Sustainable Mobility Management MBA

Sustainable Mobility Management

is an MBA program that 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 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 MBA 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 give 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 labor market (private and public sector) or continue with postgraduate studies.

Students who are the future mobility experts learn in 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.


The MBA 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 third 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.

Program structure

Sustainable Mobility

Module Description

M01 Technology (9 ECTS)

In this module, students review and gain more in-depth general technical knowledge and knowledge of energy technologies and systems in the context of current developments and taking into account social responsibility and sustainable development. The module also covers the most important technological insights, and the technological foundations of the subsequent modules are explained. Students will be able to define and evaluate various procedures and apply them to selected cases in the transport sector and present options for optimizing them.

M02 Economics (6 ECTS)

This module is an introduction to economics. It covers the most important principles of economics taking into account social responsibility and sustainable development. The module engages with the latest research and encourages a critical and reflective approach in providing a foundation in economics for subsequent modules. Students are able to identify specialized knowledge and aspects of economics and to compare general and selected cases from the transport sector.

M03 Business (9 ECTS)

This module is an introduction to business studies. It covers the most important principles of business studies taking into account social responsibility and sustainable development. The module engages with the latest research and encourages a critical and reflective approach in providing a grounding in business studies for subsequent modules. Students will be able to define the main features of business studies, apply problem-solving skills to case studies using different fields of knowledge and to present them for the transport sector.

M04 Law (6 ECTS)

This module is an introduction to legal principles and the legal framework for the transport sector at the international, European and national level. Students will be able to use their own initiative to combine legal knowledge and skills in solving complex problems, evaluate cases independently and analyze and summarize legal situations.

M05 Management (12 ECTS)

Students are able to independently identify, analyze and design strategic approaches taking into account the consequences of environmental changes for planning, management and controlling. They do this by incorporating interdependent technological, economic, business and legal processes in companies and organizations and taking into account social responsibility and sustainable development. Students will be able to define the main features of management in the transport sector, apply problem-solving skills to case studies using different fields of knowledge and to present options for optimizing the transport sector.

M06 Mobility Behaviour and Human-Centered Design (6 ECTS)

Within this module, students gain proficiency in understanding the mobility behavior and needs of diverse user groups, including both users and non-users, and consider these insights into the formulation of innovative mobility solutions.

M07 Lectures Series: Transition toward Sustainable Mobility (6 ECTS)

The main aim is to explore current perspectives in the discourse on sustainable mobility by involving practitioners and researchers in this field.

M08 Mobility Trends and Futures (6 ECTS)

After taking this module, students will:-understand mobility trends in order to be able to address the complexity of the open and network-based transport systems of the future -be able to evaluate social and technological transformation and change-have a firm grounding in the development of forecasts-be able to use this knowledge to construct scenarios and plan long-term developments in mobility transformation.

M09 Compulsory Electives (12 ECTS)

Two of the following modules must be selected:

    • Business Models in Sustainable Mobility (6 ECTS):
      The students will know the fundamentals of financial instruments and business practices and apply those to implement sustainable mobility. They will learn to develop economic and financial models in transport investment as well as design traditional and innovative business models.
    • Mobility Data and Analysis (6 ECTS) :
      The students will learn fundamentals of data analysis and modelling to support decision-making and can assess current and future practices of the digitalization within the transport sector and services. Students are able to recognize disruptive factors as a consequence of the digitalization within the mobility sector and find suitable solutions as well as develop future scenarios.
    • Urban and Transport Planning: Concepts and Experiences (6 ECTS): Students will get acquainted with transport and urban planning: they will develop knowledge of smart city concepts, theories and criticism. Case studies introduce mobility challenges in emerging countries and students will learn how to develop suitable and effective instruments to address these.

The students can also choose as elective the elective modules offered by the MBA Energy Management and MBA Building Sustainability.

M10 Master thesis (18 ECTS)

Professors and Lecturers

Daniel Bonin
Prof. Dr. Oliviero Baccelli
Universita´ Bocconi
Prof. Benjamin von Bodungen
Two Birds
Dr. Neven Josipovic
Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Dr. Ing. Wulf-Holger Arndt
Technical University of Berlin
Dr.-Ing. Tu-Anh Fay
Technical University of Berlin
Dr. Alexandra Appel
Prof. Dr. Ing. Dietmar Göhlich
Technical University of Berlin
Dr. Gabriele Grea
Bocconi University (Italy)
Dr. Daniel Kurth
Independent Consultant
Dr. Robert Schönduwe
Dr. Massimo Moraglio
Technical University of Berlin
Julia Holze
Joachim Müller Kirchenbauer
Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Georg Erdmann
Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Franz Jürgen Säcker
Free University Berlin
Prof. Dr. Søren Salomon
Technische Universität Berlin
Dr. Robin Kellerman
Technische Universität Berlin
Dr. Karl-Heinz Steinmüller

Guest Speakers

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 definition of the problems and the potentialities of such a transition.

To name a few:

Guest Speakers of 2023
Alexander Cremer
Armin Humer
DB Schenker
Jan-Dirk Schmöcker
Kyoto University
Jonas Fahlbusch
TU Berlin, Mobility2Grid
Lukas Neckermann
Neckermann Strategic Advisors
Mariana Reis Santos
École des Ponts ParisTech
Martin Schlecht
TU Berlin, Mobility2Grid
Moritz Kreuschner
Sarah Hampel
TU Berlin, Mobility2Grid
Tamara Rose Morales
Berlin Boss Babes
Guest Speakers of 2022
Prof. Dr. Paola Jiron
Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Universidad de Chile
Joanna Sell 
Intercultural Compass
Dagmar Blume 
Lidia Signor 
Ailin Huang
TIER Mobility
Pauline Aymonier
TIER Mobility
Irene Feige
BMW Group
Inga Töller 
Tamara Morales
Berlin Boss Babes
Katrin Dressel
Guest Speakers of 2021
Dr. Adam Cohen
University of California, Berkley
Norman Pieniak
Reiner-Lemoir Institut
Dominika Rotthaler
Independant Consultant
Dr. Daniel Reck
ETH Zürich
Dr. Walther Ploos Van Amstel
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Dirk Heinrichs
TU Berlin
Brian Masson
EU Project Smarta 2
Deepanshu Gupta
Indian Road Safety Campaign
Prof. Dr. Paola Jiron
University of Chile
Prof. Dr. Mimi Sheller
Drexel University
Dr. Kai Rose
Volkswagen Group – Future Center Europe GmbH
Augustin Friedel
Independant Consultant
Dr. Eva Fraedrich
Hira Rivzi
CEO of Shekab

Flora Bellina Schaeffler AG
Dr. Arman Jalali
François-Joseph Van Audenhove
Arthur D. Little Consultancy
Guest Speakers of 2020
Hermann Grünfeld
Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
Bernhard Knierim
Hans Christian Winter
IAV GmbH, Germany
Prof. Dr. Glenn Lyons
UWE Bristol
Nuno Ribeiro
VTM Portugal
Ulrike Müller
VW Group Future Center Europe
Robin Kellermann
TU Berlin
Katrin Moder
Gerhard Prätorius
TU Braunschweig
Michael Schramek
EcoLibro, RegioMobil
Jan-Philipp Görtz
Aviation consultant
Marion Jungbluth
Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband
Dr. David Tyfield
Lancaster University, UK
Prof. Dr. Graham Parkhurst
University of the West of England
Annika Hauptvogel
Siemens Mobility Services AG, Germany
Guest Speakers of 2019
Prof. Dr. Ruth Oldenziel
Eindhoven University of Technology
Dhan Zunino Singh
National University of Quilmes
Prof. Dr. Heiner Monheim
Institut für Raumentwicklung & Kommunikation
Frank Smit
European Comission
Dr. Kerstin Meyer
Agora Verkehrswende
Arthur de Waal
University of Capetown
Gunnar Landfester
Allego GmbH
Daniel Moser
Dr. Daniel Kurth
Energy App Provider
Dr. Andreas Raab
TU Berlin -Mobility2Grid
Dr. Tom Reinhold
Prof. Gerd-Axel Ahrens
Dr. Julia Jarass
Prof. Tim Schwanen
University of Oxford
Dr. Christoph Walther
PTV Group
Guest Speakers of 2018
Dr. Sophia Becker
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig
TU Berlin
Flora Bellina
Free2Move – PSA
Johannes Ziegler
Aquila Capital
Dr. Gabriele Grea
Bocconi University Milano, Italy
Dr. Simone Fari
University of GranadaResearch
Dr. Merja Hoppe
ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Glenn Lyons
UWE Bristol
Kay Axhausen
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Alessandro Damiani
EU Directorate General Research
Colin Divall
Independent scholar, UK government consultant
Hans Jeekel
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Felix Laube
Centre of excellence in rail operations at Emch+Berger, Switzerland
Maria Cristina Marolda
EU Directorate General Move
Angelo Martino
TRT, Italy consultant company
David Metz
University College London, UK
Corinne Mulley
University of Sydney, Australia
Graham Parkhurst
University of the West of England
Nuno Ribeiro
VTM, Portugal, consultant company
Jürgen Perschon
Bert Toussaint
Rijkswaterstaat, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
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.

Quality Assurance

Part of sustainability is quality management. Quality should not be left to chance, but be the result of a continuous improvement process. The TU Berlin changed its quality focus from the quality assurance of individual study programs to the evaluation of the university as a system. The TU Berlin has designed its quality assurance procedures in such a way that the participating actors can develop themselves in a responsible manner and in dialogue with each other. System accreditation leads to the accreditation of all study programs offered by a university.
“The subject of system accreditation is the internal quality assurance system of a university in the field of study and teaching. The structures and processes relevant for teaching and studies are examined to ensure that they achieve the qualification objectives and the high quality of the courses, whereby the requirements of the Conference of Ministers of Education (KMK) are the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ESG). Additionally, the criteria of the Accreditation Council apply.
A positive system accreditation certifies that the university’s quality assurance system in the field of study and teaching is suitable for ensuring the achievement of the qualification objectives and the quality standards of the degree programs. Degree programs that are set up according to the specifications of the accredited system or have already been subject to internal quality assurance according to the specifications of the accredited system are thus accredited.” (Own translation after German Accreditation Council of 20/02/2013.)
Currently, the final phase of the accreditation process has started and received the label of the system accreditation by the end of 2019. Please visit the webpage Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency ZEvA for more information.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the master program is 19,800 Euro (6,600 Euro per semester) plus the regular TU administration fees of currently 113.09 Euro per semester. The tuition fees cover all courses and materials. Since October 2023, the regular administration fees no longer include the semester ticket for using public transport in the Berlin city area (tariff zones ABC). Please check the regular administration fees

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Financing Your Studies

There are several ways to fund your education beside your own personal savings. You could approach your employer, who may sponsor you or design a flexible work arrangement with you such that you can continue earning while studying. To cover living expenses for your study period in Berlin, we recommend calculating approximately € 1,200 – € 1,400 per month. Please be aware that our program is a full-time course. The teaching hours are irregular and may vary from week to week. Therefore, we advise you not to plan on financing your studies only by working part-time but having the needed amount put aside when starting your studies. Nevertheless, we highly recommend working part-time or doing internships next to your studies to gain work experience and broaden your network. You can look for English-speaking part-time jobs in Berlin through job-search engines. Here are few job search engines to start your search:

Jobs in Berlin


You can check to see if your national academic exchange service offers a study abroad scholarship. Also look for government-sponsored programs.

Please note that the application deadlines for many scholarships are quite early, so apply as early as possible! Scholarships are aimed at students who are above average and committed to their studies.

A sustainability focus in your studies is a big plus in your application, so we strongly encourage you to apply for a scholarship!

Young Industry Leader’s scholarship
Schneider Electric is offering an exclusive scholarship for this program, including payed tuition fees and an internship at their company!

The following search engines can help you to find a suitable scholarship:

German Scholarships:
Publicly funded scholarships for international students
For these Scholarships, you will get 300€ per month and depending on your financial situation up to 720€ additionally.
This public grant consist only of 300€, but is given at a larger number of students! Application are from mid-June to mid-July.
Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung
Foundation of the radical left-wing German party. They have a specific scholarship program for international Students. Applications deadline are on the first of April and the first of October.

Scholarschip from private NGOs for international students
Care Concept Stiftung
Global Electricity Scholarchip
Private health care company award a one-year all-inclusive scholarship, deadline for the application is on the 31 of January
Ferdinand und Charlotte Schimmelpfennig Stiftung
Private NGO financially supporting students in Berlin under 30 years old who are in financial need.
SBW Berlin
Scholarship for foreign students to study in Berlin, emphasis on the social engagement and commitment of the students
Academic catholic exchange organization, scholarships for students from Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Open solely to catholic students who are ready to attend a paid German course.

Publicly funded scholarships for European Students
For these Scholarships, you will get 300€ per month and depending on your financial situation up to 720€ additionally.
Hans Böckler Stiftung
 for EU residents of the major German Workers Union. Application for the Sommersemester are from November until January.
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
For non-EU Students
Foundation of the liberal German Party. Application period is in April and in October.
 Public grant for excellent students, only for EU residents.

Publicly funded scholarships for international students with C1 (or equivalent) German level
For these Scholarships, you will get 300€ per month and depending on your financial situation up to 720€ additionally.
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Foundation of the social Democratic Party, 40 Students from the global south are accepted yearly. The application is possible until the beginning of the masters, the deadline being the end of November.
Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft
Scholarship of the German employers organization, Application period is in April and in October.
Scholarship of the German episcope, only for person of Christian belief. Application deadline is the first of august
Scholarships of the protestant church of Germany, not restricted to protestant believers. Application deadline is the first of march.

 Monthly allowance of 850€, health insurance cost and travel costs are included, as well as other aids.

Study Scholarships – Master Studies for All Academic Disciplines

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: The German Chancellor Fellowship
Generous grant for opinion leaders of the following countries: United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, India and South Africa

Regional Programs:

DAAD-ACEH Scholarship of Excellence
For student of the region of ACEH, Indonesia (Region of the Tsunami of 2004)

Leadership for Africa
Program for citizens/or refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda or Sudan

Scholarschips for graduates of peruvian universities taking part in the program.



Sustainable Mobility Management (MBA)

Sustainable Mobility Management MBA

“Wirklich!!! This is a unique MBA fit for preparing expertise and talents to address current issues relating to efficient and environmentally sustainable mobility provision. If you are looking to be part of the mobility transformation across the globe, then Berlin is the right place to be and the Energy Masters program on Sustainable Mobility Management will be a great platform to realising this goal.” Samuel (Intake 2019), PhD Candidate at TU Berlin
“Berlin is a city out of the ordinary! The city vibes, diversity, and affordability has a lot to offer to students and caters for everybody’s taste. On top of that, the public transport network gets you everywhere, anytime !” Ali (Intake 2019), McKinsey & Company

“Having the opportunity to step in the bubble on the Euref campus works very inspirational. It’s a campus with the focuses on start-ups or spin-off from companies which are seeing the major trends coming up such as the energy transition in society, cybersecurity or the green deal of the EU commission.” Jacqueline (Intake 2018)
“Studying at the TU EUREF campus open my mind up to thinking in an innovative and entrepreneurial way about sustainable mobility solutions. The most valuable part of the program was the opportunity to make connections with like-minded people with extremely diverse backgrounds, interests and ideas all working towards a common goal of achieving sustainable mobility.” Sina (Intake 2018), King County Government Office, Washington, USA
“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.” Alexander Czeh (Intake 2017), Cargoroo
“The program puts contemporary mobility issues under spotlight through analysis of real life examples.” Amit (Intake 2017), BMW Group

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Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel
Academic Director
Nora Bonatz
Academic Program Manager
email :
Dr. Massimo Moraglio
Academic Program Manager
email :
Alina Pfeifer
Administrative Coordinator
email :
phone : + 49 30 / 314-20 704
Saran Amartuvshin
Student Assistant
Tom Wanyama
Student Assistant


The regular application period will start from February 1st until April 30th of each year for a start in October of the same year.

Required application documents:

  • First University degree (at least 210 ECTS)
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of work experience of at least 1 year after completion of studies, preferably in the relevant areas of transport and planning
  • Tabular CV
  • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
  • Proof of English language proficiency at Level B2 (or higher) of CEFR (not required for high school graduation in English)
  • only if available: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The number of students is limited to 30 per year. The admission committee will select based on results of former studies, professional achievements, and further relevant qualifications that were attained outside university.

For more information, please check The Application and Admission Regulations. (English translation, German version binding)

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure of Sustainable Mobility, please contact Mrs. Alina Pfeifer: