Technische Universitaet Berlin
The energy sector is one of today’s fastest paced, decisive and profitable industries and crucial to the global economy, the environment and our future society as a whole. Yet, the energy sector faces complex challenges as well as opportunities arising from climate change, the economic sphere, public opinion, technological progress, political and regulatory developments. This situation calls for new solutions to be delivered by highly skilled and appropriately trained experts with an all-embracing overview, an international outlook and the will to create a true impact. Due to its economic, entrepreneurial and industrial strength as well as its successful and progressive energy policies, the ”Energiewende”, Germany stands out as a front runner in the global energy transition.
In order to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate and promote progress in the international energy sector, Technische Universität Berlin has created this unique MBA program combining academic excellence with industry expertise. The full-time master program “Energy Management” at TU-Campus EUREF in Berlin enhances students´ career prospects and enables them to reach the next level of leadership. Successful graduates will have the ability to lead and manage others and to make strategic, problem-solving and sustainable managerial decisions in the field of energy and beyond.
Technology (9 ECTS)
In this module, students review and gain more in-depth general technical knowledge and knowledge of energy technologies and systems in the context of current developments taking into account social responsibility and sustainable development. The module also covers the most important technological insights, and the technological foundations of the subsequent modules are explained. Students will be able to define and evaluate various procedures and apply them to selected cases in the energy sector.
Economics (6 ECTS)
This module is an introduction to economics. It covers the most important principles of economics taking into account social responsibility and sustainable development. The module engages with the latest research and encourages a critical and reflective approach in providing a foundation in economics for subsequent modules. Students are able to identify specialized knowledge and aspects of economics and compare general and selected cases from the energy sector.
Business (9 ECTS)
This module is an introduction to business studies. It covers the most important principles of business studies taking into account social responsibility and sustainable development. The module engages with the latest research and encourages a critical and reflective approach in providing a foundation in business studies for subsequent modules. Students will be able to define the main features of business studies, apply problem-solving skills to case studies using different fields of knowledge and present options for optimizing the energy sector.
Energy Law (6 ECTS)
This module is an introduction to legal principles and the legal framework for modern energy market at the international, European and national level. Students will be able to use their own initiative to combine legal knowledge and skills in solving complex problems, evaluate cases independently and analyze and summarize legal situations.
Management (12 ETCS)
Students are able to independently identify, analyze and design strategic approaches taking into account the consequences of environmental changes for planning, management and controlling. They do this by incorporating interdependent technological, economic, business and legal processes in companies and organizations and taking into account social responsibility and sustainable development. Students will be able to define the main features of energy management, apply problem-solving skills to case studies using different fields of knowledge, and present options for optimizing the energy sector.
Investment (6 ECTS)
This module looks at aspects of investment decisions in the context of long-term energy infrastructure (networks, storage facilities, and power plants) from a decision-maker’s perspective. Students will be proficient in the basic methods of investment calculations and common financial instruments and forms of financing. They will apply problem-solving skills in a critical and reflective manner to investment decisions and identify strategic approaches to solving complex problems. The knowledge they acquire will enable them to assess the pros and cons of various financial instruments in the context of investment projects and to use these to their advantage in making decisions. They will also be able to plan infrastructure projects and analyze risks.
Energy Networks (6 ECTS)
This module deals with the technical and organizational challenges of network management in the context of environmental changes. It looks at transformation processes between different forms and sources of energy and considers novel technological developments. Students will be able to identify highly specialized knowledge about energy networks, partly based on the latest technical developments and findings. They will also be able to critically evaluate fundamental problems of network management and to present options for the optimization of network management.
Regulation (6 ECTS)
This module covers the regulatory side of energy grids. It is structured along the multi-layered regulatory sphere of the energy sector. After a theoretical introduction into the theory and instruments of regulation, it starts on the European level, dealing with EU Energy policy and regulation. It follows the national level, looking into the national transposition of EU regulatory law and the practical regulation on national level. It then goes on, focusing on the regulation management on business level. Students will be able to critically reflect on the current theory and practice of regulation in Germany and Europe in both the electricity and gas sectors, to assess the significance and effects of regulation on the energy system on the one hand and on companies on the other, and to present options for optimizing regulation management.
Efficiency (6 ECTS)
The students will be able to define, evaluate and analyze technical projects and structures such as buildings, factories,and urban districts. They do this by integrating the technological, economic, business and legal operations in companies and organizations and by taking social responsibility and sustainable development into account.
Managing Sustainable Innovations (6 ECTS)
The students will be able to define, evaluate and analyze innovations, team building and management processes, and administrative, financial and theoretical topics with special practical relevance. They will develop innovative business models in the energy sector. These models will incorporate interdependent technological, economic, business and legal processes in companies and organizations and will take into account social responsibility and sustainable development.
Master thesis (18 ECTS)
Advantages & Opportunities:
In a Nutshell.
The 'MBA Energy Management' is an international full-time, graduate management program entirely taught in English. The program is taught over a period of three semesters and takes place on the TU-Campus EUREF, a hub for energy efficiency, renewable energies, and smart grids within the heart of Germany´s capital. It has been created in conjunction with current and future industry needs and is delivered by the 'Technische Universität Berlin' (TU Berlin), one of the biggest and most international institutes of technology in Europe and a leader in research as well as academic and industry-focused teaching.
The 'MBA Energy Management' has been created to support motivated individuals to transition into their next career as future leaders in the energy sector. Through an exchange with peers and faculty a priority is made to develop analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills. The program is delivered in an up-to-date blended learning format designed to accelerate management skills relevant to the energy sector. It incorporates an extensive range of well-proven and innovative research translated into teaching methods (e.g. live cases & design thinking, experiential learning, flipped classroom and eLearning), academic approaches, and real-life scenarios.
We are looking for individuals who have a first postgraduate professional experience, preferably in the energy sector, and demonstrate intellectual and analytical curiosity, a focus on community and the ability and will to inspire others. The 'MBA Energy Management' brings together individuals from around the globe. Our highly selected student classes of passionate individuals are characterized by academic excellence, cultural and professional diversity as well as a vast array of personal experiences.
Enhance your Network.
The small group size of maximum 30 students allows for close and exclusive peer exchange, outstanding individual learning conditions and personal mentoring. The learning experience is backed by the vast amount of eligible benefits, research tools and resources as well as on-campus events and activities at TU Berlin, one of Europe´s major universities of technology. 'MBA Energy Management' participants share the same campus and certain elective courses with their fellow students from our other 'Master in Energy' programs and thus further benefit from an insightful, interdisciplinary exchange. Graduates gain membership in and access to an ever-growing, international alumni network and learning community.
Proximity to the Industry.
Our pool of experienced lecturers includes highly skilled academics as well as industry experts. A series of company presentations, excursions, workshops, seminars, and corporate consulting projects give students the opportunity to interact with companies from a broad range. This additionally provides students an insight into recruitment needs and processes in the energy industry.
Recent visitations and excursions have included: Siemens (gas turbine plant), Vattenfall (power plant), E-world energy & water (trade fair), Arcadis (project development), Schneider Electric (energy management and automation), Continental (automotive), Enercon (wind power), Aleo (solar energy) and many more.
About the EUREF-Campus
The main study location is the European Energy Forum (EUREF), built around the historical Gasometer in Berlin Schöneberg. The Campus is the setting of an innovative community including applied research, economic and policy consultancies mainly based on the philosophy of sustainability. Students who are the future energy experts study in close cooperation with leading enterprises and institutions located on the EUREF-Campus to become acquainted also with practical projects in the field of energy, mobility and management.
About the Technische Universitaet Berlin
The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) is located in Germany's capital city at the heart of Europe. The academic activities are focused on achieving sharply-defined goals: building a distinctive profile for our university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications and a modern approach to university administration.
The TU Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national, and international networking with partners in science and industry is an important aspect in these endeavors. The internationally renowned research-intensive university is dedicated to promoting science and technology for the benefit of broader society and committed to the principle of sustainability.
Other courses offered by Technische Universitaet Berlin
Master in European and International Energy Law (MBL)
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency (MBA)
Sustainable Mobility Management (MBA)