Energy Management (Master of Science)

Do you want to be a part of Norway's biggest industry? The Master degree programme in Energy Management from the Business School and MGIMO University in Moscow provides graduates with excellent career opportunities within the energy industry. The programme is developed and taught in close co-operation with the supply industry and the oil, gas and energy sector. It provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base and an international perspective through a diverse range of course units. This specialized competence is in great demand. Students from Norway and Russia study together during the third semester in Moscow, Russia.

Master of Science in Energy Management

ECTS Credits 120
Study level Master
Start semester Autumn 2017
Teaching language English
Faculty Nord University Business School
Campus Bodø
Application deadline

Job opportunities

The study programme covers a broad field of subjects offering career opportunities in both the private and public sectors.

Firms from all over the country visit the Business School to recruit students into their staff. Many students are already assured employment prior to completing their studies.

Further education

Graduates are qualified to apply for the PhD programme at the Business School, and other doctoral programmes.

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification

 

Documented proficiency in English language

 

Admission requires three or four years of higher education (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in business/management-related fields, with certain requirements concerning relevant courses.

 

The following topics must be covered as part of the undergraduate study:

 

  • Business Analysis, 55 ECTS credits
  • Economics, 15 - 20 ECTS credits
  • Method, 15 - 20 ECTS credits

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Study plan

Programme description

This is an international Master of Science programme based on international cooperation between the Business School (Norway) and its partner university MGIMO in Russia.
The first semester focuses on business administration and management theory, with an emphasis on broadening students¿ understanding of the energy sectors diverse nature. It will also help to develop proficiency in the constructive use of theory as well as an active attitude towards business administration processes. Also, some significant environmental, philosophical, and ethical issues related to the energy industry are covered.
The second semester advances theoretical knowledge in business- and energy-related topics with newer and more complex theories. The Norwegian context, situated in a global perspective, will be a common theme throughout the semester, as well issues related to world energy markets, energy policies, governance, and sustainability. The course in research methods during this semester will help prepare the thesis work later in the program.
The third semester aims to deepen, integrate, and assimilate new knowledge of theory and method. There will be activities designed to improve the student¿s problem-solving skills. While at MGIMO University, they will build analytical and theoretical competence while analyzing key geopolitical and macroeconomic factors affecting the energy industry around the world.
The fourth semester is dedicated to the completion of the master thesis.
Study progression requirement
The student must have completed a minimum of 45 credits in the first year to be allowed to attend courses in the third semester. Prior to starting work on the Master thesis, the student must have successfully completed the Scientific Methods course and completed the mandatory exhange semester.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
Upon completion of the programme, the student should:

  • have advanced knowledge in business administration in the energy related field and expertise in the peculiarities of the energy industries, policies, diplomacy, and geopolitics.

 

  • have an up-to-date understanding of sustainable development and advanced knowledge on handling economic, societal and environmental challenges in energy-related business.

 

  • be able to apply knowledge in new areas within this intellectually demanding and rapidly changing field.

 

  • have knowledge of challenges for managing projects and companies in a cross-cultural context.

 

 

Skills
Upon completion of the programme, the student should:

  • be able to analyze existing business- and energy-related complex problems by using theories, methods, and interpretations available for sustainable business operations in the energy sector and work independently on practical and theoretical problem-solving.

 

  • be able to interpret, critically evaluate and use appropriate methods of research in an independent manner.

 

  • be able to locate, to assess and refer to information and academic material, and present this so that it highlights a problem.

 

  • be able to analyze academic, professional and ethical issues relevant to financial profitability, technological reliability and environmental/societal sustainability of energy management.

 

  • be able to carry out the comprehensive independent study.

 

General competence
Upon completion of the programme, the student should:

  • be able to apply knowledge and skills in new areas to carry out sophisticated tasks and projects in the energy sector.

 

  • be able to use relevant professional tools, techniques and forms of expression.

 

  • be able to communicate about business administration issues related to the energy industry, analysis and conclusion in the field, both with specialists and the general public.

 

  • be able to contribute to the innovative thinking and processes in the energy sector.

Admission requirements

Higher education entrance qualification

 

Documented proficiency in English language

 

Admission requires three or four years of higher education (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in business/management-related fields, with certain requirements concerning relevant courses.

 

The following topics must be covered as part of the undergraduate study:

 

  • Business Analysis, 55 ECTS credits
  • Economics, 15 - 20 ECTS credits
  • Method, 15 - 20 ECTS credits

Learn how to apply

Further education

Graduates are qualified to apply for the PhD programme at the Business School, and other doctoral programmes.

Study abroad

The schedule includes one semester abroad (at the prestigious MGIMO University in Moscow) as an integral part of the program. Students will have a chance to get acquainted with different business cultures and to develop a global mindset. The program includes workshops, lectures, seminars, and group discussions. There will also be visits either at or from energy enterprises and advisory and regulatory institutions in the energy sector from the countries involved, all of which will contribute to a broad and diversified insight into the industry.

Costs

Semester registration fee and course literature in addition to approximately 800 Euro for a language course in Russia (refundable for Norwegian students via the Norwegian State Education Loan Fund) and approximately 2000 NOK for visa. The students must also cover the travel expenses Norway/Russia (refundable for Norwegian students via the Norwegian State Education Loan Fund).

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The Norwegian system for grading and assessment using the letter grades A - F, in which A denotes the best/highest grade and F denotes "not passed". Work can also be assessed as "passed", "not passed", "approved" and "not approved".
Refer to applicable legislation, rules and regulations

Assessment methods

Written school exams, class presentations, casework, assignments, papers, project work, home exams, etc.

Graduation requirements

Successful completion of the Master thesis.

Programme evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students using course evaluation questionnaire and by the programme director. The evaluations are included in the university's quality assurance system.

Qualifications requirements and regulations