Master of Business Administration (MBA)
General Technology Management*

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*dieser Studiengang befindet sich derzeit in Akkreditierung.

The increasing interdependence of world economies forces companies to face international competition and take action with a sense of urgency. Firms looking to thrive in the present and in the future will not be able to rely on outdated management concepts or practices. The next generation of managers and leaders in international companies will only be successful when equipped with innovative general management skills and additional specialized technology knowledge to master the present and preempt the future.

In addition to globalization opportunities, companies will act and innovate upon the emerging digitalization. Traditional business management approaches and leadership styles will be insufficient to stand the test of time.
Therefore it is imperative to develop leaders with cutting-edge specialized knowledge and innovative General Management skills to consolidate thought processes and provide comprehensive strategic direction.
The international master program MBA General Technology Management provides the necessary education, opening doors to leadership and consulting positions in international companies. The goal is to identify changes in the business environment and optimize a company’s competitive positioning in the marketplace.
FHM’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) General Technology is designed to prepare program graduates for top-management positions in innovative companies. The MBA General Technology Management program addresses these requirements through solid academic contents and a high degree of practical application in close cooperation with international firms. The MBA program’s unique integration of theory and practice enables you to develop a leadership personality and allows you to demonstrate assertiveness, vision, entrepreneurial spirit and a sense for innovation.
If you have earned a Bachelor’s degree plus at least one year of business work experience, then the MBA General Technology Management program is an attractive offer to accelerate your career. If you believe that digitalization, globalization and sustainability must drive a firm’s decision making process and if you would enjoy formulating appropriate corporate strategies then this academic program is a good fit for you.

Curriculum

General Management

  • Global Management & Corporate Responsibility
  • International Project & Process Management
  • Innovative & Strategic Leadership
  • International & Cross Cultural Management
  • Technology Management

Choose one of three Majors:

Major Automotive and Mobility Management

  • Mobilitiy Behaviour & Transformation
  • Innovative Automotive & Mobility Technologies
  • Business Models & Strategic Mobility Management
  • Methods of Research & Development (focus: Automotive & Mobility Management)

OR Major Data Science

  • Quantitative Basics
  • Data Science , Database Management & Big Data Analytics
  • Information & Learning Procedures
  • Methods of Research & Development (focus: Data Science)

OR Major Environment and Energy Management

  • Energy & Environmental Management
  • Innovative Energy & Environmental Technologies
  • Digitisation of Energy & Environmental Management
  • Methods of Research & Development (focus: Energy & Environmental Management)

Practice Perspectives

  • Study in Practice (SiP)

Academic Director

Prof. Dr. habil. Torsten Fischer

Prof. Dr. habil. Torsten Fischer

Prorektor Internationales
Wissenschaftlicher Leiter FHM Berlin
fischer@@fh-mittelstand.de

Publikationen

For organisational and application inquieries

Tobias Zrowotke

Tobias Zrowotke, M.A.

Leiter International Office
zrowotke@@fh-mittelstand.de
Fon: +49 30 259236324

Full-time study | 18 months, english language course

The program consolidates two key areas of expertise. General Management skills in accordance with internationally accepted MBA standards. Classes include “Strategy and Leadership”, “Organizations”, “External Environment” and “Management”. Secondly, the specialization in the area of Automotive and Mobility applies a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods. Focus is to share best practices and learn skills to meet challenges related to mobility of people and goods.
Special emphasis is placed on process optimization to reduce transfer times and ensure deadlines are met, while pursuing low transportation cost, safety and a reduction of environmental footprint. Further aspects include business models for mobility service providers and IT-based solutions for planning and providing multimodal mobility platforms.
In addition, performance management systems and tools for quantitative tracking and evaluation are introduced. Students also learn to develop enterprise mobility strategies. Artificial intelligence and digitalization are utilized to innovate and transform infrastructure and related modes of transportation.
First-year students in the 20-month MBA in General Technology Management program will fully focus on classwork. Subsequently, students will run through a 4-month company internship program. Experienced corporate instructors will select challenging assignments and ask students to work out solutions. Assignments will be chosen based on prior coursework, allowing students to apply and demonstrate acquired knowledge. Assignment will be extensive and complex, requiring teamwork and dedicated coaching by the instructor. In the final 4-month period students conclude the program by preparing a Master‘s thesis.
The 20-month program is designed for future managers, seeking to significantly boost their international careers as a leader or highly specialized professional. If you are looking to improve your career prospects by solidifying and expanding your General Management skills to subsequently assume responsibility as an International Manager or Consultant then this program is right for you.
You have a general interest in economic affairs and a passion for addressing critical challenges in the Environment and Energy, the Automotive and Mobility or the Data Science area, you like working in teams, are talented with foreign languages and have a good understanding of foreign cultures and countries. Based on your determination to become a future leader, you are willing to assume responsibility for executing Corporate Strategies in collaboration with your international team and for the benefit and satisfaction of your customers.

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Credit Points: 90
Location: Berlin/Germany
Tuition fees: 14.150 EUR (incl. application fee)

Start:

  • February (application deadline: November 15th)
  • June (application deadline: March 15th)
  • October (application deadline: July 1st)
Course language: English
Academic requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree or higher
  • English Language B2
  • 1 year professional experience

Three different Majors

Major Automotive and Mobility Management

The MBA concentration in Automotive and Mobility enables you to gain access to a top strategic technology trend that will shape the future.
Germany’s car manufacturers are highly successful in world markets. Leading brands are well recognized around the globe, even among children. However, the traditional car production, sales and product utilization process has been disrupted.
Today’s key terms are car sharing, connected cars, autonomous driving and multimodal mobility. The subject emcompasses a wide range of aspects from e-scooter for “last mile mobility” to transportation agencies operating highly complex global fleets. The importance of these issues is growing continuously.
Concentrating in Mobility will allow you to acquire and deepen specialized knowledge in areas of Corporate Responsibility and Process Management, while gaining supplementary skills in Mobility Behavior, Transformation and Technologies.
Many companies consider Smart Mobility a key success factor. Acquiring and deepening these skills will make you highly attractive for a leadership position with potential employers.
Students with concentration in Automotive and Mobility are keenly aware about global dynamics and seek to manage resulting challenges.
Today’s professionals change their work locations frequently and the importance of international transportation grows steadily in a dynamic global marketplace. Modes of international transportation need to be cost-efficient, while most importantly, they need to be reliable to fill orders, meet deadlines and ensure timely allocation of people and goods.
The MBA General Technology Management program with concentration in Automotive and Mobility offers you to learn how to thrive in this environment. You will be well-prepared to master the mobility challenges of large and medium-sized firms.
The specialization in the area of Automotive and Mobility applies a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods. Focus is to share best practices and learn skills to meet challenges related to mobility of people and goods.
Special emphasis is placed on process optimization to reduce transfer times and ensure deadlines are met, while pursuing low transportation cost, safety and a reduction of environmental footprint. Further aspects include business models for mobility service providers and IT-based solutions for planning and providing multimodal mobility platforms.
In addition, performance management systems and tools for quantitative tracking and evaluation are introduced. Students also learn to develop enterprise mobility strategies. Artificial intelligence and digitalization are utilized to innovate and transform infrastructure and related modes of transportation.

Major Data Science

The MBA concentration in Data Science Management is at the core of all digitization processes.
Data is the key success factor for all industry and service industries in the 21st century. Artificial intelligence, smartphones with unparalleled capabilities, Internet of things (IoT), global communication networks powered by 5G data speed and other emerging data transmission standards and hardware-software platforms revolutionize all types of communication. The amount of data created every day has no equal in history. Data scientists are in urgent demand to prepare focused and highly accurate analyses about ongoing business processes management as well as the future direction of a business. Concentrating in Data Science Management provides deep specialized knowledge for practical applications, utilizing well-structured problem-solving learning outcomes.
Students with concentration in Automotive and Mobility are keenly aware about global dynamics and seek to manage resulting challenges.
Today’s professionals change their work locations frequently and the importance of international transportation grows steadily in a dynamic global marketplace. Modes of international transportation need to be cost-efficient, while most importantly, they need to be reliable to fill orders, meet deadlines and ensure timely allocation of people and goods.
The MBA General Technology Management program with concentration in Automotive and Mobility offers you to learn how to thrive in this environment.  You will be well-prepared to master the mobility challenges of large and medium-sized firms.
This area is dedicated to the quantitative and qualitative specialization in Data Science Management.
These two core areas compose the MBA in Technology Management, which enables graduates to be hired into strongly in-demand positions in global labor markets.
Students are introduced to the analysis of business and operating models and the definition of functional logic leading to substantial knowledge in the area of digital transformation and its practical applications for problem-solving. Students will develop a core competency as data analysis specialists with a strong  understanding how to put data into context and successfully communicate implications to non-technical decision makers. This approach certainly includes forecasts and trends to successfully preempt the future.
Based on a solid MBA foundation, the goal is to fully integrate and implement Data Science in existing Management structures. Furthermore, the approach includes optimizing the design of organizational structures and addressing society’s most pressing challenges.

Major Environment and Energy Management

The MBA concentration in Environment and Energy Management covers a cluster of critically important initiatives and management decision-making related to environmental sustainability. The impending climate catastrophe calls for immediate action and places a sense of urgency to align economic growth with environmental sustainability.
Continued global economic growth will dramatically increase the importance of Environment and Energy Management in the future, especially as corporations will face rising demands to contribute to sustainable solutions.  In particular, companies will be expected to help achieve socio-economic equality across all continents, while enabling comprehensive environmental protection and achieving sharply higher energy efficiency.
Concentrating in Environment and Energy Management will not only open up career opportunities with corporations in the environmental technology and energy technology sector. Firms in other industries place increasing importance on environmental sustainability and efficient use of energy, adding excellent job opportunities and providing innovative career paths to graduates with this concentration.
The specialization in the area of Environment and Energy applies a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods. In this concentration, students acquire knowledge and skills to solve corporate assignments related to environmental degradation and pollution, including challenges caused by the company itself. In addition, best practices on how to avoid wasteful use of energy in companies and improving energy efficiency are shared. Students are introduced to performance management systems and tools for quantitative tracking and evaluation. Subsequently, innovative digital methods and processes in environmental technology management and energy technology management are presented and integrated into a comprehensive sustainability management strategy.
Concentrating in Environment and Energy demonstrates your desire to implement environmental sustainability in corporate decision making. You are seeking to integrate Corporate Social Responsibility with Environmental Management and help companies meet their obligation to society as a whole. Specializing in Environment and Energy will be an excellent preparation to successfully assume a manager position in the environmental technology and energy technology sector or in the environmental department of any large corporation.

How to apply

Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least 180 credits is required for acceptance for the MBA General Technology Management program. There are no special prerequisites regarding the type of study undertaken in the Bachelor’s degree. Further you have to provide evidence of one year professional experience.
Good English language skills that correspond with Level B of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or proof of English language Bachelor degree are required for the course. This language proficiency can be demonstrated with the following certificates:

  • ALTE level: Level 3
  • IELTS exam: minimum score of 5 - 6
  • TOEIC: score of 541 - 700
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score 87
  • UNIcert: minimum UNIcert II

German language skills are not required for the MBA General Technology Management program. However, a visa and residence permit is necessary to study in Germany.

Application Process:You may commence the MBA General Technology Management program in the winter term (beginning early October), spring term (beginning early February) or in the summer term (beginning early June). The application deadlines is as follows:

  • Winter term: 1st July    
  • Spring term: 15th November
  • Summer term: 15th March

Application Documents:
In order to consider your application for our master’s course, we need the following documents:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Copy of Bachelor’s degree
  • Copy of transcript of records/ mark sheets
  • Certificate of one year professional experience
  • Copy of passport
  • B2 English language certificate (IELTS min 5.0; TOEFL min. 87 pts.) or proof of English language Bachelor degree

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Why study in Berlin?

Quite simply: Berlin is – especially for young people – one of the most attractive cities ever. This is not just an advertising slogan, but according to “Youthful Cities Index” even empirically proven: For this predicate is based on regular surveys among thousands of young people for the most youth-friendly cities in the world. Factors such as job offers, public transport, internet connection or the local film and music scene are evaluated.

Berlin was always among the top three of the hippest cities. Berlin is a city in motion. Berlin is not dignified or comfortable, but always surprising and breathless. Within a few months it will change as radically as other places in twenty years. Berlin may not have manners, but it has style. Here, people from different cultures mix. Berlin has opened continuously, the sidewalks are never folded up. Whether hectic or idyllic: there is virtually nothing that does not exist in Berlin.
Studying and experiencing – Berlin is the perfect place for that.

Further good reasons for studying at the FHM in Berlin:

Exciting Student Life: Berlin has a vivid nightlife with countless bars, pubs and clubs and also many unique locations such as the Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg, beach bars in Mitte or the Treptower “Badeschiff”.

Music Scene: Berlin is known worldwide for its electro, techno and house music. Every well-known DJ has already launched here, many music labels are producing their hits in the city and pop stars on world-tour usually stop by.

Fashion City: In Berlin the trends of tomorrow emerge. On the streets luxury and glamor naturally combine with a deliberate break in style. That’s what makes Berlin fashion famous internationally.

Cheap Living Expenses: Students live cheaper than in many other German cities. Also the costs for leisure and gastronomy are lower.

Art and Culture: Whether classical high culture or independent scene, whether Pergamon altar or backyard gallery, whether exhibitions, vernissages, museums, opera houses or theatres: Berlin has enough of everything and is possibly the most artistic city in the world.

Pure Nature: Berlin is full of parks, forests, meadows and lakes. If you want to relax in idyllic surroundings, you will always find the right place. No other metropolis is greener than this one!