For the part-time MBA/MA program in Technology Management the NIT Northern Institute of Technology welcomes applications from talented professionals of all engineering and scientific backgrounds. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities.

We invite professionals with a proven record of outstanding academic and personal achievements to apply to study at the NIT for a management degree designed for engineers.


24 months (part-time)

Start of study program

Start of German-language course

Application period
December 1 until August 15

Up to 35 students

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
(work experience < 2 years: Master of Arts)

Degree conferred
by Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Credit points


Tuition fee
EUR 22,000 in total


  • Engineers, IT professionals, scientists and PhD students with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, information or computer science or natural science
  • International and German professionals with a proven record of personal and academic achievement
    Highly recommended:
    resident in Hamburg metropolitan region.

You can study for a master’s in technology management at the NIT either part-time or as a postgrad while working on your doctoral dissertation. That is why non-EU international applicants require a residence permit; a student visa is insufficient. Applicants from the European Union (and from Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) do not require a visa due to freedom of movement provisions


  • 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.
  • A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in a relevant engineering-related field is expected.


At the NIT, we admit 30 to 35 new students only every year to our Technology Management class. Due to a limited number of places, we recommend you to submit your application early before the final deadline. We use a rolling admission system, so that admission can be declared before the deadline.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, Information or Computer Science
  • Proven record of personal and academic achievement
  • High level of proficiency in English
  • For MBA degree: Professional experience (>2 years work experience)
    If you have less than 2 years work experience, you will graduate with a Master of Arts
  • Proof of other foreign language skills (if available)
  • Permit of residence for Germany


Please submit the following documents via admissions@bitte nicht

Application Form

Please fill out the application form (PDF)

Curriculum Vitae

A one to two page summary of your academic and professional career is required. A standardized format is not needed but you should make sure that your CV includes your qualifications, special achievements as well as your foreign language and programming skills.

Bachelor's degree certificate

Bachelor's degree certificate or equivalent, including your aggregate mark or grade point average. If your final degree certificate is not yet available, you need to submit an official provisional degree certificate or an official letter of your registrar, dean or academic supervisor, listing the remaining subjects and, if possible, the prospective grades as well as the prospective final grade average.

Transcript of records

Complete university transcript of records (semester mark sheets), listing your subjects and grades.

Proof of English language proficiency

Please note that all applicants whose native language is not English must submit a valid proof of proficiency in English, even though English might be an official language in their home country and even though their previous education might have been conducted in English language. Valid means that any certificate may not be older than two years. Candidates must prove their proficiency in English by one of the following tests:

  • a TOEFL score report. The minimum TOEFL score for a successful application is 90 (internetbased) and 577 paper-based. The TUHH institution code is 8165, a department code is not required. TUHH does only accept the internet-based and paper-based tests! TOEFL ITP will not be accepted!
  • an IELTS-Academic score report. The minimum overall IELTS score for admission to TUHH is 6.5.
  • a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
  • a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • a "telc English C1"-result
  • a DAAD Language Certificate (C1-result)

If necessary other certificates can be recognised. Please contact us!

Statement of purpose

The statement of purpose (max. two pages) should include your reasons for undertaking graduate work in the chosen field of engineering at TUHH, your motivation to pursue the additional technology management program at the NIT and your future career plans. If you want to apply for one of the industrial scholarships, please specify in your statement of purpose which scholarship you want to be considered for and give reasons why you are interested in the specific sponsoring company. Please only choose one company (if your academic profile matches more than one scholarship program, the NIT Admissions Team may ask you to submit an additional Statement of Purpose at a later time).

2 Letters of recommendation

The letters of recommendation should be issued by faculty members acquainted with the applicant's work in the major area of undergraduate study. If that work occurred some time ago, recommendations from those supervisors familiar with the applicant's professional performance are acceptable as well. Please upload the letters of recommendation in one pdf. Referees may also send the letters of recommendation directly to the NIT (admissions@bitte nicht In that case, please instruct the referees to indicate your name and your TUHH application number in the subject heading of the email. Please leave the upload field empty, if you do not have your letters of recommendation yet or if your referee wants to submit the document directly to the NIT.

Download NIT's standardized letters of recommendation (PDF)


If applicable: Proof of work experience

If you have already acquired 24 months of professional experience after obtaining your Bachelor's degree (and before starting the Technology Management program) you will graduate from the Technology Management program with an MBA (applicants with less than two years work experience graduate with a Master of Arts (MA)). Please provide a letter from your employer(s) confirming the entry date, leaving date and the amount of working hours per week of your tenure.




Promising candidates will be invited to an interview with the admissions committee  either in person at the NIT or via Skype.



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