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Our highest priority is to provide support for students' professional advancement. The MBA&E benefits from its lecturers' and partners' experience and provides a clear-cut balance between management skills, technological skills, and a specialisation option (choice between Interdisciplinary Management, Automotive Management, Lean Management and Global Procurement).
The Interdisciplinary Management (IM) specialisation teaches skills which enable our graduates to provide effective support in any interdisciplinary projects. This also covers the ability to analyse complex customer requirements and to deliver the expected results as the manager or member of an interdisciplinary team. The curriculum combines project management with interdisciplinary technical themes.
The Automotive Management (AM) specialisation prepares students for a broad variety of technical management positions in the automotive sector. In one of the leading automotive manufacturing countries, graduates will have a supportive environment to gain the skills needed to enter the automotive industry. The graduates of this specialisation meet a growing global demand for innovative and responsible automotive experts. The specialisation contains both technical and management topics in the automotive sector, producing graduates with versatile skill sets.
In the Lean Management (LM) specialisation, the students become proficient in designing efficient business operations based on the lean principles of reduced waste and high customer value. As lean principles are applied not only in manufacturing but also in services, this new specialisation accepts students with diverse backgrounds. The curriculum covers the application of lean principles in both operations and administration settings.
The new Global Procurement (GP) specialisation prepares the students for positions in international procurement and supply chain management organisations. They will learn how to identify and assess markets and suppliers, plan and execute procurement initiatives and administrate and control supply relationships. In the courses, the students learn a broad variety of relevant skills and their application.
Educational organisationIn the programme's first and second semesters, the students will complete the 12 study modules according to the curriculum. In the third semester, either the Master's thesis or an optional internship takes place. In case the internship is chosen, the thesis is postponed until the fourth semester.
The programme is organised as follows:
First semester (winter semester)
- two business administration modules
- two technology/engineering modules
- two specialisation modules (IM, AM, LM or GP)
Second semester (summer semester)
- two business administration modules
- one technology/engineering module
- one technology/engineering project
- one specialisation module (IM, AM, LM or GP)
- one specialisation project / lab (IM, AM, LM or GP)
Third semester (winter semester)
- Master's thesis, or
- optional internship
Fourth semester (summer semester)
- Master's thesis (if an internship was taken)
The teaching staff consists of both professors of the HTW and external lecturers from academia and industry. Please see our website for further details.
Study abroad unit(s)Internships and theses completed abroad are supported but not mandatory. Varying from semester to semester, study projects may include trips or excursions abroad. The programme has had students from approximately 50 countries in the past, making it an international experience and an exciting learning environment.
InternshipsOptional internship (in Germany or abroad) is recommended and supported.
Forms of assessmentCourses and projects are evaluated individually. The Master's thesis represents one half of the total grade.
Course evaluation is based on written examinations, research work, presentations, project results and possibly other criteria. The grading rules are provided at the beginning of each module.
Course objectivesThe MBA&E will equip you with a strong interdisciplinary skill set in management and technology. The IM specialisation focuses on leading and coordinating diverse resources in order to develop systems solutions to complex technical problems. The AM specialisation will provide a broad skills set for positions in the global automotive industry. The LM specialisation gives competence in developing efficient business operations based on the Lean Management principles. The GP specialisation prepares the students for analysing markets and suppliers internationally as well as planning and executing effective procurement projects.
During the programme, the students will learn strong transferable skills and gain job market and career understanding in order to enhance later career opportunities.
Language requirementsTOEFL 570/230/88, IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent proof (e.g. previous studies completed in English)
- A Bachelor's degree or higher is required for admission. Relevant fields are preferred, but not necessary. The grade "good" or equivalent is preferred.
- At least one year of relevant working experience after graduation is required.
- Student selection is based on previous academic success, professional qualifications and study motives.
Enrolment feesThe enrolment fee is approx. 300 EUR per semester. This fee includes an unlimited ticket for six months in the Berlin public transport system (all zones).
Costs of livingOur unbinding estimate of living cost in Berlin is at least 800 EUR per month. Please see our website for a breakdown and a pro forma study budget.
Job opportunitiesWorking is possible during the studies, but due to the full time study programme we recommend an upper limit of approx. 8-12 hours per week during the lecture period.
Arrival supportAssistance is provided by the programme office with the support of student volunteers.
Services and support for international studentsA one-stop shop service concept is available from a dedicated programme office throughout the duration of studies, from application to graduation to alumni support. A professional programme manager is in charge of the provision of services.
Full university services such as career centre, international office, computer centre and university sports are at the students' disposal.