Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

This Master program is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary course for those who plan a career in real estate project planning and management with a focus on implementing sustainability and acknowledging the relevance of different urban contexts.

The concept of the German „Energiewende“ – literally, energy transition – has gained international attention. It includes a variety of measures that aim at making Europe’s largest economy free of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In order to attain this, all areas of energy production and consumption will have to go through a transition process. Besides mobility and industry, buildings are therefore one of the key factors for a successful Energiewende.

The MBA program in „Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency“ comprises skills, methods, and concepts to consider different approaches, to understand them, and to align them for reaching sustainable solutions. Such competences are indispensable in every building, construction and real estate project that takes energy efficiency and other sustainability criteria as balancing economic, social, ecological and cultural aspects in responsibility for future generations into account.

In this regard, students will learn a lot from experts and from each other and hopefully enjoy the international, interdisciplinary teamwork as well as Berlin’s urban and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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Curriculum

The master program is taught over a period of three semesters. The first semester covers the technical, economic, entrepreneurial and legal foundations for management decisions in the building sustainability sector; the second semester deepens this view through the Interdisciplinary project, Management and the lecturer serious modules; the third semester broadens the view while simultaneously focusing on practice according to student’s individual interests. All semesters include lectures, tutorials, seminars as well as Excursions /presentations, online materials related to practice and extracurricular activities. The master thesis due in the third semester concludes the program.

Program structure

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

Module Description

M01 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, apply them to selected cases in the construction sector and present options for optimizing them.


M02 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 grounding in economics for subsequent modules.Students are able to employ specialized knowledge and aspects of economics and to compare general and selected cases from the construction sector.


M03 Business (9 ECTS)

This module is an introduction to business studies. It covers the most important principles of business studies taking into accountsocial responsibility and sustainable development. The module engages with the latest research and encourages a critical and reflective approach in providing a grounding 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, depending on the focus of their studies, present options for optimizing the construction sector.


M04 Law (6 ECTS)

This module is an introduction to legal principles and the legal framework for real estate at an 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.


M05 Management (12 ECTS)

Students are able toindependently 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 management in the construction sector, apply problem-solving skills to case studiesusing different fields of knowledge and present options for optimizing the building sector.


M06 Lecture series (6 ECTS)

The students will be able to follow and identify key facts from expert presentations on the technological, economic, social, and environmental dimensions of problems in energy-focused planning and construction processes in individual buildings and across neighborhoods.


M07 Interdisciplinary Project (12 ECTS)

This module combines a numberof subject-specific competencies in one project. The students will be able to evaluate and analyze buildings from an energy and economic perspective and implement new and innovative concepts in improvement and optimization strategies. This module offersinsights into the planning, implementation,and operation of technologies (software, communications,and hardware) in building monitoring, control, and automation, with a particular focus on energy management. Students will gain a basic understanding of flexible and smart energy management in modern living environments. With the view of achieving a holistic energy balance, the students will develop a detailed knowledge of internal factors such as building configuration, user/usage, monitoring, control/automation,and decentralized generation. From the perspective of a smart building, they will also understand the relationship with external factors such as energy procurement, (regenerative) energy supply, legal and market frameworks for construction and operation. Students will also gain a basic understanding of the thermophysical principles of HVAC systems and the role they play in the energy management of a building. Graduates will be able to identify and assess the energy efficiency impact of options for smart building design and implementation, and compare these with other measures (e.g. smart heating compared with changes to the building envelope).


M08 and M09 Compulsory electives (12 ECTS; 6 ECTS each)

Two of the following modules must be selected:

  • Compulsory elective:Energy-Efficient Societies
  • Compulsory elective: Sustainable Urban Development
  • Compulsory elective: Integration of Renewable Energies
  • Compulsory elective: Efficiency Management A
  • Compulsory elective: Efficiency Management B
  • Compulsory elective: Managing Sustainable Innovations A
  • Compulsory elective: Managing Sustainable Innovations B

M10 Master thesis (18 ECTS)

Lecturers

In addition to their own engineering, planning, architecture or economics studies, participants will gain technical, economic and management skills tailored to the building sector, and will be prepared for a management career in leadership positions across the boundaries of their own fields. In addition to sector-specific fundamentals, the program includes project and life cycle management modules as well as a global perspective regarding different approaches to energy-efficiency.


Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Julian Wékel
Technische Universität Berlin
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Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Norbert Fisch
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Gebäude- und Solartechnik
www.tu-braunschweig.de/igs/institut

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer
Technische Universität Berlin
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Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Georg Erdmann
Technische Universität Berlin
www.ensys.tu-berlin.de

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nicole Riediger
Construction and Real Estate Management – International Project and Facility Management
HTW Berlin
www.htw-berlin.de/campus/

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufseß
Technische Universität Berlin
www.strategie.tu-berlin.de

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Krämer
Informations- und Kommunikationssysteme im Facility Management,
Informationsmanagement, Geschäftsprozessmanagement und Prozessmodellierung
HTW Berlin
www.htw-berlin.de/campus/

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker
Technische Universität Berlin
http://www.fjsaecker.de/

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Tetyana Morozyuk
Technische Universität Berlin
www.campus-elgouna.tu-berlin.de

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Daniel Freund
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Distributed Artificial Intelligence Labor
Technische Universität Berlin
www.dai-labor.de

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr. Maren Borkert
Research Associate
Technische Universität Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Julian Alexandrakes
Research Associate
Technische Universität Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Schnauss
Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)
www.renac.de

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr.-Ing. Carolin Schröder
Technische Universität Berlin
Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft
www.tu-berlin.de/ztg/menue/startseite_ztg/

Experts

Lecturers are full time professors of TU Berlin, expert professors from cooperating international universities, senior industry managers with a strong academic background, or senior executive staff of regulatory bodies.

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Zsuzsa Besenyöi
HTW Berlin
www.htw-berlin.de/campus/
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Holm
Laborleiter Labor für Bauphysik
Forschungsinstitut für Wärmeschutz e.V. München
www.fiw-muenchen.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Bettina Brockmann
Lecturer
San José State University, California, US
www.sjsu.edu/people/bettina.brockmann/
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Oliver Rosebrock
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Technische Universität Braunschweig
www.tu-braunschweig.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Andre Wolff
CEO of G2Plus
Authorized Officer of Gegenbauer
www.g2plus.de
www.gegenbauer.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Jessica Schönebeck, M.Sc.
Business Development/ Marketing
G2Plus GmbH
www.g2plus.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Sarah Elsheikh, M.Sc.
Field Protection Assistant
Danish Refugee Council / Dansk Flygtningehjælp
www.drc.ngo
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Christoph Vornhusen
Inhaber
Bencon Energies
www.benconenergies.com
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Thomas Wilken
Stellv. Institutsleitung
Technische Universität Braunschweig
www.tu-braunschweig.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Christoph Zöpel
Freier Publizist
Honorarprofessor der Universität Dortmund
Staatsminister a.D.
www.christoph-zoepel.de/
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
jörn walter
Oberbaudirektor Hamburg
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Hilmar von Lojewski
Beigeordneter des Deutschen Städtetages
und des Städtetages Nordrhein-Westfalen
für Stadtentwicklung, Bauen, Wohnen und Verkehr
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Günter Pfeifer
Freier Architekt
Technische Universität Darmstadt
www.tu-darmstadt.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Reiner Nagel
Vorstandsvorsitzender – Bundesstiftung Baukultur
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr. Monika Meyer
Institute for Housing and Environment
Research institution of the State of Hessen and the City of Darmstadt
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr. Jens Libbe
Geschäftsführer
DIFU Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr. Jascha Lehmann
Research Analyst
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V.
www.pik-potsdam.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Katzenbach
TU Darmstadt – Institut und Versuchsanstalt für Geotechnik
www.tu-darmstadt.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Uli Hellweg
CEO of the IBA Hamburg and Urban Planner
Hellweg Urban Concept
http://euap.hkbu.edu.hk/series/uli-hellweg/
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Thosten Schulte
Standortleiter Berlin | Head of Project Management
ARCADIS Germany GmbH
www.arcadis.com/de/germany
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Hamid Doost Mohammadian
Director for International Management, Iran Representative.
www.fh-mittelstand.de

Advantages & Opportunities

The Master’s program in Building Sustainability is intended to give young engineers, architects, economists and planning scholars from Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBAuniversities, enterprises, planning offices and public authorities the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary specialist knowledge. The program enhances their professional skills in the area of sustainable and energy-efficient building management while taking into account the urban context of buildings, thus preparing them for specific challenges resulting from urban development and climate change.

In order to transfer the theoretical knowledge to practice, a strong focus will be on interdisciplinary group projects. The program is therefore particularly suitable for young professionals who seek a leadership position in international companies. It requires at least one year of postgraduate working experience.

Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students allows for individual and excellent learning conditions.

 

Quality Assurance

Part of sustainability is quality management. Quality should not be left to chance, but be the result of a continuous improvement process. The TU Berlin changed its quality focus from the quality assurance of individual study programs to the evaluation of the university as a system. The TU Berlin has designed its quality assurance procedures in such a way that the participating actors can develop themselves in a responsible manner and in dialogue with each other. System accreditation leads to the accreditation of all study programs offered by a university.
“The subject of system accreditation is the internal quality assurance system of a university in the field of study and teaching. The structures and processes relevant for teaching and studies are examined to ensure that they achieve the achievement of the qualification objectives and the high quality of the courses, whereby the requirements of the Conference of Ministers of Education (KMK) are the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ESG). and the criteria of the Accreditation Council apply.
A positive system accreditation certifies the university that its quality assurance system in the field of study and teac

hing is suitable for ensuring the achievement of the qualification objectives and the quality standards of their degree programs. Degree programs that are set up according to the specifications of the accredited system or have already been subject to internal quality assurance according to the specifications of the accredited system are thus accredited.” (Own translation after German Accreditation Council of 20/02/2013.)
Currently the final phase of the accreditation process has started and receiving the label of the system accreditation by the end of 2019 is possible. Please visit the webpage Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency ZEvA for more information.

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA


Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the master program amount to 15,000 Euro (5,000 per semester) including the regular administration (enrolment/registration) fees of currently 307.54 Euro per semester.

The administration fees include the so-called semester ticket for using the public transport Service in Berlin (tariff zones ABC).

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Team

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Julian Wékel
Academic Director
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Mariam Elsheikh
Academic Coordinator
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Phillip Hebert
Academic Coordinator
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Laura Lehmann
Administrative Coordinator

Application

The application deadline is April 30th of each year for a start in October of the same year.
You can send us your application documents from February through April 2020 for the next academic year 2020/2021 starting in October 2020.

Required application documents:

  • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
  • Tabular Curriculum Vitae with information about educational and professional background
  • University degree(s) recognized by German universities (at least 210 ECTS)
  • Proof of working experience of at least one year (preferably in the relevant working areas of energy) after completion of studies
  • Proof of knowledge of the English language at level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – not required for high school graduation with English language
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – only if available

The number of students is limited to 30 per year. An admission committee will decide about selection based on results of former studies, the study profile, and further relevant qualifications that were attained outside university.

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact us: contact@master-in-energy.com

 

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA