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[April 23, 2014]

MBA-Renewables Distance Learning Master Degree Has Been Awarded Official International Accreditation

BERLIN --(Business Wire)--

The MBA-Renewables Distance Learning Master degree conducted since 2011 by the German Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin jointly with the Renewables Academy (RENAC) has received the official accreditation of the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).

Accreditation is an internationally procedure of quality assurance in higher education. FIBAA's mission is to promote quality and transparency in education by awarding quality labels to programmes and training providers in the areas of higher and continuing education. Thanks to this certification, the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and RENAC guarantee their students the international recognition of the MBA Renewables and ensure the highquality of the academic portfolio.


Until now, MBA Renewables is the only Distance Learning Master of Business Administration with a focus on renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). This degree combines economic, technical, legal, political and organisational knowledge tailored to the specific needs of the RE and EE markets. In addition, students gain an overview of various RE and EE-technologies as well as an understanding of international energy policies, supporting mechanisms and their application in the industry. "To ensure a comparative equivalence between technicians and non-technicians, students start this module with a group work assignment in which each group comprises at least one engineer and at least one student with a business background", FIBAA underlines. "The students can learn from each other".

Among other aspects, FIBAA has highlighted that "the content of the programme and the reachable learning outcomes are such that the students achieve employability above average". The RE and EE markets are very dynamic. Therefore, RENAC and the core of professors act as link with the industry, updating with the Beuth University the academic offer to the latest trends and needs of a sector in constant evolution.

"The online feature enabled me to continue my job without interference", says Monica Harting, Engineer at juwi and one the first MBA Renewables students. "Most of my fellow students are people actually working in renewables - a very valuable network!". Moreover, the two-week face-to-face phase in Berlin with field trips offers an excellent opportunity for networking and getting an insight into the green energy industry.

Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin offers a wide range of accredited and innovative courses in applied engineering, applied sciences and applied economics. It counts with more than 30 years of recognised experience in conducting Distance Learning programmes. The high quality of the courses is reflected in the numerous prizes awarded for excellent degree results.

RENAC, a globally operating expert on training for renewable energies and energy efficiency, delivers major input to the MBA-Renewable programme and serves as bridge between students and the industry.

Interested people can apply until the 1st of September 2014 to start on the 1st of October 2014.


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