SBS Postgraduate
Global Energy Management

MSc in Global Energy Management (GEM)

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MSc in Global Energy Management (GEM)

The global energy system is undergoing a process of rapid change. Escalating demand, constraints on supplies, increasing energy prices, regulatory pressures to reduce carbon emissions, changing demographics and patterns of energy use and supply, mean that industry, economies and societies face complex challenges and uncertainties that could become more extreme in the future.

Both government and industry need to be able to understand and adapt to this changing context, managing these transformations where possible, exploiting emerging opportunities, and acting to reduce risk. The changing energy landscape requires professionals with a global knowledge of the complex technical, economic, geopolitical and policy issues facing the global energy system.

This is an intensive course- with a small intake of students- the aim being to produce students who will be future leaders in management in the energy sector. Students will gain a rigorous analytical training and in-depth real world knowledge of the global energy system in all its facets, giving them an unrivalled edge in the energy job market.

Students on the programme in 2012-13 spent their summer internship with a range of organisations, including: large energy consulting organisations such as Wood Mackenzie and Arup, with major power companies such as Ibedrola and OMV, with smaller scale energy companies such as Craighall Energy and SgurrEnergy, with the Scottish Government, and as part of academic collaborations such as the Power Network Demonstration Centre; a joint venture between the University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Power and Scottish and Southern Energy.