Energy and Sustainability Studies Track

The M.B.A. in Energy and Sustainability Studies track is designed for individuals who wish to focus on issues of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and energy concerns in their organizations, communities, and in society. Students enrolling in this track will develop a master’s level understanding of business leadership, energy issues, and the triple bottom line–planet, people and profits - approach to business through a combination of theory and practice.


This program prepares graduates to work in the energy industries or to take charge of energy and sustainability portfolios in their organizations and their communities.

This degree consists of 13 courses and awards 39 credits. Course work involves the study of new business models, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and natural resource issues through the lens of energy production, distribution, and consumption. Energy efficiency, renewable energy, and traditional energy sources are studied in detail. This approach permits application of energy and sustainability concepts in concrete, quantitative, and practical terms and provides students with the tools to apply this knowledge in their businesses, communities, and private lives.

ESS Advisory Board
The Energy and Sustainability Studies program is supported by an advisory board made up of distinguished industry professionals. The goal of the board is to provide input to the program curriculum to ensure both its currency and relevancy as well as to provide networking opportunities for students.

Core M.B.A. Courses 

 

Credits

GM510

Seminar in Leadership

3

GM520

Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations

3

GM540

Organizational Behavior

3

GM542

Quantitative and Research Techniques for Leaders

3

GM543

Economics for Managers

3

GM561

Financial Management

3

GM562

Marketing Management

3

GM564

Operations Management for Leaders

3

GM691

Strategic Management Seminar**

3

 

Concentration M.B.A. Courses for Energy and Sustainability Studies Track
GM550 The Future of Energy, Business and Society 3 Credits   
GM575 Building a Sustainable Enterprise 3 Credits
GM630 Energy Economics 3 Credits
Elective MBA Course* 3 Credits

Total Credits   39
*Student chooses one other M.B.A. course offering (subject to pre-requisites).
**The Strategic Management Seminar is normally the last course taken to fulfill degree requirements.