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.


The global focus of the industry is reflected in the structure of this programme. 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.

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.

Programme content

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.

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:

  • The global context and challenges of the industry, such as the digital impact and the green transition.
  • Techno-economic aspects of the energy industry, business economics and strategic decision making in the oil, gas and power sectors.
  • Future characteristics of the industry. You will learn to master the digital revolution, new business models and the corresponding leadership approaches.

Programme Structure


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 15-20 nationalities represented, and the average age is normally around 37 with 12 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, Equinor and Total. And many more, including ministries, regulators, defence and other public authorities.

"A unique experience that provided me with the proper mix of skills to play an effective leadership role in the future transformation of the energy industry."

Maged Eltom

Operations Planning Manager Scandinavia - Schlumberger

"The main advantage is the delicate balance between scientific theory and real practice."

Anatolii Sheviakov

Senior Specialist Finance & Economy Department - South Stream Transport B.V

A global partnership - Learn form the experts

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

Campus 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

IFP School is an integral part of IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), a research, innovation and training center for energy, transportation and the environment. This provides a synergy between training, research and innovation.

From research to industry, technological innovation is at the heart of the IFPEN group 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 Executive Master of Management in Energy is designed to empower managers to recharge the energy sector. 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."

Jon Lereim, Professor and Associate Dean, BI Norwegian Business School
Dr. Maxime Schenckery, Director of the Center for Economics and Management, IFP School 
Arash Farnoosh, Head of the Executive Master of Management in Energy programme, IFP School

Practical information

Programme starts: 8 March 2021

Length of programme: 18 months part-time, with five two-week modules and online courses.

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

Application and admission

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

Admission requirements 

Read the admission requirements for this programme.

Tuition fee 

The tuition fee is NOK 300 000 (divided into three instalments). The tuition fee does not include literature and travel expenses (flights and accommodation).

As this is a part time programme, you can only apply for a tourist visa. If you are eligible for financial support from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, the EMBA 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.