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Due Diligence: MBA with a Focus on Sustainable Energy, Part 2

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Continuing on last week’s post (which can be read here), the next MBA program that offers premier opportunities for students interested in gaining exposure in sustainable energy and either launch their career or continue growing within the sector is Columbia Business School.

As in the previous post, the article includes links for further research on the topics.

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Columbia’s career-focus electives offer MBA students the opportunity to center their studies on Social Enterprise. Through the Tamer Center of Social Enterprise’s Climate Change and Business Program, MBA students are taught to use business skills “to identify and implement solutions to mitigate, adapt to, or reverse climate change and its global impact on society .” To bridge theory and practice, the program offers courses, experiential learning opportunities, research, conferences, and seminars where students can learn about our ecosystem’s most pressing problems.

To support students who want to work on a semester- or year-long project with Columbia’s faculty, or a public  business focused on addressing sustainability and climate change issues, the Three Cairns Climate Fellowship can provide support. Additionally, Columbia offers a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities for students interested in the intersection of business and climate change, including Pro Bono Consulting projects (through Columbia’s Pangea Advisors, Impact Investing Initiative, and the Small Business Consulting Program), Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship, and the Non-Profit Board Leadership Program.

The Climate Change and Business program also hosts a variety of interdisciplinary events, including the Climate Science & Investment Conference, Social Enterprise Conference, Capital for Good, the Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics, and works in tandem with university-wide initiatives, including Climate Change and Finance, to help prepare students for impactful careers in the sector.

Also, there are a plethora of opportunities for students to be involved in co-curriculars, including, the Green Business Club, the Energy Club, and the Social Enterprise Club.

With a mindset towards reverting climate change, Columbia MBA is the ideal training ground for leaders whose aim is sustainability on a global scale. Interested Columbia students have the option to take advantage of the diverse pathways Columbia Business School offers 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.