Sustainable Mobility Management MBA

The MBA in Sustainable Mobility Management is perfect for 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.

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 master 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 master program is intended for an international and diverse audience: Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students means excellent and tailored learning conditions.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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Program Content

The growing environmental impact of transport systems, as well as their energy voracity, require 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.

Graduates will be able to plan and manage complex projects in the transport and mobility fields. The program provides the knowledge and skills for assessing projects from social, sustainability and economic perspectives and for creatively, in teams or independently, finding solutions that consider the varying stakeholders’ interests. Graduates will either be able to enter the labour market (private and public sector) or continue with postgraduate studies.

Students who are the future mobility experts learn in a close cooperation with leading enterprises and institutions located on the EUREF-Campus to become acquainted also with practical projects in the field of energy, infrastructure and mobility.

Paid internships during the MBA course, both with big companies and start-ups, are encouraged and possible. This is also thanks to the lesson calendar, which allows time for this extra activity.

Contacts with major firms and with the Berlin start-up scene are already successfully developed.

Lecturers

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Julian Alexandrakis
Technische Universität Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
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Dr. Wulf-Holger Arndt
Head of research unit “Mobility and Space”
TUB – Center for Technology and Society
http://www.tu-berlin.de/ztg/mobility
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Dr. Maren Borkert
Technische Universität Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
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Dr. habil. Weert Canzler
Berlin Social Science Center
www.wzb.eu/en
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Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel
Technische Universitaet Berlin
www.ibba.tu-berlin.de/menue/institut/
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Dr. Valentina Fava
Technische Universitaet Berlin
www.ibba.tu-berlin.de/menue/institut/
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Prof. Dr. Dietmar Göhlich
Technische Universitaet Berlin
www.mpm.tu-berlin.de/menue/home/
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Dr. Christian Hoffmann
InnoZ
www.innoz.de/en
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Dr. Angela Jain
Technische Universität Berlin
www.technik.tu-berlin.de/menue/team/dr_angela_jain
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie
InnoZ
www.innoz.de/en
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Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Technische Universität Berlin
CfE Center for Entrepreneurship at TU Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
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Prof. Dr. Barbara Lenz
Director of the Institute of Transport Research, Berlin
www.dlr.de/vf/en/desktopdefault.aspx
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M.Sc. Tu-Anh Ly
Technische Universität Berlin
www.mpm.tu-berlin.de/menue/home/
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Thomas Meissner
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
www.berlin-partner.de/en
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Dr. Massimo Moraglio
Technische Universitaet Berlin
www.ibba.tu-berlin.de/menue/institut/
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Prof. Dr.-ing. Thomas Richter
Technische Universitaet Berlin
www.ils.tu-berlin.de/menue/ueber_uns/
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Lisa Ruhrort
InnoZ
www.innoz.de/en
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M.Sc. Janina Sachs
Technische Universitaet Berlin
www.strassenplanung.tu-berlin.de/menue/home/
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Dr. Robert Schönduwe
MotionTag GmbH
www.motion-tag.com
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Prof. Dr. Claus Tully
Freie Universität Bozen (Free University of Bozen/Bolzano)
www.unibz.it

Module Description

The Master program is taught over a period of three semesters. The first two semesters include lectures, tutorials, seminars and excursions. The program will be completed in the 3rd semester by writing a master thesis.

The first semester is dedicated to the fundamentals of mobility and sustainability, considering these issues from different perspectives such as economic factors, social and managerial elements, and naturally including technological drivers.

In the second semester, trends and the future of transport as well as the transition toward sustainable mobility will be the main focuses, which encompass also the issue of governance and management of complex structures. A lecture series will provide world-based case studies.

The third semester is mainly devoted to specialization and Master Thesis.

Elective courses for specialization are offered.

M01 Technology (9 ECTS)

The students will identify and analyze different aspects that are relevant to transport-related techniques and operation. This includes energy sources, drives, efficiency and different principles of transport systems; the students will deepen their knowledge of mobility and propulsion technologies and systems in the framework of today’s changing world, laying the technical foundations for the coming modules; the students can use their knowledge to identify and calculate technical potentials and restrictions and assess the relevance regarding sustainability.


M02 Economics (6 ECTS)

The students will recognize the fundamentals of economics, including (but not limited to) prices and markets, markets forms, production and pricing decisions, natural resource economics, merit order effects, external effects and trading in allowances. The students will be able to further use fundamentals in investment decisions, market failures and regulation, sustainability, global commons and security of supply. Also they will be able to develop and apply economic theory to the field of transport.


M03 Business  (9 ECTS)

The students will understand the fundamentals of management and business administration/  business functions: accounting, marketing and sales, organization, industry analysis, business units and strategy. The students will get acquainted to the concepts of supply chain management, distribution and logistics, production and quality, HR/Personnel, public relations as well as R&D.


M04 Law and Governance (6 ECTS)

The students will learn about the fundamentals of Civil, Private and Commercial Law and will recognize the fundamentals of Public Law and its role in regulate the transport-related industry. Finally, the students will get acquainted to the governance and regulatory framework of today’s transport systems, on the i) global, ii) EU and iii) German levels.


M05 Management (6 ECTS)

The students will understand the fundamentals of management and administration; Leadership, entrepreneurs, economic and company management; Organizational chart; Visions, BaU, planning and control. The students can apply small group communication, leadership, environmental communication, conflict management; change management.


M06 Transition Management (6 ECTS)

The students will understand the role of social actors and lifestyle in shaping policy and economic patterns; definition of networks socio-technical construction; identify and manage social / economic / technological conflicts and critical aspects of transition to Sustainability. The students will recognize the policy framework conditions; financial tools and business practices needed to implement transition; innovative economic and financial models for investments. The students can compile different paths and strategic options to form a sustainable mobility concept, including the needed management tools.


M07 Mobility Actors and Practices (6 ECTS)

At the end of this module, students will comprehend the fundamentals of mobility concepts and approaches, transport systems, and theories in sustainable mobility. The focus is to recognize mobility as a socio-technical system. Students will deal with and manage the social/economic/technological tensions and critical points emerging in the implementation of the transition toward sustainable mobility.


M08 Lectures Series (6 ECTS)

At the end of this module, students will have an overview of state-of-the-art sustainable mobility trends. National and international experts from industry, academia and research centers involved in the transition toward sustainable mobility will present different opinions, case-studies and perspectives.


M09 Mobility Trends and Futures (6 ECTS)

Students will understand mobility trends, in order to ultimately tackle the future complexities of open and interconnected transport. Students will be able to assess societal and technological shifts and changes, gaining knowledge of the forecasting basics in order to develop scenarios and plan long-term concepts in mobility transition.


Compulsory electives (12 ECTS)
  • M10 Business Models and Investment (in Sustainable Mobility)
  • M11 Data Analysis and ICT in Mobility
  • M12 Basics of Urban and TransportPlanning

Master thesis (18 ECTS)

Module Course Plan

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Experts

National and international experts from the national and international agency, industry, academia and research centres involved in the transition toward sustainable mobility present different opinions, case-studies and perspectives.
In this vein, besides the teaching of the other modules, the students will be able to have a more complex and variegated definitions of the problems and the potentialities of such a transition.

To name a few:

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Kay Axhausen
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
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Alessandro Damiani
EU Directorate General Research
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Colin Divall
Independent scholar, UK government consultant
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Gabriele Grea
Univ. Bocconi/consultant, Italy
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Hans Jeekel
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Felix Laube
Centre of excellence in rail operations at Emch+Berger, Switzerland
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Maria Cristina Marolda
EU Directorate General Move
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Angelo Martino
TRT, Italy consultant company
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David Metz
University College London, UK
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Corinne Mulley
University of Sydney, Australia
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Graham Parkhurst
University of the West of England
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Nuno Ribeiro
VTM, Portugal, consultant company
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Carolin Schröder
TU Berlin
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Bert Toussaint
Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
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David Tyfield
Lancaster University, UK

Advantages & Opportunities

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.

The students completing this MBA will have career possibilities within transport supplier and equipment industries, national or international organizations, as well as with national, regional or municipal public authorities.

Potential employment sectors include, 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.

Paid internships during the MBA course, both with big companies and start-ups, are encouraged and possible. This is also thanks to the lesson calendar, which allows time for this extra activity.

Contacts with major firms and with the Berlin start-up scene are already successfully developed.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the master program amount to 15,000 Euro (5,000 per semester) including the regular administration (enrolment/registration) fees of currently 306.99 Euro per semester.

The administration fees include the so-called semester ticket for using the public transport Service in Berlin (tariff zones ABC).

Schneider Electric is offering scholarships for this program.

Testimonials

EUREF in Berlin, Germany is a thrilling place for the future of mobilityBassem (Lebanon)
The experiences from students from around the world helped me a lot to understand the challenges of the transition towards sustainable mobility in a global context.Alex (Germany)
If you’re looking to understand the future of mobility and play a role in shaping the transition towards better city living, then this international program is what you’re looking for.Nabil (Germany)
A truly diverse student body – in background, nationality, and interests.Karen (China)
The program puts contemporary mobility issues under spotlight through analysis of real life examples.Amit (India)

Team

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Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel, Academic Director
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie, Academic Director
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Dr. Massimo Moraglio, Academic Coordinator
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Charlotte Hegel, Academic Coordinator
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Laura Lehmann, Administrative Manager

Application

The application deadline is April 30th of each year for a start in October of the same year.
You can send us your application documents from February through April 2019 for the next academic year 2019/2020 starting in October 2019.

Required application documents:

  • 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
  • Tabular CV, with information including educational and professional background
  • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
  • 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)
  • Graduate Management Admission Test “GMAT” Strongly recommended
  • Further documents, such as references may be submitted.

The admission procedure is subject to the Admission regulation.

The number of students is limited to 30 per year. An admission committee will decide about selection based on results of former studies, the study profile, and further relevant qualifications that were attained outside university.

The next application period starts in February 2019!

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact Mrs. Laura Lehmann: laura.lehmann.1@campus.tu-berlin.de