Sustainable Mobility Management MBA

The MBA in Sustainable Mobility Management is perfect for transport engineers, transport and mobility experts, planners, architects, and sustainability project managers who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of sustainable mobility management.

Authorities, businesses and other agencies engaged in transport and mobility must rethink their current strategies. Each urban area faces its own specific set of challenges: congestion, emissions, safety, accessibility and economic implications are only some factors that account for the mobility situation that inhabitants experience. This implies an increased need for broadly educated, skilled managers, capable to frame those issues with social shifts, new technologies and innovative business models.

TU Berlin’s master program in “Sustainable Mobility Management” closes the educational gap in this field and prepares students for leadership positions by training people who can deliver cutting-edge and sustainable mobility solutions. The master program is intended for an international and diverse audience: Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students means excellent and tailored learning conditions.

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Curriculum

The Master program is taught over a period of three semesters. The first two semesters include lectures, tutorials, seminars, and excursions. The program will be completed in the 3rd semester by writing a master thesis.
The first semester is dedicated to the fundamentals of mobility and sustainability, considering these issues from different perspectives such as economic factors, social and managerial elements, and naturally including technological drivers.
In the second semester, trends and the future of transport, as well as the transition toward sustainable mobility, will be the main focuses, which encompass also the issue of governance and management of complex structures. A lecture series will provide world-based case studies.
The third semester is mainly devoted to specialization and Master Thesis.
Elective courses for specialization are offered.

Program structure

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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 and 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 transport 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 foundation in economics for subsequent modules.Students are able to identify specialized knowledge and aspects of economics and to compare general and selected cases from the transport sector.


M03 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 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 to present them for the transport sector.


M04 Law and Governance (6 ECTS)

This module is an introduction to legal principles and the legal framework for the transport sector 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.


M05 Management (12 ECTS)

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


M06 Mobility Actors and Practices (6 ECTS)

After taking this module, students will:-have acquired a knowledge base in transport systems, and sustainable mobility theories, concepts,and approaches with the focus on mobility as a social and technological system-be able to identify and address social, economic and technological conflicts and points of tension in the implementation of the transition towards sustainable mobility.


M07 Lectures Series (6 ECTS)

The main aim is to explore current perspectives in the discourse on sustainable mobility by involving practitioners and researchers in this field.


M08 Mobility Trends and Futures (6 ECTS)

After taking this module, students will:-understand mobility trends in order to be able to address the complexity of the open and network-based transport systems of the future-be able to evaluate social and technological transformation and change-have a firm grounding in the development of forecasts-be able to use this knowledge to construct scenarios and plan long-term developments in mobility transformation.


M09 Compulsory electives (12 ECTS)

Two of the following modules must be selected:

  • Compulsory elective: Business Models and Investment (in Sustainable Mobility)
  • Compulsory elective: Data Analysis and ICT in Mobility
  • Compulsory elective: Basics of Urban and Transport Planning
  • 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)

Program Content

The growing environmental impact of transport systems, as well as their energy voracity, require new approaches and new concepts. This MBA offers an integrative design across disciplines, addressing a range of different perspectives. The theory and practice-driven approach gives students both a conceptual understanding and the skills needed to tackle practical problems, covering the needs of strategy development, analysis and implementation, complex decision making and project management.

Graduates will be able to plan and manage complex projects in the transport and mobility fields. The program provides the knowledge and skills for assessing projects from social, sustainability and economic perspectives and for creatively, in teams or independently, finding solutions that consider the varying stakeholders’ interests. Graduates will either be able to enter the labour market (private and public sector) or continue with postgraduate studies.

Students who are the future mobility experts learn in a close cooperation with leading enterprises and institutions located on the EUREF-Campus to become acquainted also with practical projects in the field of energy, infrastructure and mobility.

Paid internships during the MBA course, both with big companies and start-ups, are encouraged and possible. This is also thanks to the lesson calendar, which allows time for this extra activity.

Contacts with major firms and with the Berlin start-up scene are already successfully developed.

Lecturers

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Julian Alexandrakis
Technical University of Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
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Dr. Wulf-Holger Arndt
Head of research unit “Mobility and Space”
TUB – Center for Technology and Society
http://www.tu-berlin.de/ztg/mobility
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Dr. Maren Borkert
Technical University of Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
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Dr. habil. Weert Canzler
Berlin Social Science Center
www.wzb.eu/en
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Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel
Technical University of Berlin
www.ibba.tu-berlin.de/menue/institut/
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Dr. Valentina Fava
Technical University of Berlin
www.ibba.tu-berlin.de/menue/institut/
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Prof. Dr. Dietmar Göhlich
Technical University of Berlin
www.mpm.tu-berlin.de/menue/home/
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Dr. Christian Hoffmann
Innovation Centre for Mobility and Social Change (InnoZ)
www.innoz.de/en
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Dr. Angela Jain
Technical University of Berlin
www.technik.tu-berlin.de/menue/team/dr_angela_jain
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie
Innovation Centre for Mobility and Social Change (InnoZ)
www.innoz.de/en
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Prof. Dr. Barbara Lenz
Director of the Institute of Transport Research, Berlin
www.dlr.de/vf/en/desktopdefault.aspx
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M.Sc. Tu-Anh Ly
Technical University of Berlin
www.mpm.tu-berlin.de/menue/home/
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Thomas Meissner
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
www.berlin-partner.de/en
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Dr. Massimo Moraglio
Technical University of Berlin
www.ibba.tu-berlin.de/menue/institut/
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Prof. Dr.-ing. Thomas Richter
Technical University of Berlin
www.ils.tu-berlin.de/menue/ueber_uns/
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Lisa Ruhrort
Innovation Centre for Mobility and Social Change (InnoZ)
www.innoz.de/en
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Dr. Robert Schönduwe
MotionTag GmbH
www.motion-tag.com
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Prof. Dr. Claus Tully
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano
www.unibz.it
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Dr. Ulrike Engel-Ziegler
Innovation Centre for Mobility and Social Change (InnoZ)
www.innoz.de
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Dr. Irene Feige
Institute for Mobility Research (BMW Group)
www.ifmo.de
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Dr. Roland Nolte
Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT)
www.izt.de

Experts

National and international experts from the national and international agency, industry, academia and research centres involved in the transition toward sustainable mobility present different opinions, case-studies and perspectives.
In this vein, besides the teaching of the other modules, the students will be able to have a more complex and variegated definitions of the problems and the potentialities of such a transition.

To name a few:

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Kay Axhausen
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
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Alessandro Damiani
EU Directorate General Research
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Colin Divall
Independent scholar, UK government consultant
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Gabriele Grea
Univ. Bocconi/consultant, Italy
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Hans Jeekel
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Felix Laube
Centre of excellence in rail operations at Emch+Berger, Switzerland
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Maria Cristina Marolda
EU Directorate General Move
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Angelo Martino
TRT, Italy consultant company
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David Metz
University College London, UK
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Corinne Mulley
University of Sydney, Australia
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Graham Parkhurst
University of the West of England
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Nuno Ribeiro
VTM, Portugal, consultant company
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Carolin Schröder
TU Berlin
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Bert Toussaint
Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
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David Tyfield
Lancaster University, UK

Advantages & Opportunities

The program’s interdisciplinary content, which covers the social, economic, technical and governance aspects of tomorrow’s sustainable mobility, gives students and future employees a distinctive profile and qualifies them for a leading position in the mobility sector.

The students completing this MBA will have career possibilities within transport supplier and equipment industries, national or international organizations, as well as with national, regional or municipal public authorities.

Potential employment sectors include, but are not limited to, vehicle and sustainable mobility service design; infrastructure or transport service, operations and administration; transport network planning, development, marketing or regulation; auditing or management of sustainable development policy in a company or public and private institutions.

Paid internships during the MBA course, both with big companies and start-ups, are encouraged and possible. This is also thanks to the lesson calendar, which allows time for this extra activity.

Contacts with major firms and with the Berlin start-up scene are already successfully developed.

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.

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).

Schneider Electric is offering scholarships for this program.

Testimonials

EUREF in Berlin, Germany is a thrilling place for the future of mobilityBassem (Lebanon)
The experiences from students from around the world helped me a lot to understand the challenges of the transition towards sustainable mobility in a global context.Alex (Germany)
If you’re looking to understand the future of mobility and play a role in shaping the transition towards better city living, then this international program is what you’re looking for.Nabil (Germany)
A truly diverse student body – in background, nationality, and interests.Karen (China)
The program puts contemporary mobility issues under spotlight through analysis of real life examples.Amit (India)

Team

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Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel, Academic Director
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie, Academic Director
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Dr. Massimo Moraglio, Academic Coordinator
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Charlotte Hegel, Academic Coordinator
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Nora Bonatz, Academic Coordinator
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Laura Lehmann, 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:

  • University degree recognized by German universities (at least 210 ECTS)
  • Proof of work experience of at least one year after completion of studies, preferably in the relevant areas of transport and planning
  • Tabular CV, with information including educational and professional background
  • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
  • Proof of English language proficiency at Level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (not required for high school graduation in English)
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – only if available
  • Further documents, such as references may be submitted.

The admission procedure is subject to the Admission regulation.

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 Mrs. Laura Lehmann: laura.lehmann.1@campus.tu-berlin.de