New further education course in energy and carbon management

Unique MBA program at Danube University Krems, Austria starting November 2009

Krems (kpr). The Business School at Danube University Krems in Austria has developed a management program specially geared towards the requirements of companies participating in the European emissions trading scheme. This part-time university course has been specifically devised for managers and persons responsible for energy and CO2 management. Participants receive comprehensive training in a complex field that requires many different skills. All relevant topics from trading with energy and CO2 certificates to legal framework conditions and lobbying are covered in the course. The innovative MBA program starts on 23 November 2009.

The European emission trading scheme is an instrument of the EU established to meet the Kyoto targets. It commits energy-intensive businesses to reducing their emissions of carbon dioxide to the limits covered by their emission allowances. In the European Union more than 12,000 plants are covered under this scheme. In order to utilise the emission trading obligation in the best possible way for the sustainable success of the business, knowledge of the flexible mechanisms and strategic options in emission trading as well as in CO2 portfolio management is vital.

Course provides comprehensive know-how

The new Danube Professional Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Energy and Carbon Management offered by Danube University Krems introduces participants to the basic principles and the legal framework conditions of the Kyoto process and of energy and CO2 management. Further main topics are CO2 portfolio management and the trading in energy and CO2 certificates. Negotiation techniques, lobbying skills and project management complement the program, reflecting the comprehensive skills set required in this field. "The course enables participants to lead and implement energy and CO2 management measures in their companies and to represent the interests of their businesses when dealing with authorities and institutions. The course focuses on providing economic and management competencies", explains the program manager Dr. Andrea Höltl of Danube Business School. Accordingly, the disciplines represented by the international panel of lecturers from both the fields of business and science are many and diverse.

The university course in Energy and Carbon Management will be held in English. Students can choose between two separate qualifications: certificate (2 semesters) and Master of Business Administration, MBA (4 semesters, part-time, 3 semesters full-time). Start: 23 November 2009

For more information please visit www.donau-uni.ac.at/mba/carbon


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Dr. Andrea Höltl, MBA MES

Danube Business School

Danube University Krems


Phone +43 (0)2732 893-2123