Life Science Management

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:2 years
Deadline: Jul 15, 2021
StudyQA ranking:1057

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In the world's global corporate environment, it is highly important to develop an understanding of various international contexts. The Master's degree programme in Project Management and Data Science at HTW Berlin will help you to successfully manage and supervise projects in an international environment as well as facilitate, process, and interpret extensive datasets and carry out analyses across different disciplines.
This specialisation is based on our survey of major industrial companies, which revealed a strong demand for internationally oriented project management specialists and data scientists. During this programme, you will acquire international skills by working together with students of different nationalities and backgrounds. Since the programme is taught entirely in English, you will also be ideally prepared for the international labour market. Language skills in German are not necessary.
During your studies, you will acquire knowledge of business administration within an international context. The curriculum focuses on different areas of project and information management, various data analysis techniques, human resources and marketing. Deep knowledge of statistics is not required.

Educational organisation

In the programme's first, second, and third semesters, the students will complete the study modules according to the curriculum. In the fourth semester, the Master's thesis will take place.

The programme is organised as follows:

First semester (winter semester):
  • International Project Management
  • Foundations of Data Analytics and Statistical Programming
  • Contract & International Business Law

Second semester (summer semester):
  • International Project Management II
  • Advanced Computational Data Analytics
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Financial Reporting and Management Information Systems

Third semester (winter semester):
  • Project Management and Data Analytics Lab
  • Advanced Data Mining Techniques and Big Data
  • Practical Data Governance, Data Security, and Regulatory Compliance
  • Specialisation Module (Negotiation Techniques and Cross-Cultural Communication, Group Facilitation, or Technology Management in Practice)

Fourth semester (summer semester):
  • Master's thesis

A detailed description of the programme and the modules can be found here:
To contact the admission team, e-mail

Study abroad unit(s)

Internships and theses completed abroad are supported but not mandatory. Varying from semester to semester, study projects include trips or excursions abroad. The programme is designed for international students, making it an international experience and an exciting learning environment.


An optional internship (in Germany or abroad) is recommended and supported.

Forms of assessment

Forms of assessment may include written tests, oral tests, written essays, oral presentations and/or practical work. The examination board may approve other types of examination.

Language requirements

A good knowledge of English on at least level B2 according to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment) is essential. It can be ensured by one of the following:
  • ALTE level: level 3
  • IELTS exam: minimum score of 5-6
  • Cambridge exam: First Certificate in English (FCE) A-C
  • TOEIC: score of 541-700
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score 87
  • UNIcert®: minimum UNIcert II
Other proof of language proficiency may also be accepted - please contact us by e-mail.
Knowledge of German language is not required to study in the Management and Data Science Master's programme.
If the official language in the country of origin is English, no language certificate is necessary.

Academic requirements

Aside from a 180 ECTS Bachelor's degree, English language skills and one year of work experience, there are no additional formal admission requirements for applicants.

Enrolment fees

The enrolment fee is approx. 300 EUR per semester. This fee includes an unlimited ticket for the Berlin public transport system (all zones) for six months.

Costs of living

Our estimate of living cost in Berlin is 800 EUR per month. Please see our website for a breakdown and a pro forma study budget.

Job opportunities

Working is possible during the programme, but as it is a full-time programme, we recommend an upper limit of approx. 8-12 hours of work per week during the lecture period.

Arrival support

Assistance is provided by the programme office with the support of student volunteers.

Services and support for international students

A one-stop service concept is available from a dedicated programme office throughout the duration of studies. This is offered from application to graduation, even extending to alumni support. A professional programme manager is in charge of the provision of services.
Full university services such as the career centre, international office, computer centre and university sports are at the students' disposal.


Accommodation is available from the Studentenwerk Berlin or on the private market.
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