Welcome to MBA Renewables

MBA Renewables is the first and only distance learning MBA programme focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency. This international online study programme has been jointly offered by Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT) and the Renewables Academy since 2011. The online modules are studied part-time with flexible hours over the course of 2.5 years, including a Master’s thesis.

Join other professionals from all over the world in this programme and gain economic, technical, legal, political and organisational expertise tailored to the specific needs of the emerging renewable energy markets. This highly regarded MBA programme will help you to enhance your career prospects.

Our next intake begins in October 2023 and we’re welcoming applications.





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Flexible learning

Our blended learning approach has been designed to meet the needs of students who are studying whilst working. It guarantees maximum flexibility in time management: each student decides when, where and how to learn. The only fixed dates are one examination date per module, with 13 modules to complete over four semesters, and a fifth semester focused on a Master’s thesis.

Blended learning combines self-study, live lectures, interactive group work and optional on-campus time in Berlin, Germany. Students study all modules online – only the oral Master’s examination has to be taken in Berlin, face-to-face with the board of examiners. In the second and fourth semesters we offer our students the opportunity to attend 2 weeks of classes on campus to deepen their technological know-how.

The MBA Renewables online study programme could be just right for you.

The study programme's online learning platform includes the following features and services.  Download PDF:

The study programme’s online learning platform includes the following features and services:

  • learning materials for self-study
  • virtual classroom
  • live lectures
  • learning videos
  • collaborative tools
  • technical and organisational forums
  • guidelines for academic writing and collaboration
  • self-study quizzes and completion status
  • mobile app

Career prospects and international network

Our programme develops leaders with the interdisciplinary skills and insight for a successful career in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

The Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) highlighted that “the content of the programme and the reachable learning outcomes are such that the students achieve employability above average”.

As a student you will benefit from your fellow students coming from all over the world, exchanging know-how and experience as a member of international teams. Within your case-based project work, you will become aware of the international dimension of climate change as a global challenge and learn how to systematically tackle complex economic, framework and technological issues in this field. The student and alumni network encourages the exchange of experience on professional issues, including job opportunities, and the development of joint ideas or projects.


Jonquil Hackenberg, UK

"The on-campus time has been simply outstanding, and the energy from both lectures and students alike was second to none. I am both humbled and inspired by people’s reasons for doing the MBA Renewables programme - here’s to the future!"


Nilson Olejua Ortiz, Colombia

"I’ve ever been passionate about the energy sector. This programme covers the most important topics of the sector and trends of the global energy change hand in hand with an experienced team with amazing background in the field."