MBA in Energy Management


Hi All

I'm looking to get into the Energy industry by doing MBA in Energy Management. I have Oil/Gas ships based experience of 15+ years.
Any suggestions which one would be ideal one to take with best ROI, other programs along with 3 options below.

Few of the programs that have sorted it out at present are;
1. WU Executive academy - Professional MBA in Energy Management
2. Aberdeen business school - MBA in Sustainability and Energy transition
3. BI Norwegian business school - Executive Masters of management in Energy

Idea is to do MBA and take 2-3 years experience and then explore opportunities in my own country for better opportunities.

thanks

Hi All

I'm looking to get into the Energy industry by doing MBA in Energy Management. I have Oil/Gas ships based experience of 15+ years.
Any suggestions which one would be ideal one to take with best ROI, other programs along with 3 options below.

Few of the programs that have sorted it out at present are;
1. WU Executive academy - Professional MBA in Energy Management
2. Aberdeen business school - MBA in Sustainability and Energy transition
3. BI Norwegian business school - Executive Masters of management in Energy

Idea is to do MBA and take 2-3 years experience and then explore opportunities in my own country for better opportunities.

thanks
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Duncan

Because these are part-time programmes aimed at people already in the energy industry, these will be less effective at getting you from tankers into the industry than a full-time degree. Since that RGU course is focussed on renewables, it's a larger career gap to fill for you than their oil and gas MBA. However, if English if your only European language it could be a good fit. 

WU has the best-designed of these degrees, and it's a solid MBA. WU is the most respected school, with an unequalled network, for central Europe and Russia.

The BI degree is not an MBA and focusses on the current landscape in the energy industry rather than giving the management skills of an MBA. It's like the specialization of the WU degree, without the business core. It it worse than the RGU MBA.

Because these are part-time programmes aimed at people already in the energy industry, these will be less effective at getting you from tankers into the industry than a full-time degree. Since that RGU course is focussed on renewables, it's a larger career gap to fill for you than their oil and gas MBA. However, if English if your only European language it could be a good fit.&nbsp;<br><br>WU has the best-designed of these degrees, and it's a solid MBA. WU is the most respected school, with an unequalled network, for central Europe and Russia.<br><br>The BI degree is not an MBA and focusses on the current landscape in the energy industry rather than giving the management skills of an MBA. It's like the specialization of the WU degree, without the business core. It it worse than the RGU MBA.
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Thanks Dunkan

So WU MBA would be the best fit for MBA in Energy Management as with their unparalleled networking they should be able to assist me in fulfilling that gap.

Are you aware of any other MBA that could assist in my goal to enter Energy industry.

Thanks Dunkan<br><br>So WU MBA would be the best fit for MBA in Energy Management as with their unparalleled networking they should be able to assist me in fulfilling that gap.<br><br>Are you aware of any other MBA that could assist in my goal to enter Energy industry.
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Duncan

Of the three options you give, WU is the best. More or less any of the top 60 full-time MBA programmes would be a better option, since those are really designed for career transitions. 

Take a look at
https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651 and https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-energy-and-natural-resources I guess the Imperial online MBA and the Edinburgh EMBA stand out. 



Of the three options you give, WU is the best. More or less any of the top 60 full-time MBA programmes would be a better option, since those are really designed for career transitions.&nbsp;<br><br>Take a look at<br><a href="https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651">https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-energy-and-natural-resources">https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-energy-and-natural-resources</a>&nbsp;I guess the Imperial online MBA and the Edinburgh EMBA stand out.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>
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Thanks Dunkan

As per your blogs these are my selections 
1. WU MBA in Energy Management 
2. WBS MBA
3. Edinburgh MBA
4. RGU MBA in Sustainability and Energy transition 
5. Manchester MBA

I didn’t see Henley business school in that list, how do you review the same.

Thanks Dunkan<br><br>As per your blogs these are my selections&nbsp;<br>1. WU MBA in Energy Management&nbsp;<br>2. WBS MBA<br>3. Edinburgh MBA<br>4. RGU MBA in Sustainability and Energy transition&nbsp;<br>5. Manchester MBA<br><br>I didn’t see Henley business school in that list, how do you review the same.<br><br>
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Duncan

I think this is hard to answer without knowing your goals more specifically and the modes of the degrees you are evaluating.  Full time at any of them is better than part time or online of you are making a career transition.  After that consider which has the best network in the countries and firms you are targeting. 

I think this is hard to answer without knowing your goals more specifically and the modes of the degrees you are evaluating.&nbsp; Full time at any of them is better than part time or online of you are making a career transition.&nbsp; After that consider which has the best network in the countries and firms you are targeting.&nbsp;
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Thanks Duncan

Got your point, for career transition ideally should go for FT MBA. 
Professional MBA like WU or RGU could be helpful too due to their wide networking in the Energy sectors.


Thanks Duncan<br><br>Got your point, for career transition ideally should go for FT MBA.&nbsp;<br>Professional MBA like WU or RGU could be helpful too due to their wide networking in the Energy sectors.<br><br><br>
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Duncan

I agree. 

Speaking personally, I think Vienna is also a much more interesting city to spend time in. 

I agree.&nbsp;<br><br>Speaking personally, I think Vienna is also a much more interesting city to spend time in.&nbsp;
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Duncan, as this thread was already created I wanted to just tack on my question here as it could be helpful to others as well. As I mentioned in a prior post, I have been accepted into both the MBA in Oil and Gas and MBA in Renewables at RGU for fall, however I have taken a look at the MBAs offered by University of Aberdeen, as it seems to have a higher ranking overall as an institution than RGU. University of Aberdeen has an MBA in Energy Management. How would this seem to stack up VS the similar MBAs at RGU? 

As background, I am a 32 year old oil and gas professional currently in an upper management role within the O&G industry here in the US. My goal in doing the program will to be gain exposure and networking in the North Sea energy industry (as I want to transition to working overseas) as well as develop the hard skills needed to hold upper level managerial positions in larger energy companies. The program I choose will hopefully act as a stepping stone into a management level role in the energy industry in Northern Europe / UK. 

University of Aberdeen looks intriguing, but I am not sure if it would be in any way better than RGU? 

Duncan, as this thread was already created I wanted to just tack on my question here as it could be helpful to others as well. As I mentioned in a prior post, I have been accepted into both the MBA in Oil and Gas and MBA in Renewables at RGU for fall, however I have taken a look at the MBAs offered by University of Aberdeen, as it seems to have a higher ranking overall as an institution than RGU. University of Aberdeen has an MBA in Energy Management. How would this seem to stack up VS the similar MBAs at RGU?&nbsp;<br><br>As background, I am a 32 year old oil and gas professional currently in an upper management role within the O&amp;G industry here in the US. My goal in doing the program will to be gain exposure and networking in the North Sea energy industry (as I want to transition to working overseas) as well as develop the hard skills needed to hold upper level managerial positions in larger energy companies. The program I choose will hopefully act as a stepping stone into a management level role in the energy industry in Northern Europe / UK.&nbsp;<br><br>University of Aberdeen looks intriguing, but I am not sure if it would be in any way better than RGU?&nbsp;
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Duncan

I can't think of any way it is better as a business school. It lacks any of the free major accreditations. 

I can't think of any way it is better as a business school. It lacks any of the free major accreditations.&nbsp;
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I can't think of any way it is better as a business school. It lacks any of the free major accreditations. 


Makes sense, I had seen that - however I know there are some instances where perhaps the accreditations do not tell the whole story. Thanks for your input, I will cross that off my list.  

[quote]I can't think of any way it is better as a business school. It lacks any of the free major accreditations.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Makes sense, I had seen that - however I know there are some instances where perhaps the accreditations do not tell the whole story. Thanks for your input, I will cross that off my list.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Duncan

I can't think of any school without one of those accrediting bodies that is a really sound MBA choice. 

I can't think of any school without one of those accrediting bodies that is a really sound MBA choice.&nbsp;
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