FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT NIT

WHAT IS THE NIT NORTHERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT?

The NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management is an institute for higher education in Hamburg, Germany.

Our focus lies on issues like digitalization, global management and entrepreneurship. We want to qualify students and professionals to actively shape digital change. Under the slogan ‘BE THE CHANGE’ talented people from all around the world learn how to handle management tasks responsibly and sustainably.

Founded in 1998 by professors of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the NIT has always combined technical skills and management knowhow.

WHERE IS THE NIT NORTHERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT LOCATED?

The NIT is located on the spacious, green campus of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in Hamburg, Germany. Our students profit from a vibrant and international campus atmosphere.

CAN I RENT AN ACCOMODATION OR A CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE NIT?

The NIT offers multiple rooms for rent for your conference, seminar or workshop. We furthermore offer 65 apartments in the NIT building (approx. 20 m² and fully furnished), which are mainly rented by our NIT students.

Our building in ideally located on the campus of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). It is the perfect location for events in the south of Hamburg.


STUDY @ NIT

WHAT STUDY PROGRAMS DOES THE NIT OFFER?

The NIT offers a MBA/MA program in Technology Management. Our program 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.

This program is very flexible and can be studied alongside your carrer or promotion OR in combination with a MSc program at our long time partner the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). The NIT program is taught in English.

For professionals we also offer the Innovation Manager Program. This certificate program is especially designed for professionals who want to gain new impulses and promote innovation in their own company.

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

The Technology Management program at the NIT is very flexible. You can choose, if you want to study 90 or 120 ECTS (depending on your personal situation and the aspired degree).

Therefore the duration of the program can also vary. The program takes approximately 24 to 30 months. This usually translates into 4 to 5 semesters.

WHICH DEGREES WILL BE AWARDED BY THE NIT?

At the NIT, you can complete the Technology Management study program with an M.A., an MBA or with a certificate.Whether you graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Arts (M. A.) depends on your previous career. With two years of work experience (between BA and MBA) you will be able to go for an MBA.

Moreover it is possible to take individual modules (to further your education) or complete the four-module "Innovation Manager" certificate program.

ARE THE NIT DEGREES ACCREDITED BY THE GERMAN STATE?

Students who complete the Technology Management program (MA/MBA) at the NIT will receive an official university degree awarded by the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH).

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

The fee for the MBA/Master program in Technology Management is:

 

Master Program

NIT Master 90 ECTS: 23.500 €
13 modules= 12 x 1.750 € + 2.500 € (Masterthesis)

NIT Master 120 ECTS: 32.250 EUR

Double Master Program

NIT Master 90 ECTS: 23.500 €
13 modules= 12 x 1.750 € + 2.500 € (Masterthesis)

TUHH Master 120 ECTS: Semester fee for 4 semesters is included in NIT Master Fee

 

The NIT is linked to leading international companies. Therefore the NIT is able to offer scholarships for highly motivated and outstanding students. There are also a few other very interesting financing options (e.g. foundations, student loans). Please check our website for detailed information.

WHAT LANGUAGE SKILLS ARE REQUIRED TO STUDY TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (MA/MBA)?

The Technology Management program is taught entirely in English. All applicants whose native language is not English must submit a valid proof of proficiency in English.

Furthermore, as part of our program, to learn a second language is required. Students, whose German skills are below C1, will have to take German classes. Students with German skills C1 or higher will be able to choose their language classes (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, French...).

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

The admission requirements for the NIT's Technology Management program (MBA/MA) depend on whether

  • you would like to study for the double degree or exclusively at the NIT
  • you are applying from outside of Germany

Please check our website for a detailed description of our admission process.

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?

Depending on whether you want to study exclusivly at the NIT or want to combine Technology Management with an MSc at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), the application process differs.

Detailed information about needed documents, the process and application deadlines can be found on our website.

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

  • MA/MBA in Technology Management: July 15
  • Double Degree Program in Technology Management in combination with an international M.Sc. program at TUHH: March 1
  • Double Degree Program in Technology Management in combination with a German M.Sc. program at TUHH: July 15

We recommend to apply ASAP, if you are also applying for one of our industrial scholarships.

I AM ALREADY A STUDENT AT THE TUHH (MSc). CAN I STILL APPLY AT THE NIT?

YES! If you are currently enrolled in an MSc program at the TUHH you may apply for the next intake (our program always starts in October). Your application deadline would then be July 15 (since you already have TUHH admission). However, we would recommend applying as early as possible since we have a rolling admissions system.

WHEN WILL THE NEXT MBA/MASTER PROGRAM IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT BEGIN?

For international students, the semester starts in the middle of September with an intensive German language class. The classes in Technology Management (for all students) start on October 1.

WHICH COMPANIES OFFER A SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM?

The NIT has longtime partnerships with a number of internationally acclaimed companies. Every year a selected group of high potential students get selected for one of our industry scholarships. The scholarship covers the program fee.

For a detailed and up-to-date list of all partner companies, please check out website.

HOW ARE THE SCHOLARSHIPS HOLDERS SELECTED?

The selection for the industry scholarships is a process with multiple steps. It generally includes one or more personal interviews. The selection is carefully conducted by the NIT admissions team and representatives of the regarding company.

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

Please contact the NIT admissions office:

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

E-mail: admissions@bitte nicht bespammennithh.de


FURTHER EDUCATION @ NIT

IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK WHILE STUDYING TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AT THE NIT?

The Technology Management program is very flexible. It is organized in modules, which contain compulsory attendance, individual group work and online-based self-study.

The compulsory attendance takes place almost exclusively on Friday evenings and weekends. Thus you can complete your studies part-time alongside work commitments, working on a PhD or individual obligations.

WHAT KIND OF WORKSHOPS DOES THE NIT OFFER FOR PROFESSIONALS?

The NIT is the ideal partner when it comes to customized workshops, seminars and keynote speeches. We have a network of hand-picked professional trainers and practitioners, who will help you to qualify your employees for your company's needs. The NIT can offer multiple workshops or keynotes in the following areas:

DOES THE NIT OFFER INHOUSE WORKSHOPS FOR COMPANIES?

YES! The NIT offers customized inhouse trainings. But we are also able to welcome you and your team at our own seminar / conference rooms at the NIT. We have a specially furnished Design Thinking Room to foster creativity and break free from the chains of your everyday work routine.


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