Strathclyde Business School has launched a first of its kind MBA in Sustainable Energy Futures in response to the current global energy challenges and the drive to reach net zero by 2050 – and a series of taster sessions are planned in the lead up to the programme launch.
The MBA Masters programme has been co-created by industry leaders, who understand the practical challenges facing the sector, alongside esteemed academics, resulting in a cutting-edge course with current and relevant content to drive solutions.
Aimed at managers and leaders working in the energy industry, the course is designed to provide future leaders with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to stimulate change, innovation and adopt a systems-thinking approach to the challenges that we are seeing in the world today.
Participants will gain the knowledge to support their organisations transition to NetZero and can work alongside other industry leaders to create policy change and social innovation.
Dr Phil Considine, Director of Executive Education at Strathclyde Business School said, “We are excited to be bringing this programme to market. We are facing unprecedented systemic pressure driven by a wide range of factors including geo-politics, climate change, net zero, cost of living, pension deficits, migration of people, global equity markets and part of the solution to these problems relies on new ways of building, consuming and paying for gas and power. The MBA Sustainable Energy Futures provides the knowledge and skills required to navigate these challenges.
“As well as an innovative design of the programme content, we have been equally focused on the cohort size and structure. It was important to us that all elements of the energy supply chain from generation, transmission and trading, to pressure groups, suppliers, customers and the regulator are represented. We want to create an environment whereby problems are being solved in a holistic manner. Not only is this a hugely relevant MBA, but we expect the systems approach to create new practices will solve some of the most pressing global problems.”
In the 2022 Good University Guide, Strathclyde places first in the UK for Accounting and Finance and has a global reputation for Economics and Civil engineering.
Phil added, “A key challenge is funding the path to NetZero, our number 1 position in the UK for finance, positions us well to develop new thinking in this area. We have used all our experience to design an applied, experiential and personalised programme course for industry leaders that will provide a framework for a better future.”
Core modules will include topics such as Strategic Leadership Development, Accounting & Financial Practise of Energy Transactions, Energy Supply & Trading, as well as completion of a final project that will tackle a management challenge specific to the participant’s sector and organisation. The first of these courses will begin in September.
In the meantime, we are offering a series of taster sessions for applicants and interested parties. The first of these taster sessions will be on Thursday 26th May from 3 - 5 pm (online) and will be delivered by Dr Matthew Hannon, Module lead for the Sustainable Energy Organisation module, with a guest lecture from Ian Stillie, an experienced chairperson with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry and skilled in negotiation, business planning, management, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and start ups.
For eligible organisations this MBA programme can be part-funded via the Apprenticeship Levy.
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