Master of Science in Global Energy Management
University of Colorado Denver

Program Details

The Master of Science in Global Energy Management (GEM) from the University of Colorado Denver Business School, located right in the heart of Denver's energy hub, is a graduate business and leadership degree designed to develop future leaders in the energy industry. This 18-month, 36-credit “energy MBA” offered in a hybrid online format offers grad business courses focused entirely on the energy industry with a global perspective spanning all energy sectors. The curriculum is taught by expert practitioners and continuously vetted by industry partners. 

Career and Learning Outcomes

Most graduates (55%) report an increase in salary by graduation, with 15% receiving an increase of 20% or more. Our graduates often ascend to leadership in their current area, gain the skills to transition to a new role or sector, or even start their own companies.

 After completing the GEM program, students will be able to:

  • Make strategic business decisions that maximize ROI and serve stakeholder and community interests
  • Perform comprehensive analyses to assess and manage opportunities, risks, operations and investments
  • Demonstrate a growing executive presence based on confidence, credibility, demeanor, communication, ethics and personal brand
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage geographically and culturally diverse organizations
  • Manage change to maximize business sustainability through times of increasing disruption
  • Understand the factors that shape energy market conditions and trends
  • Recognize differences in regulatory and social operating environments

Program Facts

  • Duration: 18 months
  • Total credits: 36 credits
  • Format: Online hybrid
  • Start Dates: Two per year, January & July
  • Outcome: 55% of graduates report an increase in salary

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Colorado Denver is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students must attend a four-day study weekend (Friday to Monday) each quarter.