Energy Management MBA

The energy market is one of today´s most fast paced, decisive and profitable industries and crucial to both the global economy, the environment and our future society as a whole.

Climate and economic changes, public opinion, technological progress and regulation shape unforeseen challenges and opportunities. 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. Our 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.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this exciting program.

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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 energy sector; the second semester deepens this view and looks at business practises, primarily of grid-based utilities, and investment; the third semester broadens the view while simultaneously focusing on practise according to student’s individual interests. All semesters include lectures, tutorials, seminars as well as company visits/presentations, online materials related to practice and extracurricular activities. The master thesis due in the third semester concludes the program.

Modular Structure

Energy Management MBA

Modules At A Glance

Technology

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 developmentstaking 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 andapply them to selected cases in the energy sector.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer chairs the Department for the Management of Energy and Resources at the Faculty for Technology and Management, and acts as dean for the English language advanced master programs on TU’s Campus EUREF. After graduating at TU Berlin and the Research Centre Jülich he worked as consultant for German and European regulators and ministries, among which the European Commission, became Deputy Director Energy Regulation at the German Federal Network Agency, then Professor at Technische Universität Clausthal where he created and established the Chair for Gas Supply at the Institute for Petroleum Engineering, before returning to his alma mater TU Berlin as full-time professor.

Economics

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.

Prof. Dr. Georg Erdmann Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Georg Erdmann heads the Department Energy Systems at TU Berlin. He started his academic career at the Center for Economic Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich. Trained in Mathematics and Economics, he received his PhD in Economics at the University of Münster (Germany). Among many other mandates he chairs the German affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) and is member of the independent expert Commission “Energy of the Future” who assesses the progress and challenges of the German /Energiewende/ on behalf of the German federal government. He is author of several books and scientific articles. His latest book publication, the energy economics textbook “Energy Economics”, co-authored with Peter Zweifel and Aaron Praktiknjo, was published in 2017.

Business

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 foundation in business studies for subsequent modules.Students will be able to define the mainfeatures of business studies, apply problem-solving skills to case studies using different fields of knowledge and present options for optimizing the energy sector.

Prof. Dr. Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufseß Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufseß holds the chair of Strategic Leadership and Global Management at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Before joining TU Berlin, he served as a chair professor at the universities of Jena and Bamberg and as an endowment professor at the University of Heidelberg. Dodo received his PhD and his post-PhD qualification from the University of Munich, served as a dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management at TU Berlin, as the vice president and president of the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB) and as a co-program chair of the Strategic Management Society’s annual conference in Berlin. His and his chair’s research focuses on stakeholder influence on strategic decisions, mergers & acquisitions, diversification, top management teams and, most recently, on the strategic management of cities and on sustainability issues.

Energy Law

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.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen Säcker is Professor em. for European and International Business, Competition and Regulatory Law of Freie Unversität Berlin and head of the Institute for Regualtory Law Berlin (enreg). He is one of the leading experts on energy law and Academic Director of TU’s master program “European and Interernational Energy Law”. He holds a honorary doctorate title of the Chinese Culture University, Taipeh, Taiwan, and a honorary doctorate title from the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of State and Law in Moscow, Russia. He currently holds a Guest Professorship of the College of Comparative Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China. He is the editor and author of leading publications in the field of energy law and editor and co-author of the large-scale academic work Berlin Commentary on Energy Law (“Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht”), which at present encompasses 4 volumes and more than 12,000 pages.

Energy Grids

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.

Kai Strunz Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Strunz is holder of the chair of Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy (SENSE) at TU Berlin. Previously, he received his PhD in engineering from Saarland University, pursued research at Brunel University in London and subsequently worked at the Division Recherche et Développement of Electricité de France (EDF) in the Paris area, from where he moved on to serve as tenure-track Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He was rewarded the IEEE PES Prize Paper Award, the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics First Prize Paper Award,the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award of the USA and the Outstanding Teaching Award of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. He is currently Chairman of the IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) Subcommittee on Distributed Energy Resources and editor of the open access IET Engineering Journal.

Investment

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.

Prof. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen is full time Professor for Economic Policy and Infrastructure Policy at TU Berlin, Research Director of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Research Associate of MIT Center for Environmental and Energy Research, and Associate Researcher of the Electricity Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge. He received his PhD at hte Ecole des Mines de Paris and holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder (U.S). Prior to TU, he served as professor at the University of Dresden. He is a leading expert on Applied Industrial Economics, Infrastructure and Network Economics, Environmental and Public Economics, Public Sector Management and European Integration Policy.

Management

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 energy management, apply problem-solving skills to case studies using different fields of knowledge, and present options for optimizing the energy sector.


Efficiency (compulsory elective)

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 (compulsory elective)

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 energysector. 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.

Dr. Maren Borkert Energy Management MBA
Dr. Maren Borkert, Research Associate in the School of Economics and Management – Centre for Entrepreneurship – Technische Universität Berlin.
Julian Alexandrakes Energy Management MBA
Julian Alexandrakes, Research Associate in the School of Economics and Management – Centre for Entrepreneurship – Technische Universität Berlin.

Master thesis

Individual topics, individual supervisors / evaluators (members of faculty).

Senior 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. Tutorials are held by research associates and guest lecturers. Frequent company visitations and excursions to major companies and innovative startups complement.

Energy Management MBA
Eleni-Aristea ALEVIZOU, MBL
Research Assistant
Master on European and International Energy Law (MBL)
TUBS GmbH – TU Berlin ScienceMarketing
https://master-in-energy.com/courses/energy-law
Energy Management MBA
Julian ALEXANDRAKIS
Research Associate,
Entrepreneurship
Educator Chair for Entrepreneurship and
Innovation Management
TU Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
Energy Management MBA
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Karola BASTINI
Assistant Professor
Technische Universität Berlin
Faculty of Economics and Management
Institute of Business Administration
TU Berlin
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Justin BECKER
Universität der Künste Berlin
Berlin Career College
Justin Becker
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Nadja BERSECK
IZT – Institute for Futures Studies and Technology
Assessment, Berlin
Trainer and Lecturer in Design Thinking and Business Model Design
https://www.izt.de/en/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Maren BORKERT
Assistant Professor
Technical University Berlin
Chair of Entrepreneurship
and Innovation Management
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
Energy Management MBA
Bettina BROCKMANN, M.A.
Lecturer AY-A, Communication Studies
San José State University, California, USA
http://www.sjsu.edu/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Volker BÜHNER
Head of Business Unit Energy
KISTERS AG
Dr. Volker BÜHNER
Energy Management MBA
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Lars DITTMAR
Research Associate
Berlin University of Technology
Department of Energy Systems
https://www.ikem.de/
Energy Management MBA
Sarah DROLL, MBA
Senior Manager Business Integrity and Corporate
Compliance
EY
Sarah DROLL
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. rer.pol. Georg ERDMANN
Head of Department
Berlin University of Technology
Department of Energy Systems
https://www.ensys.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Gioia FALCONE
Rankine Chair – Professor of Energy Engineering
University of Glasgow, Imperial College London
Prof. Dr. Gioia FALCONE
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Oliver Helge FRANZ
Regulatory Manager, Head of Regulatory Services and Regulatory Strategy
RWE Deutschland AG, innogy SE
http://rwe.com/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Clemens GERBAULET
Project Manager Business Development
HanseWerk AG
Dr. Clemens GERBAULET
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar GÖHLICH
Head of MPM
Methods of Product Desgin and Mechatronics
TU Berlin
https://www.mpm.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Annegret GROEBEL
Head of Department International Relations/ Postal
Regulations
Bundesnetzagentur
http://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/
Energy Management MBA
Benjamin GROSSE
Research Associate
Berlin University of Technology
Chair for Energy and Resource Management
https://www.er.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Frank Peter HANSEN
Senior Manager
Tennet TSO GmbH Former Bundesnetzagentur
http://www.tennet.eu/
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Klaus HEINE
Law and Economics
Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam
Jean Monnet Chair of Economic Analysis of European Law
http://klausheine.eu/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Bodo HERRMANN
Head of Unit: Grid Development / Expansion
Bundesnetzagentur
http://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/
Energy Management MBA
Thekla Hillebrecht
Academic Coordinator
Energy Law MBL
enregy Institute for Regulatory and Energy Law Berlin
https://master-in-energy.com/courses/energy-law
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Christian VON HIRSCHHAUSEN
Economic Policy and Infrastructure Policy
Berlin University of Technology
DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
https://www.wip.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Peter HOHAUS
Senior Policy Advisor
Uniper SE
http://uniper.energy
Energy Management MBA
Steven HOTOPP, M.Sc.
Research Associate
Berlin University of Technology
Chair for Energy and Resource Management
https://www.er.tu-berlin.de/
https://www.er.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Prof.Dr.Dodo ZU KNYPHAUSEN-AUFSESS
Strategic Leadership and
Global Management
Berlin University of Technology
https://www.strategie.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Oliver KOCH
Deputy Head of Section
DG Energy-European Commission
https://ec.europa.eu/energy/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Carsten KÖNIG
Academic Officer
University of Cologne
Chair for Civil Law,
Competition Law,
Regulatory Law,
Law of the Digital Economy
www.ls-koerber.de
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Armin KRAFT
CEO
EEB Enerko
http://enerko.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr.-Ing. Maren KUSCHKE
Research Associate
Berlin University of Technology
Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy
http://www.sense.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Florian LEUTHOLD
Vortex Energy Group,
COO TU Berlin
http://vortex-energy-group.com/
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Roland MENGES
TU Clausthal,
Institute of Management and Economics
Department of Macroeconomics
Prof. Dr. Roland MENGES
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim MÜLLER-KIRCHENBAUER
Academic Director
MBA Energy Management Energy and Resources
Management
Berlin University of Technology
Institute of Technology and Management
Energy and Resource Management
https://www.er.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Christian NABE
Associate Director
ECOFYS
Energy Systems and Markets
http://www.ecofys.com/
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Aaron PRAKTIKNJO
Assistant Professor
RWTH Aachen University
Chair of Energy Resource and
Innovation Economics/E.ON
ERC Energy Research Center
http://www.eonerc.rwth-aachen.de/
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Søren SALOMO
Institute of Technology and Management
Technology and Innovation ManagementProf. Dr. Søren SALOMO
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dres. h.c. Franz Jürgen SÄCKER
Academic Director
Energy Law MBL
Enregy Institute for Regulatory and Energy Law Berlin
http://saecker.enreg.eu/
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr. Lydia SCHOLZ
Economic and Business Law
Hochschule Bremenhttp://www.hs-bremen.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. habil. Hans-Günter SCHWARZ
Electricity Market Modelling
New Business
RWE Supply and Trading
http://www.rwe.de/
Energy Management MBA
Stephan Seim, M.Sc.
Research Associate
Energy and Resource Management
TU Berlin
http://www.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr.Juliane STEFFENS, LL.M.
Freie Universität Berlin
Lecturer, Coordinator
Master of International and European
Energy Law, TU Berlin
Publications
Energy Management MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai STRUNZ
Head of Department
Sustainable Electric Networks
and Sources of Energy Berlin
University of Technology
ttp://www.eecs.tu-berlin.de/
Energy Management MBA
Dr. Maximilian WACHTER
Strategic Assistant to the CEO
Phoenix Pharmahandel GmbH & Co. KG
http://www.phoenixgroup.eu/de
Energy Management MBA
Dipl.-Ing. Jens WEIBEZAHN
Research Associate
Berlin University of Technology
Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP)
Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP)

Advantages & Opportunities

The program has been developed in close cooperation with leading enterprises, consultancies and regulatory authorities in the energy sector. The study location is the exciting EUREF-Campus where many industry leaders set up office and think tanks. Excursions to industrial outlets and companies further strengthen the link between theory and practise.

We are part of Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, which is one of Germany’s largest universities with currently more than 30,000 students. TU Berlin offers a wide range of support and extracurricular activities.

The program’s interdisciplinary content, which covers the political, economic, technical and legal aspects of the energy markets, gives students and future employees a distinctive profile and qualifies them for leading positions in the energy sector. Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students allows for individual and excellent learning conditions.

Subjects for master theses are top-notch research and often based on industry or government proposals. Skills and knowledge transferred in our course are in high demand in all energy related industries, so carreer opportunities for graduates are exceptional.

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 teaching 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.

Energy Management MBA

Opening Event Energy Management, Energy Law, Building Sustainability 2016

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the master program amount to 18,000 Euro (6,000 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).

Schneider Electric is offering scholarships for this program.

Energy Management MBA
Students from the class of MBA Energy Management at the European Energy Exchange (EEX), early 2017

Testimonials

Energy Management MBAThe Master Program Energy Management at TU Berlin has been a truly fantastic 1 ½ year experience. The major strength of the MBA proposed at TU Berlin is the transverse knowledge proposed in the program. Technical issues, economical assessments and regulatory aspects are all three core elements that are necessary to gain a deep understanding of energy topics in a globalised world and to build valuable analysis for public and private energy projects. I particularly enjoyed studying these topics in an international class with professionals coming from all over the world with different backgrounds and point of views. Our differences challenged us on a daily basis and participated to enlarge our comprehension of the world. For all these reasons, I am pleased to enthusiastically recommend this program!Manish (India)
Energy Management MBANow in this first semester of the Master Program in Energy Management at TU Berlin, I am thrilled and excited to meet and work with people from all around the world with diverse backgrounds in a very friendly and challenging environment. The campus truly has a buzz with many start-ups and established companies experimenting with the latest tech and ideas. The courses are great with excellent internationally recognised professors from academic as well as industrial backgrounds. I thoroughly enjoy the highly interactive sessions, and the supervisors put in a great effort at creating a relaxed environment for the students to get acquainted with all aspects of the subject. I am eagerly looking forward to the next semesters and can highly recommend this program!Xavier (France)
Energy Management MBAThe MBA program Energy Mangement is very well structured and thought through. Professors and lecturers come from various energy backgrounds and are highly involved academically, politically and economically into Germany´s Energiewende. I can apply my acquired knowledge directly at my workplace but also actively engage in the large and inspiring energy scene in Berlin and Germany. Excursions give us insights regarding relevant market players and opportunities to connect with future employers. It is particularly inspiring to study with such an international student crowd since we can share and critically discuss our diverse knowledge and experiences in the energy field from many different regions in the world.Ulrike (Germany)
Energy Management MBAThe broadness of its carefully selected content makes this program perfect for student’s career growth into global business leadership and policy making in the energy sector. It is truly multicultural and provides additional opportunities through close collaboration with both transnational and startup energy companies. Technical University Berlin is a world class scientific academic environment, allowing interdisciplinary initiatives, encouraging team work with experts’ supervision, offering frequent and relevant seminars and excursions to boost practical experience. Students enjoy superb and individual support from both the academic and administrative staff.Oladipupo (Nigeria)
Since January 2018 I am working with Uniper and putting into practice most (if not all) the experience from the MBA program Energy Management.”Gonzalo (Colombia)

Team

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer
Academic Director
Energy Management MBA
Sarah Drewning
Academic Coordinator
Energy Management MBA
Jeannette Pabst
Academic Coordinator
Energy Management MBA
Kirsten Ewald
Administrative Coordinator
Energy Management MBA
Sandra Lubahn
Administrative Manager

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, ca. 400 words)
  • 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
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – if available
  • 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

The number of students is limited to 30 per year. An admission committee decides about the selection based on a ranking taking into account overall qualification, work experience, language skills, results of former studies and the study profile.

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact Mrs. Sandra Lubahn: sandra.lubahn@campus.tu-berlin.de