Master of Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E)
The MBA&E is a special programme intended for engineers and others with technical background interested in a management career. The graduates’ target positions include general management, and project, process and product management. Most often, the MBA&Es work at multinational companies and in international environments.
University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin
NEW since 2016: Global Procurement specialisation
In October 2016, we launched the new specialisation option Global Procurement. This new option allows MBA&E students to gain specialist skills in international procurement activities, including market and supplier analysis, organising procurement processes, negotiations psychology and game theory, procurement controlling, and procurement IT systems. The content is based on a survey among German industrial companies.
Programme focus and specialisations
Our highest priority is to facilitate students’ career progress. The MBA&E design draws upon the business experience of its lecturers and partners. With a balance of technical and management skills and a specialisation option, the programme trains graduates with high labour market demand.
Currently, four specialisation options are offered:
The new Global Procurement (GP) specialisation gives students competencies in the procurement of goods and services from international markets.
The Automotive Management (AM) specialisation prepares students for a career in the automotive sector. The students will learn about both technical and market aspects of automotive management.
The Interdisciplinary Management (IM) specialization is targeted mainly for students with technical backgrounds. The key learning goal of this specialization is competency in the management of complex, multidisciplinary projects.
The Lean Management (LM) specialisation gives competencies in enhancing processes in production and administration, as well as industry 4.0 applications.
Teamwork and communication skills
Students of the course are given the opportunity to develop the crucial skills involved in modern business practice in a working-by-doing manner, learning to navigate challenging assignments in a variety of team settings. The course imparts the whole range of effective collaboration, communication, presentation and argumentation skills required by the modern business environment.
Several modules include opportunities to visit companies in Berlin or elsewhere in Germany. These visits will give students impressions of German companies and workplace culture, making later job search easier.
The MBA&E community
The MBA&E is more than a course of study. Enrolment on the course represents induction into a mutually supporting network of international young professionals. The members of our constantly growing alumni network are employed by a number of multinational firms and SMEs; the network also includes entrepreneurs, scientists and even politicians. Through maintenance of this alumni scheme and contact to other international stakeholders (e.g. leading companies), the programme office ensures that the MBA&E is firmly embedded within an extensive international network.
The HTW Berlin, a multi-disciplinary application-oriented university of applied sciences boasts a student body of over 13,000, thereof over 1,500 are international students. The MBA&E students profit from a large university’s resources combined with the flexibility of a dynamic, small study programme.
Wide Spectrum of Courses in Five Departments
The HTW offers an impressive range of study programmes in five different departments spanning fields from engineering, computer science and economics, to culture and design. Traditional applied sciences like mechanical engineering, automotive engineering and business administration go hand-in-hand with more contemporary and innovative studies such as Information Technology/Networked Systems, Construction and Real Estate Management or Renewable Energy Systems Technology.
High Quality Education
The HTW is regularly distinguished for the high quality of its study programmes. Together with other key qualifications, foreign language training is an integral part of each student's experience at the HTW. Students can choose from a wide range of foreign language courses at all proficiency levels. And subjects like "Presentation Techniques" or "Presentation Training" are the cornerstones of students' course schedules. Many other relevant events are also arranged by the HTW's Career Service Centre. Students who wish to spend a part of their studies abroad will find that the HTW offers ideal conditions: it cultivates ties with over 100 other universities worldwide, thus maintaining strong bonds with collaborative partners.
Research at the HTW
The HTW encourages research and development projects, as well as other innovative education and cultural programmes. Topics focusing on information society are dealt with, as well as energy-related issues and environmental problems. Whereas some business-related research concentrates on promoting entrepreneurial start-ups and improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises, other research addresses social-economics and political policies, such as European and national labour market policies, or the effects of globalisation. Projects on the preservation of cultural heritage and projects from the field of design round off the spectrum of research. Within Berlin, the Federal Republic of Germany and Europe, the HTW works together with small and medium-sized businesses, unions, administrations, associations, research and training institutions, and other individuals to fulfil these objectives and goals.
Competence Centres at the HTW
Our research profile is also distinguished by exclusive research institutes such as the "Forschungsinstitut für Deutsches und Europäisches Immobilienwirtschafts- und Genossenschaftsrecht" (research institute for German and European real estate business law and cooperative law), plus a variety of other interdisciplinary competence centres. All of them collaborate with one another on joint projects.