Life Science Management - MBA & Engineering

HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences
1.5 years
Full time
Scholarships available
HTW Berlin MBA&E Life Science Management, Biotech, Medtech, Pharma, Food, Cosmetics

About this program

MBA & Engineering in Life Science Management

This internationally accredited master’s degree in Life Science Management provides you as an academically qualified professional with an advanced level of comprehensive, industry-specific knowledge and management expertise for the international life science industry. Benefit from this unique integral programme approach recognising the need for leaders with deep understanding of science and management alike.

Ideally prepared for future positions with greater responsibility

Our study programme, taught exclusively in English, is dedicated to engineers, natural scientists, business managers, industrial engineers and similar professionals. It aims at applying existing knowledge to fundamental problems within life sciences and at supplementing this competence by branch-specific knowledge and managerial expertise. The curriculum covers a wide range of academic topics as well as practical modules, enabling you to comprehend the entire value chain from various perspectives. As a graduate of this programme, you are perfectly prepared for a senior position within an international job environment within life sciences and are able to adapt easily to the respective work processes.

Leverage your career to the next level now

The unique combined approach of the programme develops you to boost performance and productivity as engineers, natural scientists, business managers, industrial engineers and similar professionals within the life science industry.

Over 95% of the MBA & Engineering in Life Sciences Management graduates are employed within six months after graduating by multinational companies such as Bayer, Roche, Pfizer and others.

Study in the “Health Capital” Berlin, Germany’s Life Science Hotspot

With its numerous biotech, medical engineering and pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and public institutions, the city offers you an excellent base for networking, apprenticeship and project work during your studies as well as to propel your career to more senior management roles within the life science industry. Germany`s low tuition fees, safe and comfortable studying environment and excellent universities attract plenty of international Master students.

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Admission requirements

Applicants should fulfill the following admissions requirements:

  • a Bachelor’s degree with 210 ETCS, at least 180 ETCS (for example in Life Science Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Food Technology, Environmental Studies or Business).
  • at least one year of professional experience after your Bachelor’s degree

Knowledge of German is not required to study in the MBA & Engineering in Life Science Management Programme. The programme is taught entirely in English.

For further information please visit LSM website.

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Program content

Key Aspects of you study are:

  • General Management including Corporate Finance & Controlling, Strategic Marketing, HR, Project Management, Life Science Business Administration
  • Technology and Engineering including Production Processes, Engineering Management
  • Life Science Engineering
  • Personal Development through project work, support by mentors, Webinars such as Career Events etc. 

For detailed information on modules, electives, internship and master thesis please visit the LSM website. 

Scholarships & funding

You can apply to numerous organisations for scholarships, for example to DAAD, to party related foundations, or business affiliated institutions. You can find information on various types of scholarships in the DAAD scholarschip database, along with suitable offers.

Currently there is no programme specific scholarship available.

Program delivery

Professional focus right from the start

Almost every company in the life science industry has to deal with risk management, financial planning, project management, sales, marketing and business development. In order to prepare you for such tasks, project and practical work accounts for 30 percent of the study programme. Alongside your studies, you have personal coaching support with our lecturers, participate in excursions to companies and research institutions in the life science industry and attend trade fairs and conferences. Class sizes are small, and for each student a professor acts as a personal mentor and academic advisor.


Fees & Financing

The MBA & Engineering in Life Science Management Programme is a paid international programme.

Total fees for the degree consist of tuition fees of 16,000EUR plus 306.89EUR semester fees per semester. Tuition fees may be paid in instalments.

For further information on fees & financing, please visit the LSM website.


Internationally accredited MBA & Engineering in Life Science Management

Career paths

The life science industry is in need of talented cross-functional leaders

Developing a new life science product – for example a medicine, raw material or diagnostic marker produced with biotechnology — and then successfully introducing it to the market is a complex process. Scientists and Engineers focus on finding suitable substances and developing efficient biotechnological production methods. Specific framework conditions need to be taken into account at an early stage, e.g. regulations for handling genetically modified organisms, sterile working conditions, special requirements for documenting work processes and complex legal licensing procedures. Business Experts and Lawyers assess the economic viability of the product, supervise the licensing process and analyse the market. Life science managers combine all of these disciplines. Life Science Managers understand the production conditions and the processes involved in the life science industry, are familiar with the licensing requirements for life science products and have the necessary business expertise.

Career Impact

The life science industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. In line with the international reach of this industry, cross-cultural leadership experience is becoming ever more important. The postgraduate master’s degree in Life Science Management at HTW Berlin prepares academically qualified young professionals for this international job environment within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology, cosmetics and food industries.

Your potential employers can include:

  • the pharmaceutical industry and medtech & biotech companies
  • the cosmetics and food industry
  • public authorities and service companies that supervise medicines and food products, e.g. drug licensing offices and health authorities

For more information on career prospects, please visit the LSM website.

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