Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E), M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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In the Master of Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E), offered by HTW Berlin, you immediately apply what you’ve learnt in a practical context.The specializations are build on the same MBA&E interdisciplinary programme and provide students with the opportunity to lay the foundations for a future career path. Availability permitting, classes can be combined. 


Each student receives a personal time-table upon commencement of the course. Please see the programme curriculum for detailed information on the differences between the alternatives.

The programme office: service at a single location

All the students enjoy the convenience of the extensive services provided by a dedicated programme office. With support provision beginning before your arrival, this continues throughout the duration of your studies – and thanks to our alumni network for the rest of your working life.

The regular duration of the course is three semesters. The first two semesters consist of seminars, lectures, projects and excursions, instructed and guided by HTW professors and external lecturers. The Master’s thesis is written during the third semester. A single-semester internship is possible but not compulsory. The language of instruction is English

Excursion programme

The MBA&E programme of excursions is an integral part of the course. Throughout the two study semesters, the students have the opportunity to visit a number of multinational companies and professional events in Germany and possibly abroad. Travel and accommodation are included in the tuition fees. The excursions are organized and led by the MBA&E programme manager.

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.


Students have the opportunity to complete a full-time internship during the third semester, postponing completion of their Master’s thesis to the fourth semester. We encourage international students to complete an internship in Germany as a part of their studies. The MBA&E programme office provides assistance both in finding a work placement and during its course.


The ACQUIN is a German organization that accredits both national and international degree programs. It operates under German state supervision and is a member of the ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), the EUA (European University Association) and the INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education).

Programme Structure

The studies in the MBA&E comprise three main modules, containing four courses each:

  • General Management: Four typical business management courses.

  • Technology & Engineering: Four courses at the interface between technology and management.

  • Optional Specialization: Momentarily we offer Automotive Management, Interdisciplinary Management, Lean Management and Global Procurement specializations.

For more information, please check the programme website.


The MBA&E is taught by a balance of professors and external instructors. In addition, the programme has a full-time research associate to support the students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to the course, students require a minimum of:

  • A Bachelor's degree or an international equivalent (at least 180 ECTS credits). We prefer degrees from a relevant field but are prepared to consider applications from any discipline.
  • At least one year of relevant work experience after graduation
  • Student selection criteria

The MBA&E is a small and individual programme with a hand-picked body of students. The selection process considers the following criteria:

  • Academic background and previous achievements
  • The extent and nature of prior employment experience
  • A high level of motivation expressed in a suitable fashion in the application documents and a possible telephone interview

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 11000 International
  • EUR 11000 EU/EEA

*€ 11,000 for the degree and ca. € 300 semester fees (including semester ticket)



The programme does not grant direct scholarships or study fee waivers. In addition to search engines and the national academic support organizations of your respective countries, a good place to start looking for scholarships is the DAAD scholarship database.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.