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With a legacy spanning more than a century, the University of Oklahoma has consistently led the forefront of energy education and leadership. Our Executive MBA in Energy program stands out for its focused commitment to the energy field and has been meticulously refined to stay in perfect sync with the industry’s ever-changing landscape.

Backed by a rigorous curriculum crafted by global energy leaders and subject matter experts, the program seamlessly merges business acumen with energy expertise. Specializations in Renewables and Hydrocarbons offer tailored paths for future leaders.


Join the C-Suite with an Executive MBA in Energy from the University of Oklahoma. Offered by the Price College of Business, the EMBA in Energy empowers professionals to grow their careers in leadership roles within the dynamic energy industry. Students select an area of specialization in Hydrocarbons or Renewables and will complete the primarily online program in 15 months.

Two Specializations

Specialize in Hydrocarbons or Renewables, giving you the options that best meet your career goals.

Executive Coach

Our executive coach brings energy industry career expertise to accelerate your career.


Learn from expert faculty who work in senior leadership positions at PwC, bp, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), ConocoPhillips, and other Fortune 100 energy companies – all with extensive experience in energy.

In-Person Residencies

Students participate in three 7-to-10-day residencies. Two are on campus in Oklahoma. One is for 10 days in Europe, which provides invaluable global experiences and opportunities to engage with your peers in the field.

Expansive Energy Network

Develop valuable energy industry contacts among your classmates, instructors, and a global network of energy leaders who are proud to be OU Alumni. We selected each student in this program for their experience in the energy industry.

What kind
of career
can I pursue?

The EMBA in Energy program is highly selective. We evaluate applicants based on their professional experience, their potential to make rich contributions to the learning experiences of others and their academic suitability for graduate study. A GMAT or GRE score is not required, however, to be considered for admission to the EMBA in Energy, applicants should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • At least seven years of total work experience*
  • Preference for active employment and some experience in the management of people, projects, or business units.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in the energy industry. This can include working for an energy company, energy-related company or energy-related work within a company.


*We will consider exceptional students with fewer than seven years of work experience if they can demonstrate a high level of responsibility and achievement.

  • Resume
  • Letter of Corporate Acknowledgement – This should come from the applicant’s employer on corporate letterhead. It can be from a supervisor, manager, HR department, etc.
  • Personal Statement – To help the admissions committee gain a better understanding of you, your professional accomplishments to date and your career aspirations
  • International students may be asked to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score

The 36-credit hour program consists of six online modules and three in-person residencies. The residencies consist of two weeks spent on the OU campus and an international perspective on the energy industry in Europe.

— Tim Pearson
— Tim PearsonAccount Executive, Veritas Petroleum Services
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After graduating, my OU degree continued to open more opportunities. Recruiters were calling me. Ultimately, I am fortunate to earn at least three times more in total compensation than when I started the program.
— Bevin VanGilder
— Bevin VanGilderLower Carbon Director, Chevron, Houston, Texas
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The EMBA has allowed me to be more competitive at higher levels within my company. Since joining the program, I have changed roles within Chevron four times, increasing my responsibility with each assignment.
— Drew Deaton
— Drew DeatonCEO, Red Wolf Natural Resources LLC, Edmond, Oklahoma
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My favorite aspects of the EMBA program were twofold. First, the professors teaching have real-world experience and the classes offered are immediately useful to someone in the energy industry currently. Second, my cohorts who I was in class with were very impressive and we ended up learning a lot from each other as we worked through the coursework together.
— Kelly Hewitt
— Kelly HewittPrincipal Energy Specialist, Central West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
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Earning an EMBA from OU helped me to embrace leadership opportunity with deliberate purpose. Before completing my EMBA, I took my career and successes for granted. My circle of inclusion of ideas and perspective grew immensely because of my OU EMBA studies.
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