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The Executive MBA in Renewables is a 14-month program with students starting in fall or spring, thereby allowing them a flexible format to bring together the skills, concepts and knowledge needed to succeed in the renewable energy sector. 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 weeklong, 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.

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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, energy-related company, or energy-related work within a company. 
  • A minimum of six 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.

Requirements

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

  • A complete online application
  • A letter of acknowledgment: A written acknowledgment 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.
  • International students may be asked to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score
  • Interview (by invitation only): The admissions committee will contact you via email to schedule the interview at a mutually convenient time. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.