|Study location||Germany, Berlin|
|Nominal duration||1.5 Years (90 ECTS)|
|Awards||MBA (Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency)|
|Tuition fee||€19,800 per program
plus semester fees (enrollment/administrative fees) including public transport ticket (currently approx. 231,89 € per semester)
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
University degree(s) recognized by German universities (at least 210 ECTS)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must have successfully completed an undergraduate, bachelor level university program.
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 in English)
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – only if available
A statement of purpose must be added to your application.
Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
A relevant portfolio is required.
Tabular CV (with information about educational and professional background)
Proof of work experience of at least one year after completion of studies
Building Sustainability is a Master’s program which 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 competencies 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.
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.
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 lecture series 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.
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 MBA universities, 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.