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MBA Energy Management Curriculum | Business Core Modules

MBA Energy Management Curriculum

Take a world-class MBA while pursuing your career.

The Business Core modules cover vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques. The Specialization modules allow participants to gain profound knowledge, expertise and competencies in a chosen function or industry.

Below, please find an overview of all modules taught during the MBA. Click on the module names for detailed content information.

In addition to the Business Core you are enrolled in the following specialization modules:

    • Global Energy Markets

      Global Energy Outlook and Energy Policy

      Understanding the developing changes in energy policy is vital to shaping your strategy and decisions. You will learn:

      • The different energy markets including oil and gas, electricity and nuclear energy.
      • The practices in the development and use of energy models to project the level and structure of future energy supply and demand.
      • How to assess the availability of resources and investments.
      • How to outline different objectives and utilities of short, medium, and long-term outlooks.
      • How to evaluate the importance of scenario planning.
      • The key drivers of future energy demand, supply, and prices.
      • The dynamics of energy geopolitics in the 21st century.

      Global Energy Markets and Market Relations

      This module will help you assess and analyze developments in markets to help you recognize risk and opportunity. You will learn:

      • How to analyze structural developments in oil and gas markets and identify main drivers that shape the industry in the short and in the long term.
      • How to identify main players, their behavior over time, and their influence on supply-demand balances as well as on prices.
      • How to develop an approach to valuing reserves in oil and gas fields.
      • How to assess the risk and opportunities faced by companies that are investing in promising but unstable countries.
    • Energy Regulation

      This Specialization module gives you an understanding of energy regulation in a global context. You will learn:

      • How political, legal, contractual, and institutional frameworks influence energy regulation.
      • Recent trends of energy regulation.
      • Challenges and options for compliance enforcement of energy regulation.
    • Energy Trading

      This module gives you a detailed introduction to the basics of energy trading and price formation mechanisms in the oil and gas industry. You will learn about:

      • Basic derivate instruments of trading in the paper market.
      • Basic energy price risk management in practice.
      • The interdependence of different energy and financial markets and how oil and gas prices are established.
      • The differences between exchanges and OTC markets.
    • Renewable Energy

      This module addresses the following topics in global renewable energy:

      • The renewable energy sources and technologies (solar energy, wind power, hydropower and geothermal energy).
      • Integration of renewable sources of energy to electricity supply schemes.
      • Developing sustainable electricity scenarios based on renewable and fossil energy.
      • How to estimate costs and need of start-up financing for renewable energy.
      • The differentiation between myths and realities of renewable energy.
    • Strategies in the Energy Business

      This module introduces you to strategy development and strategy implementation of firms, and will show you how to establish a strategy that fits best to energy specifics. You will learn about:

      • Strategic alternatives for energy companies.
      • Real-time issues and evaluation of current trends in the energy industry.
      • Potential impacts and suggestions for strategic directions of energy companies.
    • Writing a scientific paper

      At the end of the MBA program, students have to write a master thesis in order to receive the academic degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). The intention of the master thesis is to guarantee that the graduate of the MBA program is able to write scientific papers on his or her own.

Lanre Anibaba, MBA

  • Alumnus | Crude & Products Accounting | ENI Tranding & Shipping Inc. | USA

I came to the WU with almost 20 years working experience in the oil and gas business and yet was amazed as to how much more I’ve learnt about the energy business in such a short while. The MBA in Energy Management is rich in both content and structure with guest lecturers who are acclaimed practitioners in their fields. The faculty is very international, representing state-of-the-art knowledge while the diversity in student body ensures cross-cultural learning and the feeling of being at home regardless of where you come from. For me it’s been a challenging and yet an enriching experience.

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