NIT offers an English-language double-degree master's program that combines a master's program in different areas of engineering (M.Sc.) and an internationally aligned master's program in technology management (M.A./MBA) provided in cooperation with the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).
NIT offers a curriculum customized to meet the needs of engineers with the following focal points: Business Administration, Technology Management, Leadership and Communication, Finance, Entrepreneurship, International Law, Business Ethics, Soft Skills, Languages.
TUHH awards two internationally recognized degrees: a Master of Science in Engineering (equivalent to the former German Diplom-Ingenieur) and, jointly with NIT, an MA in Technology Management or, with at least two years' previous career experience, an MBA.
Professionals with a degree in engineering (a Bachelor's or a Diplom) can study part-time for the MBA while continuing to work. For all students it is highly recommended to live in the Hamburg area.
The programs are designed to take 26 moths.
Subject to the student's specialization and subject requirements a technical research project may also be undertaken in the third semester in addition to the management master's thesis after the internship and in cooperation with the sponsoring company. TUHH professors supervise this work and are also involved in the final choice of subject matter.
After successfully completing the double degree program the following two internationally recognized state degrees will be awarded by TUHH:
Please contact NIT admission office:
NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management
D-21073 Hamburg, Germany
More information on the Curriculum
More information on the application process for the MBA in Technology Management
More information on the application process for the Double Degree Program
For foreign students the semester starts at the middle of September with an intensive German language class. The classes in Technology Management start on October 1.
Industry sponsors fund scholarships for one or more students that cover the tuition fees for the entire management program. Scholarships also cover intensive pastoral care, a German language course at Goethe-Institut or similar and an opportunity to take out a loan to cover living costs.
Yes. NIT is a recognized nonprofit educational enterprise. All payments and donations to the NIT are tax-deductible.
In principle, provided their professional qualifications are suitable and they fulfil the formal admission criteria, employees of yours on study leave (from foreign branches, for example) are entitled to study as scholarship holders sponsored by you. In addition, NIT provides other, shorter further education modules for companies that are geared to companies' special requirements.
As a rule, companies pay an internship and master's thesis remuneration of around €500 per month. If the internship is outside of Hamburg a rent and travel grant should also be paid, subject to agreement and in the individual instance.
Scholarship holders visit "their" company and present themselves in their first semester. In the following spring they are offered a specific internship. Future interns contact the department in which they work and get to know their supervisors. The 12-week internship runs between August and November. In the course of their internship, students learn more about subjects for their three-month management thesis and for the six-month engineering master's thesis they complete in their second year. In all, scholarship holders spend up to 12 months with their sponsoring company.
Admissions are the result of a multistage selection procedure from a large number of applicants. It includes a personal interview in cooperation with DAAD or Goethe-Institut in the applicant's home country or at NIT in Hamburg. Potential sponsors can attend the interview or hold it themselves.
All sponsoring companies have senior representatives on NIT's Industrial Advisory Board. They meet twice a year to advise NIT, thereby creating an exclusive network of well-known companies in different industries.
Sponsors' logos find their way all over the world in NIT's brochures and on its website. NIT sends brochures regularly to leading universities of technology, Goethe Institutes, consulates and DAAD offices around the world. It also takes part in international education fairs.
NIT sponsors have permanent access to a pool of international executives in the making and can make on-campus presentations and invite groups of students to visit their companies. Furthermore, NIT holds an annual Recruiting Day on which sponsoring companies can present their portfolios to students at TUHH and NIT.