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Executive MBA in Energy | EMBA | University of Oklahoma Online


Executive MBA

in Energy







Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from  

The Price College of Business


All Energy, Only Energy: Hydrocarbons & Renewables

The Executive MBA (EMBA) in Energy provides students the opportunity to specialize in Hydrocarbons or Renewables. The program prepares graduates for leadership roles in these vital and constantly evolving fields. The program is offered mostly online and is designed to be completed in 15 months.

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The 36-credit hour program consists of a 28-credit hour core curriculum and an 8-credit hour specialization. Students select from either the Hydrocarbon or Renewables specializations. World class OU faculty and professors of practice deliver the EMBA curriculum in a mostly online format. The program culminates with a Capstone Project, in which students synthesize concepts across the curriculum.

The program structure encompasses six online modules and three in-person, one-week residencies. Two of the residencies are on the OU campus (first and last module), while the third takes place in Europe. The energy industry is a global business. Current and future leaders must understand the transition the energy industry is currently undergoing as well as strategy, economics, regulatory, financial and policy decisions from an international perspective.

The OU EMBA in Energy program gives students an opportunity to experience these perspectives first- hand. The international module, about half-way 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 Resources

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 key issues in the constantly evolving energy industry.


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 who 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.


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




    Six Online Course Modules (8 weeks each)

    Three In-Person Residencies (1 week each)

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Summer and Winter



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.



Academic Excellence

OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice from the highest echelons of energy companies to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.



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.


An Investment in Your Future

The Executive MBA in Energy at OU’s Price College of Business is a highly selective program designed to nurture future industry leaders. Your investment for the program is $85,500* 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 Energy 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 Energy, applicants should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • At least eight years total work experience* including a minimum of three years of significant experience in the management of people, projects, or business units.
  • A minimum two years of work experience in the energy industry related to selected specialization (Hydrocarbons or Renewables).
  • Preference for active employment with a renewable energy company, or energy-related company, or energy-related work within a company. 

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

  • Resume
  • Letter of Acknowledgement – This should come from the applicant's employer on corporate letterhead. It can be from a supervisor, manager, HR department, etc. 
  • Personal Statement – To help the admissions committee gain a better understanding of you, your professional accomplishments to date, and your career aspirations.
  • International students may be asked to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score.

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

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until about four weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

The EMBA’s applicability to the energy industry makes it an excellent way for companies to invest in their leadership. Your company can provide full or partial support for the cost of this MBA. The admissions department can offer you support in preparing a request for corporate sponsorship.

Federal financial aid is available for self-supporting students who qualify.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above 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. 

In general, University Tuition Waivers cannot be applied to OU Online programs or courses. This includes, but is not limited to, Graduate Assistant Tuition Waivers and faculty/staff waivers. 

If you have questions regarding financial aid for your online program, please contact the Online Aid office by emailing or calling at 405-325-2929.

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Program Contacts:

Admissions Counselor:

(405) 310-8748

Schedule a Time to Meet

Program Coordinators:

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


Director of Operations:
Adam Clinton