Energy & Sustainability Management FT
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Investment & Finance for Energy & Sustainability Management (E)

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Name key business profitability figures
• Discuss investment decisions in projects and other economic decision alternatives
• Explain procedures of business valuation and options of contract design with differ-ent types of services between provider and customer
• Name methods of carrying out economic evaluations

prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of Business Administration & Economics (ECO.1)

course contents

• Investment decision as a process in the entrepreneurial environment
• Static and dynamic procedures of investment calculation
• Profitability ratios of the profitability calculation
• Case studies of investments in the generation and distribution grid sector as well as in sales and customer projects
• Energy and environmental protection services from the supplier and customer point of view
• Contract design of different service models

recommended or required reading

• Olfert, K., 2015. Investition. 13. Auflage. Herne: Friedrich Kiehl Verlag
• Däumler, K. D. und J. Grabe, 2014. Grundlagen der Investitions- und Wirtschaftlichkeitsrechnung. 13. Auflage. Herne: NWB Verlag
• Hack, M., 2015. Energie Contracting: Energiedienstleistungen und dezentrale Energieversorgung. 3. Auflage. München: C.H. Beck Verlag

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Christian Huber

year of study


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)