The Master of Science in Global Energy Management (GEM) from the University of Colorado Denver Business School is a business and leadership degree, offered in a hybrid online format, that turns today’s energy-industry professionals into tomorrow’s industry leaders.

Often called the “energy MBA,” it develops the business acumen of an MBA and a global industry perspective that spans all energy sectors. This program prepares you for advancement in your current energy sector or for a successful transition into the industry or a new energy sector.


Program Facts

Duration: 18 months

Total credits: 36 credits

Format: Online hybrid program

Start Dates: Two per year, January & July

Outcome: 55% of graduates report an increase in salary

Program Benefits

1. Energy Industry Focused
Master the basics of business (accounting, finance, strategic management, marketing and economics), but with coursework tailored exclusively to the energy industry. This will prepare you to lead in all energy sectors and build your management skills for career advancement.

2. Extensive Professional Network
Learn alongside other energy professionals, network with more than 300 energy-industry program alumni, and enhance your interactions with the C-suite.

3. Flexible Yet Connected
Live, work and study from anywhere in this flexible program. Connect personally with other students and with C-suite energy executives through the Executive in Residence program, where GEM students learn the skills needed to lead the energy industry into the future.

AACSB-Accreditation in an Energized Environment

Located in the heart of downtown Denver, CU Denver is Colorado’s only public urban research university. The Business School at the University of Colorado Denver is highly respected and is internationally accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a distinction held by less than 5% of programs worldwide.