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Energy/Consulting Focus [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2011, 05:32
Hey everyone... First post!

I am currently an electrical engineer at a utility, looking for that deep domain knowledge before my MBA. I am applying to schools this fall and was wondering which schools, in your opinion, win in the "energy, sustainability, clean-tech" category. I am interested in a good consulting school with a strong focus on the industry.

I am primarily interested in east coast schools, but I am open to any and all. Few schools I am considering now are: MIT, Yale, NYU, Duke, and possibly HBS.
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Re: Energy/Consulting Focus [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2011, 06:30
I was in similar position last year and currently work in the electric utility industry. Generally there is a lot of interest in energy/sustainability issues right now so most top 20 schools will have some resources available. No matter where you go to school, unless you want to work for a big utility or consulting firm you will probably have to put in a lot of effort to recruit off-campus.

The Schools I found with interesting resources were Sloan, Haas and Tepper. Texas is big in energy but seemed to be more geared toward petroleum/natural gas. I'll be at Darden in the fall, feel free to message me if you want.
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Re: Energy/Consulting Focus [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2011, 07:22
ryanfromphilly wrote:
Hey everyone... First post!

I am currently an electrical engineer at a utility, looking for that deep domain knowledge before my MBA. I am applying to schools this fall and was wondering which schools, in your opinion, win in the "energy, sustainability, clean-tech" category. I am interested in a good consulting school with a strong focus on the industry.

I am primarily interested in east coast schools, but I am open to any and all. Few schools I am considering now are: MIT, Yale, NYU, Duke, and possibly HBS.


I suspect most schools have some kind of program. Check out the Erb institute at Ross.

http://erb.umich.edu/
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Re: Energy/Consulting Focus [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 07:57
Here is some information that may be useful. We just did a post at our firm, InsideMBAAdmissions, with the details. Listed is the WSJ poll of recruiters (albeit dated a little), as well as last year's % hired by Industry. Keep in mind that schools usually track "Energy" as a group: few designate "Cleantech" from "Oil/Gas".

WSJ 2006 Harris Poll

1. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)

2. Northwestern (Kellogg)

3. Purdue (Krannert)

4. Michigan (Ross)

5. Michigan State (Broad)

6. Indiana (Kelly)

7. Texas (McCombs)

8. IMD

9. Rice (Jones)

10. MIT (Sloan)



2010 MBA School Hiring Summary – Energy Industry (% = of students accepting offers)

1. Rice (Jones) – 18%

2. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper) – 10.3%

3. Texas (McCombs) - 8.0%

4. Dartmouth (Tuck) – 6.0%

5. Michigan (Ross) – 5.9%

5. Michigan State (Broad) – 5.9%

7. Stanford - 5.0%

8. Purdue (Krannart) – 4.9%

9. UCLA (Anderson) – 4.3%

10. Chicago (Booth) - 3.5%

MIT/Sloan has a "Sustainability" initiative which is unique. I would also encourage looking at Stanford which has an Energy club and strong ties to Energy in general. Obviously the Texas schools will be more focused to Oil and Gas; however many of the Oil and Gas firms are spending a great deal of resources now on "Cleantech"
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Re: Energy/Consulting Focus [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2011, 08:33
RB,

Thanks for this information. I was shying away from the TX schools because my focus is not so much oil/gas as it is electricity and "sustainability".

I do think the program at MIT is unique. Duke also has a "energy and environment" concentration that is interesting.
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