NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management


The NIT was founded in 1998 by 40 Professors of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) driven by an initiative of Professor Dr. Hauke Trinks, President of TUHH at that time. His idea was as simple as convincing: to set up a totally postgraduate institution in order to offer an all-English double degree program that is unique to Europe and attracted top students, faculty and companies – the Northern Institute of Technology Management (NIT) was born and combines in close cooperation with TUHH an MSc in Engineering and an MBA in Technology Management in 24 months. Alternatively, a Master of Arts in Technology Management is offered for students with less than two years of work experience.

The NIT’s own building was constructed with generous support by the Körber Foundation in the year 1999 and is located right on the TUHH campus. It offers modern seminar rooms and office facilities as well as comfortable student apartments, a sports studio and a coffee shop in the light flooded foyer.

Fifteen years of running this program with the Hamburg University of Technology made the NIT a recognized premium private institution of higher education. In addition to excellence in managerial disciplines, NIT program is inspired by a vision of globally responsible and entrepreneurial leadership rooted in broad qualification, comprising intercultural skills, ethics, communication, and languages. Seminars and workshops follow modern teaching and learning approaches and are provided by highly acclaimed academics and practitioners of international repute, coming from a variety of renowned institutions worldwide.

With a real-world multi-disciplinary focus, NIT courses are designed to attract high potentials from all continents. More than 300 talented students apply each year and up to 35 are admitted, including a rather high percentage of female stu­dents. So far, students from 61 countries have been admitted to NIT and approximately 450 have completed their double degree at NIT.

The sponsors and supporters in NIT’s network are technology-driven as well as non-engineer­ing enterprises and foundations. Sponsoring companies and institutions appreciate the active contact and exchange with young, ambitious international students, the excellent recruitment opportunity, and the impressive quota of female engineers who successfully complete the program. Many graduates do, indeed, start their career with their sponsors.

Across many regions, functions, and industries, NIT alumni wield their skills to help companies success­fully venture into new markets and manage international business. Graduates remain closely connected within the international NIT Alumni Network, which offers a trusted bond between NIT students, alumni and partners.

As a private, non-profit higher education institution, Northern Institute of Technology Management has continued to shape its international reputation for a unique academic combination, for inspirational teaching in an intercultural environment, and for excellent links with industry.

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Double Degree Master’s Program in Engineering + Technology Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2016 Germany Hamburg + 1 more

The NIT/TUHH double degree program enables B.Sc. graduates in engineering or science to complete their studies with an <strong>M.Sc. in Engineering (TUHH)</strong> AND a <strong>Master or MBA in Technology Management (NIT)</strong>. [+]

Management Education for Engineers Combine Engineering and Management. Apply now for a Double Degree Program in Germany! With the NIT/TUHH Double Degree Program you graduate with two master's degrees at the same time: MSc and MBA/MA. The double degree master’s program is designed for ambitious young engineers who strive to become responsible technology managers in a globalized world. During the two-year program, students acquire a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills both in engineering and in management. They grow professionally and personally as they prepare for responsible positions in different industries. NIT graduates set out to make a positive impact on the world. In the double-degree model, students enroll in a M.Sc. program in engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and in the master’s program in Technology Management at NIT at the same time. The TUHH offers six M.Sc. programs in English: Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information and Communication Systems, Mechanical Engineering Management, Mechatronics, and Microelectronics and Microsystems and many more in German. Students at NIT benefit from small study groups, interactive classes with international faculty, an intercultural learning environment, and a constant combination of theory and practice though case studies, simulations, guest speakers, field trips, and internships. Have a look at our virtual tour! The NIT master’s program is designed to be studied in part-time, in parallel to the M.Sc. program, with classes 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. Students with two or more years of work experience after their first university degree complete their studies at NIT with an MBA. Students with less work experience obtain a Master of Arts. Benefits: - world-class education in both engineering and management International and intercultural experience tight link to industry: internships and thesis work with companies International faculty from acclaimed business schools Individual support from lecturers, tutors, staff personalized career development On-campus living: modern student apartments on a green campus Global alumni network and friendships KEY FACTS - Degrees: MSc in Engineering, MA in Technology Management (MBA with more than 2 years of work experience) - Start: October, Intensive German language course starts in September - Duration: Approx. 26 months (full-time) - Intake: Up to 35 students - Accreditation: FIBAA (NIT program), ASIIN (TUHH programs) - Requirements: - Bachelor's degree in Engineering with superior grades - High level of proficiency in English - 1st professional experience is a plus - Tuition Fee: € 22,000 in total Scholarships are available for outstanding candidates. Want to apply? Your next steps: - Visit TUHH website and choose the eligible Master of Science program - Upload your documents in the TUHH Online Portal Send additional material to the NIT Application Deadlines: - March 31: NIT + international TUHH Master Program - July 15: NIT + German TUHH Master - Best before February 28, if you are interested in an industrial scholarship [-]


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NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management gGmbH

Address Kasernenstrasse 12
Hamburg 21073, Germany
Phone +49 40 42878-3787