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Sebastian Cox
Campus Mülheim

Duisburger Str. 100 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr


Business Administration - Energy and Water Economics

Academic Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study
5 Semester
Study start
Sommer- & Wintersemester
Admission restriction
Subject area
Fachbereich 2
Institute of Business Administration
Study location
Mülheim an der Ruhr

Shaping sustainable energy and water supplies

Energy and water are indispensable - for households, local authorities and companies. But how can both resources be used in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way?

The part-time Master's degree programme in Business Administration - Energy and Water Economics prepares students for the demands of this economic sector. If you want to solve the challenges of the energy and water industry and help shape the future of energy and water supply, this is the right degree programme for you.

What you can expect

  • Part-time and flexible study programme 
  • Qualified training for the energy and water industry
  • Practical degree programme on a modern campus

The part-time Master's degree programme in Business Administration offers an extremely innovative specialisation with a future in energy and water economics. Students on the programme deal with sustainability and risk management in the energy and water industry, project planning for renewable energy systems and water and wastewater management.

The professors and lecturers are experts in their field, are connected to the economy and can incorporate this experience into a practice-oriented degree programme.

Your study content

  • Strategy management, economics
  • Risk management in the energy industry
  • Examination regulations, module handbook & study plan

The interdisciplinary content is what makes this degree programme so special! Each semester, one or two compulsory business modules and one module from the specialisation are offered. Economics, research methodology and quantitative analysis are placed in the first semesters.

The programme includes:

  • Business administration modules (such as strategic management or project and process controlling, which prepare you for working as a manager)
  • Specialisation modules deal with water and wastewater management or risk management in the energy industry

Master's students have the opportunity to take part in excursions and activities with players in the energy and water sector.

Your course of studies

Project and process controlling

6 Credits

Research methodology and quantitative analyses

6 Credits

Risk management in the energy industry

6 Credits

Water/wastewater management and efficiency

6 Credits

Strategic management

6 Credits

Political economics

6 Credits

Interdisciplinary project work EWÖ

6 Credits

Elective module 1

6 Credits

Decision theory for water management

6 Credits

Project planning for renewable energy systems

6 Credits

Sustainability management

6 Credits

Elective module 2

6 Credits

Master thesis and colloquium (15 + 3 credits)

18 Credits

What you need to bring along


The prerequisite for admission to the Master's degree programme is the completion of at least seven semesters of a professionally qualifying degree in an economics or industrial engineering degree programme. At least 210 credits must have been earned, of which
a) at least 20 credits from modules with quantitative methods in economics (e.g. micro/macroeconomics, external/internal accounting, controlling, investment and financing),
b) 40 credits from modules with economics content,
c) a further 10 credits from modules with network economics content - these include in particular those in the energy and water industry - alternatively, relevant subject-specific practical experience gained over a period of at least six months full-time can be recognised, as decided by the examination board, and
d) at least 5 credits from modules with content from mathematics/statistics.

Graduates of degree programmes with fewer than 210 credits can have practical periods of up to 30 credits recognised. Details on the requirements can be found in the examination regulations.

You will also need to bring proof of proficiency in the German language equivalent to reference level C1 or higher as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). All degree programmes are  taught in German. 

Application process

The application phase for the admission restricted Master’s degree programmes for the coming winter semester begins on 01. May 2024 and ends on 01. August 2024. Applications can only be submitted online via our application portal.

If you have any questions, please contact the application support team.