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Due Diligence: MBA with a Focus on Sustainable Energy, Part 1

Photo by  Abby Anaday  on  Unsplash

Photo by Abby Anaday on Unsplash

The world needs leaders who can help solve some of the globe’s most pressing problems, particularly in sustainable energy. What better place than to hone your leadership and industry-specific acumen than in your MBA program.

Several MBA programs help students either launch their career or continue growing within the sector. In the next few weeks we will highlight five (5) top MBA programs with great elective options to customize your training for a career in sustainable energy.

The highlighted programs have been selected for the caliber of opportunities provided and their success in placing graduates in the sector. We will focus on areas these institutions consider instrumental in training tomorrow’s leaders in sustainable energy. To facilitate further research, we have included links throughout the text that lead you directly to the resource.

This week, we highlight MIT Sloan:


There’s a level of sincere love for innovation that MIT exudes, and because all the MIT schools operate cohesively, that love of innovation and changing the status quo spills over to MIT Sloan as well. Therefore, the modus operandi compels MIT Sloan to create resources to prepare MBA students to become leaders in energy outcomes required for sustainability. Through electives, co-curricular, and hands-on learning experiences, students can pursue a variety of paths, including learning about energy-related ventures, policy research, become energy fellows, etc.

For those interested in strengthening their credentials, MIT Sloan MBA students have the option to earn a Sustainability Certificate whose program is structured to help students find solutions and enhance humanity’s relationship with our global ecosystem.  Furthermore, students have the opportunity to join the MIT Energy Initiative as Energy Fellows to help develop technological solutions that deliver clean, affordable, and plentiful energy to a global community.

To affect the world on a global scale, robust policies are required. Students interested in policy should consider working with faculty researching the field through the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR). Students gain valuable insights about global energy issues, enabling them to acquire the skills required to develop policies rooted in sound economic and environmental principles.   

MIT Sloan Energy Club’s goal is to help students gain exposure to the sector through learning, networking, and building community with like-minded peers. The club organizes annual conferences like the MIT Energy Conference, Energy Night, and MIT EnergyHack. They also host career fairs and other informative discussions centered around entering the sector.  

A global impact mindset compels MIT Sloan to provide plentiful resources in sustainable energy. While their MBA is a general degree, they also offer diverse pathways to meet the various students’ goals and ambitions within Energy and Sustainability.

We, at Sia Admissions, are here to help you make the selection and help you craft your story through the lens your target school is interested in seeing. We would love to learn about your goals and discuss how we could help you reach them faster. Please reach out to set up a complimentary exploratory call.  

About Sia Admissions:

Sia Admissions Consulting is a boutique firm based in New York City. We specialize in coaching students of diverse background navigate university admissions process. Our goal is to partner with students to help them characterize and reflect their individuality in all areas of the admissions application. 

At Sia, we firmly believe that “one-size” does not fit all—each student has his or her story that, if communicated properly, a university admissions committee is eager to hear; therefore, we coach each student in originally telling his or her story. Our partnership with each student consists of  – (i) recognizing the student’s story by asking poignant questions which help us (ii) identify the quintessence of his or her strengths and aspirations, so we may (iii) build an idiosyncratic strategy that helps the student distinctively present his or her story. Our aim is to coach student in showcasing a unique application that communicates their individuality as an ideal candidate for the field and institution of choice.