Masters in Energy Management OR Oil & Gas (Part-time)


I would like to pursure:
- Masters programs in Energy Management OR
- MBA Oil & Gas
Part-time mode.

I'm placed in Dubai and would like a program where face to face modules are conducted once every few months. Below is the list of some programs I've found and would like to know more:
1. ESCP Europe - Master in Energy Management looks good, 12m program with 5 modules (2-week each) at London, Berlin, Paris & New Delhi.
2. BI Norway - Exec Master in Energy Management, 18m program with 5 modules, program is similar to ESCP Europe.
3. Aberdeen Business School - MBA Oil & Gas program looks good, but part-time won't be possible due to monthly workshops. They also offer this by Distance learning but too long (3 years).
4. Thunderbird School - Cert in Oil & Gas Management, essentially an online program but content looks good, very reasonable and completed over 6 months. Not sure about the depth of the content though.

I come from shipping background and would like to make a career shift into Energy / Oil & Gas sector. With 2 years of experience in Sales now, I intend taking up BD / Strategy role in Energy sector.

Would like to read advise on:
a. Which course among above would be most beneficial for career move?
b. Would such course be a door opener into the industry?

Looking forward to read from members, especially from advisors and ESCP Alumni.
I would like to pursure:
- Masters programs in Energy Management OR
- MBA Oil & Gas
Part-time mode.

I'm placed in Dubai and would like a program where face to face modules are conducted once every few months. Below is the list of some programs I've found and would like to know more:
1. ESCP Europe - Master in Energy Management looks good, 12m program with 5 modules (2-week each) at London, Berlin, Paris & New Delhi.
2. BI Norway - Exec Master in Energy Management, 18m program with 5 modules, program is similar to ESCP Europe.
3. Aberdeen Business School - MBA Oil & Gas program looks good, but part-time won't be possible due to monthly workshops. They also offer this by Distance learning but too long (3 years).
4. Thunderbird School - Cert in Oil & Gas Management, essentially an online program but content looks good, very reasonable and completed over 6 months. Not sure about the depth of the content though.

I come from shipping background and would like to make a career shift into Energy / Oil & Gas sector. With 2 years of experience in Sales now, I intend taking up BD / Strategy role in Energy sector.

Would like to read advise on:
a. Which course among above would be most beneficial for career move?
b. Would such course be a door opener into the industry?

Looking forward to read from members, especially from advisors and ESCP Alumni.
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Duncan
The ESCP and BI programmes are the ones to take seriously. They will have high quality cohorts and the ability to build serious networks. They both place an emphasis on consultancy skills.

Personally, I'd go for BI. It's most strong associated with energy, and the partnership with IPF is very strong for oil and gas. The two weeks at Berkeley will look great on your resume. It also offered more time in class, over a much more sustainable period: nine weeks over 12 months sound much more intense than 10 weeks over 18 months: I think you'll learn more in the extra half year, and be able to go deeper with your consulting project.
The ESCP and BI programmes are the ones to take seriously. They will have high quality cohorts and the ability to build serious networks. They both place an emphasis on consultancy skills.

Personally, I'd go for BI. It's most strong associated with energy, and the partnership with IPF is very strong for oil and gas. The two weeks at Berkeley will look great on your resume. It also offered more time in class, over a much more sustainable period: nine weeks over 12 months sound much more intense than 10 weeks over 18 months: I think you'll learn more in the extra half year, and be able to go deeper with your consulting project.
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Thanks Duncan.
However, I noticed that none of ESCP or BI programs are accredited by The Energy Institute. ESCP program is accredited by AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS and BAC whereas BI has only EQUIS.
Thanks Duncan.
However, I noticed that none of ESCP or BI programs are accredited by The Energy Institute. ESCP program is accredited by AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS and BAC whereas BI has only EQUIS.
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Duncan
The Energy Institute is almost exclusively a British institution. I don't think it has any notable presence outside the British Commonwealth; its accredited programmes are almost all in the UK, with a few in Britain's former colonies.

Both ESCP and BI are world-class schools. They are in the top two or three schools in their country. As a Norwegian school, of course, BI has a powerful global network in the oil and gas industries.

EQUIS is the principal European body for accreditation and, since both ESCP and BI have it, I think that is enough to assure you. Either of these programmes will be great.

AMBA primarily accredits MBA programmes. It doesn't accredit many (if any) specialist masters and, indeed, its energy programme is not accredited by AMBA [http://www.mbaworld.com/MBAWorld/doShowBusinessSchool.action?editbusinessSchoolId=44] and that's nothing to worry about. Totally normal.

PS Don't make up your mind too quickly. I know that ESCP is very attractive because it's shorter, with less time in class and is cheaper. But speak to alumni and compare the learning experiences and the outcomes. Generally, the RoI on more expensive courses is much higher, even when the higher costs are taken into account.
The Energy Institute is almost exclusively a British institution. I don't think it has any notable presence outside the British Commonwealth; its accredited programmes are almost all in the UK, with a few in Britain's former colonies.

Both ESCP and BI are world-class schools. They are in the top two or three schools in their country. As a Norwegian school, of course, BI has a powerful global network in the oil and gas industries.

EQUIS is the principal European body for accreditation and, since both ESCP and BI have it, I think that is enough to assure you. Either of these programmes will be great.

AMBA primarily accredits MBA programmes. It doesn't accredit many (if any) specialist masters and, indeed, its energy programme is not accredited by AMBA [http://www.mbaworld.com/MBAWorld/doShowBusinessSchool.action?editbusinessSchoolId=44] and that's nothing to worry about. Totally normal.

PS Don't make up your mind too quickly. I know that ESCP is very attractive because it's shorter, with less time in class and is cheaper. But speak to alumni and compare the learning experiences and the outcomes. Generally, the RoI on more expensive courses is much higher, even when the higher costs are taken into account.
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Thank you Duncan for your valuable inputs.
Certainly, ESCP is more attractive, being shorter and would be cheaper due to less travel, though difference in fees is marginal.

I'll try to get in touch with Alumni and know more about their learning experience before deciding.
Thank you Duncan for your valuable inputs.
Certainly, ESCP is more attractive, being shorter and would be cheaper due to less travel, though difference in fees is marginal.

I'll try to get in touch with Alumni and know more about their learning experience before deciding.
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Hi Duncan,

Am I missing any other program delivered in similar format.
I am based at Dubai.
Hi Duncan,

Am I missing any other program delivered in similar format.
I am based at Dubai.
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Duncan
I don't really follow the market for part-time MSc programmes in energy, but I would have thought they'd pop up on Google.
I don't really follow the market for part-time MSc programmes in energy, but I would have thought they'd pop up on Google.
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ralph
How much work experience do you have?

WU Executive Academy has a similarly-structured module program, where you could focus on energy.

And actually, Cass offers an executive-level part-time MBA program in Dubai, which does have energy elective options. I think they look for people with around 7 years of work experience, but tend to be pretty flexible with the Dubai cohort.
How much work experience do you have?

WU Executive Academy has a similarly-structured module program, where you could focus on energy.

And actually, Cass offers an executive-level part-time MBA program in Dubai, which does have energy elective options. I think they look for people with around 7 years of work experience, but tend to be pretty flexible with the Dubai cohort.
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Hi Ralph..

I came across this program a couple of hours back.. still haven't been thru complete info.
BTW, I have 14 years experience at sea (quit as Captain onboard Commercial ships) and 2 years in Sales.. I know about Cass and have attended their info session, they have only one elective related to Energy which is quite superficial. I am not sure if that would provide sufficient leverage to enter Oil/Energy Industry.
Hi Ralph..

I came across this program a couple of hours back.. still haven't been thru complete info.
BTW, I have 14 years experience at sea (quit as Captain onboard Commercial ships) and 2 years in Sales.. I know about Cass and have attended their info session, they have only one elective related to Energy which is quite superficial. I am not sure if that would provide sufficient leverage to enter Oil/Energy Industry.
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