MBA in Energy and Sustainability Studies
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
• 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
• 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