LSBF unveils new MBA with Carbon Management Specialisation
- 7th September 2012
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The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has launched a new Global MBA with a specialisation in Carbon Management. The degree is designed to give students all the knowledge needed to pursue careers in the renewable energy sector, which grew by 17% in 2011 with global investments of over $257 billion.
Teaching students the principles of carbon management, the MBA will highlight current and emerging issues from the sector at both national and international level. Students will also study project management and leadership, helping them to implement carbon management policies in businesses worldwide. These practical and academic skills will give students the opportunity to build their future in the rapidly growing and forward-thinking sustainability sector.
China, the USA, Germany, Italy, India and the UK are the biggest investors in green energy and it is estimated that by 2030 there will be 20 million jobs in the sustainability sector. In recent years, a total of 2.3 million jobs have been created in the sector, with the most popular career pathways being:
- Energy and Sustainability Management
- Carbon Emission Management
- Energy Analysis
- Sustainable Project Management
- Sustainability Performance Analysis
- Energy Conservation
By combining business modeling and forecasting with the principles of carbon management, project management and leadership, LSBF’s Global MBA in Carbon Management will shape and enable the current and future generations of business leaders to navigate in uncertain times, to seize the commercial opportunity that carbon reduction can offer, and to foster truly sustainable business models.
Dr Steve Priddy, Head of LSBF’s Academic Research, believes such a business model is an on-going struggle for many organisations:
“It is well established that many of the largest corporations have great difficulty in setting down what their business model is. It takes in how money is made, the competitive environment, the dynamics of the customer base, the make/buy decision, place in the supply chain and the current and emerging regulatory framework, among other things. Setting down, agreeing and living the business model is a necessary step in building a sustainable corporation and is an objective we will ensure our students are capable of achieving through this programme.”
The new Global MBA in Carbon Management is available in full-time, part-time or online.