Sustainable Mobility Management (MBA)
Since the academic year 2017/2018, the Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin) is offering a new master’s program on Sustainable Mobility Management on the EUREF Campus in the center of Berlin. The course targets 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.
The growing environmental impact of transport systems, as well as their energy voracity, requires 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.
The MBA program is taught over a period of three semesters. The first two semesters include lectures, tutorials, seminars, company visits and excursions. In the third semester students can specialize by choosing electives according to their interest. The program will be completed in the third semester by writing a master thesis.
The first semester is dedicated to the fundamentals of Business, Technology, Economics and Law in the context of sustainable transport.
In the second semester, trends and the future of transport as well as the transition toward sustainable mobility and involved actors will be the main focuses, which encompasses also the issue of governance and management of complex structures. A lecture series will provide world-based case studies.
The third semester is devoted to specialization and the master thesis.
Elective courses for specialization are offered.
Lecturers are invited from the international community and are experts from universities, national and European authorities, as well as, national and international transport companies.
1. Semester1.1 Technology (9 ECTS)1.2 Economics (6 ECTS)1.3 Business (9 ECTS) 1.4 Law (6 ECTS)
2.1 Management (12 ECTS)2.2 Mobility Actors and Practices (6 ECTS)2.3 Mobility Trends and Futures (6 ECTS) 2.4 Lecture Series (6 ECTS)
Two of the following compulsory electives must be selected:
Business Models and Investments in Sustainable Mobility (6 ECTS):Data Analysis and ICT in Mobility (6 ECTS)
Urban and Transport Planning in Emerging Economies: Concepts and Experiences (6 ECTS)
Data Analysis and ICT in Mobility (6 ECTS)
The students can also choose as elective the elective modules offered by the MBA Energy Management and MBA Building Sustainability.
Master thesis (18 ECTS)
Advantages & Opportunities
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 MBA 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 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. Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students allows individual and excellent learning conditions. The EUREF-Campus around the Gasometer in Berlin-Schöneberg offers unique and attractive local conditions. Students who are the future energy experts learn in close cooperation with leading enterprises and institutions located on the EUREF-Campus to become acquainted with practical projects in the field of sustainable mobility. The practical and technical knowledge is further enhanced by various excursions to relevant institutions and transport operators. At the end of the MBA, potential sectors of employment encompass, 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.
The tuition fee for the program amounts to 15.000 Euro including the regular administration fees for the semester ticket for the public transport service in Berlin (tariff zones ABC). The fee can be paid in semester instalments.
The application period is from beginning of February to end of April for a start in October of the same year.Following documents are required:
Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
Tabular CV, with information including educational and professional background
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
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)
Further documents, such as references may be submitted.
If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact Mrs Alina Pfeifer: email@example.com