The Energy and Environment (EE) Concentration provides students with the analytical tools and knowledge to address society’s vital economic and environmental challenges, and to train world-class leaders in public, private, and nonprofit careers in the fields of energy and environment.
EE students obtain a solid background in technology, politics, management, economics, quantitative techniques, market and regulatory structures, and policy analysis. Our world-class EE faculty members work in and with energy and environment industries, solving pressing issues, and providing a range of cutting-edge insights as researchers, practitioners, teachers and leaders.
EE students are career-ready professionals with the tools and skills for success through:
1. A comprehensive set of courses to build the analytical, technical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are tied to key issues now and in the future;
2. Consultancy workshop projects that provide real client experience with private multinational corporations, governments, and NGOs; and
3. Targeted career events, internship search support, networking opportunities, and relationships with employers.
Our distinctive approach places EE students at the center of the richest ecosystem of intellectual resources in the world, with over 100 distinct courses in Energy and Environment available to our students. This access is enriched by strong collaboration with Columbia University’s think tanks, such as The Center on Global Energy Policy and The Earth Institute, bolstered by the unparalleled access to the industry and capital markets activities of New York City.
Our graduates are highly sought after by global consulting firms, financial institutions, local and national governments, multinational corporations, nonprofits, global NGOs and social enterprises. Come visit and see why Columbia SIPA is the best place to study Energy and Environment anywhere in the world.