Expand your knowledge of world energy markets.

Gain a solid grounding in financial analysis and its application in the energy industry.

This online course will equip you with the analytical skills to conduct investment analysis within the energy sector.

The course is part of our Energy Economics and Finance programme, four online short courses that combine to give you the fundamental economic skills you need for a successful career in the energy industry or government organisations.

Complete all four and, subject to satisfactory performance, you’ll have the opportunity to progress to our on-campus Masters in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance.

What you’ll study

You will cover the main elements of corporate finance, focusing on how they apply to the energy sector. Among other topics, you’ll explore:

  • corporate finance theory
  • why companies behave the way they do with respect to financing choices – and how this interacts with financial markets
  • investment appraisal techniques employed in the petroleum industry
  • risk analysis
  • portfolio theory.

By the end of this course, you will…

  • Understand the conceptual underpinnings of project and investment analysis within the energy sector.
  • Have knowledge of important financial concepts, such as present value, the opportunity cost of capital, arbitrage and the law of price.
  • Be able to analyse the relation between the risk and return of an investment.
  • Be able to conduct multidimensional energy project analysis.

Why study online with Aberdeen?

How you’ll study

Investment Analysis for Energy Markets is delivered entirely online. You can study with us anywhere in the world and manage your study hours to suit you.

The course takes the form of an online digital workbook. You can work through it at your own pace. Your teaching is delivered at Masters level by academic experts and our energy industry partners.

Your tutors are all members of the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance. Together, they hold over a century’s experience in the field, in teaching, research, and advising the energy industry and national governments.

Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Also available as an app, you can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and mobile device 24/7.

Your course features a range of resources, including:

  • videos
  • interactive learning materials
  • free, fully integrated textbook, available electronically
  • the online resources of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library
  • online forums
  • webinars.

Where this will take you

Related courses

Investment Analysis for Energy Markets is one of four online, always-on courses that make up our unique:

The three further courses are:

You’ll earn a Professional Development Certificate when you complete all four.

You can earn a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Energy, Economics and Finance if you complete the credit-bearing version of all four courses, assessed by essay or exam. You’ll also earn 15 credits at Masters level (SCQF Level 11) this way. You can use these credits towards further study.

Find out more about credits and see our full range of online Energy short courses.

You can study the four courses in any order and enrol whenever it suits you. You have 18 months to complete each course and up to five years to complete the full programme.

Earn a Masters

Complete all four courses via the exam-assessed route and you’ll be eligible to apply for advanced entry to our:

MSc (Econ) Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance

Graduates from the MSc (Econ) Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance have secured distinguished careers across the energy industry, with employers including BP, Petroleum Commission Ghana, Oil and Gas UK and Petrofac.

See our full range of postgraduate Business School degrees.

Entry requirements