It is widely accepted that sustainability, the environment, and energy economics represent some of the most challenging risks facing businesses today, as well as some of the most exciting opportunities. From climate change, environment to energy economics, the success of business in the future will depend on how companies address these challenges and align themselves with the needs of society and the environment.
The specialized MBA program in “Sustainability, Energy, and Environment” aims at providing skills and tools needed for analyzing, understanding, and assessing strategic decisions about energy production, sustainability, and climate change mitigation. The Program will start by creating a global framework of the energy sources and uses and of the strategic role of energy and sustainable development. Then, it will focus on the critical challenges in achieving sustainability to meet the energy consumption needs of a growing population in the face of increasing economic prosperity and finite resources. Energy efficiency and the emerging paradigms of energy communities and smart cities will be further investigated. The role of technological innovation and renewable energy production will be assessed providing students with real case studies at the global level. This program also examines the scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate, including sea-level change, variations in precipitation, vegetation, storminess, and the related economic impacts
After completing this MBA program, graduates are expected to:
Understand the current status and future trends in energy production and environmental impacts caused by transport, industrial, commercial, and coal power plant.
Demonstrate the main sources of renewable energy such as wind, solar, and ocean.
Develop practical skills to make major improvements in the efficiency of energy conversion, distribution, and use.
Develop the skills to engage in rigorous and complex discussions around creating sustainable solutions in a global context.
Understand what is climate and how has climate been varying on human time scales, and why.
Emphasize not only the economics of carbon budgeting and increasing efficiency but also the human role in creating and solving climate change.
Learn about similarities and differences across the three policy fields: climate, energy, and environment, with the main focus on climate change.
Communicate concepts effectively in the energy sector as they relate to environmental issues and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the broader societal consequences of one or more environmental problems and policies.
Rushford offers Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE) and thus a formal bachelor’s degree is not mandatory for entering this program.
Students will complete this specialized MBA in two stages.
Stage 1: Rushford Core MBA Program
The Rushford Online MBA program is comprised of a total of 17 courses and each course lasts approximately 3 weeks. Each course is comprised of 4 ECTS credits. Students must complete 12 Core courses and 3 out of the 5 Elective courses to earn a total of 60 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA award.
Stage 2: Specialization in Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
The Rushford Online specialization coursework in Sustainability, Energy, and Environment is comprised of 20 ECTS and a capstone project of 10 ECTS to earn a total of 90 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA in Sustainability, Energy and Environment award.
Managerial Economics MBA001
Managerial Skills MBA002
Accounting for Financial Reporting MBA003
Accounting for Managerial Decisions MBA004
Business Analytics MBA005
Financial Management MBA006
Operations Management: Productivity & Quality MBA007
International Business Environment MBA008
Leadership and Managing Human Capital MBA009
Marketing Management MBA010
Financial Statement Analysis MBA011
Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics & Law MBA012
Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise (Elective) MBA013
Sales Management (Elective) MBA014
Organizational Behaviour (Elective) MBA015
Business Communications (Elective) MBA016
Business Law (Elective) MBA017
Specialization Curriculum MBA-SEE-Spec
Capstone Project MBA-REM012
Careers & Outcomes
The data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the year on year growth for jobs in the sustainability, energy, and environment market will grow at over 9% which is higher than the average of all industries put together. With most organizations globally investing significantly in waste reduction, energy efficiency, and environmental commitment, there is an excellent prospect for graduates who specialize in these areas alongside their business and management studies.
The Rushford MBA in Sustainability, Energy, and Environment has been designed to ensure that students receive hands-on knowledge and learn from case studies that mimic real-life situations. We train our students to manage complex operations within these sectors. Popular areas for career entry or enhancement after completing this MBA program are as follows:
Climate Change Analyst
Corporate Sustainability Strategist
Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). SSBIM generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for exploring this pathway.
Proficiency in English:
Evidence of Proficiency in English
IELTS 6.0+ , OR
PTE 50+, OR
TOEFL 550+, OR
Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years
English Proficiency Waiver:
The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, OR
Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR
Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country, OR
2 years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work
EduQua Certified Swiss Institution
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government.
EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:
• Swiss Federal Government• Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)• State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)• Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)• Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)• Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
ACBSP is the only global accrediting body, which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.
Swiss Higher Educational Institution
James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.
International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified
James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.