Nonprofit Management and Public Governance (MaNGo)

The Masters programme comprises a broad business education for management tasks in the nonprofit sector and beyond.

It is conducted jointly by the BSEL and the HTW Berlin – Universities of Applied Sciences.


The curriculum covers all relevant aspects of business administration for nonprofit managers, including Operations Management, Financial Management, Marketing and Human Resources. Given the increasing complexity of administrative processes in the public and nonprofit sector, the programme provides the requisite knowledge in the fields of political, legal and social sciences. Typical modules include “Law for non-profit management” and “Policy analysis”.

Key Facts

Department Department of Public Administration
Degree Master of Arts, M.A.
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Overall credit points (ECTS) 120

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Public and Nonprofit Management or equivalent comprising at least 20 ECTS credits in Business Administration.A Bachelors degree at a recognised university would be accepted for “MaNGo”, if it was equivalent to at least 180 European credit points (ECTS). Typically, one year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. A 3-year full-time Bachelor's programme therefore usually comprises 180 ECTS credits. “Recognised” means that the university must be accredited according to the laws and regulations of the country in which it is based.  If these laws stipulate that the study programme needs to be accredited as well, then this condition must always be fulfilled too.Language proficiencyPlease note that the majority of courses are taught in German. A very good command of German, spoken and written, is a prerequisite right from the beginning.

On enrolment, German language skills must be proved as follows:

  • TestDaF with at least the grade of 4 in all four parts
  • an equivalent (in German)
  • the minimum level of DSH 2 (equivalent to TestDaF level 4 in all four parts). 
  • Successful completion of §5 Prüfungsteil Deutsch as part of the Feststellungsprüfung at a Studienkolleg 
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C 2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)

For more information about German language proficiency please consult "Ordnung zum Nachweis deutscher Sprachkenntnisse ausländischer Studienbewerber und Studienbewerberinnen" (in German).


Applicants whose native language is not  English, and who have not completed their previous education in a school, college or university where English is the language of instruction, must submit a proof of English proficiency on the minimum level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) by the end of the application period.

All language certificates must invariably be submitted in the form of officially authenticated hardcopies.

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Applications for admissions will be accepted from 1st May to 30th June of every year. Intake is in the winter semester only.

Prospective students holding a foreign university entrance qualification must submit their application via uni-assist for BSEL: Please note that the application is subject to a fee.

For information about supporting documents, please consult the Admissions and Enrolment office. All enquiries must be addressed in German language.

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Non-profit Management and Public Governance Academic Director and Chair of the Joint Commission

Prof. Dr. Bettina Hohn
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-2672

Non-profit Management and Public Governance Examination Committee Chair

Prof. Dr. Berit Adam
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-2666

Student Recruitment and Admissions Office

Petra Schmutzler
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-2540

Programme Planning and Operation

Manja Lade
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-2612

Academic Programme

Heike Gardein
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-2614

Examinations and Internships

Ines Noack
Tel. +49 (0)30 30877-2620