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Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:29pm

The Global Energy Executive MBA program has been designed to prepare our students for the specific challenges faced by senior leaders in the energy industry.

The energy sector faces unique challenges due to its global, commodity-based and capital intensive nature, as well as its complex links with socio-economic and environmental policy. Therefore the program integrates a broad range of academic and real-life energy industry case studies in the classroom with experiential learning opportunities.

Our teaching faculty brings significant energy expertise, for example:

Dr. Harrie Vredenburg

Dr. Harrie Vredenburg is a leading scholar in the areas of competitive strategy, innovation, sustainable development and corporate governance in the global energy and natural resource industries. He serves as the Suncor Chair in Strategy & Sustainability at Haskayne and holds an appointment as International Research Fellow at Oxford University. He previously taught at McGill University. He was one of the visionaries who founded Haskayne’s Global Energy Executive MBA and has served as its Academic Director since its inception. Dr. Vredenburg has authored or coauthored more than 50 frequently cited articles in leading international publications including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review and Energy Policy. He has also coauthored government reports on industry regulation, innovation and competitiveness and on nuclear energy and he consults to industry. He serves on the boards of directors of several private and publicly-traded international energy companies active in Canada, Latin America/Caribbean and Africa. Dr Vredenburg holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Toronto, an MBA from McMaster University and a PhD from the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS and founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics and economics, as well as the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of the bestseller "The Quest Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World". Dr. Yergin serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy's Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development. He is a member of the advisory board's subcommittee that issued its report on shale gas at the request of President Obama. And in 2012, he became an Adjunct Professor at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing. Dr. Yergin holds a B.A. from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

Prof. Peter Tertzakian

Peter Tertzakian is Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director at ARC Financial, one of Canada’s leading energy-focused investment advisory firms as well as an Adjunct Professor at Haskayne. Tertzakian oversees ARC’s strategic investment research, the publication of ARC’s proprietary energy trends reports and represents ARC on the board of Nexterra Systems Corp. He is also the best-selling author of A Thousand Barrels A Second and The End of Energy Obesity. Tertzakian began his career as a geophysicist in 1982 and moved to the financial sector in 1990. He has since been analyzing technology and energy-related businesses and has been ranked as the number one analyst in the oilfield service sector and energy technology sector by the Brendon Woods survey of financial institutions. Tertzakian holds a B.Sc. in geophysics from the University of Alberta, a M.Sc. in Management of Technology from MIT and has completed post-graduate studies in econometrics at the University of Southampton.

Dr. Birgitte Grogaard

Dr. Birgitte Grogaard is an Associate Professor at the Haskayne School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. from the Norwegian Business School BI, an MBA from University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University. Birgitte teaches courses in strategic management, international strategic management and strategic management in the global energy industry. Her main research interests are international strategies and headquarter-subsidiary relationships. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, Birgitte held various commercial positions in Norway’s largest oil and gas company Statoil. Her experience from working with headquarter-subsidiary relations in international exploration and production has particularly influenced her subsequent research focus. Birgitte also worked as a Management Consultant for Gemini Consulting, primarily targeting strategic challenges in multinationals.

Dr. Fred Jacques

Dr. Fred Jacques is an Adjunct Professor who has over 30 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. In addition to leading executive programs at Haskayne, he has taught at the University of Alberta, Royal Roads University, the Banff Centre for Management, the Banff School of Advanced Management (BSAM) and the University of Lethbridge. He has designed and delivered a wide range of customized leadership development programs and has extensive experience as an executive coach. Dr. Jacques has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour from Haskayne and an M.A. in Applied Behavioural Sciences from the Leadership Institute of Seattle.