Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

Energy, Natural Resources and the Environment

The objective of the ENE major is to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary managers in the fields of energy and natural resources.

Future development and prosperity depends on access to energy and on reliable supplies of natural resources.

Exploitation of such resources has significant impact on the environment, and getting the balance right is critical in a world where sustainability is becoming more and more important.

You will learn methods and subjects necessary to understand, advance, and critique issues related to the interaction between humans and the environment. 

About the programme

ECTS Credits
MSc in Economics and Business Administration
  • Subject areas

    Subject areas

    The ENE major broadly focuses on four main subject areas:

    • Economic fundamentals of energy and natural resource value chains
    • Business/government interactions in commercial energy and natural resource development
    • Strategic responses to more competitive energy and natural resource markets
    • Environmental impact of business and government decisions
  • Learning outcome

    Learning outcome


    Upon successful completion the student

    K1: Will have insight in theories, models, tools and methodologies for analysing the energy and resource sector.

    K2: Can demonstrate knowledge about theoretical models for analysing the energy and  resource sector.

    K3: Will be able to perform empirical and practical analysis of firms and industries within the energy and resource sector.

    K4: Will have knowledge about theories and methodologies for analysing questions relating to sustainability in any sector and industry.

    K5: Will have understanding of the applicability and practical implementation and limitations of such models.


    Upon successful completion the student will be able to

    S1: Apply the knowledge gained to practical issues and questions related to the energy and resource sector.

    S2: Solve questions related to sustainable development for any industry.

    S3: Choose appropriate models, tools and methodologies when facing new challenges.

    General Competence

    Upon successful completion the student will be able to

    G1: Plan and execute tasks and projects relating to sustainability and environmental  impact.

    G2: Plan and execute tasks and projects relating to management of both renewable and non-renewable resources.

    G3: Evaluate external effects and footprints of various actions.

    G4: Communicate, cooperate and exchange insight in all kinds of questions relating to long term sustainability and environmental aspects regarding all kinds of industries.

  • Structure


    If ENE is chosen as a major, you must take at least one empirical methodological course.

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  • Ethics courses

    Ethics courses

    Ethics courses available in the ENE major:

    • ENE432 Measuring Sustainability in Accounting and Finance
    • ENE452 Seminar: Global Aspects of Climate Change and Ethical Challenges
    • ETI450 Corporate Social Responsibility

    Remember that the ethics course can also be a part of your elective courses.

    See list of all ethics courses

  • Research Distinction

    Research Distinction

    Are you curious about taking a PhD or interested in more research-oriented work both at NHH and later in your career, find out more about the Research Distinction track within the master's programme.

    Read more about Research Distinction

  • International opportunities

    International opportunities

    As an NHH student you have excellent opportunities to gain valuable international experience during your studies through exchange programmes, the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM) joint degree and summer courses.


  • Career


    The ENE major prepares you with knowledge and skills for a career within sectors such as renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, shipping, petroleum and environmental management among others.

    Read more about career possibilities for NHH graduates