Technische Universität Berlin (master)

Master double degree program between SGH Warsaw School of Economics and Technische Universität Berlin – TUB (Berlin, Germany)

This double degree program is available to full-time master students of SGH and TUB within:

  • Zarządzanie (Management) at SGH and
  • Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at TUB.
Technische Universität Berlin

The Technische Universität Berlin (known as TU Berlin for short and unofficially as the Technical University of Berlin or Berlin Institute of Technology) is a research university located in Berlin, Germany and one of the largest and most prestigious research and education institutions in Germany. The university was founded in 1879. It has the highest proportion of foreign students out of universities in Germany. The university alumni and professor list include National Academies elections, two National Medal of Science laureates and ten Nobel Prize winners. The TU Berlin is a member of TU9, an incorporated society of the largest and most notable German institutes of technology and of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network, which allows for student exchanges between leading European engineering schools. It also belongs to the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research. 

In addition, TUB is particularly specialized scientific institution in the field of innovation management. TUB is co-founder and main pillar of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a new initiative of the European Union aimed at creating a European scientific organization resembling American MIT. DD students will have the opportunity to apply to the 5 -week summer school on the entrepreneurial climate in three European locations (e.g. Berlin, Paris, London). The summer school is organized and financed entirely by the EIT. For some students, there is also the possibility of obtaining a certificate of the EIT.

Offered by TUB program “Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability” (IMES) ranks among the best masters programs in management in German-speaking countries, according to the prestigious CHE ranking . Every year hundreds of candidates apply to about 35 seats in the program.

Berlin is not only the political capital of our western neighbour, but is also considered the cultural and academic centre of Germany. Due to the amount of newly created start- ups and dynamic development of the Internet industry, in some publications Berlin is referred to as a European Silicon Valley. Despite the booming economy in August , the cost of living in Berlin is still relatively low (500 - 700 EUR) and comparable to the cost of living in Warsaw.

At TUB the MDDP is hosted by the TUB’s Centre for Entrepreneurship.

ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
  • Scope of agreement
    • The agreement applies to TUB students and SGH students who received a Bachelor degree in social sciences, economy, management, or engineering and who are well-versed in the English language.
  • Acknowledgment of student’s achievements on entering the dual degree program
    • On the assumption of fundamental equivalence and based on mutual trust in the academic quality of the host university’s curriculum, it is agreed that:
      • SGH acknowledges the qualification for entrance to TUB IMES Master Program
      • TUB acknowledges the qualification for entrance to SGH Management Master Program
Program structure
  • The standard period of study is two years (four semesters).
  • Students are required to gather 120 ECTS to receive the degree from TUB and to gather 120 ECTS to receive the degree from SGH. Usually, 60 ECTS are taken from TUB in the first year and at least 60 ECTS from SGH in the second year.
  • Students shall complete the modules offered at SGH and TUB following a scheme laid out in the Annex I for students of major Management at SGH and Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at TUB. The changes to the plan of study shall be updated in annexes to the agreement.
  • Any deviations from the study structure as stated in the agreement shall be approved jointly by the partner institutions by mutual written agreement on an individual case-by-case basis.
  • The content of courses attended at both institutions might slightly overlap.
  • Students are encouraged to acquire basic skills in the language of the host country. The language of instruction at both institutions is English.
EXAMINATION REGULATIONS AND AWARDING THE DEGREES
  • During the studies of SGH students at TUB, the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung) of TUB apply in the current version.
  • During the studies of TUB students at SGH, the examination regulations of SGH apply in the current version.
  • Both partner institutions will hand out a transcript of records in English to students. The Transcript of Records is an official inventory of the courses taken, the achieved number of ECTS credit points, and national grades earned by the students throughout their stay in the host institution. Details of the grading schemes can be found in Annex 2.
  • After successful completion of the complete program at both universities, the students receive the Master Degree of both universities, that is, the Magister in “Management” of SGH, and the Master of Science in “Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability” of TUB.
Study plan
Master thesis
  • The master thesis combined with a defense counts for 20 ECTS. The master thesis is expected to be written in the 3rd and 4th semester of the program and defended by the dual degree students at SGH. It must be written in English on a topic in the student’s specialization area. It must be accepted by both supervisor and reviewer.
  • The master thesis is graded by respective examination diploma boards of SGH and TUB based on the grades of the SGH and TUB advisors and according to the respective regulations. The SGH and TUB strive for a joint examination board.
  • Students will have a supervisor at SGH and a reviewer at TUB. At the beginning of the second year the student chooses the supervisor of his/her master thesis at SGH and TUB will appoint the reviewer. For supervising the student’s master thesis the student always needs to have a supervisor and a reviewer one from each university.
SELECTION CRITERIA
  • ​The agreement applies to TUB students and SGH students who received a Bachelor degree in social sciences, economy, management, or engineering and who are well-versed in the English language.
  • Both parties guarantee that participants of the dual degree program will be selected according to their academic, personal, and linguistic qualifications.
  • To enter the dual degree master program, students first have to be admitted to the Master Program in IMES or Management (Zarządzanie), respectively, at their home institution.
  • Not later than in their first year, students can apply for the dual degree master program. Applications are evaluated first by the home institution and then presented to the partner institution (which will become the student’s host institution) for review and approval.
  • To be admitted to the program, students must meet all graduate admission policies at both institutions, and must have advisors who agree to advise them at both institutions.
  • The language requirement for the SGH course is English B2 or higher (according to Common European Framework).
  • Up to 10 students are to be accepted by the host institution per year. This number can be raised upon a formal agreement between the partners TUB and SGH.
  • According to the Rules and Regulations of selection for international programs and exchanges at SGH, all students accepted for double diploma programs are not allowed to apply for any other exchange or program that involves mobility abroad in the given academic year. It especially refers to Erasmus, PIM and bilateral exchanges and international programs like CEMS MIM.
Selection and Application

DEADLINE FOR DELIVERING APPLICATIONS – 20 May 2022

Documents required from the SGH candidates to double degree program include (all documents should be prepared in English):

  • Motivation letter addressed to Selection Commission to double degree program between Technische Universität Berlin and SGH Warsaw School of Economics (in English, max. 1 page)
  • Copy of the BA diploma
  • Official course transcript or diploma supplement with grades received (in English)
  • Document certifying fluency in English and German
  • First draft of the study program (preferred field of study/study path, list of academic interests, etc.) 

Application documents should be delivered to Agnieszka Kühnl-Kinel PhD by e-mail or sent by post to:

Agnieszka Kühnl-Kinel PhD
Centrum Współpracy Międzynarodowej
Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie
Al. Niepodległości 162
02-554 Warszawa

email: akinel@sgh.waw.pl

Contacts at SGH Warsaw School of Economics:

Contacts at TUB: