Pre-Master’s Course in »Management«

Preparatory course for the MA in Business Management and Development

The new pre-master course in »Management« is the perfect preparation for our master’s program M.A. Business Management & Development! You already have your Bachelor in your pocket but no or too little business knowledge? Then apply now for this summer intensive course at the hwtk Berlin. The general business administration modules prepare you in English language specifically for your master´s program and thus a perfect career upgrade.

In brief


Certificate for Pre-Master’s Course in Management

Course start 06.07.2020


3 months (July to September)

Language o. i.:

Time Afternoons; Additional Package 1 (language course) in the morning

3,500 EUR (+ optional additional packages)

Place Berlin


The hwtk’s Pre-Master’s Course in Management, presented in English, is a continuing education master’s preparatory course (equivalent to 30 ECTS) for graduates who are interested in master’s studies at the hwtk but do not yet meet all the admission requirements. The aim of the Pre-Master’s Course in Management is to introduce or provide a refresher in all relevant business administration basics, thus eliminating the final hurdle to starting master’s studies at the hwtk. Applicants to the hwtk who successfully complete the course and meet all other admission requirements are entitled to enter the MA in Business Management and Development program, with either German or English as the language of instruction. Attractive additional options, such as language courses, accommodation, and training for job applications, enable participants to design the pre-master’s course experience according to their needs.

Contact Person Berlin

Jan Ruttig, M.A.

Phone: +49 30 206176-85
All contact persons

Contact Person Baden-Baden

Michael Blank, M.A.

Phone: +49 7221 9313-25
All contact persons


Course Content

The Pre-Master’s Course in Management comprises six modules that are covered in a total of 300 hours.*:

1. Introduction to Business Administration (≙ 5 ECTS) 50 LVS
2. Economics (≙ 5 ECTS) 50 LVS
3. Leadership and Human Resources (≙ 5 ECTS) 50 LVS
4. Marketing (≙ 5 ECTS) 50 LVS
5. Financial Accounting and Reporting (≙ 5 ECTS) 50 LVS
6. Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance (≙ 5 ECTS) 50 LVS
Gesamt (≙ 30 ECTS) 300 LVS

* ECTS = European Credit Transfer System; 1 credit hour = 45 minutes of instruction

Further information and applications:


Who is the hwtk’s pre-master’s course for?

  • National and international graduates of non-business bachelor’s programs (e.g. law, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences) who do not yet meet all the admission requirements for studying toward a master’s degree at the hwtk.

  • Graduates with a business administration or related degree who want to refresh their management knowledge and competencies before embarking on their master’s studies journey.

  • International applicants from all backgrounds who want to study in German and have already achieved a high level of German proficiency (e.g. level B2) but do not yet meet the admission requirement of German level C1.


Paths to MA Business Management and Development


Course packages and fees