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At the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management in Hamburg, talents from all over the world learn how to master management tasks responsibly. In ideal learning environments, they develop skills to shape digital change. They acquire these skills in our practice-oriented Technology Management program (M.A./MBA/Certificate) or in our innovative lifelong learning workshops.

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Economics & Law

Part I: Economic principles
Students are familiarized with the basics of economic thinking and sensitized to the fact that markets can only function if there are adequate institutions. Part I consists of six chapters: (1) The basics, (2) Necessary conditions for func-tioning markets, (3) Market failures and government failures, (4) Public goods and their financing, (5) International trade and (6) Political economics (e.g. rent-seeking).
Part II: Investment climate
The (general) insights from Part I are transferred to individual entrepreneurs and thus linked to “my project.” Certain elements of repetition are explicitly intended for sustainable learning success. Six sub-chapters are included: (1) Relevance of security / Stability of property rights for the behavior of firms, (2) Relevance of regulation for firm behavior, (3) Relevance of taxation for firm behavior, (4) Relevance of availability of financial markets for firm be-havior, (5) Relevance of infrastructure quality for firm behavior and (6) Rele-vance of labor markets for firm behavior. Since corruption plays an important role in many parts of the world, a seventh chapter is conceivable that deals with the relevance of corruption for corporate behavior.

Learning objectives

• Familiarity with basic economic concepts (such as supply and demand; market equilibrium, etc.)
• Understanding that markets are only welfare-enhancing if they are based on ad-equate institutions (such as property law, contract law, courts, law enforce-ment agencies).
• Knowledge of the main forms of market failure
• Understanding how economists legitimize both the existence of the state and the actions of its representatives
• Being familiar with the implications of positive tax rates
• Understanding that the paradigm of barter used by economists also applies to bartering beyond national borders.
• Understanding the role of market players (in particular companies) and their representatives (associations) in the pursuit of political interests (“rent-seeking”) and what consequences this can have for economic development.
• To be able to independently transfer the general insights of this course to the individual level (especially from entrepreneurs)

  • Economics and Law
    Period: 13 November 2020 - 13 December 2020
    Attendance dates:
    • 13th November 2020 05:00 PM - 13th November 2020 09:00 PM
    • 14th November 2020 09:00 AM - 14th November 2020 06:00 PM
    • 15th November 2020 09:00 AM - 15th November 2020 06:00 PM
    • 5th December 2020 09:00 AM - 5th December 2020 06:00 PM
    • 6th December 2020 09:00 AM - 6th December 2020 06:00 PM
    • 13th December 2020 09:00 AM - 13th December 2020 06:00 PM

    Lecturer: Dr. Roee Sarel
    Credits: 6
    Workload: 180 Hours
    Attendance Time: 30 Hours
    Examination: Written assignment

Leadership in Changing Environments

• 3 pillars of organizational development structure/strategy/culture to de-velop the vision/ meaning of the organization
• Leadership 1.0–4.0: Understanding the different leadership requirements in the context of changing social, economic and technical framework conditions
• Appreciation and communication: Understanding the effect of appreciation in communication on the efficiency and effectiveness of (collaborative) work
• Systemic Leadership: Understanding the importance of goals and framework conditions as well as methods and structures in shaping effective leader-ship
• Understanding the psychological perception process: Understanding the psy-chological perception and cognition process, including emotionality and its significance for managers
• Meaning and use of language as a management tool
• Innovation culture development as a management task and challenge 
• Quality as a method of aligning all employees to customer orientation
• The image of man and its consequences for leadership methodology (organic vs. mechanical)
• Leadership methods to accompany self-regulating systems (Open Space, Future Conference, Bar Camp, etc.)

Learning objectives
After successful completion of the module, students gain:  
• The ability to define and clarify the role of a leader in different situa-tions, specifically in constantly changing environments
• An understanding of the design of success factors for the development of innovative and sustainable organizations ( strategy, structure, culture, vision, people )
• Skills to support employees, teams and network partners through coaching and facilitation skills
• Further development of personal perception and cognitive abilities
• Comprehensive knowledge and skills of methods for strengthening self-organized work in groups and teams
• Comprehensive knowledge and skills in dealing with decision-making pro-cesses in unpredictable and difficult to control situations
• In-depth psychological knowledge for understanding and mastering leader-ship requirements
• Understanding the psychological factors of intercultural and international cooperation
• Understanding the success factors in leading virtual teams
• Dealing with and understanding psychological resistance and conflicts in leadership processes 
• Possibilities and limits of the influence of leadership on the development of a learning and innovation culture by understanding the emergence of or-ganizational cultures, especially “error cultures”

  • Leadership in Changing Environments
    Period: 16 October 2020 - 15 January 2021
    Attendance dates:
    • 16th October 2020 04:00 PM - 16th October 2020 08:00 PM
    • 29th October 2020 06:00 PM - 29th October 2020 08:00 PM
    • 20th November 2020 05:00 PM - 20th November 2020 09:00 PM
    • 21st November 2020 10:00 AM - 21st November 2020 06:00 PM
    • 22nd November 2020 10:00 AM - 22nd November 2020 06:00 PM
    • 27th November 2020 04:00 PM - 27th November 2020 08:00 PM
    • 28th November 2020 09:00 AM - 28th November 2020 05:00 PM
    • 17th December 2020 06:00 PM - 17th December 2020 08:00 PM
    • 16th January 2021 09:00 AM - 16th January 2021 04:00 PM
    • 22nd January 2021 04:00 PM - 22nd January 2021 08:00 PM
    • 23rd January 2021 10:00 AM - 23rd January 2021 03:00 PM

    Lecturer: Tobias Möller-Hahlbrock, Prof. William Blake
    Credits: 6
    Workload: 180 Hours
    Attendance Time: 50 Hours
    Examination: Presentation

Legal Aspects of Technology Management

Part 1: Industrial property rights in practice
• Basics of trademark law
• Fundamentals of copyright law
• Basics of design law
• Fundamentals of patent and utility model law as well as the protection of know-how
Part 2: Handling data in practice
• Fundamentals of data protection in Europe
• Design of samples for practice
Part 3: Drafting contracts
• Types of license agreement/project agreement
• Fundamentals of contract drafting 
• Contract interests 
• Essential contents of the contract

One attendance day takes the form of an excursion.

Learning objectives
Students will be able to implement legal questions in connection with new technologies and to understand and draft contracts in this field in a professional and methodical way.

  • Legal Aspects of Technology Management
    Period: 8 January 2021 - 11 April 2021
    Attendance dates:
    • 8th January 2021 05:00 PM - 8th January 2021 09:00 PM
    • 20th January 2021 05:00 PM - 20th January 2021 09:00 PM
    • 6th March 2021 09:00 AM - 6th March 2021 06:00 PM
    • 7th March 2021 09:00 AM - 7th March 2021 06:00 PM
    • 20th March 2021 09:00 AM - 20th March 2021 06:00 PM
    • 21st March 2021 09:00 AM - 21st March 2021 06:00 PM
    • 10th April 2021 09:00 AM - 10th April 2021 06:00 PM
    • 11th April 2021 09:00 AM - 11th April 2021 06:00 PM

    Lecturer: Monika Sekara
    Credits: 6
    Workload: 180 Hours
    Attendance Time: 40 Hours
    Examination: Written assignment

New Business Plan


As the third part of “my project” this strongly application-oriented module aims to further develop an idea into an innovation and a business concept. Ideally, a detailed pitch deck for the project being worked on is available at the end. The module is divided into three blocks:
·     The creation of customer value through a feasible product/service design; the acquisition of the necessary human and technical resources in the team and in cooperation with partners (creation = market-oriented product design/service development, team formation and organizational architecture for new venture projects, assessing key technical, financial and human resources; managing intellectual property, securing required resources, seizing threads and mitigating weaknesses)

·     The organizational anchoring of the innovation or the new business; the conception of the market entry including planning sales/distribution; the formulation of growth strategies in the market (implementation = implementation in existing companies (e.g. resistance to innovations), implementation in startups (e.g. legal forms), market entry strategies, planning the marketing mix communication, price, sales; growth strategies (via new applications, new market segment, expansion of the portfolio, internationalization)

·     The planning of the income model, the estimation of the investments/costs as well as the revenues, the preparation of a financial plan and the definition of a financing strategy (projection and planning = calculations of central KPIs, investment planning, cost planning, revenue forecasts, forms of financing, financing strategy, company valuation, term sheet)

Learning contents

  • Integrated expertise in product and service design
  • In-depth general knowledge in resource planning and intellectual property protection
  • Critical understanding of innovation barriers in established organizations
  • In-depth general knowledge of approaches to marketing innovations
  • Broad and integrated knowledge, partially specialized knowledge regarding financial planning for innovations and financing of startup companies


  • Benefits of design methods
  • Networking and team building
  • Prognosis of obstacles to innovation in companies
  • Analysis of market entry barriers
  • Creation of a communication plan and a price model
  • Development of a financial plan

Personal competence:

  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • Self-employment 
  • Sensible handling of risks
  • Social competences (e.g. networking skills)
  • Innovation/New Business Plan
    Period: 1 November 2020 - 31 March 2021
    Lecturer: Prof. Christian Lüthje, Prof. Christoph Ihl
    Credits: 6
    Workload: 180 Hours
    Attendance Time: 40 Hours
    Examination: Presentation

Technology & Ethics


• An in-situ and case-related introduction to the philosophical questions of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• The alignment problem: Are there ethical standards to which AI should be aligned (avoidance of distor-tions, etc.)?
• The regulatory problem: How should we regulate AI technologies?

Learning objectives

• Demonstrate knowledge of philosophical issues related to the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI)
• Acquire the ability to express clearly and concisely arguments about the philosophical questions related to the ethics of AI
• Ability to work in small teams on the philosophical questions of AI ethics

  • Technology and Ethics
    Period: 7 November 2020 - 6 February 2021
    Attendance dates:
    • 7th November 2020 09:00 AM - 7th November 2020 06:00 PM
    • 12th December 2020 09:00 AM - 12th December 2020 06:00 PM
    • 9th January 2021 09:00 AM - 9th January 2021 06:00 PM
    • 6th February 2021 09:00 AM - 6th February 2021 06:00 PM

    Lecturer: Prof. Matthew Braham
    Credits: 6
    Workload: 180 Hours
    Attendance Time: 32 Hours
    Examination: Written assignment