The MSc Energy Business & Climate Strategy program at GEM equips students with the skills and competencies firms and public sector organizations need to confront the challenges of sustainable energy and climate change and meet their net-zero ambitions.
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Drive transition in the energy system, from the supply side to the demand side and its governance
Climate change and energy pose formidable challenges on global, regional, and local scales in the 21st century. Two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions are due to energy. Ensuring emissions-free, affordable, and secure energy for all requires a strong commitment to change from governments, companies, and civil society. The MSc Energy Business & Climate Strategy (MEBCS) program at GEM addresses the pressing issues of sustainable development, energy, and the natural environment, preparing students to drive transition in the energy system, from the supply side to the demand side and its governance.
- Apprehend climate change (rather than sustainability at large), its urgency, (international) policy landscape and compliance needs, financial and competitiveness considerations, reputation and stakeholder expectations.
- Understand energy technology management from both supply and demand side in order to meet energy needs in a climate constrained world.
- Use advanced qualitative and quantitative tools and method to accompany firms' zero-carbon transition building on best practices from leading EU companies.
- Courses are taught by GEM professors who are renowned experts in the field. MEBCS builds upon GEM's tradition of academic excellence. These professors have contributed to research published in relevant journals, advised businesses and policymakers, and developed carbon calculators, among other achievements.
- The course offers a direct connection with the Energy Society Chair materials, and professional networks including large multinationals such as Air Liquide, Engie, Schneider Electric.
The MEBCS program centers on Management of Technological Innovation (MTI), offering students a range of hard skills and directly applicable tools, including:
- Carbon accounting and reporting according to Greehouse Gas Protocol
- Climate risk analysis and management according to internationally recognized standards (e.g., TCFD)
- Financial analysis for project cash flows and investment returns
- Data-driven energy management and decision-making: analytics, visualization, descriptive statistics, and big data
- Sustainable business model innovation
- Net-zero deep decarbonisation pathways