Master Programmes

Executive Master of Management in Energy

Shape your future with a master’s degree designed to develop your comprehensive understanding of key energy issues.


Faster than ever before, economic and political changes ripple through the energy business environment. To succeed within this changing landscape, energy managers need a bird’s eye view of the entire energy value chain. Leaders must understand the interests and constraints of multiple stakeholders – governments, companies and contractors, capital markets, NGOs – as they navigate in the constantly evolving global energy map for both fossil and renewable energies.

The global focus of the industry is reflected in the structure of this programme. This is done by combining Norway’s expertise in governance and technology development within the oil, natural gas and electricity sectors, with France’s leading energy technology knowledge. The collaboration between the leading international institutions BI Norwegian Business School and IFP School in Paris, gives this programme a unique profile with an exclusive opportunity to learn from international experts.

Through this programme, you will develop the qualifications you need to lead the ”industrial revolution”, and prepare yourself for the most attractive management positions in the energy industry of today and tomorrow. 

The programme gives an overview of the present and future challenges in a global context. As reference cases we explore the development in Europe and Scandinavia during the last decade, as those regions have been pioneers with respect to new business models and energy market designs. In addition to the fundamentals of oil, gas and the electricity industry, you will gain a deep understanding of the undergoing energy transition.


The Executive Master of Management in Energy lasts for 18 months, including five two-week modules in Paris and Oslo. This structure allows you to undertake executive studies while continuing to work full time.

Overview 2018/2019:


Energy core courses respond to the significant changes in the industry due to growing demand for energy, sustainable development and green transition across the world. Courses also focus on specific skills in energy fundamentals, technologies, industries and markets, policies and strategies, addressing the challenges of investments and technological solutions.

Through the programme, you will profit from interactive learning processes and discussions on campus and online. You will also participate in a consultancy project, a practical team work exploring real-life business challenges. The project work is supervised by a professor as well as a representative from the company you are analysing.

Five modules will transport you from an overview of the energy market to the key challenges of the future of the industry:

  • Starting with the global overview, module 1 introduces you to the global context and challenges of the industry, such as the digital impact and the green transition.
  • Moving on to deeper understanding, the next three modules cover techno-economic aspects of the energy industry, business economics and strategic decision making in the oil, gas and power sectors.
  • Finally, you will prepare to reshape the energy world of tomorrow, as the last module focuses on the future characteristics of the industry. You will learn to master the digital revolution, new business models and the correspondingleadership approaches.

Online Information session 7 June


One-to-one: online or in person


"The future is electric. Renewable energies are replacing fossil fuels in power generation, heating and transportation. Understanding how technology, markets and regulation shape the industry, will provide a competitive edge. Norway and the Nordic region have been frontrunners, developing new insight and new solutions. Competence is core if we want to keep ahead of competition."

Bente Hagem

Executive Vice President, Statnett


Bringing together the expertise of two leading institutions in the field of energy management, the Executive Master of Management in Energy gives you a global perspective on the industry.

BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo

One of Europe’s largest business schools, BI Norwegian Business School is the main provider of scientifically embedded knowledge on management, economics and business in Norway. The school has large teams of researchers within economics, business administration and marketing.

BI Norwegian Business School is the only Norwegian business school that has received the three most prestigious international accreditations – also known as ”triple crown”: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

IFP School in Paris

IFP School is an integral part of IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), a public-sector research and education center. The school has Europe’s leading energy R&D and education center focusing on the fields of energy, transport and environment.

From research to industry, technological innovation is at the heart of the school’s activities. In 2005, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Yves Chauvin, Research Director at IFP Energies nouvelles. IFP School was awarded EUR-ACE Master in 2013 (European Accreditation of Engineering Programme).


The truly international, cross-cultural learning environment provides excellent network opportunities. The programme gathers professionals already familiar with the industry, as well as those aspiring to work in the energy field. Your fellow students will represent a wide range of industries and academic backgrounds.

Classes typically have more than 10 nationalities represented, and the average age is normally around 37 with 14 years of full-time work experience. Previous students worked for companies such as Aker Solutions, ABB, Conoco Philips, DNV GL, EDF, Engie, Halliburton, McKinsey, REC, Schlumberger, Shell, Siemens, Statoil and Total. And many more, including ministries, regulators, defence and other public authorities.

"The modules at IFP School in Paris provide in-depth insight of the oil, gas and power businesses. You will be exposed to the technical, economic, financial and environmental dimensions of the value chain, and develop a new mindset to support the ongoing transition of the energy world."


Director of the Center for Economics and Management IFP School

"The Executive Master of Management in Energy is designed to empower managers to recharge the energy sector. The modules in Oslo will ensure this through in depth analysis of global challenges, the green transition and the future of the industry."


Professor and Associate Dean BI Norwegian Business School

Contact us

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Tel: + 47 46 41 0495

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Practical information

Programme starts: 12 March 2018

Admission requirements 

The Executive Master of Management in Energy is intense and demands commitment. Admission requirements are stringent to ensure that all participants are qualified.

  • A university degree (minimum bachelor or equivalent), recognised by NOKUT, In exceptional cases, candidates who do not meet this requirement but have substantial, international work experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 4 years full time relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Two letters of recommendation, where at least one refers to the applicant's performance in a work situation. Click here to download the template

Application and admission 

Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis, and reviewed by an admission committee. Qualifying applicants are invited for an interview.

Tuition fee 

To be paid in 3 installments. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included.

If you are eligible for financial support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, the EMME is a supported programme. Please see their website for more information. Please note that we are unable to assist you with queries related to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

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