Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University

MBA in Energy Sustainability Studies


24 Airport Road


Lebanon, NH 03784

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MBA in Energy and Sustainability Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Energy & Sustainability Studies is built on Franklin Pierce’s highly-respected M.B.A. in Leadership program and allows students to concentrate their business studies on topics of far-reaching societal importance - sustainability, corporate social responsibility, climate change, energy production and consumption, and business as an agent for social change. It is designed for working professionals who are preparing to assume positions of greater influence in their chosen fields and who have a professional and personal interest in energy and sustainable business practices. Franklin Pierce University’s M.B.A. in Energy & Sustainability Studies focuses the examination and study of sustainability and corporate social responsibility matters through the lens of energy and resource production and consumption. Study of these concepts is presented in very concrete, quantitative and practical terms to provide students with new tools for immediate application and innovation in their business and private lives. Enhanced quantitative and qualitative skills enable graduates to apply the processes of collaboration, strategic thinking and critical analysis to management challenges and opportunities, and to create a greater sense of social responsibility within their organizations. Graduates of the Franklin Pierce University M.B.A. program will develop the abilities to: • Understand classic leadership theory, and analyze diverse organizational cultures from different frames of reference. • Articulate their concept of leadership and management to advocate for and effect meaningful change, and demonstrate their skills as leaders. • Apply knowledge, values, disposition and critical thinking skills to business environments. • Identify, gather, organize, interpret and synthesize information, making use of an expert body of knowledge to become competent problems solvers and decision makers. • Communicate persuasively and coherently using oral, written and electronic methods. • Recognize ethical dilemmas in the business environment. • Use valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry and decision making. • Understand, analyze and employ data and results of financial statements and reports. • Appreciate cultural relativism as it relates to global perspectives. • Understand the relationships of government, business and economic systems within society. • Exercise informed social responsibility within organizational and community frameworks. Energy & Sustainability Track Outcomes • A heightened understanding of corporate responsibility and business as a force for social change • Broad and extensive knowledge of energy resource and sustainability issues within organizations • Leadership skills and applied knowledge required to successfully participate in key organizational roles dealing with energy and sustainability • Quantitative and inquiry skills necessary to analyze an organization’s energy usage and sustainable business practices and make informed decisions • Communication, analytical and leadership skills to effectively guide organizations concerned with issues of corporate responsibility, energy consumption and sustainable business practices


Accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) Standards: Each of the eleven Standards articulates a dimension of institutional quality. In applying the Standards, the Commission assesses and makes a determination about the effectiveness of the institution as a whole. The institution: has clearly defined purposes appropriate to an institution of higher learning; has assembled and organized those resources necessary to achieve its purposes; is achieving its purposes; has the ability to continue to achieve its purposes.

International Student Requirements:

Same as Domestic students, plus English language competency

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 565 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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