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The EUCLID MBA Energy (Master of Business Administration in Energy Studies — covering Global Energy Technologies, Policies and Management) is a distance and non-resident study program offered by EUCLID, an intergovernmental treaty-based organization with a mission to train current and future international civil servants and policy makes. EUCLID operates under a multilateral charter registered with an published by the United Nations (Treaty Section; UNTS reference 49006/49007).
EUCLID’s similar program in Sustainability was ranked #1 (of the world’s best 23 similar programs) in 2016.
The overall goal of this MBA program is to prepare graduate-level professionals for high-level positions in public and corporate governance, while meeting EUCLID’s standards of affordability, Global South orientation and academic excellence.
Online MBA in Energy Program Objectives
This MBA program prepares future managers and executives who intend to develop their careers in the global energy industry, both on the private and governmental side of this critical economic factor.
The curriculum was primarily designed to train government staff needing a comprehensive overview of this vast field, but it is also suitable to prepare students and working professionals for careers with governmental bodies, international organizations, and multinational corporations.
Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, it is of special interest to citizens and residents of EUCLID and ECOWAS Participating States.
The EUCLID~MBA-Energy program is also unique in the sense that it is the only Master’s Degree program dealing with Energy Studies actually offered by an intergovernmental organization, thus allowing direct interaction with practitioners as well as opening rare internship opportunities at diplomatic missions and events.
* Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree (or its international equivalent) in a relevant field (physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, etc.), issued by an institution recognized or accredited by the appropriate public agency.
* Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a qualifying degree if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in this MBA.
* Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.
* Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.
This program is offered on an asynchronous and open-enrollment basis with occasional sequencing in cohort groups.
The program can be personalized for every student and consists in a sequence of courses (academic modules) which are delivered using the following methods / media formats:
¨ Standard textbooks
¨ DVD lectures / online videos
¨ MP3 podcasts and webcasts
¨ Internal EUCLID course packs
¨ Moderated conference calls
Typically, a course consists of a series of assigned materials that must be studied on an individual basis. Courses assignments include the composition of academic papers based on the textbooks, and the creation of a quiz which should demonstrate the student’s grasp of the subject-matter scope and particulars.
Students are often connected in “pairs” or “trios” which allows them to interact and exchange on their coursework while moving along in the program at their own pace.
Each course is capped by an extensive 45-minute long oral examination which allows the supervising instructor to enter the composite final grade.
Overall, this program emphasizes the ability to understand systemic interactions as well as to express logical, respectful and persuasive arguments by means of publishable academic papers.
The ability to write professional, journal-grade papers is one of the essential objectives of this program. All students must complete the program having acquired and demonstrated graduate-level expertise in a specific aspect of energy policy or technology that will be of lasting interest to academia, government or the private sector.
The curriculum also calls for the ability to present oral reports or lectures (webcasts), delivered to the course tutor in MP3 or WMV format.
EUCLID~MBA-Energy course sequence (including optional courses marked with *):
– International Academic Writing and Speaking
(ACA-401 + BCOM-252*) (1 UCH / 1.5 ECTS)
– Argumentation and Critical Thinking
(TPH-499) (2 UCH/3 ECTS)
– Economics Module*
(MBA-ECO) (5 UCH / 8 ECTS)
– MBA Core Module*
(MBA-CORE) (5 UCH / 8 ECTS)
– Energy Overview, Crisis and Context
(NRJ-SIT) (4 UCH / 6 ECTS)
– Energy Economics and Finance
(NRJ-ECO) (2 UCH / 3 ECTS)
– Energy Business Overview
(NRJ-BUS) (2 UCH / 3 ECTS)
– Science for Energy Studies
(NRJ-SCI) (3 UCH / 4.5 ECTS)
– Electricity and Power Grid Module
(NRJ-ELEC) (3 UCH / 4.5 ECTS)
– Oil and Petrochemicals Study Module
(NRJ-OIL) (4 UCH / 6 ECTS)
– Energy-related Organizations
(NRJ-IGO) (2 UCH / 3 ECTS)
– Nuclear Energy Module*
(NRJ-NUC) (3 UCH / 4.5 ECTS)
– Renewable Energy Module
(NRJ-REN) (3 UCH / 4.5 ECTS)
– Solar Energy Module*
(NRJ-SOL) (2 UCH / 3 ECTS)
– Wind Energy Module*
(NRH-ALT1) (2 UCH / 3 ECTS)
– Diplomacy, Oil, Energy*
(DIP-707) (2 UCH / 3 ECTS)
– Master’s Thesis*
(DIP-606) (6 UCH / 4.5 ECTS)
Each course is fully documented by means of a detailed syllabus (program syllabi are always available online with full documentation of academic coursework).
Students will be required to document their attempt to engage with energy-related actors such as private companies or public agencies in order to build their connections, exchange ideas, explore possibilities of internships and employment, etc.
Peers and Alumni
Because EUCLID was established to train active diplomats and government staff, our students can be assured that their peers and fellow alumni will form a high-level network, including at the ambassadorial level.
Credit values are expressed both in terms of USCH (US credit hour) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Typically, 14 hours of classroom instruction over the course of 1 semester represents 1 USCH or 1.5 ECTS (plus self-study time), which is converted to the equivalent amount of study in the context of a distance program.
The total credit value for the completed EUCLID~MBA-Energy program, according to international standards, is 36 USCH / 60 ECTS.
Global Recognition and Accreditation
EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire EUCLIDE / Euclid University) is an intergovernmental organization with a university charter established by multilateral treaty in 2008. The treaty itself is registered and published in full by the United Nations Treaty Section with certificate references I-49006/49007.
As indicated by a United Nations letter (0218/RCA/MP/ONU-12), EUCLID (and the UN-related institutions including the United Nations University, the European University Institute, the World Maritime University, and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute) are recognized by the United Nations and UNESCO as being accredited.
Having the status of intergovernmental non-profit institution under public international law (like NATO or the World Bank), EUCLID offers degree programs under Article I of its Charter.
It is one of the few universities that enjoying international law accreditation or validation by multiple governments spanning 3 continents (Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific). EUCLID has full diplomatic status in its operational headquarters State (The Gambia) by agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as university status by agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education. These agreements are also filed with the United Nations Treaty Section.
EUCLID’s institutional and program accreditation is also confirmed by 3 agreements signed with other intergovernmental organizations (ICCI, ECOWAS, CAFRAD, LLPI, etc).
This graduate program specifically follows international guidelines for a master’s degree, and it is fully documented to facilitate international transfers. A standard EU ‘Diploma Supplement’ is available upon request after graduation.
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