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Business Models for a Sustainable Energy Future

Executive education program in English

Booster Program: Business Models for a Sustainable Energy Future (TES.10)

Duration: 1 Day
Location: Berlin
Dates: 19. Sep 2024
1,300 €

How to thrive through the upcoming energy transition?

The energy sector is undergoing a radical transformation – in Germany, in Europe, but also on a global scale. The rise of decentralized energy generation leads to a range of new players and disruptive technologies, while the shale gas boom lets us reassess the size of our fossil reserves. During our classes, we want to shed light on the emerging new energy system from a business perspective. We are less concerned with details of regulation and technologies  (although, of course, they matter and can trigger important changes), and more so with strategies that established players and new entrants pursue in their quest to benefit from the transition – or merely survive in the years to come.

This program will be conducted together with ESMT EMBA students.

Booster Program: Business Models for a Sustainable Energy Future (TES.10)

Duration: 1 Day
Location: Berlin
Dates: 19. Sep 2024
1,300 €

Your profile

  • Executives who want to acquire new strategic skills and familiarize themselves with new business models to react to the changing emerging market.
  • Although the course is about the energy sector, it does not require an industry background. If you are generally interested in the developments that take place in this industry, you are most welcome to participate and share your own expertise in strategy, innovation, and business transformation with the group and enrich the discussions.


  • Gaining an in-depth view into the changes that will shape the energy sector in the future
  • Developing enhanced skills with respect to identifying critical information and issues in complex situations and offering new solutions to complex problems
  • Understanding and being able to exploit the potential of technology for innovation and growth, including showing an understanding of the importance of technology in delivering a more sustainable future for business, and being innovative in developing business solution


  • Evaluating market developments: What are the drivers of the new energy system? Which new markets develop?
  • Analyzing strategies and business models: Which counter-strategies do incumbents follow? How do new competitors enter the markets?
  • Selecting new business models: Which trade-offs exist between the different implementation and commercialization strategies of innovations


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Decentralized Energy

New book written by the ESMT energy experts Christoph Burger and Jens Weinmann

Energy market research at ESMT

Energy market research at ESMT

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been designed – and will be led –by ESMT faculty members and ESMT visiting faculty. They will also guide and advise you throughout your studies.



Extremely interesting course. Numerous contributions to discussion, innovative and modern teaching approach. Excellent supervision by both instructors.

Dr. Winfried Haneklaus, Justiziar, Leiter der Stabsstelle Recht, Ruhrverband

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

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Your Program Advisor

Your program advisor

​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Head of Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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