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.
This Business Core module introduces you to the thinking of the WU Executive Academy. You will learn how to:
This Business Core module focuses on organizational structure and how you can play your part in affecting positive change. You will learn about:
During this Business Core module, you will use state-of-the-art tools to assess the external and internal context of the organization. You will address:
This module will highlight the power and limitations of numerical data in the decision making process.
You will also learn about:
Financial Reporting is a Business Core module that strengthens your knowledge of the fundamental principles and elements of accounting. It will highlight:
This module builds your knowledge of the major concepts in finance for national and global companies and
market participants in the international financial market. The focus is on the valuation of various securities, and the relationship between risk and return.
This module gives you a solid understanding of large and small-scale operational processes. You will learn about:
When learning key controlling concepts from two perspectives – the accounting and finance perspective –
you will cover the interpretation of financial statements and traditional performance management systems
based on accountancy ratios linked to the financial reporting and financial management modules. You will compare and evaluate these two perspectives against each other and will learn:
This Business Core module is designed to strengthen your marketing knowledge. You will learn about:
This module will give you a comprehensive overview of the business environment of global markets. We will show you the complexities of various economies across the globe to enable you to better assess business opportunities, and global market environments.
You will be introduced to information system resources and taught key aspects of technology management. You will learn about:
This module analyzes the force of “creative destruction” as a key to success for start-ups, companies and
societies. We will show you:
To support your managerial abilities, this module teaches you how to introduce change through visionary leadership in your organization. You will learn about:
This Business Core module is an introduction into the system of behaviors and rules of conduct between companies and their main stakeholders. You will learn about:
In addition to the Business Core you are enrolled in the following specialization modules:
In this module you will gain an overview of the global economic development and learn to understand the importance of energy as an economic sub-discipline. Moreover, you will explore the energy industry’s role in economic development. You will also learn about:
Global Energy Outlook and Energy Policy
Understanding the developing changes in energy policy is vital to shaping your strategy and decisions. You will learn:
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:
This module is an insight into the issues and solutions of business impact on the environment. You will get an introduction to environmental issues that are related to the generation, transport, and use of energy and the potential solutions to these issues. You will learn about:
This Specialization module gives you an understanding of energy regulation in a global context. You will learn:
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:
This module addresses the following topics in global renewable energy:
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:
This module introduces you to the skills and theories behind negotiations. You will learn:
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
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.