NIT come from all over the world. Most of them have taught at the NIT for many years. In addition, we collaborate closely with a pool of experts. We are thereby able to cater individually for your wishes, be they for executive education, study programs and consulting, or events and keynotes.


The NIT consists of a small team of dedicated employees. The atmosphere is very special. We work in the same building where our students live and learn. We appreciate short distances and flat hierarchies. A friendly service for our students, tenants and customers is for us a matter of course.



The shareholders in the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management gGmbH are around 40 professors at the Hamburg University of Technology. Together they are members of the Board of Trustees and Society of Friends of the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management e.V.

The Board of Trustees and Society consist of the General Meeting, which elects members of the Supervisory Board and grants discharge to the Management on the basis of the annual financial statements.


The Supervisory Board appoints the Executives and supervises the Executive Board of the NIT. The Supervisory Board is headed by Dr. Bernd Drouven.


A central element of quality management at the NIT is the Industrial Advisory Board, whose members are high-ranking representatives of our industry sponsors. An important function of the Advisory Board is to represent the viewpoint of industry to ensure that the development of technology managers is in balance with the requirements of industry. The Board advises the NIT on acquisition strategy, the curriculum and internships, as well as its marketing activities. It also forms and enlarges the network of sponsoring companies.