An anonymous reader posted a comment on one of my previous blog entries asking, “Are there opportunities for MBAs in alternative energy?” My analysis indicates that there are. There is a tremendous amount of investment in alternative energy right now, and investment implies the need for finance, entrepreneurship, and management skills. Alternative energy is also dependent on major deals and partnerships so deal brokering skills are important. R&D and innovation management are also key for many alternative energy companies.
Vestas Wind Energy recruits at IMD and I had the opportunity to bump into their CTO on-campus. We discussed how large alternative energy companies look for leaders to help them solve their major technological challenges, an issue near and dear to my heart, as well. So yes, anonymous reader, I believe that there are many many opportunities for MBAs in the world of alternative energy.