BSc in International Business Administration with Focus on Renewable Energy
In today’s world, an ever-growing population with rising energy demand is faced with increasingly scarce resources and the impacts of climate change. Representatives of governments and stakeholders from the private sector have become aware of this serious issue. Consequently, the global expansion of renewable energies is advancing. Countries worldwide are investing a lot to strengthen their energy supply security and to stimulate innovation and employment.
With our Bachelor programme International Business Administration with Focus on Renewable Energy, we take up these trends and offer you the opportunity to become part of one of the most growing and exciting fields of the global economy with excellent job opportunities internationally.
You will learn the basics of solar and bioenergy as well as wind, water and geothermal power and how they are applied for business and entrepreneurship worldwide. As part of the Green Economy, Renewable Energies can contribute significantly to climate protection and energy efficient solutions. Their huge operational area for energy supply reaching from decentralized rural and private household electrification up to high tech smart grid solutions is the foundation for future prosperity.
Small groups, interactive lectures
At our university, you study in small groups. You are actively involved in the lectures, gain knowledge on the basis of concrete projects and learn to act solution oriented.
International for success
You learn in an international group with students and lecturers from different cultures which provides a stimulating learning atmosphere.
Our study programme International Business Administration with Focus on Renewable Energy is imparting reliable knowledge for responsible and professional acting in a broad field of application.
The selection of teaching material depends on the requirements in the student’s future professional practice. The studies ought to prepare to continually expand their knowledge and to adapt to changing requirements especially in the highly dynamic sector of Renewable Energies.
Our students gain competencies within the three groups of knowledge, methods and profile & practice.
Individual profile & practice
This means to get ready for the job by
- Trained study projects
- Discussion of best practice solutions
- Internship in leading and innovative companies
- Business plan
- Bachelor thesis
Methods are important for decision making, strategic planning, and communication. You will learn
- Applied computer sciences
- Writing and Rhetoric
- Presentation skills
You will gain fundamental and interdisciplinary knowledge in Management and Renewable Energies and how to apply for business and entrepreneurship
Fundamental knowledge of Business Administration:
- Financial and Managerial Accounting
- Financing and investment
- Human Ressource Management
- Strategic management
Fundamental knowledge of Renewable Energies:
- Solar energy - photovoltaics and solar thermal power, solar heating and cooling
- Wind and water power
- Bioenergy - biomass, biofuels, and biogas
- Geothermal energy
- Energy storage
Extended interdisciplinary knowledge:
- Environmental and climate protection
- Energy efficiency
- Structural changes in energy economy - international aspects
- Decentralized electricity supply - rural and municipal development, private households
- Integrated smart grid solutions
- Energy law
The requirements to meet
We strongly believe that only both gaining knowledge and getting practical skills lead to professional competences, expertise, and employability. Theory and practice are two faces of the same coin. Concept and learning arrangements of our Bachelor programmes follow that paradigm.
You choose the main focus of your studies
In the Bachelor programme "International Business Administration with Focus on Renewable Energy" basics and deepened actual knowledge of management areas in the field of Renewable Energies as well as practical skills are conveyed. Energy Economics, Renewable Energy Technologies, Energy Law, Marketing, Human Resources, Financing belong to it. Next to knowledge gaining, we put emphasis to support social, intercultural and personal competencies. The personal qualification profile will be completed through projects, internship, business plans, and the bachelor thesis in conjunction with organizational and communicational abilities.
The three-year study puts the focus in the first academic year on the basics in business administration, economics, solar energy as well as wind, water and geothermal power. Also the frame conditions, which can influence the administrative decisions will be discussed in the first year. Aspects of sustainability in the context of climate and environmental protection belong to it. Furthermore, basic methods such as mathematics and project management will be conveyed.
In the second academic year, the basics of Bioenergy and heating/cooling systems are learned and related management aspects will be deepened in the areas of marketing, human resources and organization, financing and investment and accounting. Methods like informatics and statistics supplement the competencies. Furthermore, rhetoric, moderation and communication seminars take place for the individual profiling.
In the third academic year, students complete a four-month internship. Furthermore, the modules logistics, energy law, corporate management and a business game will enable to understand the integral point of view. In the final bachelor thesis, the obtained knowledge will be processed scientifically by analyzing a business problem in the area of Renewable Energies.
Internationally anchored skills
The internal anchorage of the study programme provides an ideal study environment for the preparation of professional assignments in a globalized economy. B.Sc. graduates are capable to support the management in all functional areas of the company and, following an applicable initial training, to take managerial responsibilities in economy and administration themselves. Alternatively, our graduates have the ability to become entrepreneurial or self-employed.
Signpost for the future
Due to the interdisciplinary qualification profile of the programme and the broad operational capability, our graduates have high chances on the labor market. Several students already launched into part-time employment during their studies at SRH University Berlin.
Where to work after graduation?
Practice modules allow you to get into direct contact with our partners coming from several branches and backgrounds.
With a bachelor degree in business administration and renewable energies, you may aspire to a position as facility manager, energy consultant or energy trader.
Our graduates take over demanding tasks such as:
- Renewable energy technology consulting
- Economic analysis
- Technology assessment
- Energy facility management
and work e.g. in marketing-, sales- or finance divisions, on the management level in green economy enterprises, environmental organizations, big energy providers or in the field of emissions trade.
One step ahead - Master degree
Furthermore, the B.Sc. degree qualifies our students for a master’s programme in Germany or abroad. With every step in your education, you climb up the ladder: a master’s degree qualifies you for challenging jobs in the private sector or for a demanding leadership position. It also opens the door for a Ph.D. programme which leads you to an academic career.
Why don't you continue studying e.g. by doing our Entrepreneurship Master programme and start your own business? Or you decide to do a Master in International Management or an MBA at the SRH Hochschule Berlin, the International Management University?
Applicants to our Bachelor programmes should have an international and intercultural orientation.
They need to have either a German Abitur or an International Baccalaureate Diploma or a corresponding qualification of eligibility as an entrance qualification for university.
The entire programme is held in English. All applicants must prove sufficient linguistic proficiency in order to participate successfully in the programme.
Proof for the English language skills will be accepted in the form of a TOEFL®-Test written examination score of 550 (CBT 213/iBT 80) or any qualification equivalent to the TOEFL, such as IELTS (academic): minimum score of 6.5; TOEIC: minimum score of 730. Should the applicant be a native English speaker or have completed a Bachelor or similar programme held in its entirety in English, the English language requirement is waived.
While the above language skills are mandatory for a definitive admission, we also offer a preliminary admission for those applicants who are about to provide their test results no later than half a year after the Bachelor programme starts.
Application to the Bachelor programmes at SRH Hochschule Berlin can be made either online or by sending us filled and signed hard copies of the online application by mail.
Admission to the programmes is based on both national admission regulations and on personally conducted selection interviews. During the applicant evaluation process, we do not only take language skills, cognitive skills and academic performance into account but also students’ personalities and distinctive experiences.
The university will use this information during the selection procedure, which is performed by a selection committee. The committee is composed of faculty professors, as well as SRH Hochschule Berlin student representatives. The final selection decision will be made by the graduate programme director based on the recommendations given by the selection committee.
Of course, all of your application data will be kept outmost confidential and will not be shared with third parties
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Last updated May 14, 2018