MBA & Engineering in Life Science Management

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
      16,000 EUR
    • Course Disciplines
      Management Studies Quality Assurance Engineering Food & Beverage Science Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Chemistry Applied Chemistry Bioengineering - Medical Devices & Instrumentation Bioprocess Engineering Biotechnology - Medical Biotechnology - Other
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      18 months
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    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.

    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 from 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. 

    After completing the MBA & E in Life Science Management Programme, you will be able to make business decisions based on comprehensive, industry-specific knowledge and take on managerial responsibilities within the international life science industry.

    Leverage your career to the next level now  

    This advanced course transitions professionals, who have studied Science Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Food Technology, Environmental Studies or Business into more senior management roles. 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&E in Life Sciences Management graduates are employed within six months after graduating by multinational companies such as Bayer, Roche, Pfizer and others. As a graduate of this programme, you will be perfectly prepared for an international job environment within the pharma/biotech and life science sector.

    Study in the “Health Capital” Berlin

    HTW is located in one of the most interesting and multifaceted capitals in the world. With its international flair, high standards, affordable living costs, offering a broad range of free time activities. Berlin attracts professionals from all over the world to study, live and work. “Health Capital” Berlin is one of Germany’s life science hotspots. Its combination of biotech, medical engineering and pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and public institutions is unique and provides 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. 

    Fast growing Life Science Industry

    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 course Life Science Management at HTW Berlin prepares academically qualified young professionals ideally for this international job environment within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. 

    We partner with leading, global applied companies to equip you with both the life science academic and practical work-based experience required to work in the international life science industry. Just to name a few partners that our students are working with are Bayer, Pfizer, Biotronik, Capgemini, IGES Institute, TissUse and Thermo Fisher. 

    Get started now and apply online:

    More details on the admission procedurefees, programme content, scholarships and further useful information on our programme can be found on our website.

    Admission deadline has been extended due to pandemic reasons till April 30th, 2022 for the winter semester intake in October 2022.

    Any questions? 

    If you have any questions about the course, or would like to speak to a member of the academic team please get in touch via  or call on +49 30 5019 3227.

    Visit the MBA & Engineering in Life Science Management page on the HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

    Stefan Möller

    "With a business background and experience in the pharmaceutical industry I felt the need to broaden my understanding of biotechnological innovation.

    The program provided me with exactly that and put valuable insights on regulatory processes and business models behind drug development on top.”

    (Student Profile)

    Jasbir Singh

    "I have a Life Science and Nutraceutical Science background and used to work as a research scientist for five years in Bangalore, India.

    I chose to pursue the LSM programme because of my desire to gain knowledge in regulatory affairs, clinical trials, production process in Life Science industries, how to file patents and to gain management skills.

    This programme added immense value in my profession. The acquired skills equipped me to accomplish my professional goals."


    DAAD Scholarship Database - Single Award

    HTW Berlin offers the following awards and scholarships: DAAD prize for international students,
    DAAD funding to enable international students to complete their studies,
    DAAD award for particularly active students

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Depending on Scholarship Scheme


    Depending on Scholarship Scheme. For more information, please visit the DAAD Scholarship Database.

    Application Procedure

    Depending on Scholarship Scheme. For more information, please visit the DAAD Scholarship Database.

    Further Information

    Entry Requirements

    For admission to the MBA & E Life Science Management study programme you require:

    - 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) and

    - at least one year of professional experience after your Bachelor’s degree

    - proof of English proficiency

    Knowledge of German is not required, the programme is taught entirely in English.

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