ABOUT NIT

WHO STUDIES AT THE NIT?

Especially talented students from selected top-class universities in Germany and around the world with a first degree in engineering (B.Sc.) and initial work experience (internships and/or career experience).

WHAT DOES THE NIT OFFER?

  • part-time MBA for Engineers in Technology Management
  • double-degree program at NIT and TUHH: combining a full time Master of Science in Engineering with a part-time Master/MBA program in Technology Management
  • English classes
  • faculty from acclaimed universities in Europe, USA, and Australia

More information on the NIT faculty

WHERE IS THE NIT LOCATED?

  • The NIT is located on the spacious, green campus of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) with its Large Lecture Theater, library and dining hall just a few steps away. 

WHAT ACCOMODATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE NIT?

  • You may book accommodation within the NIT building for up to two years.
  • The 65 single apartments in the NIT building are approx. 20 sqm in size, fully furnished (bed, table, chair, desk...), and include a kitchenette and a small bathroom (washbasin, shower, WC).
  • All apartments have high-speed internet access via the university network.
More information on accommodation at NIT

PROGRAMS

WHAT STUDY PROGRAMS DOES THE NIT OFFER?

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).  

WHAT AREAS DOES THE PROGRAM COVER?

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.

WHICH DEGREES WILL BE AWARDED?

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.

CAN STUDENTS STUDY PART-TIME AND CONTINUE IN EMPLOYMENT?

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.

WHAT IS THE TOTAL DURATION OF THE MBA/MASTER PROGRAM IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT?

The programs are designed to take 26 moths.

CAN THE RESEARCH PROJECT AND MANAGEMENT THESIS ALSO BE DONE AT THE COMPANY?

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.

WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSES?

  • The language of instruction is English.
  • Compulsory German language courses fulfill an important task.
  • The language course is provided by the highly acclaimed Goethe-Institut in Hamburg. At the end of each course, students take an officially recognized language exam and receive the Goethe Language Certificate.
  • German-speaking students may choose either Spanish, Chinese, French or Swedish as their language specialization.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MASTER OF ARTS IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND THE MBA OFFERED BY NIT?

  • If you have already gained at least two years of professional work experience, you may apply for an part-time MBA at NIT (also within the Double Degree).
  • Otherwise you may apply for a Master of Arts in Technology Management.

WHICH TITLES WILL BE BESTOWED AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE NIT/TUHH DOUBLE DEGREE?

After successfully completing the double degree program the following two internationally recognized state degrees will be awarded by TUHH:

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Business Administration in Technology Management (MBA) or
    Master of Arts in Technology Management (M.A.)

HOW MUCH DOES THE MBA/MASTER PROGRAM IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT COST?

  • The fee for the MBA/Master program in Technology Management is EUR 22,000 plus accommodation.
  • Linked to leading industry, NIT offers scholarships for highly motivated and outstanding individuals. When you apply to the NIT you will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE MBA/MASTER PROGRAM IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT?

Please contact NIT admission office:

NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management
Admissions Team
Kasernenstrasse 12
D-21073 Hamburg, Germany

E-mail: admissions@nithh.de

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FAIL AN EXAM?

  • If you do not pass an exam, you have to re-sit it.
  • Each exam that has been failed can be retaken twice.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE NIT/TUHH DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAM?

  • The engineering program (M. Sc.) is offered during three semesters of lectures plus one semester for writing the master thesis at TUHH.
  • The management program (MA/MBA) is offered during weekly evening lectures and a weekend seminar or workshop per month during the first year plus two four-week full-time spring schools in February and March.
  • During the third semester, students also take part in a three-month internship in industry. At the end of their studies students write a master's thesis at NIT.
  • The project work and two master's theses (for the M.Sc. in Engineering at TUHH and the Master/MBA in Technology Management at NIT) enable students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.
  • The total standard duration of the double master's program is 28 moths.

More information on the Curriculum

ADMISSIONS

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MBA/MASTER PROGRAM IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT?

  • a Bachelor's or Diploma degree in engineering
  • proof of English proficiency (TOEFL 90, IELTS 6.5)
  • for MBA only: at least two years of professional working experience

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE UPCOMING MBA/MASTER PROGRAM IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT?

  • MBA in Technology Management: July 15
  • Double Degree Program in Technology Management in combination with an international M.Sc. program: March 31
  • Double Degree Program in Technology Management in combination with a German M.Sc. program: July 15

More information on the application process for the MBA in Technology Management

More information on the application process for the Double Degree Program

WHICH DOCUMENTS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED?

Applicants for the Double Degree Program with an international MSc at TUHH, please look here

Applicants for the Double Degree Program with a German MSc at TUHH, please look hereDouble Degree German MSc

Applicants for the part-time MA/MBA Program in Technology Management, please look here

WHEN IS THE NEXT MBA/MASTER PROGRAM IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT ABOUT TO BEGIN?

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

HOW DO INDUSTRY SPONSORS PROMOTE STUDENTS AT NIT?

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.

ARE THERE TAX BENEFITS FOR SPONSORING COMPANIES?

Yes. NIT is a recognized nonprofit educational enterprise. All payments and donations to the NIT are tax-deductible.

CAN SPONSORING FIRMS' EMPLOYEES STUDY AT NIT TOO?

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.

DO SPONSORING COMPANIES INCUR OTHER COSTS DURING THE INTERNSHIP?

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.

SPONSORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

HOW ARE SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS INTEGRATED INTO THEIR SPONSORING COMPANY?

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.

HOW ARE SCHOLARSHIPS HOLDERS SELECTED?

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.

DO SPONSORING COMPANIES MAINTAIN CONTACTS WITH EACH OTHER?

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.

DOES NIT PROVIDE SUPPORT WITH PR AND MARKETING?

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.

HOW DOES NIT SUPPORT THE RECRUITMENT OF SPONSORS?

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.