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MBA Energy

The MBA Energy combines Cranfield’s expertise in energy and power with the School of Management’s worldwide reputation in leadership development. 

The University’s industrial-scale facilities include an ocean systems laboratory, gas turbine plant, anaerobic digestion plant and high temperature coating test facilities, which enable us to provide a unique platform for energy research and learning. 

Participants will gain an invaluable insight into the changing global energy landscape and the challenges it faces. In addition they will develop their leadership capabilities within the context of the energy industry.

This knowledge will allow our students to capitalise on the exciting career opportunities this expanding sector has to offer.

Who is it for?

Our full-time one-year MBA Energy programme is designed for professionals with at least three years' work experience and suits people who:

  • Recognise that business success is about people, about collaboration, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence
  • Want a 'real world' business education where learning theories, tools and techniques are complemented by learning to apply them in real business situations
  • Are motivated to become better leaders, team players and individuals, and who are committed to developing themselves and others.
  • Have a keen interest or background in the energy sector.

Entry requirements

We welcome MBA applications from talented candidates from all backgrounds. Professional experience and personal qualities are equally important to us. We want students who will challenge us and their classmates, people that know their own mind and strive for both personal and team success. We want to know how ambitious you are, how determined you are, your potential to develop and make a difference. 

You will need to have:

  • A minimum of three years' post-qualification work experience.
  • A good degree and / or professional qualification.
  • Applicants who do not have a degree are welcomed provided they can demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression or evidence of leadership potential.

If you are unsure of your qualify for our MBA programmes we are happy to assess your profile and give you feedback on your suitability for the programme before you make a formal application.

Course modules

Compulsory modules

All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Organisational Behaviour: Personal and Professional Foundations of Leadership and Change
  • Accounting
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Economics of Organisations and Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Venture Capital Investment Competition
  • Finance and Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management Introduction
  • Global Macroeconomics and Business Environment
  • Challenges for Leaders: Managing People, Change and Sustainability
  • Challenges for Leaders II
  • International Business Assignment
  • Data Analytics and Decision Making
  • Leadership in Action
  • Energy Markets: An Executive Perspective
  • Sustainable and Conventional Energy Technologies
  • Value Chain of Fuels Production and Energy Conversion
  • Risk Management, Technology Qualification and Decision Making in Energy Investments
  • Resource Management Strategy
  • Specialised Energy Consultancy Project

Elective modules

A selection of modules from the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • International Strategy
  • Managing International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Corporate Finance Transactions
  • Strategizing in Challenging Contexts
  • Strategic Human Resource Management in the 21st Century
  • Driving Value Through the Supply Chain
  • Negotiating in Business and Organisations
  • Managing Strategic Innovation
  • Business Law
  • Identifying Hidden Needs
  • Leading and Managing the Family Enterprise
  • Strategic Quality Management
  • Major Critical Projects and Programme Management - a Sectoral Approach


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Full time September 2019 £ 39,000 (Academic year) EU 12 Months
MBA Full time September 2019 £ 39,000 (Academic year) International 12 Months

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