Energy Management, M.B.A.

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  • 15 months
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The Energy Management programme at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) provides the knowledge and real-world tools needed in the energy sector and has been designed by members of OPEC and other international organizations. The program offers you some of the top academic and business management minds in the world, combining expert theoretical knowledge with real-world experience in top global companies. Their commitment to excellence is what makes our program so special.
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  • Programme outline
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  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Hands-on leadership and the latest management expertise

The MBA Energy Management at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is truly international, reflecting the realities of the energy business. It comprises a diverse mix of core business principles, but with the unique specialization on energy management.

You will learn key global energy issues faced by policy makers and businesses across the globe and you will develop the tools to handle these issues. Your specialist understanding of the energy market will help you establish sustainable energy models and develop a responsible strategy within your organization.

Share the experience

You will learn, share methods and generate new ideas; and of course, build a network of long-lasting relationships with like-minded international peers. You will work alongside motivated executives from a broad range of companies and cultures, giving you an insight into their way of thinking, and their approach to business

Your international residency

Four out of five residencies take place in Vienna and one residency takes place in one of the key areas of the global energy business (e.g. USA, Arabian Gulf, Brazil etc.). This residency is designed to not only cover specific topics during the various modules but also provide insights into leading energy companies and unique projects, e.g. Saudi Aramco,Shell Headquarters (Houston), Silicon Valley Power, Halliburton, Clean Power Capital, e-meter (subsidary of Siemens AG), Bidgely, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, MASDAR.

The MBA Energy Management curriculum extends well beyond the walls of the classroom. In the course of program, you will complete an international residency, working with international faculty members and practitioners. The international residency links theoretical input to practical examples in an international context. Besides attending different classes and distinguished guest speaker presentations, students visit leading companies.

In the past, international residencies took place e.g. in:

  • Houston and San Francisco, USA
    • Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University
    • Stanford University
  • Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
Company visits

In addition to classes abroad, you will get the opportunity to meet senior executives of leading national and international corporations. Here, you will have the chance to ask questions and listen to their views on the most current issues facing the global energy markets.

You will be exposed to different ways of working, secure new contacts and gain a global awareness of operating in international markets. You also might have the chance to visit energy plants, nuclear power plants, alternative energy plants and hydro plants to get a first-hand lesson in energy management.


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Programme Structure

The Business Core modules cover vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques. The Specialization modules allow participants to gain profound knowledge, expertise and competencies in a chosen function or industry.
Below, please find an overview of all modules taught during the MBA. Click on the module names for detailed content information.

Business Core
  • Managing People & Organizations
  • Competitive Analysis and Strategy
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Controlling
  • Marketing Management
  • Global Markets
  • Information Systems Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

In addition to the Business Core you are enrolled in the following specialization modules:

Specialization Energy Management
  • Energy and Managerial Economics
  • Global Energy Markets
  • Environmental Management
  • Energy Regulation
  • Energy Trading
  • Renewable Energy
  • Strategies in the Energy Business
  • Negotiations
Master Thesis
  • Writing a scientific paper


  • Executives from governmental and non-governmental energy companies
  • Industry professionals (middle and top management) in all areas of energy management
  • Professionals from international organizations (OPEC, OECD, IAEA etc.)
  • Technical professionals moving to a general management position
  • Professionals from international financial institutions (researcher, analysts)


The faculty of the MBA Energy Management comprises of professors of WU and other prestigious universities, such as Arizona State University University, as well as expert from renowned institutions and corporations including the OPEC or the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.

Our faculty members are outstanding leaders in their research on current business issues or are internationally-acclaimed top executives and have solid experience in executive education. They publish cutting-edge research papers in leading international journals. Their international experience and global expertise enables the faculty to present an integrated, global management perspective which emphasizes the application of theory to practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 15 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

We carefully select all participants considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience including:

  • a solid career progression
  • management and leadership skills
  • an ability to commit to a challenging program
  • interpersonal and communication skills
  • ambition and drive
Application requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Each MBA participant is expected to have a personal computer and be familiar with MS Office software.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 45000 International
  • EUR 45000 EU/EEA


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