Global Energy MBA in the UK

energyEngland’s Warwick Business School is launching a Global Energy MBA in May, the Economist has reported. The program, geared toward those already working within the energy industry, will tackle the dual challenges of how to meet demand for oil and gas and how to bring on alternative, renewable sources of energy to help combat climate change.

According to the school, this program will help  increase participants’ strategic understanding of the energy industry while gaining crucial management skills. The program’s academic director, David Elmes, says the MBA will also help students come to terms with a recent shift in responsibility between countries and companies.

“Companies who would have accessed funds from banks or markets are now pinning their hopes on government stimulus packages,” he says. “The risk is that the momentum to sustain today’s energy sources and develop alternatives is stalling.”

The Warwick Global Energy MBA consists of a series of nine core and four elective modules, followed by a 15,000 word consulting project for a sponsoring organization. The MBA is delivered over three years, combining week-long seminars and self-study.

(energy image courtesy of Flickr user johnnyalive, CC 2.0)

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