The NIT curriculum includes fundamental general management courses such as economics, finance, strategy, human resources, supply chain management, and marketing – specifically for engineers. In addition, courses like corporate responsibility, governance, business ethics, teamwork, communication and conflict management let you learn and reflect about how to become responsible managers and good leaders. To equip you even better for the international work place, every student learns a foreign language other than English as part of the program. You have a choice of two specializations.
The Classic Track offers a number of specialty courses in Technology Management, such as Technology Assessment and Acquisition, Roadmapping, Quality Management, and Management of IT. It deals with topics such as big data, IT security and disruptive innovations.
The E-Track encompasses project-based learning and workshops in entrepreneurial management with a chance to test out new business ideas and models. You develop an entrepreneurial mind-set that is beneficial for future careers in industry as well as new ventures.
The NIT master's program is designed to be studied in part-time. Classes take place in the evenings, on the weekends, and during two four-week spring schools, offered in March of the first study year and in February of the second year, respectively.
During the third semester, you spend 3 to 5 months in industrial internships in Hamburg or other cities. Students who are studying in parallel to full-time employment can substitute a work project for the internship. The study program concludes with a 3-months master's thesis, which you can write during the third and fourth semester.