Management, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences Collaboration Leads to New Minor in Sustainable Energy

in Energy & Environment Sector, News, School
November 8th, 2012

Includes business, economics, policy, and engineering courses on energy-related issues

Faculty members from Boston University School of Management, College of Engineering, and College of Arts & Sciences have developed a new Minor in Sustainable Energy. Designed to reveal the interdisciplinary nature of energy study, the minor consists of six courses taught by faculty across the three schools.  This is the first program at the University that offers an interdisciplinary practicum to this degree.

The minor, an outgrowth of Boston University’s Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative, includes perspectives from business, economics, policy, and engineering to provide students a holistic view of the sustainable energy field. The minor concludes with a hands-on, real-world capstone project, in which students act as consultants to a sponsoring company and apply their learning in engineering, science, and business issues to analyze a problem.

The new minor comes after the School of Management recently evolved its graduate and undergraduate curricula to integrate the three most vital and rapidly growing sectors of the world economy: energy and the environment, digital technology, and health.

“Consistent with SMG’s mission of creating value for the world, students completing this minor will graduate with an understanding of how businesses can proactively and profitably shape the future of energy across the world,” said Paul McManus, Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer in the School of Management’s Strategy & Innovation department, and one of the principal creators of the new minor.

The Minor in Sustainable Energy is open to all students enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program in any School or College at Boston University.

Read more about the curriculum of the minor in Sustainable Energy.