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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.

The Energy Management program ,delivered by WU Executive Academy, 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.

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.

Target Group
  • 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)

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June 30
Tuition fee
  • EUR 45000 Year (International)
  • EUR 45000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 45000 Year (EEA)

Total Program Fee and it includes course materials and catering during modules. Accommodation and travel expenses are not covered by the program fees. The program fee is VAT exempt according to § 6 paragraph 12 Austrian Value Added Tax Law. The program fee may be tax deductible.

Start date
Duration full-time 15 months
Delivery mode Blended
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 15 months
Part-time variant Residential
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Online group works/assignments
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

The modular structure of our MBA programs allows managers to take a world-class MBA while pursuing their careers. 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.

Specialization Energy Management
  • Energy Economics
  • Global Energy Markets
  • Environmental Management
  • Energy Regulation
  • Energy Trading
  • Renewable Energy
  • Strategies in the Energy Business
  • Negotiation
Master Thesis

At the end of the MBA program, students have to write a master thesis in order to receive the academic degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). The intention of the master thesis is to guarantee that the graduate of the MBA program is able to write scientific papers on his or her own.


  • 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)

Average Class profile

  • Age: 36 years
  • Working experience: 12 years
  • International participants: 80%
  • Female/Male: 25%/75%


The MBA Energy Management was designed in close cooperation with the leading experts from both renewable and classical energy industries. Their wealth of knowledge and direct involvement makes our program so special, together with a wonderful location in Vienna.

Members of the advisory board are eg*.:

  • Dr. Majid Al-Moneef Governor of Saudi Arabia to OPEC
  • Dr. Heinz Leuenberger Director, UNIDO
  • Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin Former Secretary General of OPEC, Director General of Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences
  • DI Rainer Wieltsch, MBA Former Head of the Supervisory Board, OMV
  • Dr. Rainer Reich Partner, BCG
  • Ivan Sandrea Senior Research Advisor, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Dr. Michael Pistauer Former CEO, Verbund
  • Jesus Rodriguez Investment Officer, OFID
  • Lucille Langlois Former Representative of the IAEA
  • Dr. Ibibia Lucky Worika Legal Advisor (Natural Resources), Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Marianne Osterkorn, PhD Director General Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (retired)

* 03/2015

English Language Requirements

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Admission Criteria
  • Diversity is essential to the quality of the program. We select all our participants with great care, considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience. Criteria include:
  • Solid career progression
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Ability to commit to a challenging program
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • A clear career vision
  • Ambition and drive
Application Requirements
  • Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent to a bachelors degree or higher)
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

An application fee (200) is payable after submission of your application. The invoice will be sent after you have submitted your application.

  • Letter of motivation
  • 2 letters of recommendation: one from your direct supervisor, another one from a person of your choice (no subordinates)
  • Copy of university diploma in original language
  • Official translation of university diplomas (find detailed information about the formal requirements here)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent digital photograph
  • Clear copy of valid passport

Work Experience

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

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