Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 3:52pm
The Global Energy Executive MBA is specifically targeted to senior professionals who have extensive experience in and are committed to developing their career within the energy sector. The majority of academic case studies and industry examples are drawn from the energy sector. In contrast, the Executive MBA uses examples from a broad range of industries and encourages students to apply them to their own professional situation.
The Global Energy Executive MBA also uses a blended learning model with six immersive experiences at key energy centres. The EMBA is delivered in a block week and alternate Friday / Saturday format at our main campus in Calgary.
The Global Energy Executive MBA is targeted at senior leaders who have already achieved significant professional success within the energy sector. The GEMS specialization is designed for early to mid-career professionals who are seeking to explore a potential career transition to the energy sector or to consolidate and broaden their knowledge within the sector.
The Global Energy Executive MBA is a general management degree focused on the specific business challenges of the energy sector, including the environmental and socio-economic impact of the industry. The M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Development is a multi-disciplinary (business, engineering, law and environmental design) degree providing a balanced education relating to energy and environmental management.
Since its launch in 2012, the program has attracted senior professionals from leading energy companies and government organizations worldwide. Many of these professionals have been fully financially supported by their organizations to complete the program. Our alumni are ambassadors for the program and alumni referrals is one of our main channels to attract students to the program going forward.
This program is designed to prepare you for an executive leadership position within your organization by broadening your perspective across fuel types, energy value chains and geographically. We help you to understand the broader impact of the energy sector and how you can play a role in shaping it.
Anecdotally, the majority of our students are promoted within their organization during the course of the program or shortly thereafter.
No. The program has been designed to cover a broad curriculum focused on the specific challenges in the energy sector and every student takes the same courses throughout.
The typical composition of the class is as follows:
- 13 years’ average work experience
- 15% female and 85% male
- Average age of participants is 39 years
- 40-50% of participants are from outside of Canada, typically with representation from Asia-Pacific, sub-Saharan Africa and South/Central America
- 90% of the class have undergraduate degrees, with engineering and business majors being most common
- 40% of the class work for multi-national enterprise, 35% for large enterprise, 15% for government-owned enterprise and 10% for small / medium business
- 30% of class work in general management, 30% in accounting / finance / planning, 20% in an operational function, 10% in HR and 10% in marketing / sales
In this program there is significant emphasis on the cohort experience. You will be with the same group of people for all of your classes.
Over the two years, you will have the opportunity to get to know every individual in your cohort through class sessions and activities and by working in different study teams. Field visits, panels and guest speakers provide the opportunity for high quality interactions with senior leaders in the business community. The networking opportunities extend beyond the duration of the program as there is a very active alumni community.
Yes. The program is designed to allow you to continue working. At a minimum, you will need the support of your employer to be able to attend the two-week face-to-face sessions.
In addition to class sessions we recommend that you plan to study for at least 20 hours each week; some of this will be individual study and some will be with your study team.
Yes. Outside of the face-to-face sessions there is a lot of flexibility in terms of where and when you complete your studies.
This program is delivered in a blended learning format. Approximately 40% of the program is completed through online learning before and after face-to-face sessions.
There is only one start date offered – the next cohort commence in Fall 2016.
The program is completed over six semesters in less than two years.
Before each face-to-face session you will be introduced to each course in turn with a range of online resources including e-texts, case studies, academic papers, journal articles and faculty and speaker videos. Typically there will be an individual assignment due in advance of the face-to-face session.
After each face-to-face session there will typically be an individual or groups assignment due for each course topic. The faculty member leading the course will be available to provide guidance and answer questions throughout via phone, email or discussion forum on the online student interface.
A typical schedule for a face-to-face session is as follows:
|Day 1 (Sunday)
||Welcome event with networking (evening)
||Course 1 with speaker panel
||Travel day between locations
||Course 3 with speaker panel
|Day 14 (Saturday)
||Course 3; Closing event
Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Global Energy.
No, computers are not provided by the program. Students will need to provide their own laptop computer for use in-class and for homework and studying. There is some IT support available for students who need help setting up the university printers, wireless internet and email accounts on their computer.
Many students choose to use a company-provided laptop. Please be aware that there can be issues with firewalls and other security settings applies by your organization. As well, there is limited support for Mac computers and some of the software programs used in the program do not run well on Macs.