Master in Energy Management at ESCP Europe

The key details about the Master in Energy Management at ESCP Europe, plus insights from the programme’s Academic Director

ESCP Europe's Master in Energy Management is a master programme designed for aspiring energy professionals.

Here are the key details about the course and some insights from the course’s Academic Director. 

About the Master in Energy Management at ESCP Europe

Length: 15 months

Location: London and Paris

Work experience: A 10-week internship in an energy role to be completed at the end of the course.

Best suited to: Graduates with a bachelor degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in any field and ideally a minimum of 12 months of work experience in any area.

Meet the professor

Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos is the Academic Director of the Master in Energy Management at ESCP Europe. 

Why should I go to ESCP Europe?

Founded in 1819, ESCP Europe is the world’s oldest business school. It is consistently ranked amongst the best, being currently placed 12th in Europe and 3rd in the UK by the Financial Times.  

We have five European campuses – London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Torino – and offer a truly global approach to learning, something which can be seen in the international mix of students and academics that ESCP Europe attracts.

Can you introduce the Master in Energy Management?

The ESCP Europe Master in Energy Management – also known as the MEM - is the ideal option for anyone with an interest in the international energy industry and looking to pursue a career in an energy-related field. 

Now recruiting for the October 2015 intake, the programme has been developed in collaboration with ESCP Europe’s Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), an energy research partnership bringing together leading international energy experts from academia, industry and government. 

What does the Master in Energy Management cover?

The MEM covers a wide range of topics surrounding the global energy industry, providing a thorough grounding in energy management theory and the key developments and challenges affecting the industry. 

You’ll spend two semesters studying at our London campus, before transferring to the ESCP Europe Paris campus in April for the third semester. There’s also the opportunity to take part in a week-long study trip to the Canadian oil sands in Alberta, Canada. 

The content of the programme provides the information and understanding you need to succeed in an energy role. Key modules include an introduction to the oil and gas industry, project finance, risk management, energy law, and innovation in energy. At the end of each module, students undertake an assessment, which could include a real-life case study. 

Students write their Master Thesis at the end of the programme, which allows you to explore an area of personal interest in greater depth. This could follow the structure of a scientific investigation, or you can opt for a consultancy-style project developed in collaboration with an ESCP Europe partner organisation. You will also undertake a 10-week internship, which offers practical experience before graduation and allows you to apply everything you have learnt in the lecture room to the real world. 

What’s special about the Master in Energy Management?

The Master in Energy Management is the only course of its kind formulated in partnership with the world’s leading energy employers. 

It allows students to obtain a thorough understanding of global energy markets and prepares you for a career in the industry. You can also gain a direct route into a permanent position on completion of the course, due to the internship portion of the course. This could be a role within a multinational energy provider, oil and gas developer, or leading consulting firm.

The MEM’s advisory board comprises senior professionals from across the international energy industry. These experts meet every two weeks to make sure the course continues to meet the needs of students and the energy industry. 

How do I know if the Master in Energy Management is the right programme for me?

The course is designed for students with a deep-rooted interest in the global energy industry and who want to work in an area at the forefront of global business, economic and political developments.

The energy industry is constantly evolving, so you should also be excited by the latest innovations taking place – for example, the rise of green energy, or the rapid growth of the shale oil and gas sector.

Above all, you should be highly ambitious and ready to learn from the best academics and professionals working in the industry, with a view to building a successful career therein. 

How can I find out more about the MEM?

ESCP Europe’s website and the Research Centre for Energy Management’s (RCEM) website provide further information on the programme. We can also send you a brochure which explains the course content in more depth. 

On the RCEM website you’ll find information, articles and opinions from some of the course’s key leaders and collaborators, as well as details of forthcoming workshops and conferences hosted by the centre.

My experience on the Master in Energy Management at ESCP Europe

Matteo Bianciotto is a current MEM student.

“I studied engineering at the Polytechnic University of Torino before completing a postgraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at EPFL in Switzerland. 

After two years working as a researcher for the university I switched over to the private sector, where I worked for a company that develops hydraulic turbines.

I really enjoyed developing products for the alternative energy market, but after a while in this role I felt the time was right to try something new. I wanted to remain within the energy sector, but I was keen to work in a business role rather than remain on the technical side. 

ESCP Europe’s Master in Energy Management stood out to me because it was the only energy-related course I found that offered both a commercial focus and a grounding in the technical aspects of the various components of the global energy market. 

I’ve really enjoyed the MEM so far. The teaching style is mostly practical rather than purely theoretical, and many of the lecturers and guest speakers have an energy industry background which allows them to draw on their own professional experiences. 

While there’s still a long way left to go on the course, I’m already researching employment options for after I graduate. I’m really interested in working in a business development role, either for an energy provider or an oil and gas firm.

I’d ideally like to be based outside Europe, possibly in Latin America or southeast Asia. In both regions there are a number of exciting energy developments taking place, particularly in the renewables area. 

The global outlook of the Master in Energy Management and the skills I’m learning following the programme should ensure that I’m well placed to gain a role with a leading international organisation in a few months’ time.”