Energie und Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement

Energy and Sustainability Management


From the summer semester 2018, students in the Business Administration study programme have the possibility of choosing two consolidations out of seven focus subjects including, for the first time, the new focus subject Energy and Sustainability Management.

This new focus subject includes modules which, among other things, handle the transformation process of the energy industry and sustainable business decisions. As a result of the energy transition, the energy industry is currently in a process of transformation which amounts to a paradigm shift. Technologies, political environments, legal provisions, governance conceptions, markets and the structures within sectors are equally affected. The planned focus subject “Energy and Sustainability Management” covers the requirement for competence in the region and beyond. Focus subjects in this area are the core themes of the energy industry and the rational use of energy as well as sustainability. For example, the ability to create economically and ecologically grounded energy concepts is taught, as well as the ability to assess and optimally use state funding systems for the rational use of energy and the use of renewable energy providers. In addition, knowledge, skills and competences are learned to support the planning of energy systems.

The planned focus subject also presents an innovative option for students in the Faculty of Business Studies who would like to link their business administration skills with technical knowledge. Lectures and projects, e.g. around technical sales are examples of combination possibilities within the faculty. Depending on their interests/skills, students enrolled in the focus subject can choose technical, economic, legal, financial or commercial electives.


All seven electives of the focus subject aim uniformly at connecting business administration skills with technology, to a reasonable extent. In this way, students can develop a certain understanding around the energy industry to successfully distinguish themselves from competitors in a time of ecologically conscious behaviour of businesses.

My Strengths
  • Interest in energy issues in Germany and the EU
  • Basic understanding of natural sciences as well as technology
  • Interest in transferring business administration methods to other contexts
Typical Career Profile
  • Project Controller in the energy industry
  • Management Consultant with a focus on energy
  • Specialist in technical sales