The NIT is located on the spacious, green campus of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) with its large lecture hall, library and dining hall just a few steps away.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The programs are designed to take 26 months.
Depending on the student's specialization and subject requirements, a technical research project in the third semester is allowed. In addition, the management master's thesis is possible after the internship period with the sponsoring company. TUHH professors supervise this work and are also involved in the final choice of subject matter.
After successfully completing the double degree program, the following two internationally recognized state degrees will be awarded by TUHH:
Please contact NIT admission office:
NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management
D-21073 Hamburg, Germany
More information on the Curriculum
More information on the application process for the MBA in Technology Management
More information on the application process for the Double Degree Program
For international students, the semester starts in the middle of September with an intensive German language class. The classes in Technology Management start on October 1.
Industry sponsors fund scholarships for one or more students that cover the tuition fees for the entire management program. Scholarships also cover intensive career guidance, a German language course at Goethe-Institut or similar and an opportunity to take out a loan to cover living costs.
Yes. NIT is a recognized non-profit educational enterprise. All payments and donations to the NIT are tax-deductible.
If the formal admission criteria are met, then employees of the sponsor company who are on academic leave (i.e., from international branches) are entitled to study as a sponsored student from their company. The NIT also provides shorter educational modules that are designed to meet specific requirements of a company.
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.
Scholarship holders visit their sponsor company and present themselves in their first semester. In the following spring, they receive a specific internship offer. Future interns contact the department in which they work and get to know their supervisors. The 12-week internship is typically 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.
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 their own interview.
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.
Sponsors' logos find their way all over the world in NIT's brochures and on its website. NIT regularly sends brochures to leading universities of technology, Goethe Institutes, consulates and DAAD offices around the world. It also takes part in international education fairs.
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.