The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) jointly offer the first distance learning programme with the chance of obtaining a Master of Business Administration degree focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency – the MBA Renewables.

The programme combines economic, technical, legal, political and organisational knowledge tailored to the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. Thanks to the holistic approach, students gain an overview of and understand:

  • various RE technologies and their applications and advantages
  • international energy policies
  • support mechanisms for green energy technologies
  • how to use these technologies profitably in industry

MBA Renewables is designed for 2.5 years of part-time study, including the Master's thesis. Upon finalisation, students will develop the necessary advanced interdisciplinary skills to hold executive positions in the highly globalised market of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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Who is it for?

MBA Renewables has been developed for professionals who pursue a management position in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. Both participants with a technical background as well as non-technicians will enhance their career prospects.

Programme structure and content

  • Technologies - systems and applications (renewable energy, energy efficiency
  • Law and energy policy
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Marketing and project management
  • Accounting and financing

Programme description and contents

Excellent career prospects

Possible career paths along the whole value chain:

  • Production of components
  • Project development, implementation, operation and maintenance
  • Project financing
  • Consultancy
  • Governmental/non-governmental organisations
  • Utilities, grid operators, regulators


MBA Renewables has been awarded the German Accreditation Council Quality Seal and the Quality Seal of the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).

Admission requirements

University degree

Students with a First university degree (210 ECTS credits) are entitled to enrol for the MBA Renewables.

Language skills

Another prerequisite to study the Master's programme is a very good command of English.

Professional experience

After completing your first university studies, as a rule, at least 1-2 years of practical professional experience in any field are required.

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Fees and payment

€14,000 (examination fees per semester are included), payable in 5 instalments of €2,800 each at the beginning of each semester plus travel costs for on-campus time and oral exam in Berlin.

Who is behind MBA Renewables?

Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin is a state-owned university that offers over 70 accredited degree programmes in engineering, sciences and business administration. It counts with more than 30 years of recognised experience in conducting Distance Learning programmes.

RENAC, a globally operating expert for renewable energy and energy efficiency, serves as a bridge between students and the industry. The academy has an extensive network of contacts through years of cooperation with the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry.

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated August 16, 2019
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