Take the next step in your career! The NIT Master’s Program (M. A./MBA) in Technology Management 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. Together with fellow students you will learn to plan and implement complex projects and innovative ideas independently.

Our international community of students and lecturers creates an intercultural atmosphere in which individual learning is made possible through freedom and intensive learning support.

Flexible studies – alongside your doctorate or career!

The Technology Management program is organized in modules in classroom and group phases as well as online learning.

Classroom work takes place almost exclusively in the off-peak hours – on Friday evenings and weekends. Thus, you can complete your studies part-time alongside work commitments, working on a thesis or individual obligations.

Studies with 90 or 120 ECTS – It's up to you!

You decide whether you complete our Master's program with 90 or 120 ECTS. Depending on your previous studies and your personal goals and requirements, you can choose the total scope and speed of your Master's studies yourself.

For a Master's degree with 120 ECTS you will participate in additional modules (complementary modules) and thus collect additional credit points. The 120 ECTS study option is particularly attractive for foreign students who wish to apply for a student visa for Germany.

Management studies for engineers, scientists and graduates of business-related studies

The Technology Management program is specially designed for engineers, scientists and graduates of business-related studies with a first university degree and excellent academic achievements. If you have any questions regarding aptitude or admission requirements, please contact our admissions team.

Studying at the NIT has many advantages

  • A practical and project-oriented learning concept that promotes future-oriented competencies
  • International and intercultural community
  • Close contact to industry: internship and master thesis possible in a company
  • International lecturers from renowned business schools, universities and industry
  • Individual support by lecturers, tutors and NIT staff
  • Assistance with career planning
  • Living on campus: Modern apartments in the NIT Building
  • Global alumni network and friendships around the world
  • University degree from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)



The duration can be flexibly adapted through our modular learning concept.

Recommended course of studies:

Master/MBA with 90 ECTS part-time
Volume approx. 30 hours/week = 4 semesters

Master/MBA with 120 ECTS part-time
Volume approx. 30 hours/week = 5 semesters

Master/MBA with 120 ECTS full-time
Volume approx. 40 hours/week = 4 semesters


20 to 35 students


Start of study program
November 2020

Start of German-language course
October 2020 (online)

Application period
Jan 6 until July 15


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

Degree conferred 
by Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Credit points

90 ECTS or 120 ECTS



Tuition fee

Master 90 ECTS: 23,500 EUR
Master 120 ECTS: 32,250 EUR



We invite applications from motivated candidates with:

  • a proven record of personal and academic achievement
  • a first degree (on Bachelor's level or higher) in Engineering, Technology, IT, Natural Sciences or a business-related field
  • a high level of proficiency in English (C1)
  • an open mind and curiosity
  • professional experience is a plus but not a requirement for admission (see below)

Professional Experience

If you have already obtained 24 months of relevant 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 (Master of Business Administration). Professional experience is considered relevant if it has been obtained in the field of your undergraduate studies or the field of Technology Management and if it is confirmed by your employer(s). If this is not the case, you will graduate with a Master of Arts in Technology Management.

Student Visa
EU candidates: EU citizens can choose between a Master/MBA with 90 ECTS and a Master/MBA with 120 ECTS.
Non-EU candidates must choose the Master/MBA with 120 ECTS to obtain a student visa. 



Please submit all documents via admissions@bitte nicht

  • Application Form
  • CV
  • Bachelor's degree Certificate
  • Transcript of Records
  • Official explanation of the university grading system
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Statement of purpose
  • If applicable: Proof of work experience

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 (for applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam plus APS upon enrollment).

Official explanation of the university grading system

Official explanation of your university grading system issued by your registrar, dean, or academic supervisor, indicating at least the maximum passing grade and the minimum passing grade for graduation. If the complete grading system is explained on your transcript of record a separate explanation is not required.

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 points for the internet-based exam and 577 for the paper-based exam. The TUHH institution code is 8165, a department code is not required. TUHH only accepts 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 recognized. Please contact us!

Statement of purpose

The statement of purpose (max. two pages) should include your reasons to pursue the Technology Management program at the NIT and your future career plans.

If applicable: Proof of work experience

If you have already obtained 24 months of relevant 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 (Master of Business Administration). Professional experience is considered relevant if it has been obtained in the field of your undergraduate studies or the field of Technology Management and if it is confirmed by your employer(s). If this is not the case, you will graduate with a Master of Arts in Technology Management.

Please provide a letter from your employer(s) confirming the entry date, leaving date, the weekly working hours (i.e. whether it was full-time employment) and your responsibilities.



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.


At the NIT, we admit 30 to 40 new students 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.


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



Together with the NIT the Rotary Club Hamburg-Harburg will award the "Green Tech Scholarship". The scholarship is for NIT students who want to realize a business idea in the area of green tech. It is intended to support the work of NIT students who create innovative solutions that have a positive impact on our lives and the environment.

Through the "Green Tech Scholarship" the recipient will receive all necessary tools to realize his or her idea. The students get opportunities, such as the NIT Startup Space, as well as intensive support from coaches, which also help to implement the green tech startup idea.


The "commuNITy e.V. scholarship" is sponsored through the association "commuNITy e.V." to support students who have already been intensively involved in social and societal issues and who would like to continue such involvement in the future.

The support is intended to benefit NIT students who want to become part of the NIT-commuNITy. In addition, the scholarship holder should be interested in supporting commuNITy e.V. as a student ambassador. 


We are proud to announce, that the NIT will award the NIT Innovation Scholarship worth € 7,000 for our next class. The scholarship aims to support Technology Management Master Program students with an innovative mindset, a high degree of social responsibility and a track record of high academic achievement.

Applicants should convince the selection committee by describing their suitability in the Statement of Purpose of the Master Program application.


In our Work & Study program, you combine our Master's degree in Technology Management with a job in one of our partner companies. Your advantage: You work directly in practice and can apply the latest findings from the NIT program directly. In addition the company covers your tuition fees with a full scholarship.

Both can be excellently combined with each other. How it works: In our Work & Study scholarship programs, you will generally be employed for 70-80% of a full-time position in the company. Additionally you will study for a Master in Technology Management (M.A. or MBA) part-time at the NIT. Since our Master's program takes place at the weekend, you can complete it parallel to your job.

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Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact us!


Admissions & Company Relations Manager
wolfgang.hoell@bitte nicht
+49 40 42878 3789


Coordinator Admissions & Student Affairs
xiaoxing.zhang@bitte nicht
+49 40 42878 3789