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WU MBA Energy Management | WU Vienna

MBA Energy Management | Vienna University of Economics and Business

Get the skills you need to handle pressing global energy issues

ⓘ Covid-19: Currently, we are offering modules in a hybrid format whenever possible, i.e. in-class teaching with simultaneous online participation for those students who are facing travel restrictions.


Looking forward, the energy market will be more complex. In the years to come, disruption, innovations, and regulations will give rise to numerous changes, which will completely reshape the way (energy) markets work. The transformation of the global energy market will be at the heart of this development.

In the MBA Energy Management you will learn about key global energy issues faced by decision makers and businesses across the globe and you will develop the tools to handle these challenges.

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Focus on the right topics in your daily work

Using international case studies, you will work on assignments with a strong practical orientation. You will work on topics related to supply and demand, the effects of renewable energy forms, and market regulation: Is the oil price crash caused by the coronavirus pandemic good or bad for the industry overall? Which effects on renewable energy can be expected? What adjustments and adaptations should be made to further future-proof the current system? How do regulations influence the market opportunities of start-ups?

The effects and consequences of innovations on the energy market are also explored: How would revolutionizing the development of hydrogen-powered engines affect the booming e-mobility industry? If a technological invention were to reduce the price at which producers offer to sell wind energy, what would that mean for the market? Would more investments in such a technology translate into an increased demand for wind energy? What would that mean for the global market and the positioning of your own enterprise?

Designed & taught by leaders of the energy industry

The program provides the knowledge and real-world tools needed in the energy sector and has been designed by international energy experts. It offers you some of the top academic and business management minds in the world, combining expert theoretical knowledge with real-world experience in top global companies. Their commitment to excellence is what makes our program so special.

    • Real Life Content

      • You bring your business challenges to class for discussion
      • Real life cases and exclusive company visits
      • Apply your newly acquired knowledge directly to your job
    • International experience

      • International residency in one of the key areas of the global energy business (e.g. USA, Arabian Gulf, Brazil etc.)
      • Insights into leading energy companies and unique projects, e.g. Saudi Aramco, Shell Headquarters (Houston), Silicon Valley Power, Halliburton, e-meter (subsidiary of Siemens AG), Bidgely, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, MASDAR.
    • Global Network

      • Over 4,500 members from  over 85 nations
      • Online student and alumni platform
      • Local community chapters
      • Exclusive events and services
      • A great resource for company insights and exchange
    • International Faculty

      • Faculty members from top universities around the globe
      • Acclaimed experts and research leaders
      • Guest speakers from top corporations
    • Blended Learning

      • Compact format with 18 months duration
      • Lectures in the classroom and through our online learning platform

Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin

  • Former Secretary General of OPEC | General Director of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) | Kuwait

The MBA Energy Management is a highly welcomed addition to specialized postgraduate education in the complex energy landscape. Building on the broad experience of the WU Executive Academy in management education and the outstanding success of its Executive MBA, this program fills a global gap in specialized executive education. In the light of the rising importance of energy resources in the 21st century the topics covered are currently at the top of the global economic, environmental and political agenda.

WU Executive Academy - Rankings and Accreditations

The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) is one of Europe's leading universities and can look back on 100 years of excellence in executive education. We are proud to have received the prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, which is reflected in the outstanding quality of our executive education. This has also been recognized in international rankings: 

  • Top 20: QS World University Ranking
  • Top 50: Financial Times European Business School Ranking 

Official Degree

After successfully completing the Professional MBA European Business Law, you will graduate with the academic title "Master of Business Administration (MBA)" from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Choose the MBA in Energy Management, if you are

  • an executive from governmental and non-governmental energy companies
  • an Industry professional (middle and top management) in energy management
  • a professional from an international organization (United Nations, OPEC, OECD, IAEA etc.)
  • a technical professionas moving to a general management position
  • an employee in public services and regulatory bodies
  • a professionals from international financial institutions (researcher, analysts)
    • How can managers with 50-60 hours working time manage the program?

      Although our MBA is challenging, it is designed for working executives. That's why students can access our online forums from their smartphones or tablets, giving them the flexibility to manage their workloads on the go, whether they're on their way to work, on a lunch break, or traveling around the world.

    • How are students evaluated during the MBA?

      • Participation in class: Students are continuously evaluated during classroom discussions and video conferences. Every contribution, whether written or spoken, is taken into account.
      • Individual assignments: Students are asked to participate in quiz questions, individual assignments or evaluated homework.
      • Group assignments: As part of a small team, students must prepare presentations, research papers or papers.

Financing your studies

Scholarship and advice to help you achieve your goals.

Career Services for Students and Alumni

A decision for an MBA program does not end after graduation: Read more about our lifelong services.

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