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Online Executive MBA in Energy | OU Online


18 Courses



All Energy, Only Energy: Hydrocarbons & Renewables

The energy industry is a global business. Current and future leaders must understand the transition the energy industry is undergoing and strategy, economics, regulatory, financial, and policy decisions from an international perspective.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) in Energy allows students to specialize in hydrocarbons or renewables. The program prepares graduates for leadership roles in these vital and constantly evolving fields. This 36-hour program consists of a 28-credit hour core curriculum and an 8-credit hour specialization in hydrocarbons or renewables. The program culminates with a capstone project in which students synthesize concepts across the curriculum.

Admission Deadline

Rolling admissions (applications due 14 days before the intended start date).

Program Start Terms

Fall, Spring

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Benefits of the Executive MBA in Energy Master's Degree

Expand 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.

Career Exec Coach

Your 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 energy marketplace.

Flexible Format

Learn in a flexible, affordable online program designed for working professionals. Engage in discussions with professors and fellow students while you gain skills necessary for the modern energy industry.


OU Online graduates find employment within six months after graduation*


OU Online graduates report earning an annual salary of $75,000 or more*


OU Online students say the skills they gained in their program made them more competitive in their career field*

*Source: OU Online Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2023

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Pursue Your Executive MBA in Energy Master's Degree

Take the next step in your career with a degree from the University of Oklahoma. Applications are reviewed year-round for fall, spring, and summer sessions. Choose your program, choose your start, and apply today.

Program Breakdown

The program structure encompasses six online modules and three in-person, one-week residencies. Two residencies are on the OU campus (the first and last module), while the third takes place in Europe. 

The international module, which takes place about halfway through the program, is comprised of residencies in Amsterdam and London – both energy-centric locations with global influence. During the residency, students take courses, meet with energy leaders, visit energy companies, and experience local culture.

The cost of this experience is included in the tuition for the program. However, students are responsible for the expenses required to travel to the residency sites.

Course topics include:

  • Energy and Environment
  • Energy Policy and Regulations
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Introduction to Energy Accounting
  • Financial Markets and Securities
  • Derivatives and Energy Trading
  • Quantitative Methods and Models
  • ESG and Sustainability
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Corporate Energy Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Electric Utility Fundamentals
  • Data, Analytics, and Decision-Making
  • Energy Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • Carbon Management: Strategies and Steps
  • Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience for Smart Grid
  • Managing Change – Role of Leadership

Hydrocarbon Specialization

OU’s legacy in energy education extends over 100 years, making it uniquely qualified to provide a Hydrocarbon specialization tailored to the critical issues in the constantly evolving energy industry. 

Hydrocarbon Specialization Courses:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Hydrocarbon Law and Regulations
  • Valuation of Hydrocarbon Resources
  • Marketing Strategy – Changing Energy Mix and New Markets
  • Hydrocarbon Value Chain – Tech & Innovation
  • Financing Hydrocarbon Projects

Renewables Specialization

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 can effectively manage organizations and position them for continued success. The Executive MBA with a specialization in renewables provides the business foundation for those aspiring to lead within this growth industry. 

Renewables Specialization Courses:

  • Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation
  • Renewable Energy Analysis and Forecasting
  • Renewable Energy Law and Regulations
  • Accounting for Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy Project Valuation
  • Renewable Energy Project – Business Plan
  • Renewable Energy Project – Develop, Implement, and Manage 

How to Apply

The EMBA in Energy program is highly selective. Applicants are evaluated 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. 

Applicants should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • At least seven years of total work experience*
  • Preference for active employment and some experience in managing people, projects, or business units.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in the energy industry. This can include working for an energy company, energy-related company, or energy-related work within a company.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • Submit a Letter of Acknowledgement – This should come from the applicant's employer on corporate letterhead. It can be from a supervisor, manager, HR department, etc.  
  • Submit a Personal Statement – To help the admissions committee better understand you, your professional accomplishments, and your career aspirations. 
  • International students may be asked to submit a TOEFL or an IELTS score.

*We will consider exceptional students with fewer than seven years of work experience if they can demonstrate a high level of responsibility and achievement.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before classes start. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks of submitting a completed application.

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

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

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Same Academic

Like every OU Online program, the Executive MBA in Energy is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.  

An Investment in Your Future

Earning an Executive MBA in Energy degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.

Tuition and fees for the program are $85,500 ($2,375 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.

Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.

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