First Online Renewable Energy MBA Program
Online advanced degree programs have become a popular option for busy professionals looking to take their career to the next level. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is one of the best ways to move from corporate peon into a management position. However, balancing family life with a busy work schedule can make time for higher education near impossible. The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin is making it easy now for energy industry professionals to earn an all-new, first of-its-kind, online MBA degree that focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The “MBA Renewables” covers various aspects of the renewable energy industry and successful business management within the sector. The program covers everything from the technical and economic side of renewable energy, to its legal, political and organizational aspects.
The online distance learning MBA will also provide an overview of the wide range of renewable technologies, their applications and advantages. The complex nature of international renewable energy policies and market characteristics will also be instilled in students, as well as business development skills in what is still considered a relatively young sector.
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The online program is ideally suited for those wishing to earn their graduate degree on a part-time basis while still working at their current job. The learning modules will be a mix of self-study, online lectures, tutorials, virtual interactions, group work, and international networking.
The program is scheduled to begin its first semester in October 2011, and deadline for registration is September 1, 2011. So if you’re an energy industry employer who has identified some young talent in your company that you’d like to prepare for a managerial role, this program may be just the right fit. Or if you’re a motivated worker who’s tired of pushing paper and ready to take on a more significant role in renewable business activities, the MBA Renewables degree may be just what you’re looking for.
GM-backed Cruise robotaxis to operate in Dubai from 2023
Futuristic-loving Dubai is teaming up with General Motors to introduce Cruise self-driving taxis in the city from 2023 and become the first to operate the vehicles outside the US.
It plans to ramp up the vehicles, which have been operating in San Francisco, to 4,000 cars by 2030.
In a statement, it said the move supports Dubai’s 2030 vision for self-driving technology, as the emirate seeks to reduce transportation costs by AED900 million a year and save AED1.5 billion a year by reducing environmental pollution by 12 per cent.
It added that it would generate AED18 billion annually by increasing the efficiency of the city's transport sector.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, saidt he selection of Cruise was not taken lightly and it engage in a comprehensive, multi-year process to choose the best possible partner.
"Cruise’s technology, resources, purpose-built vehicle, automaker partnerships, approach to safe testing and deployment and strategy give them the ability to launch safely and faster than any other company," he said.
Vehicles collect petabyte-scale data daily from sensors, complementing ML, AI and robotic technology.
In January, Cruise and General Motors entered into a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles, leveraging Azure, its cloud and edge computing platform (click here).
Microsoft will join General Motors, Honda and institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise, bringing the post-money valuation of Cruise to $30 billion.
"Advances in digital technology are redefining every aspect of our work and life, including how we move people and goods,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. "As Cruise and GM's preferred cloud, we will apply the power of Azure to help them scale and make autonomous transportation mainstream."