HTW-Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
|Location||Berlin, Germany’s capital, has a population of over 3.5 million citizens making it the largest city in Germany as well as one of the ten largest metropolises in Europe. It is a multicultural city with some 425,000 foreigners from 184 countries and draws on a long cosmopolitan tradition.
Berlin is the most important academic centre in Germany with a large concentration of universities and research facilities. There are currently around 135,000 students enrolled at 15 universities. The University of Applied Sciences is Berlin’s most recently founded and largest application-oriented university. It has over 10,000 students in 73 degree programmes in the areas of business administration, economics and management, engineering, informatics and design.
|Course focus||The Master’s in International and Development Economics (MIDE)is an 18-month, full-time programme in the Faculty of Economics.The course, which was first offered in 2003, begins in April each yearat the start of the summer semester. It consists of two semesters with lectures and seminars of around 20 hours per week and a third semester dedicated principally to researching and writing a thesis. MIDE begins with courses that provide a solid foundation in modern theories of development economics, macroeconomics and international trade and finance. It then offers a wide range of optional cours- es focussing on policy and management issues in key economic sectors, including agriculture, financial institutions and regional policies. Throughout the programme, MIDE strives to achieve a balance between theoretical debates and practical application.
Graduates of the programme will be well equipped to work for inter national companies that operate in developing countries as well as for governmental or non-governmental institutions involved in devel-opment cooperation. In developing countries, graduates will be ideal- ly suited for positions in government departments, banks, consulting organisations, multinational companies, chambers of commerce or educational institutions such as universities.
Students are expected to have already acquired basic academic knowledge and skills in economics and business management in their undergraduate courses.The programme is accredited by ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute).
|Target group||The programme is designed for students from developing countries as well as for students from the EU and other developed countries who have a special interest in the economic challenges facing developing and transition countries.|
|Course language||The programme is taught entirely in English.|
You are advised to see the MIDE web page for details regarding the admission requirements: http://mide.htw-berlin.de/
|Degree Awarded||Master in International and Development Economics (Master of Arts)|
|Course Begins||1 April 2014|
|Course Duration||18 months|
|Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme||2 months (for students awarded a DAAD-scholarship)|