New Master in Sustainability Management & Economics starts at Trier University

New Master in Sustainability Management & Economics is taught in English and combines sustainability with both management and economics and trains highly sought-after specialists on the job market.

Trier University is one of the leading universities in Germany for research on environmental sustainability. From the autumn semester onwards, a new Master's degree program will be introduced that takes an explicit economics and management perspective on the topic of social and environmental sustainability. In four semesters, students will be equipped with management and economics knowledge on sustainability that qualifies them for jobs in sustainability management at companies, non-profit organizations or governmental institutions or as sustainability analysts at banks, auditing and consulting companies. The English-language Master in Sustainability Management & Economics is admission-free.

"The unique characteristic of our Mater program is that it covers all aspects of sustainability: ecological, social and economic sustainability. This triangle is often not present in courses offered by other universities," says management professor Jörn Block. In addition to compulsory modules on sustainability management and sustainability economics, the program is characterized by flexibility and a large st of electives. Here, students can set their own priorities and take courses in areas such as marketing, financing or accounting, as well as seminars on topics such as environmental and climate protection. There is also the opportunity to complete an internship in a company, which can be integrated into the study. A semester abroad can also be taken.

Master's degree courses in management and economics at Trier University achieve excellent results in rankings.

"The new supply chain act and financial market regulation through the EU's Green Deal have increased the demand for qualified specialists who are familiar with sustainability topics” emphasizes economics professor Georg Müller-Fürstenberger. Companies are sometimes desperately looking for experts in the field of sustainability in order to adapt their business models towards greater sustainability and to comply with their sustainability reporting obligations. However, the specialists are also in demand from companies that audit the reports. After graduating, students also find jobs in the financial sector, the non-profit sector and government organizations in Germany, nearby Luxembourg and internationally. There is a variety of possible career fields. The Master in Sustainability Management & Economics also provides the basis for those who want to pursue a doctorate in management and/or economics after graduation.

Only recently, the CHE ranking confirmed that the Master's degree programs in management and economics at Trier University are among the best in Germany. The interviewed students gave excellent marks for practical orientation in teaching, study organization, support from lecturers and digital teaching elements, amongst other things. The two subjects are also rated strong in research.

Requirements and application

The prerequisite for admission to the Master in Sustainability Management & Economics at Trier University is a Bachelor's degree in economics or social sciences or an equivalent qualification. Proof of English language skills must also be submitted together with the application. German language skills are not required.

Application for the Master's degree program starting in the winter semester is possible from 6th of May onwards. The application deadline for applicants from Germany and the EU is September 15, 2024, for all other applicants it is May 31, 2024.

Further informations


Dr. Andrea Buchberger (BWL)

Dr. Tobias Kranz (VWL)