Program Advisor: Sarah Derdowski
Timothy Antoniuk, MDes, University of Alberta
William Ascher, PhD, Yale University
Stephen Brown, PhD, University of Maryland
Matthew Clarke, PhD, University of Calgary
William Fox, JD, Catholic University of America
Mean Husein, PhD, McGill University
Merrily Kaut, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
L. Ann Martin, PhD, University of Minnesota
The master of science in global energy management (GEM) prepares individuals for leadership careers in the energy industry. This degree is particularly appropriate for individuals seeking to advance their existing careers in the energy field. Prior work experience within the field is preferred, but not required. The program consists of two components: the core curriculum and the more advanced and specialized elective courses. The MS GEM program requires the completion of the following core classes as well as four elective courses from the selection listed below.
Applicants that do not have a science- or energy-related field undergraduate degree or three-plus years experience in the industry are required to take two prerequisite courses as well as the GMAT.
The prerequisite courses include physical geology and introduction to physical engineering. These courses can be taken at any accredited university, but must be approved by a GEM team staff member before registering. Also the prerequisites may be taken prior or concurrently with GEMM 6000 and GEMM 6100.
Notes and Restrictions
The program is a cohort group, hybrid online, 18-month master of science degree program. As a cohort program, all students start together, progress together and graduate together. Students cannot take time out from the program once it starts and need to plan on remaining in the program for the full 18 months. If it becomes necessary to take a term off, students may not re-enroll until the next cohort group catches up to the point where the student originally dropped out, which is 6 months later. As a hybrid online program, professors and students meet in class face to face for four days (Fridays through Mondays) at the start of each 3-month term with the rest of the term completed online. Please note that the GEM degree program runs on a completely separate schedule from the normal semester terms of the Business School. Please check the Business School Website for deadlines and dates of each GEM term. All GEMM courses are restricted to those students who have been admitted to the MS GEM program.
In order to participate in the dual degree options offered by the Business School, students in the GEM program must first complete their entire GEM degree before they can begin their second degree.