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MBA Sustainable Water Management

Resource conservation, water supply and use: the importance of water as a free good is growing both in the private and public sector, as well as between political institutions and nations. This demand leads to an increased need for future-oriented solutions that are scientifically based and in line with the current state of research and innovation. The programme is aimed at graduates of economic subjects, in particular business administration and industrial engineering.


MBAs at UE are characterised by seminar-style lectures. In these, the content is taught to students through a workshop style, with many practical exercises in groups. Application-oriented and forward-looking.


Note for international students: Full-time MBA students can obtain a regular student visa.



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Key Facts



- summer semester: March

- winter semester: September 

- 3 semesters

Tuition fees | EU applicants

Tuition fees | EU applicants

Standard: € 925 monthly 


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Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants

Tuition fees | Non-EU applicants

Standard: € 12,332 yearly


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Master of Business Administration (MBA)



- 90 ECTS for 3 semesters 
including Master Thesis

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

- First qualifying university degree: Bachelor's degree (at least 180 ECTS)

- Work experience: at least 1 year after the first qualifying university degree

- Language skills: good knowledge of English (at least B2 level)

Career Perspectives

Career Perspectives

Professional and managerial staff in the field of water management as well as in nature conservation or consumer organisations

Language of Instruction

Language of Instruction


Download Curriculum

Learn more about the course content of this MBA and its spezialisation by downloading the curriculum.


Curriculum MBA Sustainable Water Management

More about the specialisation modules of the MBA Sustainable Water Management

Module 1: Sustainable and Responsible Development 1


This module aims to develop the student's knowledge on the evolution of the Environmental Culture, especially in the light of its interdisciplinary approach to face and solve environmental crises.

Module 2: Geopolitics of Water


The course aims to build the student's capability in autonomously dealing with geopolitical crises generate by water related problems, especially when in presence of transboundary water basins.

Module 3: Fundamentals of Hydraulics and Soil Conservation


The module covers topics in soil and water conservation, as well as in soil and water management by means of engineering solutions, with a wide overview on water cycles, maintenance, and resources

Module 4: Oceans and Seas


This course covers the actual developments in ocean's pollution and degradation with a focus on the growing importance of Seas in their role as main provider of future resources to feed a growing world population.

Module 5: Sustainable and Responsible Development 2 - Water and other Natural Resources


The module covers the different domains on human's exploitation of natural resources with a focus on water, analyzed also in the light of water footprint and virtual water indicators.

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is a state-accredited, award-winning institution that is a world leader among institutions with an international orientation. Students learn in small seminar groups at our university. This ensures individual advancement of our students and guarantees personal relationships with our instructors. We exclusively employ renowned professionals with industry experience, whose business networks are made available for our students.


Our interdisciplinary selection of subjects allows you to individually configure and expand your programme content. To follow our practice-oriented approach we offer state-of-the-art equipment on campus. 

To learn more about why you should start your Master of Business Administration studies with us, click here.

You possess the highest level of professional expertise, scientific methodological skills and distinctive social skills - an increasingly important prerequisite for a successful career path. With the MBA Sustainable Water Management you are perfectly prepared for demanding management positions. Depending on your individual focus, your field of application will be in middle to top management of nationally and internationally operating companies.


The following career prospects are available to you after successful completion of the programme: 


  • Specialist and manager in the field of water management 
  • Specialist and manager in nature conservation and consumer organisations 

You can already apply one year in advance for the desired semester start. The application deadline for the winter semester is 1st September. You must meet the following requirements:


  • Online application
  • First academic degree
  • Bachelor's degree, Diplom or Magister
  • Final grade "good" or letter of recommendation from a university/professor
  • Reference to economics in the Bachelor's programme (alternatively, preliminary courses can be taken)
  • Application procedure
  • Language test
  • Interview

Find further information on the application process here.

The MBA provides students with an optimal transfer of knowledge - the corresponding special module is always offered in parallel to each basic business management module so that students can immediately apply what they have learned to the special area being taught. We promote your competences in the field of management both scientifically and application-oriented. You will learn the essential management qualifications in the core disciplines of business administration and specifically in the field of water management in an interdisciplinary manner in order to place water as an essential resource in a scientific and social context. 

The study fees include all costs for your MBA (except travel expenses). There is a number of options for covering the fees, including payment plans and financial support. Payments in monthly installments is possible. To learn more about how to fund your Master of Business Administration studies, please see our overview on fees and financing. If questions remain, our student admissions team is gladly at your disposal.

We want your studies to fit perfectly into your life. That is why the lecture times for the Master's programmes are limited to times from Wednesday afternoon to Friday, or Saturday evening, during the semester. This makes it easier to combine your studies with a part-time job. Not to be neglected here is a corresponding pre- and post-processing effort, which is usually required for full-time studies such as this.

In the MBA Sustainable Water Management you will learn exclusively from renowned lecturers with practical experience. The focus of our teaching is on your individual support in small learning groups and personal contact with our teaching staff. Our interdisciplinary selection of subjects allows you to actively shape your studies and your career path. Innovative tools such as the "CEO Decision Making Business Simulation" or the "Professional Competencies Certificate" prepare you optimally for future management tasks. Exciting international excursions round off the study programme.

Your success as a leader depends on how willing you are to take on responsibility and develop new areas. It's about network management and personal growth in a more globalizing and digitalizing world. As an MBA graduate, you will be able to respond effectively to the challenges of global and digital markets, leverage innovation and lead teams. Redefine your business expertise and study an in-demand degree at one of Germany's top 10 universities.

Bachelor's Degree
English proficiency (B2)

Knowledge of basic statistics (alternative: take part in pre-study statistics course at UE)
1 year of work experience after the last academic degree

Collaboration Partners

Gain access to internships and real-life business projects with a range of leading companies to boost your career.

DHL Kooperationspartner
Kooperation mit dem STERN Magazin am UE Campus Hamburg
Art und Deign Kooperationspartner Canon for den UE Campus Hamburg
UE Kooperationspartner Daimler am Campus Hamburg
UE Kooperationspartner Axel Springer  aus Hamburg

Gain access to internships and real-life business projects with a range of leading companies to boost your career.


The lecturers in our Business department have years of experience in a range of business areas such as business psychology, finance and controlling, business administration, corporate governance and marketing.

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