Business, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, MBA

The MBA Major in Business, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (“BEES”) is designed to provide in-depth foundations for those interested in the complex relationships between business and the natural environment, management of environmental risks, and the business and economics of energy. As global energy markets grow and change rapidly and environmental challenges rise, there is a strong need for a new generation of expert business leaders who understand the rapidly evolving trends in business models, technology, regulation, and financing. Students choosing the BEES MBA Major are therefore ideally suited for the ever-expanding set of careers in energy companies, clean-tech investing, energy banking, consulting, the non-profit world, and the government. Students will gain insight into these challenges through an inter-disciplinary approach. Relevant courses are offered by departments including Business Economics and Public Policy, Finance, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Management, Marketing, and Operations Information and Decisions. Additional courses on business, energy, and the environment can be credited toward the Wharton BEES MBA Major from the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Design, among other programs, as specified below.

Curriculum

A minimum of 19 course units is required for graduation.

Major electives taken on a pass/fail basis cannot be counted toward the Business, Energy, Environment and Sustainability major.

Business, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Major Requirements
Select 4 course units: *4
At least 3 course units of the following Wharton courses: *
Energy Markets & Policy
Impact Investing
Energy Finance
Environmental Sustainability and Value Creation
Environmental Management: Law and Policy
Corporate Diplomacy
Marketing for Social Impact
Thinking with Models: Business Analytics for Energy and Sustainability
Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
Up to 1 course unit of a non-Wharton course (with prior approval of Program Director) *
Pre-approved non-Wharton courses include: *
Energy and its Impacts: Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability.
Renewable Energy and Its Impacts: Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability.
Climate Policy and Technology
Electricity and Systems Markets
Corporate Sustainability Strategies
The Future of Water
Life Cycle Assessment
Energy Law and Climate Change
Energy Engineering in Power Plants and Transportation Systems
Electives
Select 5.5 course units of electives5.5
MBA Core Requirements9.5
Total Course Units19

MBA Core Requirements

Accounting
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting
Finance 1
Corporate Finance
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance (Half CU)
Macroeconomics
Select one of the following:0.5-1
Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment
Macroeconomics and The Global Economic Environment (Half CU)
Legal Studies
LGST 611Responsibility in Global Management0.5
or LGST 612 Responsibility in Business
Microeconomics
MGEC 611Microeconomics for Managers: Foundations0.5
MGEC 612Microeconomics for Managers: Advanced Applications0.5
Management
MGMT 610Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership0.5
MGMT 611Managing Established Enterprises1
or MGMT 612 Management of Emerging Enterprises
Marketing
MKTG 611Marketing Management0.5
MKTG 612Dynamic Marketing Strategy0.5
or MKTG 613 Strategic Marketing Simulation
OIDD
OIDD 611Quality and Productivity0.5
or OIDD 615 Operations Strategy
Select one of the following: 20.5
Quality and Productivity
Business Analytics
Online Business Models and the Information-Based Firm
Innovation
Operations Strategy
Statistics
STAT 613Regression Analysis for Business 31
or STAT 621 Accelerated Regression Analysis for Business
Management Communication
WHCP 611Management Communication0.25
Select one of the following:0.25
Advanced Persuasive Speaking
Communication Challenges for Entrepreneurs: "Pitching your Business"
Persuasive Writing for Business Leaders
Total Course Units9.5

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.