International Master's in Project Management & Data Science

Pircture of MPMD students

Top employers need project managers who can successfully manage complex, high-level, data-driven projects in an international work environment. The International Master’s in Project Management and Data Science (MPMD) prepares you with academic knowledge, real-world experience and industry connections.

Advance your international career

Manage international projects and extensive datasets with confidence. In this two-year, English-taught programme, you’ll learn from professors with impressive backgrounds in industry and collaborate with peers from 16+ countries.

Impress your future employers. During this programme, you’ll advance from a foundational understanding of international project management and data analytics to the level of advanced, hands-on expertise in both fields. The curriculum is completed by courses in:

  • International business law
  • Data mining, databases and Big Data
  • Change management and leadership
  • Artificial intelligence and emerging technologies
  • Cross-cultural negotiation and group facilitation
  • Data governance, data security and regulatory compliance


Master of Science (MSc)

Key aspects
  • Dual competencies in project management and data analysis
  • Practice-oriented, interactive teaching with professors experienced in industry
  • Project work and networking with world-leading companies, including option to do your master’s thesis at a company
  • Excellent international career prospects
  • Open to students with a range of backgrounds

Duration and start

4 semesters (2 years), start every winter semester

Teaching language

English (no German required)

Location and format

  • On-Campus students will study in person at Treskowallee Campus, Berlin, online or a mix of both, as health regulations require
  • Online students will study fully online
Tuition and fees

Tuition: € 16,000 for the degree (paid in 4 instalments of €4,000 per semester)


  • approximately 310,- EUR per semester for on-Campus students (includes a 6-month Berlin public transport ticket) for on-Campus students
  • approximately 56,- EUR for online students
While there are no scholarships available from HTW Berlin, you can check the DAAD website for possible scholarships.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 180 ECTS
  • At least one year of professional experience after the bachelor's degree
  • Proof of English language proficiency
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Total credits



Accredited by the University Board, based on the criteria of the "Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance" (AQAS). Conforms to the "Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education" (ESG).

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Practice-oriented approach

Your instructors have rich industry experience at top corporations worldwide, in addition to their impressive academic qualifications. They know what employers are looking for and collaborate with top companies on delivering your programme.

The programme modules are taught as a mix of lectures, interactive seminars and labs, with an emphasis on a practice-oriented academic approach, geared towards market demands. Methods include:

  • Workshops, case studies and real business scenarios
  • Industry involvement through guest lectures, company visits and collaborative company projects
  • Option to write your master's thesis at a company
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High employability

We designed the MPMD programme in consultation with major German companies to make sure you’re prepared to enter a wide range of industries.

Companies employing MPMD graduates, Deutsche Bank, Samsung Electronics, HelloFresh, TomTom, Zalando, ETL (Accenture), Schaeffler AG, Schneider Electric, DECATHLON Germany, AUTO1 Group, Publicis Emil, TIER Mobility, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, meetyoo conferencing GmbH, NHS England, Solarisbank AG, wefox Group, DATANOMIQ GmbH, Blue Yonder, BWI GmbH, Qreuz GmbH, Supper & Supper GmbH, umlaut GmbH, DAF Holding, TD Reply, EMnify, Workpath, idealo internet GmbH

Areas in which MPMD graduates work

  • Data analysis
  • Business intelligence
  • Project management
  • Controlling
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • HR

Potential fields of employment for MPMD graduates

  • Consulting
  • Services
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing

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Study MPMD online or on-campus

You can choose from two options when studying the Master in Project Management and Data Science:

Be an online MPMD student

As an online MPMD student, you will take part in the classes fully online. The Online Master MPMD has the same qualification you would receive studying on-Campus, while giving you the advantage and flexibility of learning wherever you are in the world.

Each module (or course) provides you with

  • Real-time lectures with your professors from HTW Berlin via video conference, giving you access to the same world-class academics who teach on-Campus and their direct feedback
  • Self-paced online learning with readings, videos, exercises and opportunities to self-asses your learning progress as well as
  • Case studies in which you will directly apply your new knowledge
  • You will also have the opportunity to co-operate and exchange with your fellow MPMD students, be they online or on-Campus

Be an on-Campus MPMD student

For on-Campus MPMD students, classes are held on campus, online or as a mix of both, as the health situation demands. We’re experienced in providing a smooth switch between formats as needed. We and our students are getting really good at this! ;)

To ensure maximum safety for everyone, on-campus classes are taught to split classes (half the class size). This allows for ample space between students and complies with social distancing rules. A comprehensive hygiene strategy is in place at HTW Berlin.

No matter whether you choose to study online or on-Campus, with Corona restrictions in place or post-pandemic: We will always ensure that you enjoy the full learning experience during your studies at HTW Berlin. So join us at the MPMD study programme!

Doctoral studies (PhD)

Successful master students are also qualified for doctoral studies (PhD) at other universities and embark on careers in international research.

Services and support

Personalised feedback

Your professors will provide you with direct feedback on your work to help you develop as a professional. You may also contact your professors by email at any time. Additionally, your programme manager and assistant programme manager can assist you with organisational, academic and career questions.

Cultural experiences

Being part of the MPMD programme also means you have the chance to experience German culture. We organise trips, virtual company visits and special events for you and your peers – including celebrating traditional holidays like Christmas!

Guidance throughout your programme

The dedicated MPMD Team in the programme office – Annett Debarry and Sylke Sedelies – will support you from application to graduation. We also organise the MPMD special events and excursions! :)

Full university services

You also have full access to the resources of HTW Berlin, including:

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