Management Assis- tant in the Energy  and Water Industry  

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Project Description


In cooperation with the chair for Business Education and Management Training of the University of Leipzig and renowned companies of the energy and water sector, the Bundesverbund der deutschen Gas- und Wasserwirtschaft (National Association of the German Gas and Water Works) offers the additional qualification "Management Assistant in the Energy and Water Industry". The curriculum was developed with the Central Committee "Personnel" of the Bundesverband der deutschen Gas- und Wasserwirtschaft. Research of the current and future qualification requirements on business people in more than 20 companies of the energy and water sector form the basis of the curriculum. The course takes place in Leipzig. The examination is held by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Leipzig.

The focus of the course is put on the national and international transformation processess in the energy and water industry and the adaption of the employee qualifications to new developments. The additional qualification "Management Assistant in the Energy and Water Industry" completes a vocational training (e.g. industrial clerk) with contents typical of that trade, is theoretically founded and related to practice. The course is intended for commercial apprentices in recognized skilled trades (especially industrial clerk) and qualified employees who passed their final examination in a commercial trade.

The curriculum consists of the following subjects:

Compulsory Subjects

Compulsory subjects are:

  • Legal and political framework of the energy and water industry
  • Markets within the energy and water industry
  • Technical fundamentals of the energy and water industry
  • Ecology
  • International Accounting Standards
Optional Subjects

The optional subjects consists of the following trade-specific themes:

  • Gas
  • Water / Waste Water
  • Electricity
  • District Heating
  • Renewable Energy

The course also aims to teach subject-specific English.

The course takes place yearly in two parts.

A changed legal and political framework, dealing on liberalized markets, unbundling, benchmarking, shared services and International Accounting Standards as well as customer advisory service are themes that are considered and discussed. The course enables the participants to support competently the transformation processes, that are proceeding in companies and affecting its stakeholders, and to contribute to the competitive success.


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Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW)



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Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Leipzig

Companies in the Human Resources Committee

E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH

Erdgas Südsachsen GmbH

GASAG Berliner Gaswerke AG

Gasversorgung Pirna GmbH

GAZPROM Germania GmbH

Gelsenwasser AG

Enovos Deutschland SE

Stadtwerke Dinslaken GmbH

Stadtwerke Pirna GmbH

VNG - Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft

Companies and Institutes

GASAG Berliner Gaswerke AG

Kilowatthandel AG

Stadtwerke Dinslaken GmbH

Universität Leipzig

» Institut für Infrastruktur und Ressourcenmanagement

» Professur für Grundbau und Wasserbau

VNG - Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft


Participant's companies

BASF Pharma Chemikalien

Energieversorgung Mittelrhein GmbH

Hansewerk AG

Stadtwerke Diez GmbH

Stadtwerke Göttingen AG

Stadtwerke Wertheim GmbH

Thüga AG

Verbandsgemeindewerke Enkenbach-Alsenborn

VNG - Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft

ZMB GmbH (GAZPROM Germania GmbH)

last update: 11.07.2018 

More information

More information about our research interests and current projects are provided by: 

Dr. Ute Moschner
email: moschner(at)

phone: +49 341 97- 31488
fax:     +49 341 97- 31489

Institute of Business Education and Management Training
Grimmaische Straße 12
04109 Leipzig

The next course will start in the period of 12th August to 16th September 2019.