Energy & Sustainability Pathway

Managing the world’s resources in a sustainable way is increasingly central to competitive dynamics and value creation. The Energy & Sustainability Pathway offers students a map to curricular resources for leading enterprises in natural-resource-based industries (especially energy, food and agriculture, and mobility), and for integrating sustainability into enterprise and investment decisions. The selected courses build on the core MBA curriculum as a foundation and offer extensions that allow students to develop deep expertise in the economics and strategy of energy markets, corporate sustainability, and sustainable investing and entrepreneurship. The pathway combines different learning approaches including conceptual frameworks in academic courses, experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities. It is supported by a rich set of co-curricular activities. The Energy & Sustainability pathway prepares students for careers in the traditional and renewable energy sector, other natural-resource-based industries, corporate sustainability and consulting, and corresponding entrepreneurial and investment roles.

Faculty sponsors: Klaus Weber (MORS) and Meghan Busse (Strategy)

Note: The ISEN courses listed on this pathway are pre-approved as credits that will count toward your MBA, however you must fill out this form to petition a request with the Kellogg Registrar's Office. 

Energy & Sustainability

1 | Foundational

Business Strategy
STRT 431-0

Microeconomic Analysis
MECN 430-0

Ethics and Leadership
PACT 460-0

2 | Competitive Advantage

Economic Analysis and Policy in Energy
The Economics of Energy Markets and the Environment
STRT 458-0

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Opportunities: Engineering, Design, and Adoption
ISEN 406

Topics in Contemporary Energy and Climate Change
ISEN 410

Electrify Everything: Beneficial Electrification, Electric Vehicles, and Beyond
ISEN 422

Advanced Topics in Electric Technologies: Storage and Microgrids
ISEN 431

Carbon Removal, Capture, and Use
ISEN 432

Climate Activism and Its Business Impacts
ISEN 472

Complementary Courses*

Leading Voices*
PACT 920-5

Public Economics for Business Leaders: Federal Policy*
PACT 470-0
Business Sustainability
Managing Sustainability Transformations
SSIM 938-0

Decision-Making for Sustainable Business
SSIM 947-5

ESG Investing and Sustainability Reporting
ACCT 459-0
Breakthrough Energy Efficiency and Net-Zero Buildings
ISEN 433

Sustainable Supply Chain Management
ISEN 462

Circular Economy
ISEN 463

Sustainability in Water and Wastewater
ISEN 470

Sustainable Food
ISEN 471

The Future of Food and Agriculture
ISEN 473

Complementary Courses*

Social Innovation: Designing for Change*
SSIM 452-0

Corporate Innovation and New Ventures*
ENTR 903-0

Managing Firms for Shareholders and Society*
FINC 484-5
Sustainability Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital
Impact Investing and Sustainable Finance
FINC 946-0

NUvention: Energy

Private Energy and Sustainable Infrastructure Development and Finance
ISEN 440

Government Incentives
ISEN 452

Complementary Courses*

Venture Lab*
FINC 615-0

Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital*
FINC 445-0

Launching and Leading Startups*
ENTR 470-0

3| Exploratory/Experiential

Sustainability Across the Enterprise
SSIM 636-0

GIM Energy
INTL 473-0
Powering the Future
ISEN (Non-credit seminar)

The Business of Energy/Technology Energy
Kellogg/McCormick (Non-credit seminar)

* Complementary courses do not necessarily contain energy or sustainability content, but are likely to be of interest to students with interests in the specified area.

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