In today’s lean economic climate, alternative energy strategies and clean technologies (Cleantech) present unique challenges to technology commercialisation. Cleantech will play a vital role in developing successful low carbon economies worldwide, and it needs trained personnel to achieve this. Cleantech refer to any process, product or service that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities, and includes a broad range of technology relating to recycling, renewable energy, energy efficiency, greywater, etc.
The MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship combines Cranfield’s strengths in environmental science, engineering and entrepreneurship to equip future leaders in the Cleantech sector with the knowledge and skills to develop and commercialise technologies when an opportunity has been identified. To find out more about Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the impact it is having on industry read our blog by Dr Maarten van der Kamp and Professor Frederic Coulon.
The MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship is an innovative course for entrepreneurial individuals who are driven to create environmental, social and economic value through technological innovation. The course is intended for the following range of students:
This is an ideal course for environmental and applied scientists, engineers, business and management students / professionals. It is unique in that students completing the course will retain their background, so if your background is engineering your career will typically progress to become a Chief Technology Officer in a cleantech venture, whereas if your background is from business or management you are more likely to take on a CEO role or commercial role within a venture. The MSc itself is from Cranfield University, so it is not an MSc in engineering or in business – it is in technology entrepreneurship, providing you with a specialist set of transferable skills.
Foreseen careers upon completion will include Cleantech entrepreneurs serving as CEOs and CTOs, entrepreneurs and R&D Managers in industry, and policy makers for the water-energy-resource sector.
The MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship provides students with an understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved in developing and commercialising sustainable technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency, water treatment/management, waste management, and resource efficiency. The objective is to develop individuals’ entrepreneurial mind-set and the skills required to create environmental, social and economic value focused on the innovation of clean technologies.
The specific aims are to enable you to:
In terms of the technologies, the course covers all forms of clean technologies, i.e. all renewable energy modalities and smart grids, water and wastewater management, resource management (including extraction of energy and resources from waste), agrifood systems etc. These form the basis for your own project, where we would encourage you to bring in your own expertise to create an idea that will make a difference in the world. So your background in space I could see translating into for example concentrated solar power solutions, but also perhaps technologies that need to perform under extreme conditions (polar or desert conditions).
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Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in environmental technology ventures either as founder, CEO or CTO, or as part of the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem supporting cleantech commercialisation, i.e. government ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental and business consultancies, public sector organisations and the manufacturing and service industries in the private sector.
Our strong reputation and links with potential employers provide you with outstanding opportunities to secure interesting jobs and develop successful careers. The increasing interest in the circular economy has also enhanced the career prospects of our graduates.
Cranfield's applied approach and close links with industry mean 93% of our graduates find jobs relevant to their degree or go on to further study within six months of graduation. Our careers team support you while you are studying and following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support.
Human Resource Management is currently one of the fastest-growing management fields. Organizations are increasingly recognizing the strategic role of human capital for achieving significant business results, sustainable growth and innovation. Our vision is to develop managers with a sharp insight on people issues who will act as agents of transformation and as strategic investors in their organizations’ human capital. HR professionals can make a critical contribution to the process of business value creation. If you share this vision and aspire to play such a role in your organization, our program can help you reach your goals.
The MSc in Strategic HRM Is Designed for:
Investment in Human Capital pays off:
Key features of the program
Upon the completion of the Programme students will be able to:
Building on the phenomenal success of the One Planet MBA, The Exeter MBA gives you space to think and grow - strategically and creatively.
Exeter understands that business success and sustainability go hand in hand. As we work with entrepreneurs, again and again we find a direct link between meeting customer needs and achieving positive environmental and social impacts. The saviest entrepreneurs take this a step further; they have a holistic and borderless view of business; they are motivated by the urgency of addressing big challenges and engage with the technologies and networks that make innovation possible.
Developing your skills and acquiring a solid foundation in core business disciplines – finance, economics, accounting, operations, HR and strategy – is fundamental to the programme. But you will go beyond this and gain the skills to develop business models fit for the 21st century and ignite and manage change in your organisation in a constantly evolving world.
By joining The Exeter MBA you will benefit from
We work closely with a range of leading corporate partners to ensure The Exeter MBA remains at the forefront of thinking and practice.
By joining the The Exeter MBA you will
Study trips, company visits, group challenges, corporate challenges and team-based assignments for partner organisations complement workshops and seminars led by academics specialists in their field and business practitioners. A range of extra-curricular activities, such as our guest speakers programme and MBA workshops delivered by our corporate partners run throughout the duration of the programme to complement your learning and provide opportunities to further build your skills, knowledge and understanding.
Specially designed for participants taking a career break after a period of time away from the world of study, our boot camp week supports your return to education through workshops and team building activities. Specially designed for The Exeter MBA Full Time and Executive participants, our boot camp week equips you with the study, pitching, presentation and team working skills you will require to make the most of your MBA.
In addition, and following feedback from our students, we are offering you the opportunity to take the fear out of accounting and finance by opting in for our week long, extended pre-sessional programme for MBA participants with no background in finance and accounting.