International Programmes 2019/2020

Sustainable Mobility Management (MBA) Sustainable Mobility Management (MBA)

Technische Universität Berlin • Berlin

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Teaching language
  • English

English only

Programme duration
3 semesters
Winter semester
More information on beginning of studies
October 2020
Application deadline

30 April 2020

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

Technische Universität Berlin offers a new Master's course of study in Sustainable Mobility Management at the EUREF Campus in the centre of Berlin.

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.

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.

Course organisation

First semester:
M01 Technology (9 ECTS)
M02 Economics (6 ECTS)
M03 Business  (9 ECTS)
M04 Law and Governance (6 ECTS)

Second semester:
M05 Management (12 ECTS)
M06 Mobility Trends and Futures (6 ECTS)
M07 Mobility Actors and Practices (6 ECTS)
M08 Lecture Series (6 ECTS)

Third semester:
Elective I (6 ECTS)
Elective II (6 ECTS)
Thesis (18 ECTS)
Compulsory elective (third semester):
Business Models and Investments in Sustainable Mobility (6 ECTS);
Data Analysis and ICT in Mobility (6 ECTS);
Fundamentals of Urban and Transport Planning (6 ECTS);
Efficiency Management (6 ECTS);
Innovation Management (6 ECTS)

Excursions and company visits may be part of the courses.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution
Enrolment fees are included in the tuition fees. Tuition fees include a semester ticket covering public transport in the Berlin metropolitan area.
Costs of living
In order to cover living expenses (room and board, health insurance, books, personal costs) for the study period in Berlin, we recommend that participants budget approx. 800 EUR per month.
Funding opportunities within the university
Academic Admission Requirements

Applicants must have (a) university degree(s) recognised by German universities (at least 210 ECTS), preferably in transport and or the mobility sector, planning, mobility studies, or sustainable projects management.
Proof of work experience of at least one year (preferably in the relevant working areas of transport engineering, transport and mobility studies, planning, architecture, economy, and sustainable management) after the completion of studies is required.

Each applicant must submit a written application that presents his or her educational and professional background as well as his or her reasons for wanting to pursue the programme of study.

Language requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English skills at level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is not required if you graduated from an English language high school.

Application deadline

30 April 2020

Submit application to

Technische Universität Berlin
c/o TUBS TU Berlin ScienceMarketing
Sustainable Mobility Management (MBA)
Fraunhoferstr. 33–36
10587 Berlin

Possibility of finding part-time employment

The Career Service at Technische Universität Berlin offers a wide array of services for students seeking employment during their studies in Berlin as well as after completion of their degree programme.


Although Technische Universität Berlin does not itself provide student accommodation, the "Studentenwerk Berlin" (a local non-profit agency for students affairs) offers a number of accommodation options for students enrolled at educational institutions in Berlin. Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office ( or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 EUR. Private accommodation can be found on the Internet at

Technische Universität Berlin

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The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) is located in Germany's capital city at the heart of Europe. The academic activities focus on achieving sharply defined goals: building a distinctive profile for our university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications, and a modern approach to university administration. The TUB strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national, and international networking with partners in science and industry are an important aspect in these endeavours.
TUB is an internationally renowned, research-intensive university dedicated to promoting science and technology for the benefit of broader society and committed to the principle of sustainability. The challenges and problems facing modern societies cannot be met on the basis of findings from individual disciplines. TUB is addressing these challenges with the aid of transdisciplinary collaborative projects. The establishment of important research partnerships in the context of the Excellence Initiative, the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Institute for Innovation and Technology, in addition to constantly increasing third-party funding for research projects, demonstrate the dynamic developments in this area. Prestigious science prizes and awards make these successes even more obvious. These include Alexander von Humboldt Chairs, Einstein Chairs, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes, and numerous grants from the European Research Council. "Research for Innovation" is a credo that TUB impressively implements. Its extraordinary profile as a technical university in association with its humanities, social, planning, and economic science programmes is indeed an excellent breeding ground for strong interdisciplinarity. By combining basic and applied research endeavours, and with close links to partners in science and industry, university researchers tackle societal issues and develop forward-looking solutions.
In close cooperation with EUREF AG, a new TUB campus has emerged on the property of the former Gasometer in Berlin's Schöneberg district and was inaugurated in October 2012. Four advanced Master's programmes dealing with the issue of "City and Energy" are offered here. These course offerings are fully integrated into the overall structure of the European Energy Forum (EUREF). Companies and research institutes addressing the topic of "an intelligent city for work, research, education, and living" are finding homes here. Through close cooperation between science and teaching on the one hand, and research and practical applications on the other, the EUREF Campus serves as a powerful test platform for a sustainable model city.

30 Maximum number of students per year

University Location

As the capital of Germany and Germany's largest metropolis, Berlin offers unparalleled opportunities for students to enrich their extracurricular activities with culture, history, travel, and professional development. One of Europe's principal artistic centres, Berlin offers drama, musical performances, and art exhibitions, as well as world-class cultural events such as the Berlinale film festival. Historically, Berlin is a fascinating city, bearing witness to Germany's imperial period, serving as the cultural epicentre in the twenties, and being resurrected as a divided city during the Cold War. Now a vibrant symbol of German reunification, Berlin has been a focal point for European historical trends and movements.
Only a short trip from Germany's northern coastal regions, and serviced by international train and air connections, Berlin also offers excellent opportunities for inner-European travel. Berlin is most strongly influenced by the presence of the German government, but also serves as a major European financial centre. As a city that is constantly under construction, there is abundant demonstration material in sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. It also offers a range of opportunities for business and management internships, posing unique opportunities in cultural and public life that enable students to develop both personal and professional interests.