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The Energy Mba


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I am co-director (with Dr. Manuel Pinho) of a new full-time MBA with 1 year of classes at ISCTE Business School and 1 semester at Columbia University (NYC)

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The Energy Mba

  1. 1. 2011The energyMBAA unique full-time 1.5 year MBA ProgramIncluding one semester of coursesin New York City at Columbia University’s Schoolof International and Public Affairs. The Energy MBA 1
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  3. 3. inTroducTionPublic awareness of the need to drastically reduce CO2 emissions is higher than ever before. The next decades will be markedby a global effort to create a sustainable relationship with energy and the environment and this will produce a new era ofinvestment and technological change worldwide.Execution will be the key. In the next decades, management expertise in energy (including production, efficiency and mobility)will be an important driver to allow a rapid deployment of a large number of new projects.Portugal has a unique environment to train a new generation of highly skilled management professionals in energy andsustainability, with emphasis on clean and renewable energies. The country is a frontrunner in renewable energies andelectrical mobility and exceptionally open to innovation. It hosts several flagship projects, such as the largest wind park inEurope and the largest solar plant in the world, a very ambitious program of large hydro new projects and the intention tocreate the first ever national platform for electrical cars.This unique environment led us to create The energy MBA, a program aimed at developing a new generation of highlyskilled management professionals and leaders in the evolving energy industry. This program is focused on providing creativeinterdisciplinary individuals the needed management tools, resources and perspectives on the current and future potentialenergy environment, leaning towards clean and renewable energies.The energy MBA targets high-quality candidates from various countries, with diverse backgrounds. The program is notlimited to students with specialized energy backgrounds, but instead seeks individuals who are committed to contribute tothe development of clean and renewable energy systems and in the design and management of energy markets and projects.Two semesters of classes will be held at ISCTe, in Lisbon - Portugal and one semester of energy-related classeswill take place at Columbia University, in new york City. In addition, students will have a residential stay in the“energy Living Lab” in Portugal. This program structure provides students with the opportunity to benefit from achallenging academic environment in two international universities and also to study in-site the operation of some of themost innovative renewable energy projects in the world.Come join us in this unique experience! MAnUeL PInho AnTónIo goMeS MoTA Program Director Dean of ISCTE Business School The Energy MBA 4
  4. 4. Why choosEThE EnErgy MBA?• A Unique MBA program worldwide, developed to help create a new generation of highly skilled executives in the energy and energy-related industries.• 2 semesters of classes held in a leading business school in Portugal, a country with an environment exceptionally open to the adoption of new energy policies / technologies.• 1 semester of electives classes at Columbia University (NYC, USA).• “energy Living Lab” field-trip at several energy projects.• “Top manager agenda seminars”, with seminars and conferences by top European and US policymakers in the energy industry.• A Personal Development Program for each student which aims to explore and develop the dimensions of behavior, attitude, and personal skills, preparing students to better lead, communicate, motivate and create enduring change.• An innovative Creativity Program. At the end of the program, students should be aware of their creative abilities to think “out of the box”, to create and better sell ideas and to trust their capacities in managing complexity and uncertainty when facing unexpected and unknown situations.• An individual Business Mentor for each student. The mentor is a senior manager who provides advice, counseling and expertise in preparing the student for his/her future professional career.• An energy and Politics module that approaches Energy as a problem of choices and political conflicts• An unforgettable living experience in Lisbon and in new york City. Lisbon is Europe’s west coast capital and one of the safest cities in Europe, with a very competitive cost of living, a warm climate, sandy beaches and a highly cosmopolitan and multicultural population. The Energy MBA 5
  5. 5. A full And richinTErnATionAl ExPEriEncEA real international experienceThe first two semesters of classes are held at ISCTE Business School (Lisbon), a leading business school in Portugal, while thelast semester of electives classes is held at Columbia University (NYC, USA), one of the best universities in the world.The Energy MBA offers its students a real international experience which allows them to have the time to really benefit fromthe full experience of studying in two different universities, enjoying the lively and dynamic campus ambience. Students willbe in one class at ISCTE Business School, allowing for the creation of a strong team spirit and companionship among them. Inthe second year, they will attend classes together with other Columbia University students therefore benefiting from a realinternational experience, studying, working, sharing experiences with colleagues from several countries, developing a stronginternational contacts network.The energy Living LabAt the end of the first year, students will follow The Energy Living Lab track, which consists of a multi-day field trip to severalenergy projects in Portugal, including some of the largest and most innovative projects in the world.Personal Development ProgramIBS strongly strives for the development of students’ skills in alignment with career opportunities. Likewise, once participantsjoin IBS MSc.BA, the PDP - Personal Development Program will contribute, all the way through, to self-commitment towardsa successful development of career perspectives and strategies. The program aims to contribute to self-assessment andidentification of career drives, of professional strengths and weaknesses, as well as of professional and PoliticsThe Energy and Politics module analyses Energy as a problem of choices and political conflicts, as the awareness of thevarious systems of forces and interests present at a given historical moment and of the way in which they can interact, howthey manage to combine and relate is crucial for energy-related issues and decisions.Creativity ProgramThe program includes an innovative Creativity Program. At the end of the program, students should be aware of their creativeabilities to think “out of the box”, to create and better sell ideas and to trust their capacities in managing complexity anduncertainty when facing unexpected and unknown situations. The Energy MBA 6
  6. 6. Top Manager Agenda SeminarsThe links of IBS with the business world have always been a key element of its reputation. The business community continuesto play an important role in the School’s activities, through the maintenance of a committed part time faculty, a strongpresence in IBS Advisory Board and an involvement in several partnerships aimed to develop applied projects, internships,awards and scholarships.Top managers are regularly in contact with the School, in an intense and extensive network, continuously shared within themaster degrees’ students. Along the program, there will be several seminars and conferences by prominent internationalmanagers and policy makers.Individual Business MentorsEach student will have an individual Business Mentor. The mentor is a senior manager who provides advice, counseling andexpertise in preparing the student for his/her future professional career.Career ServicesWorking proactively with participants, from the very beginning of the Program, IBS is willing to assist students to performa self-analysis and contacts with the labour market in order to help students to find the right path in a career developmentperspective. The Personal Development Program will be an important input for each student’s career management. The Energy MBA 7
  7. 7. ProgrAM sTrucTurE And curriculuMThe energy MBA program offers: • 2 semesters at ISCTe Business School (Lisbon, Portugal) • “energy Living Lab” –in-site training in leading edge renewable ener- gy projects • 1 semester at Columbia University’s School of International and Pu- blic Affairs (new york City, USA) The Energy MBA 8
  8. 8. The Energy MBA is a full-time program, with the majority of classes running from Monday to Friday between 8:00 AM and12:30 PM. Conferences, Personal Development Program, the Creativity Program, and a reduced number of classes should takeplace in the afternoon.Classes will start on Sept 6th, with two introductory courses – Statistics, and Financial Reporting. Formal classes will start onSeptember 15th.The program structure is the following: Term Courses Programs Data Analysis, Modeling and Research 1. Global Management in the Energy Industry Financial Reporting Managerial Accounting Energy and Classes at Macro Economics Politics Module ISCTE - Lisbon, Portugal (Sept.- Dec. 2011) Micro Economics Operations Management Personal Development Supply Chain Management Program 2. Corporate and Project Finance Marketing Management Leadership and Organizational Behavior Creativity Program Classes at ISCTE - Lisbon, Portugal Strategic Management * There may be slight adjustments to the elective courses and limited seats in certain courses (Jan.- June 2012) Energy Markets, Technologies and Innovation Sustainable Development and the Energy Industry In-site training of energy technologies. Contact with different energy projects in Portugal, a 3. country with projects in such areas as: Hydro Wind “Energy Living Lab” CCGT Portugal Grid management (June 2012) Solar thermal and solar PV Petrochemicals Biomass and cogeneration Elective courses*: International Energy Systems and Business Structures Economics of Energy Alternative Energy Resources 4. Quantitative Methods for Energy Policy Political Context of Public and Private Environmental Management Economic Analysis of Environmental Policies 4. Classes at Poverty, Inequality & the Environment Columbia University – Environment, Conflict and Resolution Strategies New York City, USA Maritime Transportation, Law & Public Policy (Aug/Sept.- Dec.2012) Urban Energy Systems & Policies Energy Policy U.S. Energy Security: Geopolitics of Oil and Gas Energy Industry in Middle East and Africa Energy Industry in East AsiaAs a truly 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 9
  9. 9. ThE lisBon And nEW york ciTy ExPEriEncEs Lisbon is Europe’s West Coast capital and the closest gateway to Africa and Americas. It is also known as the white city, for its unique luminosity. The light, the atmosphere and the Atlantic climate, blended with Mediterranean influences, with warm sunny winters and cool summers, contribute altogether to offer a unique experience for each visitor. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is surrounded by some of the best beaches in Europe as well as some tourist and historical hallmarks such as Estoril and Sintra.Lisbon is one of the safest cities in Europe and it has a very competitive cost of living, making a one year stay an enjoyableand less demanding budget experience. Enchanted with historical marks, Lisbon is also a dynamic business center with adistinctive international orientation.ISCTE Business School is strategically located in the center of Lisbon. At its doorsteps, there is a subway station and widenumber of bus routes, allowing an easy and fast access to any part of the city. Within a short walking distance there is a widechoice of hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as one of the largest sport and recreational centers of Lisbon. The airport isat ten minutes driving distance.ISCTE Business School (IBS) has its own graduate building where The Energy MBA classes take place. It is modern, fullyequipped with state-of-the-art technology and research databases, with several study rooms, computer labs, internetwireless access points, recreational areas, a restaurant and a permanent art gallery.New York City is a leading global city, exerting a powerful influence over global commerce, finance, culture, fashion andentertainment. As host of the United Nations headquarters, it is also an important center for international affairs. New YorkCity is a global hub of international business and commerce and is a major center for finance, insurance, real estate, mediaand the arts in the United States. “Culture just seems to be in the air, like part of the weather”, as the writer Tom Wolfe said.Columbia University is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, conducting pathbreaking research inmedicine, science, the arts, and the humanities. It includes three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professionalschools, and a school of continuing education. Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs is located in thehistoric, neoclassical Columbia University’s campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood. The Energy MBA 10
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  11. 11. cAndidATE ProfilE And rEquirEMEnTsCandidate ProfileThe Energy MBA aims to bring in participants from different cultural, educational and academic backgrounds in order to ensurediversity in the class. Candidates are evaluated on their potential and also on how each applicant’s professional aspirationsmatch up with the program curriculum offered. Candidates with a minimum of two years of professional experience willbenefit more from the program.The program was designed for people who can benefit from its’ extremely actual and innovative contents, in terms of theprofessional path they have chosen and are able to make a lasting difference for the Energy MBA development. Our studentsshould demonstrate leadership potential, team-player attitude, drive and strong communication and inter-personal skills.Applicant requirementsCandidates will have to show evidence of / to present:• A bachelor’s degree awarded by a University or other Institution of Higher Education;• Evidence of English profiency - TOEFL (IBS code 6963) or IELTS Academic test;• GMAT (IBS code 0964) or GRE results (optional).Application ProcessApplications need to be submitted online at http://www.theenergymba.ibs.iscte.ptThere are 3 periods for application:round 1: up to December 1, 2010 (23h59 Lisbon time)round 2: up to March 1, 2011 (23h59 Lisbon time)round 3: up to June 15, 2011 (23h59 Lisbon time)Please note that each round is a distinct period in which you can apply. You may apply in one round only, one time in anapplication year. The Energy MBA 12
  12. 12. important notice:If your application is selected, you will have three weeks to send the following documentation and pay the first installment:A copy of your official bachelor’s/ master’s degree certificates of completion;Academic transcripts of the courses in the programs you took and the corresponding grades obtained (optional);TOEFL or IELTS test score report (if English is not your native language);GMAT or GRE score report (optional);Two photos.These documents should be sent to:ISCTE Business SchoolComplexo INDEG/ISCTEAv. Prof. Aníbal Bettencourt,Campo Grande1600-189 LisbonPortugal The Energy MBA 13
  13. 13. TuiTion And scholArshiPsTuitionyear 1The tuition is 24,500€ payable in 3 installments:• 8,575€ paid on registration date• 8,575€ due November 2011• 7,350€ due February 2012This tuition includes travel, accommodation and meals for the Energy Living Lab (except personal expenses).year 2The tuition is 12,500€ (6,250€ due May and 6,250€ due September 2012).The tuition does not include travel, accommodation and living expenses in Lisbon and New York City .Note: Please check The Energy MBA website for information on securing housing, visas and other practical issues.ScholarshipsA limited number of scholarships will be available for high-profile candidates signing up for The Energy MBA program. Scholar-ships will cover up to a maximum of 50% of the tuition fees. Scholarships will be given to candidates providing clear evidenceof outstanding academic and/or professional achievement. A high GMAT or GRE score will increase the applicant’s prospectsfor obtaining a scholarship.Candidates applying for a scholarship must submit their applications no later than May 31 and fill in the scholarship applicationform in our website. Scholarship decisions will be announced until the end of June. The Energy MBA 14
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  15. 15. coordinATion And fAculTyProgram Directors 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 Economicsfrom the University of Paris-X. He is a former economist at IMF, Director General of the Treasury, Chairman of the Institute ofPublic 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 negotiation, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions.FacultyThe Energy MBA faculty body is a key part of the MBA experience. Its faculty members are active players in the developmentof 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) The Energy MBA 16
  16. 16. • 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 Agarez 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. in Management, 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.Invited FacultyThe Energy MBA’s invited faculty are highly renowned in their business fields, including CEO’s and board members of largeentities:• 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• Jorge Moreira da Silva, Senior Advisor on Energy Innovative Financing at United Nations• José Braz, Board member of ERSE, the Portuguese Energy Services Regulatory Authority• José Miguel Júdice, Partner of PLMJ, the largest Portuguese law firm• Manuel Sebastião, President of the Portuguese Competition Authority• Paulo Teixeira Pinto, former President of Millennium bcp and President of Babel Group• Rui Cartaxo, CEO of REN, a large energy networks player The Energy MBA 17
  17. 17. ContactsThe energy MBA Admissions officeSofia +351 21 782 6100Fax +351 21 782 6108ISCTe Business SchoolComplexo INDEG/ISCTEAv. Prof. Aníbal Bettencourt1600-189 LisboaPortugalISCTe Business School campus The Energy MBA 18
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  19. 19. Complexo InDeg /ISCTeAv. Prof. Aníbal de Bettencourt1600-189 LisboaPortugalTel.: 21 782 61 00Fax: 21 793 87 09