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Executive MBA

in Renewables


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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

Price College of Business


Earn an Executive MBA while working full time

As the renewable energy industry rapidly grows, there is a greater need for professionals who have a solid understanding of the business side of renewable energy and who can effectively manage organizations and position them for continued success. The Executive MBA in Renewables will provide the business foundation for those aspiring to lead within this growth industry.

This program is delivered over 14 intensive months in a mostly online format. The curriculum for this program was designed to ensure that graduates gain valuable training and career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing industry. Candidates for the EMBA in Renewables will complete eight modules – three week-long, in-person modules and five online modules involving synchronous and asynchronous sessions, each spanning eight weeks. Two of the in-person modules will be held at OU’s Norman campus and the third at an international site.

  • Flexible delivery. This program is offered in a hybrid model with the majority of the courses delivered in an interactive, online format. Students study when and where they want. The expedited program length allows students to start applying information to their careers quickly and expertly.
  • Incredible growth potential. OU’s legacy in energy education extends over 100 years, making it uniquely qualified to provide an EMBA program tailored to the rapidly burgeoning renewable energy industry. Generating more electricity from wind than nearly any other state, Oklahoma is known as a leader in renewable energy—an industry gaining importance not just regionally, but also globally.
  • Thought leaders on faculty. Each faculty member was selected due to their experience and expertise in the energy industry. This group challenges, collaborates, and facilitates the learning process with students individually and with classmates. Guest speakers and leaders from the energy industry complement the experience.
  • Residency weeks. Three week-long residencies offer face-to-face classroom experiences and provide a foundation for a connection with cohorts that will last a lifetime. Two of the residencies are in Norman with a third offered at an international location to address the global nature of the program.
  • Business connections for life. Renewable energy companies have significant needs for qualified professionals, and the industry is the fastest growing energy sector in the world. This program was designed to help students build their network in existing energy companies and make valuable connections with like-minded professionals.
  • Executive coaching. As the EMBA-R program is geared for mid-career professionals, an executive coach is provided for each student as a part of the experience. The coach provides group and one-on-one consulting for each student to help them achieve their goals inside and outside the classroom.

Course Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Energy Systems I
  • Energy Policy and Regulations
  • Electric Power Systems and Grid Management
  • Transportation & Residential, Commercial & Industrial Energy Systems
  • Introduction to Accounting for Renewable Energy
  • Financial Markets and Securities
  • Derivatives and Energy Trading
  • Quantitative Methods/Statistics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Finance and Risk Management
  • Energy Economics
  • Managing Change in Renewables - Strategy and Leadership
  • Enterprise Valuations, M&A, and Corporate Restructuring
  • Data, Analytics and Digitization
  • Introduction to Energy Systems II
  • Advanced Accounting for Renewable Energy
  • Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience for Smart Grid
  • Energy Law for Renewables and Ethics
  • Renewable Energy Systems Analysis and Forecasting
  • Renewable Energy Project Finance and Development
  • Renewable Energy Project (Capstone)

The program culminates with a Capstone Project, in which students synthesize concepts across the curriculum to create an ordinal piece of work.


    Six Online Course Modules (8 weeks each)

    Three In-Person Residencies (1 week each)

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall and Spring



Enhance Your Network

Develop important energy industry contacts among your classmates, instructors, and a global network of energy leaders who are proud to be OU Alumni. Each member of this program was selected for their experience in the energy industry.



Lifelong Value

An Executive MBA offers busy and experienced professionals the opportunity to grow networks, find inspiration from industry experts, and accelerate their career. And offered at an all-inclusive price that’s far more affordable than the average, OU’s EMBA in Renewables will continue to pay off long after the program has ended.



Career Exec Coach

This degree program includes access to an executive coach with extensive energy career experiences who will convey individual and customized leadership and career strategies to leverage your EMBA credential in the renewable energy marketplace.


An Investment in Your Future

The Executive MBA in Renewables at OU’s Price College of Business is a highly selective program designed to nurture future industry leaders. Your investment for the program is $64,800 which includes:

  • All tuition and fees
  • Course materials
  • All required technology, including a Surface tablet
  • Lodging and most meals during residency weeks

Financial Aid is available for qualifying students. For more information, please contact the Department of OU Online Financial Aid at

*Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Program Details

The EMBA in Renewables program is highly selective. We evaluate applicants based on their professional experience, their potential to make rich contributions to the learning experiences of others and their academic suitability for graduate study.

A GMAT or GRE score is not required. However, to be considered for admission to the EMBA in Renewables, applicants should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or previous postgraduate level studies with a level of achievement acceptable to the Admissions Committee. Preference for active employment with a renewable energy company, or energy-related company, or energy-related work within a company.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in the management of people, projects, or business units of which at least one year should be with a renewable energy or renewable energy related company.
    • If less than one year of renewable energy experience, an assigned prep course must be completed to meet this requirement, at additional cost to the student

As part of the admissions process, applicants will be asked to submit:

  • Complete an online application.
  • A Letter of Acknowledgement – A written acknowledgement from the applicant’s organization, confirming that the organization understands the time commitments required to fulfill all program requirements and study, including in-person modules.
  • A current resume.
  • Personal Statement – To help the admissions committee gain a better understanding of you, your professional accomplishments to date and your career aspirations
  • Candidate interview - conducted using Zoom Web Conferencing
  • International students may be asked to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

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Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

Molly Varoga
(405) 345-4383


Program Coordinators:

Executive Director:
Dipankar Ghosh
David Ross Boyd Professor, ConocoPhillips Chair in Energy Accounting


Director of Operations:
Adam Clinton