There is expertise at the School and the wider University in the areas of energy economics and policy. Members of faculty, through the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), have broad expertise in economics, technology policy and political science. Their core research discipline is economics, but within a context of collaboration between experts from different academic disciplines such as engineering, political science and law. The ERPG also undertakes independent research that informs public and private sector decision-making in the energy industry. MBAs interested in this sector can tap into this expertise and network to build understanding, gain practical experience, and pursue related career aspirations.
"My concentration in Energy and Environments was definitely a high-point of the MBA. Dr Michael Pollitt, a renowned economist, who leads the course, brings together the honchos of the energy sector for you to meet first hand. Talking with them in a dinner setting creates a very, very special relationship with these potential employers. If you look at the energy world, there are three challenges: sustainability, affordability, and environmental impact. The teaching on the concentration did a very good job of covering these extremely well."
Abhinav Charan, MBA 2013/14
The Energy & Environment concentration
Cambridge is unique in the level and depth of interest in energy & environmental areas, and is part of a strong network of government and industry experts who engage with us through teaching, research, and careers provision. This concentration draws on such networks to provide a framework for building knowledge of sector, both for those with and without previous experience.
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Energy related career outcomes
The energy sector as a career destination is growing in popularity, and we see a number of our MBA graduates securing positions there each year. In recent years our alumni have taken up roles in prestigious leadership programmes for companies such as TOTAL, General Electric and BP. Our careers provision is responsive to student interests, so we are able to deliver specialist energy sector advice to those seeking careers in this space.
Learn more about alumni career destinations in our MBA Employment Report.
Through your choice of projects throughout the MBA you will gain valuable opportunity to make connections with companies and develop your skills in that sector. Recent project clients from the energy & environmental sectors include BP, Schneider Electric and Shell.
The LyondellBasell scholarship offers up to £33,000 to one MBA candidate per intake. The scholarship is open to anyone with a process engineering background, including candidates who have worked in pharma and oil and gas.
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