The Energy MBA program offers:
- 2 semesters at ISCTE Business School (Lisbon, Portugal)
- “Energy Living Lab” –in-site training in leading edge renewable energy projects
- 1 semester at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (New York City, USA)
The Energy MBA is based on a full-time approach, with the majority of classes running from Monday to Friday between 8:00 or 9:40 AM and 12:30 PM. The Personal Development Program, the Creativity Program, and a reduced number of classes may take place in the afternoon. However, in certain circumstances, there may be the possibility of taking the Lisbon part of the programme during 2 years (instead of concentrated in one year).
Classes will start on Sept 4th, with two introductory courses – Statistics, and Financial Reporting. Formal classes will start on September 17th.
|1. Classes at ISCTE - Lisbon, Portugal (Sept.- Dec. 2012)||
|2. Classes at ISCTE - Lisbon, Portugal (Jan.- May 2013)||
|3. “Energy Living Lab” – Portugal (June- 2013)||
In-site training of energy technologies. Contact with different projects in Portugal, a country with energy projects on:
|4. Classes at Columbia University – New York City, USA (Aug/Sept.- Dec.2013)||
* There may be slight adjustments to the elective courses and limited seats in certain courses
As an international program, the official language is English.
Under the new Bologna Agreement, the successful participation in the program will award an MBA diploma with 72 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System).
The Energy MBA faculty body is a key part of the MBA experience. Its faculty embers are active players in the development of management knowledge, highly reputed in their fields of study and with strong pedagogical skills, encompassing:
- A full time faculty from ISCTE Business School and from Columbia University with PhD’s from well known universities and diverse locations, delivering to the class an international vision and experience and the state-of-the art in management;
- A part time faculty, professors of management practice with prominent business positions, connecting students, through classes, workshops and seminars, to an insight vision of the business world;
- A common goal of delivering an outstanding learning experience in every course, closely monitored and evaluated, feeding a long life reputation of teaching skills and performance.
Faculty Body *
- Louise Burke (MBA, New York University, USA)
- José Crespo de Carvalho (Ph.D. in Management, ISCTE Business School)
- Mary Cleveland (Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
- Jonathan Chanis (Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School, CUNY, USA)
- José Dias Curto (Ph.D. in Management, ISCTE Business School)
- Pedro Fontes Falcão (Ph.D. in Management, ISCTE Business School; MBA, Harvard Business School, USA)
- Antoine Halff (Advanced Studies degree, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France)
- Helena Isidro (Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Lancaster, UK)
- Klaus Lackner (Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics, Heidelberg University, Germany)
- Jorge Lengler (Ph.D. in Business, University of Oregon, USA)
- Maria João Major (Ph.D. in Accounting, Manchester Business School, UK)
- Jorge Aguarez Medeiros (MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA)
- Roy Nersesian (MBA, Harvard Business School)
- David Nissen (Ph.D. in Economics, University of California at Berkeley, USA)
- Catarina Roseta Palma (Ph.D. in Economics, Universidade Nova, Portugal)
- Manuel Pinho (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Paris-X, France)
- Neil Quartaro (Juris Doctor, Fordham School of Law, New York, New York, USA)
- Rodolfo Rivas (MBA, University of Connecticut, USA)
- Oliver Rohrich (Degree in Business Administration, University Ludwig Maximilians, Germany).
- Wolfram Schlenker (Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Sue Sheridan (J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, USA, and B.A., Duke University, USA)
- Adam Shrier (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, USA)
- Rui Vinhas da Silva (Ph.D. and Post-Doctorate, Business Management and Economics, Manchester Business School, UK)
- Sara Tjossem (Ph.D. in History of Science, Cornell University, USA)
- Sofia Vale (Ph.D. in Economics in ISCTE Business School)
- David Walker (Ph.D. in Experimental Petrology, Harvard University, USA)
* Due to unexpected events, the faculty body composition may suffer minor adjustments. Additionally, it will include several international visiting faculty that are annually invited by IBS.
The Energy MBA’s invited faculty are highly renowned in their business fields, including CEO’s and board members of large entities:
- António Mexia, CEO of EDP – Energias de Portugal, a major world player in renewable energies
- António Gomes de Pinho, Chairman of the Board of Founders of Serralves Foundation
- José Braz, Board member of ERSE, the Portuguese Energy Services Regulatory Authority
- José Miguel Júdice, Partner of PLMJ, the largest Portuguese law firm
- José Serrano Gordo, former President of the Board of BP Portugal
- Manuel Sebastião, President of the Portuguese Competition Authority
- Rui Cartaxo, CEO of REN, a large energy networks player
Professor Manuel Pinho is the Director of the Program, bringing into The Energy MBA his vast experience as a major policy maker and as the main promoter of a successful energy cluster in Portugal. In 2005-09, he was Minister of the Economy of the Portuguese Government when Portugal became one of the leading world players in renewable energy and electrical mobility. In 2007, he was the president of the European Union Minister Council for Energy and of the Transatlantic Council and is the author of a New Energy Era, from which the European SET Plan is drawn. He holds a degree in Economics from ISEG, Portugal and a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris-X. He is a former economist at IMF, Director General of the Treasury, Chairman of the Institute of Public Debt and Executive Board Director of Espírito Santo Financial Group.
Professor Pedro Fontes Falcão is the Executive Director. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a PhD degree in Management from ISCTE. He has worked in the industry for more than 15 years in the banking, consulting and telecommunication industries in high profiled companies (BCP, the 2nd largest Portuguese bank, Arthur D. Little, Vodafone). He is the managing partner of Atena Capital. His teaching and consulting interests are in negotiation, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions.
Tuition and Scholarship
The tuition is 24,500€ payable in 3 installments:
• 8,575€ paid on registration date
• 8,575€ due November 2012
• 7,350€ due February 2013
This tuition includes:
• Travel, accommodation and meals for the Energy Living Lab (except personal expenses).
• Free access to all IBS facilities and general services.
• Generous quota for printing and copies throughout the program.
The tuition is 12,500€ due May 2013
Note: The tuition does not include travel, accommodation and living expenses in Lisbon and New York City .
A limited number of scholarships will be available for high-profile candidates signing up for The Energy MBA program. Scholarships will cover up to a maximum of 50% of the tuition fees. Scholarships will be given to candidates providing clear evidence of outstanding academic and/or professional achievement. A high GMAT or GRE score will increase the applicant’s prospects for obtaining a scholarship.
Candidates applying for a scholarship must fill in the scholarship application form in our website. Scholarship decisions will be announced rapidly.
European Union (EU) and EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) citizens have the right to move to another EU Member State to live, study and work, but should contact the Department of Immigration and Border Control (SEF) after arriving in Portugal. Evidence will have to be given of enrolment at ISCTE, as well as proof of health insurance coverage and sufficient financial resources.
Nationals of non-EU or non-EEA countries must apply for a study visa, which is a special permit granted to foreign students coming to Portugal. This visa must be obtained from the consular section of the Portuguese embassy or consulate in the country of residence. Should you have any doubts, please check with your local Portuguese embassy or consulate. The study visa may be granted on a multiple entry basis and is valid for one year.
You can find a list of Portuguese Embassies at http://www.min-nestrangeiros.pt/mne/estrangeiro/indice.html
Information regarding foreign embassies in Lisbon can be found at www.min-nestrangeiros.pt/mne/missoes/
The Portuguese Public Health System covers students from the EU holding a valid document issued by the health authority of the country of origin.
If you have private health insurance, ask your insurance company if it can provide extra medical coverage for your stay abroad. Be sure that your current health insurance policy is valid until the end of the programme. If you are not an EU citizen, check what documents you need to receive assistance in Portugal on your current health care plan. You must be sure you have appropriate medical coverage for the duration of your studies in Portugal.
New York City, USA:
Students will be responsible for securing housing (outside of Columbia University). ISCTE Business School will advise about various housing opportunities available outside of Columbia University and will provide contacts of rental agencies or other potential sources of housing to students.
Students should apply for a Columbia University Visa Certificate (Form I-20) to support an application for a visa (F-1) to enter the United States (except for US residents). The Columbia University SIPA Student Liaison will guide The Energy MBA students through the student visa application process. Students must provide all necessary visa documentation by May 1st 2012, including funding documentation showing proof of financial ability to pay for living expenses while studying at Columbia University.
Students will be required to have health coverage that meets the standards of Columbia University in accordance with its normal requirements for full-time matriculated students. ISCTE students will be required to enroll in Columbia University’s health service and medical insurance plans for full-time students and pay the associated fees.
Students will be responsible for the costs of travel, meals, and other personal costs associated with attending classes in Columbia University.