International Programmes 2023/2024

Master of Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E) Master of Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E)

HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences • Berlin

Master of Business Administration and Engineering
Teaching language
  • English

All courses are held in English. Services from the programme office are available in English. The Master's thesis is to be written in English.

German courses are available to international students.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
3 semesters
Winter semester
Application deadline

28 February of each year

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
4,167 EUR
Additional information on tuition fees

The tuition fees total 12,500 EUR for the complete programme.

Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The MBA&E is a special programme intended for anyone interested in a technically oriented management career. The graduates' target positions include project, process and product management, and other interface-type management positions. Most often, the graduated MBA&Es work at multinational companies and in international environments.

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, Global Procurement, and Global Leadership in Engineering).

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 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.

Finally, the new Global Leadership in Engineering (GLE) specialisation emphasises the development of personal, intercultural, and managerial skills and technical knowledge about international standards as well as competencies to manage engineering and production in international contexts. The programme prepares graduates to operate successfully in multiple and dynamic environments and to take up leadership responsibility in a global workplace. This specialisation programme is intended for students who have already acquired their first leadership experiences, preferably in an international context.

Course organisation

In 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 according to the following indicative curriculum:

First semester (winter semester)

  • two business administration modules
  • two technology/engineering modules
  • two specialisation modules (IM, AM, LM, GP, or GLE)

Second semester (summer semester)

  • two business administration modules
  • one technology/engineering module
  • one technology/engineering project
  • one specialisation module (IM, AM, LM, GP, or GLE)
  • one specialisation project/lab (IM, AM, LM, GP, or GLE)

Third semester (winter semester)

  • Master's thesis or
  • optional internship

Fourth semester (summer semester)

  • Master's thesis (if an internship was completed)

The teaching staff consists of both professors of the HTW Berlin and external lecturers from academia and industry. Please see our website for further details.

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A Diploma supplement will be issued
Integrated internships

An optional internship (in Germany or abroad) is recommended and supported. Most of our international students complete internships in order to enhance the job opportunities that they will have after graduation.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
4,167 EUR
Additional information on tuition fees

The tuition fees total 12,500 EUR for the complete programme.

Semester contribution

Approx. 306 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Approx. 880 EUR per month

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements
  • 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.
Language requirements

TOEFL paper-based 570/ computer-based 230/ internet-based 94, IELTS 7, or an equivalent proof (e.g. previous studies completed in English)

Application deadline

28 February of each year

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Applications are to be sent via the online application form on the programme website. The annual application deadline is 28 February. 

The application requirements, instructions, and the application form can be found at:

Possibility of finding part-time employment

Working is possible during the studies, but due to the full-time study programme, we recommend an upper limit of approx. eight to twelve hours per week during the lecture period.


Accommodation is available from the Studentenwerk Berlin or on the private market. Instructions will be provided by the programme office after application.

Career advisory service

Career seminars and advice are arranged by the programme office. In addition, the career services of the HTW Berlin are at the students' disposal.

Support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation

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