Project Management and Data Science

Top employers need data analysts and project managers who can successfully manage international data-driven projects. The Master’s in Project Management and Data Science (MPMD) prepares you with academic knowledge, practical experience and industry connections.

You’ll learn from professors with academic qualifications and rich industry experience, study in an international environment with peers from 16+ countries, at HTW Berlin, one of Germany’s biggest Universities of Applied Sciences based in one of the most dynamic and exciting cities of Europe.

MPMD overview


Master of Science (MSc)

Total credits 120
Duration and start 4 semesters (2 years), full-time, start every winter semester
Teaching language English (no German required)
Location & format You choose whether your want to study
Key aspects
  • Dual competencies in data analysis and international project management
  • Practice-oriented, interactive teaching with professors experienced in industry
  • Project work and networking with world-leading companies, option to do your master's thesis at a company
  • Excellent international career prospects
  • Open to students with a range of backgrounds
  • Option to study fully online
Tuition and fees

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

Fees: approximately €110 per semester

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 1 year of professional experience after the bachelor's degree
  • Proof of English language proficiency
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  • Re-accredited by the University Board from 02.06.2021 to 30.09.2027, based on the criteria of the "Agency for Accreditation and Quality Assurance" (AQAS).
  • Accredited by the University Board from 20.07.2016 to 01.06.2021, 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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Dual competencies in data analysis and project management

In our two-year, English-taught programme, you’ll advance from a foundational understanding of data analytics and international project management to the level of advanced, hands-on expertise in both fields. The curriculum is completed by courses in:

  • International business law
  • Change management and leadership
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Data governance and security
  • Artificial intelligence

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Practice-oriented approach

Your programme is focused on real-world problem-solving and provides many opportunities to build your resume and meet people from a range of industries and businesses.

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

All programme modules (or courses) take a practice-oriented academic approach, geared towards market demands. Methods include:

  • Case studies, collaborative projects with peers, workshops and real business scenarios in which you will directly apply your new knowledge
  • Industry involvement through guest lectures, company visits and collaborative company projects
  • Option to write your master's thesis in collaboration with a company

Full flexibility: Study MPMD on-campus or online

Each module (or course) of the MPMD provides you with a mix of

  • Real-time lectures with your professors from HTW Berlin
  • Case studies in which you will directly apply your new knowledge
  • Self-paced online learning with readings, videos, exercises and opportunities to self-asses your learning progress
  • You will also have the opportunity to co-operate and exchange with your fellow MPMD students from 16+ countries on-campus and online

Lectures will simultaneously be streamed as interactive video conferences. Case studies and group work will take place in a hybrid fashion or in parallel on-campus and online.

You can choose whether to study on-campus or fully online.

For on-campus studies, a comprehensive Covid19 Campus Security System is in place at HTW Berlin to ensure maximum security for HTW staff and students alike.

High employability

HTW Berlin graduates are repeatedly ranked among the best by the personnel managers of the largest German companies. MPMD graduates work for big international players as well as innovative Berlin start-ups.

Companies employing MPMD graduates include, 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

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MPMD career paths

Manufacturing, Industry, Construction	11%;  Trade, Hospitality, Transport	6%; Financial services, insurance, real estate	14%; Scientific, technical, business services	11%; Information and computer services	39%; Health, veterinary and social services	3%; E
0 - 20,000 EUR:	0%;  20,000 - 30,000 EUR:	3%;  30,000 - 40,000 EUR:	3%;  40,000 - 50,000 EUR:	14%;  50,000 - 60,000 EUR:	28%;  60,000 - 70,000 EUR:	17%;  70,000 - 80,000 EUR:	7%;  80,000+ EUR:	28%

Learn more about MPMD career paths in our MPMD Alumni survey

Doctoral studies (PhD)

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

Services & support

Personalised feedback

Class size is limited to 40 students per study year to ensure the best possible experience for each student. 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 managers 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 Julia Friske – will support you from application to graduation. We also organise the MPMD special events and excursions! :)

  • Welcome events
  • Buddy programme
  • Events and activities
  • Visa assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation

Full university services

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

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