Find a Degree Postgraduate Taught Programmes MBA Energy Management
A new full time or part time, programme with entry dates in September or January

Programme Details

This new, full time one year programme comprises an intensive series of stimulating teaching blocks that are based on formal lectures, group discussions, case studies, role-plays, simulation exercises and project work.

It is also available for part-time study.

Reasons to apply

  • An MBA located in the energy capital of Europe
  • Strong links with industry
  • A programme designed to meet industry needs
  • A strong practical focus
  • Teaching teams comprising academics and Visiting Executive Fellows recruited from industry 
  • Opportunities to hear from other industry experts in our Executive Speaker Seminar series    


A key aim of the programme is to develop your ability to think logically, laterally, practically and independently so that as an energy professional you will be able to make better decisions.

The programme will equip you with a broad and up-to-date foundation of real-life knowledge about business as well as the necessary skills to put this knowledge into practice. For example, courses include Value and Markets, Business and Money, Managing Self and Others, The Leadership Challenge. Additionally, and following extensive industry consultation, the programme also offers a series of courses identified as being crucially important for managers in today’s energy industries, for example, courses including: Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Managing Distributed Teams and Internationalisation.



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Contact Information

Clare McIntyre, Recruitment & Admissions Co-ordinator 

Graduate Business School

email: or tel: + 44 (0) 1224 273235


Autumn Semester (September to January)

  • Value and Markets
  • Business and Money
  • Project Management
  • Business Strategy 

Spring Semester (February to May)

  • Managing Self and Others
  • The Leadership Challenge
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Managing Change and Innovation

 Summer Semester (June – August)


Four courses from, for example: Talking to Teams, Energy Finance; Supply Chain Management; Managing Distributed Teams;  and Internationalisation.


Two electives from the above example and a Work-based Learning Project.


All courses are assessed through a portfolio of work. These portfolios are practical in nature and are designed to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate both their knowledge of theories and research and their practical ability to work effectively and efficiently.

To illustrate the Business and Strategy course requires a portfolio of three assessed elements:

[i] An individual Briefing Note whereby students are tasked with producing a short document for an Executive Board that sets out an organisation’s strategic possibilities going forward

[ii] A group Report for Vice President that sets out an appraisal of an Exploration and Production Market Opportunity

[iii] A group Presentation of the Exploration and Production Market Opportunity  


The MBA (Energy Management) programme provides experiential learning in the form of role plays, simulations and task-focused exercises that is designed to improve the knowledge and real-life practical skills you will need as a manager in the energy sector. 

To illustrate, in the Business and Strategy course you will take on various roles within a simulated oil and gas company.  These roles involve you appraising an investment opportunity that arises (an option to farm-in to a license), managing and planning the company's portfolio of assets and evaluating partnering issues for those assets we are co-venturers in.


This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to take on a management role within the energy sector. In addition to the mentoring that you will receive from the programme delivery and leadership team you will also be supported by comprehensive range of career services aimed at providing you with the tools and skills you need to progress your career.

Hear from a recent current student.

A good second class honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution for those with non-UK qualifications) and three years post undergraduate work experience. 

Please ensure that you send a full CV with your application.


2. Substantial industry experience and a portfolio of training. Individuals seeking entry via this route will be required to provide a comprehensive CV detailing the experience, training and qualifications they have obtained to date. It is anticipated that all individuals applying via this route will be interviewed.    

English Language Requirements





Prospective students should visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database

University of Aberdeen Alumni Discount Scheme

The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen.  More Information can be found here.


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General Information

Student Recruitment & Admissions Service
University of Aberdeen
The Hub
King's College

Tel: +44 (0)1224 272090 / +44 (0)1224 272091
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272576

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