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New Fall Course: Business, Energy, and Climate Crises

News + Events : New Fall Course: Business, Energy, and Climate Crises


Energy use is an increasingly pressing issue in our world today, with its associated climate effects and global resource conflicts.

In pursuit of its focus on sustainability, the College of Business offers a new course this fall, MGMT 855 – Business, Energy, and Climate Crises: Issues and Solutions.

Taught by Professor Mark Starik, this course examines business and related organizational challenges, opportunities, strategies, and technologies of global energy phenomena, including energy production, distribution, consumption, and efficiency, focusing particular attention on global climate crises. The course guides students in exploring, analyzing, and evaluating business-connected energy issues and solutions, highlighting greenhouse gas emissions and their reduction in the building, transportation, manufacturing/agriculture/operations, and utilities sectors.

The class will involve the study of cases, articles, and texts related to making strategic decisions in the field of energy, guest speakers drawn from a variety of Bay Area energy experts, and team-based research on Bay Area energy-related businesses. The prerequisite is BUS 784, The Political, Social, and Legal Environment of Business.

Check the Fall Schedule of Classes or email for more information about MGMT 855.

Learn more about Professor Starik’s work.

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