Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission into the Master’s Programme applicants MUST enter through one of the following routes:

Academic Entry

A first Degree with Honors from a recognized or accredited University plus three years postgraduate working experience

or

Mature Entry

Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree, but have accumulated at least seven (7) years of relevant working experience in a managerial or supervisory position may be eligible through the mature entry route.

English Proficiency and computer literacy

Applicants whose first language is not English would be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting official test scores from TOEFL or from the FHR TOEFL Equivalent Test. Additionally, applicants are required to be computer literate (i.e. Microsoft Proficient and Internet Savvy).
Applicants would also be required to take the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business entry assessment and are required to submit the following mandatory documents in order to complete the application process:

  1. An update resume detailing educational and employment records
  2. Copies of certificates and academic transcripts
  3. Original certificates and academic transcripts
  4. Copy of national identification card or national passport
  5. Copy of birth certificate
  6. Two (2) referee forms (form will be provided)
  7. Programme specific information (form will be provided)

All documents must be in English or accompanied by an English translation.

Objectives, Structure and Title

Objective of the MBA in Sustainable Energy Management Programme

The aim of this Programme is to develop a cadre of individuals who can contribute meaningfully to the planning, execution and monitoring of micro to large energy projects and organisations at local, regional and international levels.

This programme will establish a framework for the development of regional clusters and diversification of the economy, especially in the context of reduced dependency on revenues from oil and gas.

Program Structure

The MBA SEM Programme is a twenty-four (24) month intensive part-time programme that is offered annually, and classes mainly on evenings and some weekends.

The course is divided into:

  • 7 workshops
  • 14 core courses
  • Practicum

Title upon completion

Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Energy Management (MBA SEM) granted by the University of the West Indies.

Letter of completion by the UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, affiliated with and internationally accredited by:

  • The Association of MBA’s (AMBA)
  • The Energy Institute of the UK
  • The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Programme delivery

Illuminate Live is a virtual learning environment (e-Classroom) that is used to conduct fully online (synchronous) sessions where students and lecturers can collaborate using interactive tools in order to learn from any location once they have an Internet connection, microphone and speakers.

Benefits and Learning outcomes

  • Globally accredited by the Association of MBAs
  • Awarded one of the most innovative programmes in the world by the Association of MBAs
  • Only programme of its kind offered in the region
  • International exposure – through case studies, simulations
  • World Class Faculty – mix of academics and industry practitioners
  • International Study Trips (Optional at additional cost)

Program Curriculum

COURSES DESCRIPTION
Energy Clusters and Regional Sustainable development and Strategy This course sets the framework for all the other courses in the programme. It proposes the processes in formulating an agenda for the development and management of policies on sustainable development focussing on the transition from non-renewable to alternative sources of energy with added emphasis on the environment.
Energy Project Economics Modelling This course is about the economic evaluation of upstream, midstream, downstream and further downstream projects in the energy sector.
Global Macroeconomics and Regional Geopolitics of Energy This course examines the structure of the international economy and the position and role of energy in the economy.
Energy Project Management and Safety Systems This course focuses on a project management approach to the planning, execution and monitoring of project in the energy sector.
Globalisation of Regional Renewable Energy Markets This course deals with the marketing of energy products and services at the local, regional and international levels.
Risk management and Decision Analysis of Energy Projects This course identifies and analyses the major risks in pursuing energy projects during all phases in the value chain and the role this analysis plays in the decision making process.
Corporate Finance, Financing Options and Negotiations for Energy Projects This course identifies the various sources of finance for energy project in both the public and private sectors especially regarding local, regional and international financial institutions.
COURSES DESCRIPTION
Human Resource Management in Regional and International Energy Based Organisations The contribution of efficient Human Resources management to successful energy project operations is the main focus of this course
Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Technologies Study renewable energy sources as prospective energy suppliers for the future, along with conditions for sustained implementation of renewable energy technologies (biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, co-generation).
Environmental Strategy, Law and Conventions A strategic approach to managing environmental and social issues facing energy organisations.
Operations Management of Energy Organisations This element focuses on the concept of how operations of energy clusters can be used as a competitive tool to enhance stakeholder objectives.
Environmental Impact Assessment of Energy Projects Principles and professional practice of environmental impact assessment, with application to energy development projects.
Leadership in Energy Organisations This course explores the contemporary theories on leadership.
Marketing of Alternative Energy Product and Services The current state of the regional energy market is explored to determine demand and supply of energy in all sectors including housing.