Sustainable Energy Industry Immersion

The Graduate School of Management's Sustainable Energy Industry Immersion program will allow you to dive into the latest issues and trends of this vital industry, which influences everything from the environment and global development to national security and financial markets. 

You’ll learn from top industry executives through live case studies about:

  • Global energy in a financial perspective
  • The entrepreneurial opportunities for renewable energy
  • The complexities of providing electricity and gas in Northern California
  • Managing water and energy
  • Shaping the energy future with our customers
  • Changing the utility business model for the 21st Century
  • Managing one of the world’s largest energy providers safely and effectively in a turbulent industry

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum designed by both UC Davis faculty and industry executives to reflect the latest challenges in the industry
  • Classes with MBA students from Graduate School of Management, Energy Graduate Group, Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Engineering
  • Ten weeks of interactive classes taught by senior executives from a select group of companies
  • Interdisciplinary team projects in every class to develop solutions to management challenges posed by executives
  • Merit-based scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $44,000 are available to incoming MBA admits for fall 2021.

“The Sustainable Energy Immersion truly captured just how diverse this industry has become.” – Paula Avery, MBA 19

“It’s very engaging, very interactive… The executives who come here tend to have a dialogue with the class, as opposed to a standard lecture, which I appreciate.” – Mekdem Wright MBA 19


2020 Executive Speakers

Bruce Karas, Vice President of Environment, Sustainability, Safety & Technical Information, Coca-Cola North America
Bruce Karas, Vice President of Environment, Sustainability, Safety & Technical Information, Coca-Cola North America, discusses renewable and replenishing water technologies.
Kathy Hannun, CEO, Dandelion Energy
Kathy Hannun, CEO, Dandelion Energy, engages students around her renewable heating startup.
UC Davis business school students in classroom
Students discuss business models issues with climate, fossil fuels and renewable energy.
UC Davis business school students in classroom
Students discuss climate policy with energy executives.