IE Business School Students Explore Change in Action

Written on June 28, 2010 by uwe.spangler@ie.edu in General

Thinking outside the Oil Barrel to Ensure Sustainability.
Between the first and second core periods of the International MBA curriculum, IE Business School students take part in “Change in Action” – a weeklong event that investigates the challenges and opportunities of discontinuous change.  This year’s topic Future beyond Oil: Thinking outside of the Barrel to Ensure Sustainability, analyzed the politics and global business of the world’s oil dependency through a series of presentations from outside experts, online simulation, scenario planning workshops, group work, and role playing.

The weeklong event kicked off with a series of panels focused on the future of energy.  Topics and speakers included:

The Future of Fossil Fuels

Innovation and Game Changers in the Energy Industry

The Politics and Geopolitics of Oil

Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

Oil and Clean Energy Investments: How the crisis will impact the energy sector

After listening to various experts discuss the future of energy, students prepared a group presentation analyzing the impact of two possible energy scenarios in 2030 on one of five sectors: Oil & Gas, Automotive, Electric Utilities, IT, and Urban Development. Their main deliverable was to analyze the potential positive or negative effects of cooperation or total lack of coordination on the future energy needs of these industries.

“Change in Action underlines the innovative and internationally-focused curriculum that makes the IE MBA program truly unique and prepares students with a global vision that is not just about the bottom line but also future sustainability,” said Waya Quiviger, Director of Special Projects at IE Business School.”

In order to see the student´s experience have a look at this video.

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