MBA Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E)

  • On Campus
  • 18 months
  • EUR283 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
HTW Berlin | Berlin, Germany
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.

Description of Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E)


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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June
Tuition fee
  • EUR 283 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 283 Semester (EEA)

11.000 € for the degree and 283,93 € per semester, this includes a ticket for unlimited regional travel.

Start date October  2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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

  1. General Management: Four typical business management courses.
  2. Technology & Engineering: Four courses at the interface between technology and management.
  3. Optional Specialization: Momentarily we offer Automotive Management, Interdisciplinary Management, Lean Management and Global Procurement specializations.


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.

Requirements for Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E)

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
  • Fluency in the English language:
  • A minimum score of 570 in the paper-based TOEFL test
  • A minimum score of 230 in the computer-based TOEFL test
  • A minimum score of 88 in the internet-based TOEFL test
  • A minimum score of 6.5 in the IELTS test
  • Other certificates or proofs of proficiency may be considered, please consult us separately

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

Work Experience for Business Administration and Engineering (MBA&E)

No work experience is required.

More Information


The MBA&E is accredited by the Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute ACQUIN. 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).

Link to the accreditation profile (German):

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Germany The HTW Berlin is one of the youngest universities in Germany. It gained its legal independence in 1994. Currently the university has 11756 students. They are taught in 70 bachelor's and master's programs. Though it gained legality in 1994, the root is in 1874 when the college was found. Then it was the college college sample drawing for decomposing, composing and, later, Textile and Fashion Institute of Berlin, and later school of engineering for garment making, since 1990.

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