Master of Science (MSc) in Energy Management | ESCP Europe

MSc in
Energy Management
Accredited by the Global Association of Risk Professionals, as an ERP Academic Partner.

Objectives of the programme

The MSc in Energy Management provides you with a holistic, 360-degree view of the energy business.

Its goal is to shape the future of the energy industry through innovative and immersive postgraduate study.

We provide you with the ability to develop and implement strategies to address major issues in energy regulation and policy, and to understand the energy business environment and its fundamental economic and technological concepts. The programme is supported by specialist faculty industry professionals, as well as our London-based Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM).

Taught at the London and Paris campuses, the programme includes an optional one-week seminar in the United States of America.

 

 

Career opportunities

At national and international level: Specialists, Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Operators, Brokers.
Graduates have gone on to work in companies such as E.ON, Total, EDF, Engie, Schlumberger and Wood Mackenzie.

Participants’ background

  • Business Studies: 26%
  • Engineering & Sciences: 35%
  • Economics & Political Sciences: 23%
  • Other studies: 16%

20

nationalities

20%
women

80%
men


Student Testimonial

Isaac Junior PETE – MSc in Energy Management - ESCP Europe

Going into the MSc in Energy Management I had a clear vision: I knew I wanted to develop the skills that would help me become a strong strategy consultant for the energy industry. During my 18 months at ESCP Europe, I achieved exactly what I set my mind to.

Modules such as Problem Solving & Decision Making and Corporate & Business Strategy provided me with the basic consulting skills, while others such as Energy Policy and Energy Markets & Other Commodities gave me more insights about the key factors that make the energy industry so peculiar and, therefore, fascinating.

As a management consultant at E.ON Inhouse consulting, I apply these skills and learnings on a daily basis.

However, the MSc in Energy Management provided much more than academic and professional development. The diversity of cultural and professional backgrounds within the cohort was exceptional, creating an ideal ground for personal growth and friendship building.


Because of this, the interpersonal experience will remain the highlight of my time spent at ESCP Europe.”

Isaac Junior PETE,
Management Consultant at E.ON Inhouse Consulting GmbH
Class of 2015

 

 

Testimonials from Energy Experts

Klaus SCHÄFER, CEO, Uniper SE

Having been a student of ESCP Europe myself, I very much appreciate the quality and internationality of the School and the programme. And as the CEO of a major international energy company, I value the energy focus of the RCEM, the School’s practice-oriented faculty, and its highly motivated students.”

Klaus SCHÄFER
CEO, Uniper SE

Cécile TIBI-RAMBAL - VP, Markets Risk Management, Total

The business of oil & gas has become more and more complex, making energy management crucial. ESCP Europe’s Energy Management programmes and the RCEM contribute to improve our understanding and training the leaders of tomorrow.

Cécile TIBI-RAMBAL
VP, Markets Risk Management, Total

 

Scientific Director


Kostas ANDRIOSOPOULOS - ESCP Europe

Kostas ANDRIOSOPOULOS

Professor in the Department of Finance

PhD in Business Administration, Finance, Financial Engineering
Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management
Research areas: energy-related geopolitical issues, price modelling, financial engineering and the application of operational research tools on risk management and investment techniques in energy, shipping and agricultural commodity markets.

 

About ESCP Europe's MSc PROGRAMMES

The choice of a full-time MSc corresponds to a professional project, and gives young graduates and young managers a combination of high-value skills sought by recruiters.

This programme provides academic expertise and the presentation of best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to progress in a globalised world. Choosing a Full-Time Intensive format allows graduates at the end of a relatively short period of tuition to have immediate access to decision-making leadership positions.

 

Research Centre for Energy Management Logo

The RCEM’s Mission is to build a strategic partnership between academia, industry and government, to debate the challenges of the new energy era. It provides a platform for international dialogue through a wide range of events, publications and academic programmes.


ESCP Europe Energy Society Logo

The ESCP Europe Energy Society is a student association based at the London Campus. Its aim is to engage ESCP Europe students in industry related events, maximise networking opportunities, and help develop professional skills.


GARP ERP Logo

The MSc in Energy Management programme was awarded the GARP accreditation for Risk Management in 2017. The partnership aims to build a strong culture of risk awareness, and deepen risk management competencies among students.

MSc in
Energy Management
Curriculum

Our programme targets your expertise

The curriculum is designed to fulfil three main objectives:

General Management

Develop participants’ general management skills with a focus on energy-related case studies

Energy Fundamentals

Provide participants with essential energy industry-specific knowledge (energy technologies, market mechanisms and policies)

Managerial Challenges for Energy Firms

Develop skills to cope with the strategic and managerial challenges energy companies and institutions are facing

A one-year, full-time programme

The programme begins in September and is organised as follows:

Course Modules
September to mid-June: 10 months of theory classes, study of expertise, and practical cases

The courses address both theory and real-life applications. They are taught by ESCP Europe Faculty and successful professionals.
Introduction week
Sept – London, UK
  • Macro-Economics & Geopolitical issues
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making (PSDM)
  • Business Statistics
Term 1
Oct - Dec – London, UK (180 hrs)
General Management
  • Principles of Finance
  • Corporate & Business Strategy
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Research Methods
Energy Fundamentals
  • Oil & Gas Business
  • Electricity & Renewable Markets
Term 2
Jan - Mar – London, UK (165 hrs)
General Management
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Managing an Organisation
  • Fundamentals of Marketing

Energy Fundamentals
  • Energy Markets and Other Commodities
  • Energy Policy:
    • Security, Affordability, Sustainability
    • Energy Efficiency

Managerial Challenges for Energy Firms
  • Project Financing & Evaluation
  • Energy Risk Management: Objectives, Methods & Instruments
  • Energy Trading Game
Term 3
Apr - mid-Jun – Paris, France (120 hrs)
General Management
  • Portfolio Management
Energy Fundamentals
  • Environmental Management & CSR in an Energy Firm
  • Energy Law
Managerial Challenges for Energy Firms
  • Energy Risk Management: Market Risk & Hedging
  • R&D and Innovation Management in the Energy Business
  • Energy Security & International Politics
  • M&A in the Energy Industry
  • Operational Risk & Crisis Management

 

Electives
  • Portfolio Management
  • Energy Security & International Politics
  • M&A in the Energy Industry
  • Operational Risk & Crisis Management

You can either choose to attend the International Seminar and 2 electives, or do all 4 electives without attending the International Seminar.

International Seminar
June: 1-week seminar in the USA

ESCP Europe students on the MSc in Energy Management programme have the option of attending a week-long International Seminar in Washington, DC and Houston, TX in the USA.

Both locations are an influential hub for major international aspects of the energy industry. Washington, DC gathers senior executive industry leaders, investors, and energy and policy experts. Houston is a 'growth leader' in the USA market and broadly considered the energy capital of the world. On this week-long International Seminar, students will experience how business and expertise are utilised to foster innovation, and be exposed to business know-how and industry and public issues in both academic and industry environments.

All participants will attend lectures by local experts, seminars by practitioners, and engage in company visits. It is not only an opportunity to solve a real-life challenge posed by one of ESCP Europe’s many corporate partners; it also allows students to put into practice the theory and knowledge acquired during their time with the School.

Many students use this opportunity to do a project with a company for whom they wish to work, and as such this is a great opportunity that could potentially lead to future employment.

Brice TRANIÉ – MSc in Energy Management - ESCP Europe

The week-long International Seminar gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge about the current global energy markets. The industry lectures, workshops and site visits gave me the chance to be exposed to the expertise of the most authoritative American energy thought leaders. It provided me with new tools and critical thinking to undertake new challenges of innovation in the energy environment.”

Brice TRANIÉ
Co-Founder, Azer Elektrik
Class of 2015


Participants attending the International Seminar in the USA will be required to write an individual essay of a minimum of 1,500 words on the topic “Evaluating the prospects of investing in the Energy sector in the USA”.

Students attending the International Seminar will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Professional Mission
A professional mission in the form of an in-company internship of at least 4 months.

The programme ends with a minimum 16-week internship to be completed by the end of April 2021. The internship provides participants with the opportunity to be confronted with real business life conditions and develop their practical skills as part of an action learning pedagogy. These important jobseeking skills are developed with the professional support of School specialists in the Careers Office and the Alumni Association.

Satisfactory fulfilment of the internship requirement is also dependent on the completion of an internship report reviewed by the School and the internship sponsor.

The MSc in Energy Management degree is awarded upon the passing of all modules and the thesis, and completing the internship requirement.

The Corporate Relations Department

The Corporate Relations Department is dedicated to gathering placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of Careers fairs and events, giving you many opportunities to make contact.

Professional thesis
Writing and defending a professional thesis

Students are required to complete a Master thesis which, in some cases, may be completed in partnership with a sponsor organisation.

The thesis is an individual project for the Master degree and must be approximately 12,000 words. It is a theory/praxis-driven investigation into a relevant business or management issue. Each student conducts the thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.

Students are encouraged from the start of the programme to think about a topic for their thesis. Master theses are processed and managed jointly by the Programme Office team and the Programme Director.

Submission Deadline: December 2020
The Master thesis requirement enables students to:
  • Develop skills in problem identification and formulation
  • Select appropriate research methods
  • Plan a complex piece of work
  • Collect and interpret relevant data
  • Carry out a critical analysis and formulate recommendations

Energy Expert Testimonial

Stephen EDWARDS, CEO, Tailwind Energy Ltd

My interaction with the ESCP Europe community and its Research Centre for Energy Management is always a refreshing engagement. Whilst the formal lectures and subject matter is given sufficient air time and consideration, the real learnings come via the ensuing discussion. As an example, the quality and pace of one debate quickly led from broad topics such as oil price variables, M&A market liquidity and the NOC / IOC dynamic, to local impacts such as environmental governance and industry accountabilities - all in the context of the question ‘can the oil industry coexist with society’s expectations?’ The collective energy, knowledge and participation of the ESCP Europe cohorts is as unique as it is impressive.”

Stephen EDWARDS
CEO, Tailwind Energy Ltd

 

Research Centre for Energy Management Logo

The RCEM’s Mission is to build a strategic partnership between academia, industry and government, to debate the challenges of the new energy era. It provides a platform for international dialogue through a wide range of events, publications and academic programmes.


ESCP Europe Energy Society Logo

The ESCP Europe Energy Society is a student association based at the London Campus. Its aim is to engage ESCP Europe students in industry related events, maximise networking opportunities, and help develop professional skills.


GARP ERP Logo

The MSc in Energy Management programme was awarded the GARP accreditation for Risk Management in 2017. The partnership aims to build a strong culture of risk awareness, and deepen risk management competencies among students.

MSc in
Energy Management
Careers

 

Placement Report

Job Survey conducted among graduates from the class of 2016.

71%

were employed
within 3 months of graduation

68%

work outside of
their country of origin

Salary

€40,000  average annual salary

Sectors

41%

Energy

23%

Consulting

14%

Finance / Banking / Insurance

9%

Information Technologies

9%

Transport

4%

Other

They hold positions such as…

  • Specialist
  • Manager
  • Risk Control Analyst
  • Project Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Business Developer
  • Operator
  • Director
  • Broker

Companies Hiring

E.ON – Total – EDF – Engie – Schlumberger – Wood Mackenzie – Schneider Electric – KPMG – BNP Paribas – Société Générale – JP Morgan – Uniper

Energy Expert Testimonial

Michael JEFFERSON, Editor, Energy policy Journal and fmr. Chief Economist at Shell

ESCP Europe is well known for its unique historical status and powerful international network. But what makes the energy programmes extra special is the input from those who have held, and those who still hold, senior posts in the energy policy and management fields. There is nothing like building on the insights provided by those with practical experience. I have been highly impressed by the quality of students.”

Michael JEFFERSON
Editor, Energy policy Journal and fmr. Chief Economist at Shell

 

Research Centre for Energy Management Logo

The RCEM’s Mission is to build a strategic partnership between academia, industry and government, to debate the challenges of the new energy era. It provides a platform for international dialogue through a wide range of events, publications and academic programmes.


ESCP Europe Energy Society Logo

The ESCP Europe Energy Society is a student association based at the London Campus. Its aim is to engage ESCP Europe students in industry related events, maximise networking opportunities, and help develop professional skills.


GARP ERP Logo

The MSc in Energy Management programme was awarded the GARP accreditation for Risk Management in 2017. The partnership aims to build a strong culture of risk awareness, and deepen risk management competencies among students.

MSc in
Energy Management
Admissions

 

Requirements

 

  • To be eligible you must have completed your higher education to a level equivalent to a Bachelor degree in any discipline. Honours degrees are preferred (2:1 or equivalent from an overseas institution).
     
  • The MSc in Energy Management programme does not require any previous knowledge or work experience in the energy sector. However, we require our candidates to have at least one year of work experience (including interships in any industry).

Fluency in English

For non-native English speakers, we require the following minimum scores:
TOEFL IBT: 100; TOEFL written test: 600; TOEFL computer-based: 250; IELTS: band 7.

If you are a non-native English speaker who has previously studied or worked for more than two years in an English-speaking country, you are exempt from providing a TOEFL or IELTS score. You will, however, have to be assessed by the selection committee during your admission interview.

Procedure

Step 1: Application form

Applications are treated on a first-come, first-served basis.
As places on the course are limited, we therefore advise you to submit your application as early as possible.
Applications are made online. The following supporting documents must be submitted with your online application:

  • A copy of your previous transcripts from all degrees to date*
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Photocopy of your passport or ID
  • Language test certificates (if applicable)
  • Two reference letters

*We will only accept original documents in ESCP Europe campus languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German or Polish).

Step 2: Admission Tests and Interviews

If your application has been successful, you will be invited to attend the second stage of the process, the admissions interview. During this, candidates must convince the selection committee of his/her abilites and motivation.
Admission tests and interviews will operate with rolling deadlines between November and August for the September intake. 

  • Results will be posted to candidates within approximately three weeks.

Step 3: Confirmation

Applicants who are offered a place must confirm their acceptance in writing by the deadline indicated in the offer letter. A non-refundable deposit of £3,000 is required to secure a place on the programme once admission has been granted. This first deposit is deductable from the first instalment of the overall programme fees. 


Application Deadlines

16th November 2018
18th January 2019
22nd February 2019
22nd March 2019
19th April 2019
17th May 2019
7th June 2019
28th June 2019
12th July 2019
2nd August 2019*
16th August 2019*

*Due to the time required to attain a Short-Term Study Visa, this deadline is available to EU candidates only.

 

Research Centre for Energy Management Logo

The RCEM’s Mission is to build a strategic partnership between academia, industry and government, to debate the challenges of the new energy era. It provides a platform for international dialogue through a wide range of events, publications and academic programmes.


ESCP Europe Energy Society Logo

The ESCP Europe Energy Society is a student association based at the London Campus. Its aim is to engage ESCP Europe students in industry related events, maximise networking opportunities, and help develop professional skills.


GARP ERP Logo

The MSc in Energy Management programme was awarded the GARP accreditation for Risk Management in 2017. The partnership aims to build a strong culture of risk awareness, and deepen risk management competencies among students.

MSc in
Energy Management
Fees & Financials

 

Fees

  • Tuition fees for the programme are set at £19,900 (all students, EU and non-EU). Travel and accommodation costs are not covered by the fees.
  • There is an application fee of £130 for all applicants. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

Tuition fees may be subject to change.
More information on the payment methods can be found in the online application.

 

Scholarships

ESCP Europe strives to attract the best students, regardless of their financial background.

As such, the School offers a selection of financial need and merit-based scholarships. Around 400 are awarded every year, representing a total of €1,500,000.

The MSc in Energy Management offers students partial scholarships worth up to £9,000 on the basis of both academic excellence and financial need.

Scholarship Deadlines

  • Session 1: 8th February 2019
  • Session 2: 3rd May 2019
  • Session 3: 5th July2019

For further information please write to: msc.energy@escpeurope.eu

It is also possible to attain scholarships granted independently of the School.  Some countries provide scholarships for their own citizens. Please obtain information in your home country by contacting the relevant government bodies and foundations.

Research Centre for Energy Management Logo

The RCEM’s Mission is to build a strategic partnership between academia, industry and government, to debate the challenges of the new energy era. It provides a platform for international dialogue through a wide range of events, publications and academic programmes.


ESCP Europe Energy Society Logo

The ESCP Europe Energy Society is a student association based at the London Campus. Its aim is to engage ESCP Europe students in industry related events, maximise networking opportunities, and help develop professional skills.


GARP ERP Logo

The MSc in Energy Management programme was awarded the GARP accreditation for Risk Management in 2017. The partnership aims to build a strong culture of risk awareness, and deepen risk management competencies among students.