The Global Energy Leadership Program curriculum has been carefully designed to offer participants the best of current research and on-ground experience. This multi-modular program includes live-online sessions, seminars, workshops, guest speakers and webinars.
This program is ideal for senior functional, technical, or business managers about to make the transition to a general management role or embark on entrepreneurial ventures in the energy industry.
The learning journey is specifically designed for senior executives with:
Unconventional wisdom is at the heart of what makes Rice University one of the best universities in the United States. In that spirit, the Jones Graduate School of Business has put together a team of world-class faculty, industry experts, researchers and disrupters to empower participants of the program to meet their highest potential and achieve the unachievable. The faculty of the Global Energy Leadership Program have been carefully selected to provide the right blend of unconventional wisdom, technical finesse and cutting-edge research to ensure the program becomes a valuable investment in our participants’ careers and vision.
A leading behavioral scientist, Professor Brent Smith is the Senior Associate Dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Previously, he served on the faculty at London Business School and Cornell University and has taught at UC Berkeley, Oxford, INSEAD, Columbia, the Technical University of Denmark, and the Indian School of Business.
Professor Smith has conducted executive programs globally for companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Total, ADNOC, ONGC, Saudi Aramco, Marathon Oil, Dynegy, INEOS, Baker Hughes, National Oilwell Varco, Cameron, CGGVeritas, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Microsoft, IBM, Ericsson, PROS, Roche, Genentech, Schneider Electric, Eaton Corporation, and Cooper Industries among many others. Professor Smith currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Leadership Institute.
Professor Smith has twice received the Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management. Professor Smith’s consulting focuses on enhancing organizational effectiveness through research-grounded interventions in the areas of executive team development, acquisition integration, enterprise culture change, and organizational alignment. He specializes in helping organizations align strategy, critical organizational capabilities, and culture. His recent clients include companies across the energy value chain.
A sought-after expert on Corporate Strategy and M&A, and has extensive experience consulting global energy clients, Dr. Prashant Kale serves as Associate Professor of Strategic Management in The Jones Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on Corporate Strategy, Strategic Alliances, and Mergers & Acquisitions. His articles on these topics have been published in reputed international journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal, Managerial and Decision Economics, Academy of Management Perspective, and others.
Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Management and Psychology – Organizational Behavior
Associate Professor of Accounting
Associate Professor of Finance
J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Management – Marketing
Harmon Whittington Professor of Finance
Upon successful completion of our Global Energy Leadership Program, you will become a member of the Rice Business professional community. As a new member, you are eligible to receive the following executive education alumni benefits:
*Exact dates in December will be shared closer to Module 2; dates may change subject to prevailing COVID-19 travel restrictions
Note: Schedule is subject to change