|Degree||Master of Business Administration (MBA) Renewables|
|University||Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT) in cooperation with Renewables Academy|
|Content||• Management and Leadership Skills|
• Energy Policy, Support Mechanisms and Regulations
• Technologies – Systems and Applications (Renewables, Energy Efficiency)
• Marketing and Project Management
Learn more about the programme structure and curriculum
|Lecturers||Professors from BHT and other universities as well as professionals from the renewables and energy efficiency industry|
Mode of study
Mode of study
|Attendance in Berlin||• Oral Master‘s examination (mandatory)|
• Optional: on-campus practical training and exposure visits in the second or fourth semester (elective)
|Admission requirements||• University degree (210 ECTS credits)|
• Very good command of English (Level B2 based on the CEFR)
• At least 1-2 years of work or practical experience
|Fees and payment||€16,000 (examination fees per semester are included), payable in 5 instalments of €3,200 each|
|Additional costs||Travel and accommodation expenses during phases of attendance in Berlin|
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To facilitate the learning process and make it as comfortable and efficient as possible, we offer our students a blend of different educational methods and services.
The entire programme takes place online, and students only have to attend our university in Berlin for the oral Master’s examination at the end of the programme. All content and materials are provided via our learning platform.
During the first four semesters you will work through 3-4 modules per semester, with an estimated workload of 125 working hours to successfully pass one module. The curriculum is taught using a blended learning approach based on self-study materials for independent and flexible study, combining the following components:
Each module provides written learning material that has been exclusively developed for the MBA Renewables programme. The learning units are available in an e-learning version and as a pdf download. The learning material is accompanied by examples, educational videos and case studies, which are used to demonstrate the learned knowledge in practice.
Each module consists of several learning units, and each unit is accompanied by a self-study quiz on the content. This gives students the ability to constantly monitor their individual learning process.
The live online lectures highlight and explain in greater detail selected issues within the various subject areas. Each lecture is a real-time gathering of professors and lecturers with students via a web conference system – so students from all over the world meet to discuss crucial issues on the subject matter. Students who do not have the chance to participate live can download and watch a video of the lecture at any time at their convenience.
Each module involves a final examination that covers not just the theory, but the practice too. Most students are occupied with a challenging profession while studying, and the examination therefore gives them the ability to directly transfer what they have learned into their professional lives, deepening and solidifying their skills. The examinations are in writing, as an online quiz or as a group presentation.
In the second and fourth semesters we offer students an optional practical training module, ‘Advanced Practical RE and EE Implementation’, which is on-campus in Berlin. The focus is on practical issues, including exposure visits (field trips). Students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge with hands-on training in the RENAC Training Centre, theory lessons, field trips and group work. The on-campus module also allows students to meet fellow students, lecturers and the wider team at Berliner Hochschule für Technik and RENAC in person.
Students are required to submit a Master’s thesis in the final semester. Once it is handed in, students schedule a date for their oral Master’s examination at Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT) in Berlin, when they present their thesis to the board of examiners. Students also have the chance to meet the team at BHT and RENAC in person.
Students can get in contact with their lecturers and fellow students at any time via the forums on the learning platform. This is the place to ask questions, exchange views and discuss things beyond the online lectures. Lecturers and staff will answer questions within a short period of time.
MBA Renewables thrives on the exchange of experience between its students. Therefore, virtual work groups form an integral part of the programme. Students team up to jointly prepare for examinations. Students can send messages to one or more students directly via the learning platform, where they can also collaborate on simple text files, word, spreadsheet and presentation documents or upload documents. Students can access and manage virtual conference rooms independently via the web conference system.
The course completion status shows the progress a student is making towards finishing a module according to specific criteria. Course completion is either done automatically after finishing an activity or can be checked manually by the student.
The official mobile app of our learning platform and web conference system allows students access from their mobile devices and includes a variety of features.
For all individual questions, the central help desk is the first point of contact. It is organised by the MBA Renewables team at Berliner Hochschule für Technik as a one-stop-shop for all relevant information and individual solutions.
The tuition fees for the entire MBA Renewables programme are €16,000 (examination and service fees are included). The fees are payable in five instalments of €3,200 each at the beginning of each semester. Accommodation and travel costs for on-campus time and the oral exam in Berlin are not covered by the tuition fee.
The MBA Renewables programme does not offer scholarships. If you are looking for a sponsor of your studies, try searching the following scholarship databases:
Many companies offer their staff financial support for higher education. If it is likely that your current employer will benefit from your studies, we suggest that you discuss potential financing options with your HR department.
The MBA Renewables is designed for professionals aiming to reach a management position, in particular in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry. The programme is open to graduates of all academic degrees and is both for technical experts and non-technicians who want to enhance their career prospects by improving their business and leadership skills. As a student you will gain an understanding of the complexity of green energy markets and the crucial interrelation of economics, technology and regulatory politics in this field.
MBA Renewables students are located in more than 50 countries around the world. About half already work in the global green energy industry, while many others intend to start a career in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Meghan Kubic, Sierra Leone
"I started the MBA Renewables programme to learn more about the industry and prepare for the future career developing renewable projects. This programme covers many aspects of renewables and is going to be a valuable part of my professional development.”
Mark Davis, United Kingdom
"A unique opportunity to work and play with a truly diverse group of people from every corner of the globe, connected by a shared passion for positive change and renewable energy. Dive in, join the group modules and go to Berlin!"