MBA Energy Management, MBA

MBA Energy Management, MBA


Advance your career in this high-growth, profitable global sector with our specialised, industry-focused programme. Whether you’re already in the energy sector or you have the transferable skills to move into it, this programme will give you a competitive advantage.

Study Information

Study Options

Learning Mode
On Campus Learning
Degree Qualification
12 months or 24 months
Study Mode
Full Time or Part Time
Start Month
September or January

Our industry-led MBA programme is unique in the UK for developing the next generation of skilled, talented and knowledgeable professionals for higher-level positions within the energy industry. This programme will provide you with the knowledge base and necessary analytical skills to understand the major challenges, financial models and decision-making processes that will characterise the energy industry in the coming decades.

Located in the energy capital of Europe, the University of Aberdeen plays a major role in the energy industry through research, consultancy, training and development. The MBA Energy Management was designed in consultation with leading energy industry professionals and organisations to ensure it is aligned with the competencies and skills needs of the industry. Our programme has been endorsed by recognised industry bodies such as the Oil & Gas Academy of Scotland and The Energy Institute.

Available Programmes of Study

We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.

Fee Information

Additional Fee Information

  • Fees for individual programmes can be viewed in the Programmes section above.
  • In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Funding Opportunities

The University of Aberdeen provides an 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.


Eligible self-funded international Masters students will receive the Aberdeen Global Scholarship. Visit our Funding Database to find out more and see our full range of scholarships.

How You'll Study

You’ll study in a contemporary university environment and experience innovative teaching methods that give you the chance to interact with industry. The taught element of the programme is delivered through an inspiring mix of lectures, workshops, role-plays and simulation exercises. There are no exams – the programme focuses on real-world learning to help you gain relevant knowledge, quickly and effectively – with all assessment done by portfolio or work-based assignment.

Learning Methods

  • Group Projects
  • Individual Projects
  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment Methods

  • Just like industry, we don’t run our programmes around exams – in fact there are no exams. Just intensive real-world learning that helps you gain relevant knowledge, quickly and effectively.
  • All assessments are completed by a portfolio of work-based assignments e.g. students are required to produce reports, briefing notes, presentations and reflective journals.

Why Study MBA Energy Management?

This programme enables you to focus your studies across a wide number of areas including Business Strategy, Project Management, Finance, Supply Chain Management, and The Leadership Challenge. You will develop your business acumen, problem-solving skills and strategic thinking with a global perspective designed to help accelerate your career in the energy industry. The programme will help to:

• Deepen your understanding of key energy industry structures
• Connect you with the key functional areas of energy businesses
• Develop your critical-thinking and strategic decision-making skills
• Sharpen your implementation skills as a leader and team member
• Enhance your global perspective via interaction with your peers

Entry Requirements


The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

Open to graduates from any discipline. Does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level.

This programme is for you if you have a minimum of THREE years post-degree work experience; a track record of professional achievement and at least the equivalent of a British 2:2 (Hons) degree. OR a minimum of 5 years work experience; associated training and an excellent track record of professional achievement.

Please enter your country to view country-specific entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0


OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 59; Reading - 59; Speaking - 59; Writing - 59

Cambridge English B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency:

OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Read more about specific English Language requirements here.

Document Requirements

You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.

an up-to-date CV/Resumé
Degree Transcript
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
Personal Statement
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme


The energy market is crucial to the global economy. Many of our MBA graduates have secured high-level employment with some of the biggest companies in the world including BP, Citibank, Ernst and Young, Google, KPMG, Npower and Royal Bank of Scotland.


Energy Institute accreditation is hugely beneficial for our students on these two accredited programmes as it provides a clear route to professional membership or chartered student status. We are delighted that the Business School’s long-standing relationship with the Energy Industry and contribution to educating Energy professionals has been recognised in this way.

For more information about the Energy Institute please click here

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What our Alumni Say

Babak Alnasser

Babak Alnasser

Babak Alnasser

Job Details
Technical Safety and Risk Manager
Graduated 2016

It was well tailored, giving me a good understanding of what it takes to be a successful manager in the energy industry.

Our Experts

Programme Leader
Professor Pervaiz Akhtar

Information About Staff Changes

You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.


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