Providing participants with the key skills for a successful energy management career.
Objectives of the programme
The MSc in Energy Management provides students with a holistic, 360-degree view of the energy business.
The programme covers renewable and alternative energy, electricity markets and oil business, as well as gas and LNG markets, focusing on enabling participants with the essential toolkit to manage real-life energy projects as the industry enters a transition period.
It provides students with the ability to develop and implement strategies to address major issues in energy regulation and policy, and to understand the energy business environment and its fundamental economic and technological concepts.
The MSc in Energy Management is supported by specialist faculty industry professionals, as well as our London-based Energy Management Centre (EMC). Taught at the London and Paris campuses, the programme offers a unique opportunity to explore the global energy scene while studying in the two essential energy hubs in Europe.
The programme has a holistic approach that will prepare you for a variety of careers related to the energy industry in the areas of consultancy/project management, finance and investment banking, trading, risk management, market/business analysis, brokering, operations and more.
Graduates have gone on to work in companies such as E.ON, Total, EDF, Engie, Schlumberger and Wood Mackenzie.
- Business Studies: 26%
- Engineering & Sciences: 35%
- Economics & Political Sciences: 23%
- Other studies: 16%
“Going into the MSc in Energy Management I had a clear vision: I knew I wanted to develop the skills that would help me become a strong strategy consultant for the energy industry. During my 18 months at ESCP, I achieved exactly what I set my mind to.
Modules such as Problem Solving & Decision Making and Corporate & Business Strategy provided me with the basic consulting skills, while others such as Energy Policy and Energy Markets & Other Commodities gave me more insights about the key factors that make the energy industry so peculiar and, therefore, fascinating.
As a management consultant at E.ON Inhouse consulting, I apply these skills and learnings on a daily basis.
However, the MSc in Energy Management provided much more than academic and professional development. The diversity of cultural and professional backgrounds within the cohort was exceptional, creating an ideal ground for personal growth and friendship building.
Because of this, the interpersonal experience will remain the highlight of my time spent at ESCP.”
Isaac Junior PETE,
Management Consultant at E.ON Inhouse Consulting GmbH
Class of 2015
Testimonials from Energy Experts
“Having been a student of ESCP myself, I very much appreciate the quality and internationality of the School and the programme. And as the CEO of a major international energy company, I value the energy focus of the ECM, the School’s practice-oriented faculty, and its highly motivated students.”
CEO, Uniper SE
“The business of oil & gas has become more and more complex, making energy management crucial. ESCP’s Energy Management programmes and the ECM contribute to improve our understanding and training the leaders of tomorrow.”
VP, Markets Risk Management, Total
Professor in the Department of Finance
PhD in Business Administration, Finance, Financial Engineering
Executive Director of the Energy Management Centre
Research areas: energy-related geopolitical issues, price modelling, financial engineering and the application of operational research tools on risk management and investment techniques in energy, shipping and agricultural commodity markets.
About ESCP's MSc PROGRAMMES
The choice of a full-time MSc corresponds to a professional project, and gives young graduates and young managers a combination of high-value skills sought by recruiters.
This programme provides academic expertise and the presentation of best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to progress in a globalised world. Choosing a Full-Time Intensive format allows graduates at the end of a relatively short period of tuition to have immediate access to decision-making leadership positions.
Our programme targets your expertise
- Develop solid general management skills with a particular focus on energy-related case studies
- Gain an in-depth knowledge of energy technologies, industries and markets and how current market changes are affecting energy transition processes
- Develop skills and the strategic mindset to cope with the managerial challenges energy companies and institutions are facing
- Obtain the necessary skills, techniques and practical experience in managing real-life energy projects
A one-year, full-time programme
The programme begins in September and is organised as follows:
September to mid-June: 10 months of theory classes, study of expertise, and practical cases
Sept – London, UK
- Seminar in Business Statistics
- Seminar in Data Analysis
Sept - Dec – London, UK
- Principles of Finance
- Corporate & Business Strategy
- Oil & Gas Business
- Renewable Energy
- Electricity Markets
- Sustainability, Geopolitics & Energy
- Energy Trading
- Seminar in Business Consulting
Jan - Mar – London, UK
- Operations & Supply Chain Management
- Energy Markets and Other Commodities
- Energy Policy
- Project Financing & Evaluation
- Energy Risk Management
- Energy Trading Game
- Seminar in Blockchain Technology
Apr - Jun – Paris, France
- Energy Economics
- Gas & LNG Markets
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Digitalisation and Energy Transition
- Company Consultancy Project (8-12 weeks)
- Seminar in Energy Security and International Politics
- Seminar in Research Methods & PYTHON Programming Language
Examples of workshops include:
- Clean Energy Management Software
- Industry 4.0
- Project Management
- Big Data
- Power of Artificial Intelligence in Microgrids
- Agile Management
Choice of one specialisation track:
TRACK 1: Finance & Investment
- Portfolio Management
- Asset Management
TRACK 2: Project Management & Consultancy
- Operational Risk & Crisis Management
- Leading and Transforming Energy Companies
In groups of 4 or 5, students are expected to apply the skills and knowledge learned in the first two terms to a live project. Teams will make an in-depth analysis and recommendations for actions that can realistically be implemented by the client company.
Company Consultancy Projects are a key element of the programme that enables students to get to know a sector or a specific function. They require significant commitment and focus.
Throughout the project, tutoring is provided by an ESCP professor.
Students learn how to approach an issue with a critical mindset, and how to react swiftly in unexpected situations with a creative and open-minded attitude.
Through the Company Consultancy Project, students learn how to work efficiently as a team and enhance their skills in:
- Project planning and management
- Data collection and analysis
- Development of hypotheses and recommendations
- Customer service
- Public speaking and presentations
- Client Interaction
The programme ends with a minimum 16-week internship to be completed by the end of April 2022. The internship provides participants with the opportunity to be confronted with real business life conditions and develop their practical skills as part of an action learning pedagogy. These important jobseeking skills are developed with the professional support of School specialists in the Careers Office and the Alumni Association.
Satisfactory fulfilment of the internship requirement is also dependent on the completion of an internship report reviewed by the School and the internship sponsor.
The MSc in Energy Management degree is awarded upon the passing of all modules and the thesis, and completing the internship requirement.
The Corporate Relations Department
The Corporate Relations Department is dedicated to gathering placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of Careers fairs and events, giving you many opportunities to make contact.
The thesis is an individual project for the Master degree and must be approximately 12,000 words. It is a theory/praxis-driven investigation into a relevant business or management issue. Each student conducts the thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.
Students are encouraged from the start of the programme to think about a topic for their thesis. Master theses are processed and managed jointly by the Programme Office team and the Programme Director.
The Master thesis requirement enables students to:
- Develop skills in problem identification and formulation
- Select appropriate research methods
- Plan a complex piece of work
- Collect and interpret relevant data
- Carry out a critical analysis and formulate recommendations
Energy Expert Testimonial
“My interaction with the ESCP community and its Energy Management Centre is always a refreshing engagement. Whilst the formal lectures and subject matter is given sufficient air time and consideration, the real learnings come via the ensuing discussion. As an example, the quality and pace of one debate quickly led from broad topics such as oil price variables, M&A market liquidity and the NOC / IOC dynamic, to local impacts such as environmental governance and industry accountabilities - all in the context of the question ‘can the oil industry coexist with society’s expectations?’ The collective energy, knowledge and participation of the ESCP cohorts is as unique as it is impressive.”
CEO, Tailwind Energy Ltd
within 3 months of graduation
work outside of
their country of origin
€40,000 average annual salary
(Based on all intakes)
Oil & Gas - 16%; Renewable Markets & Electricity – 17%; Energy Trading Companies – 2%
Banking & Finance
Technology & Internet
Government & International Affairs
Automotive & Transportation
Aerospace, Agriculture, Construction & Urban Planning, Engineering, Maritime, Non-profit, etc.
They hold positions such as…
- Assistant Project Manager
- Business Development
- Commodity Trader
- Investment Officer
- Operations Analyst
- Project Manager
- Product Manager
- Senior Consultant
- Strategy Analyst
E.ON – Total – EDF – Engie – Schlumberger – Wood Mackenzie – Schneider Electric – KPMG - Delloite – BNP Paribas – Ernst & Young - Goldman Sachs – Société Générale – JP Morgan – Uniper
Energy Expert Testimonial
“ESCP is well known for its unique historical status and powerful international network. But what makes the energy programmes extra special is the input from those who have held, and those who still hold, senior posts in the energy policy and management fields. There is nothing like building on the insights provided by those with practical experience. I have been highly impressed by the quality of students.”
Editor, Energy policy Journal and fmr. Chief Economist at Shell
- To be eligible you must have completed your higher education to a level equivalent to a Bachelor degree in any discipline. Honours degrees are preferred (2:1 or equivalent from an overseas institution).
- The MSc in Energy Management programme does not require any previous knowledge or work experience in the energy sector. However, we require our candidates to have at least one year of work experience (including interships in any industry).
FLUENCY IN ENGLISH
For non-native English speakers, we require the following minimum scores:
- TOEFL IBT: 100
- TOEFL written: 600
- TOEFL computer based: 250
- IELTS: 7
Step 1: Application form
Applications are treated on a first-come, first-served basis.
As places on the course are limited, we therefore advise you to submit your application as early as possible.
Applications are made online. The following supporting documents must be submitted with your online application:
- A copy of your previous transcripts from all degrees to date*
- Curriculum vitae
- Photocopy of your passport or ID
- Language test certificates (if applicable)
- Two reference letters
*We will only accept original documents in ESCP campus languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German or Polish).
Step 2: Admission Tests and Interviews
If your application has been successful, you will be invited to attend the second stage of the process, the admissions interview. During this, candidates must convince the selection committee of his/her abilites and motivation.
Admission tests and interviews will operate with rolling deadlines between November and August for the September intake.
- Results will be posted to candidates within approximately three weeks.
Step 3: Confirmation
Applicants who are offered a place must confirm their acceptance in writing by the deadline indicated in the offer letter. A non-refundable deposit of £3,000 is required to secure a place on the programme once admission has been granted. This first deposit is deductable from the first instalment of the overall programme fees.
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*Due to the time required to attain a Short-Term Study Visa, this deadline is available to EU candidates only.
Fees & Financials
- Tuition fees for the programme are set at £21,500 (all students, EU and non-EU). Travel and accommodation costs are not covered by the fees.
- There is an application fee of €130 for all applicants. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.
- Candidates who apply by 6th February, 2020 are eligible for an Early Bird Discount of £2,000.
Tuition fees may be subject to change.
The MSc in Energy Management programme offers a range of scholarships, all worth £3,000, across three categories:
To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must be admitted to the programme and meet the individual category requirements outlined in each application form.