Executive Master in International Oil and Gas Leadership (IOG)

Annual programme, from end-August to June (part-time or full-time).

Expand your knowledge & management skills, for leading in public or private sectors related to oil and gas

Key Programme Features

  • Flexibility: choose the format that best suits your professional needs: either the modular part-time format (4 modules of 2 weeks each), or a full-time track. In both cases, you will learn in Geneva and earn the same degree, an Executive Master of Advanced Studies (MAS).
  • Multi-stakeholder learning teams of mid-career professionals (from both public and private sectors).
  • Blended applied theory and practice approach. The interdisciplinary curriculum ranges from governance of oil & gas, to finance or development issues (amongst others...).
  • Engagement with experts.
  • Unique approach to leadership: learn leadership skills by exercizing them (taking positions in courses debates, writing module assessments, and drafting and defending a position in your final paper).

About The Graduate Institute and IFP School

The Graduate Institute is Switzerland's premier school for world affairs and development studies, located at the heart of International Geneva

The programme is delivered at the Graduate Institute's lakeside Villa Barton, dedicated exclusively to executive education and minutes away from the Graduate Institute's Maison de la Paix.

The IOG programme was developed in collaboration with IFP School, an integrated part of IFP Energies nouvelles.

IFP School

IFP Energies Nouvelles is a world-class energy research and development centre focusing on the fields of energy, transport and environment. Based in Rueil-Malmaison, minutes from La Defense business district of Paris, it is the premier institution in France for specialised postgraduate studies in the energy sector.


The co-directors present the programme:

"This programme has been designed to advance the careers of professionals working in the oil and gas industry or in related areas, who may have technical expertise in their fields but who wish to gain a broader view of the global industry. Advancing to a leadership role requires new knowledge and skills in the areas of (for ex.) corporate governance, strategy development, corporate and project finance, negotiation and dispute resolution.

Participants will be prepared to deal with challenges in these and other important subjects. In addition, they will learn from their peers from various countries and professional backgrounds. We believe an important benefit of the programme is the participants’ exposure to a diverse group of mid-career professionals, all sharing a common learning experience."

John Gault, Giacomo Luciani, Alexander Van de Putte