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Top Development Programs in Energy

This article is part of the "2017 Ranking of MBA Development Programs." In the 2017 Development Program ranking, the Energy Industry makes it to the 6th place of the top 10 most popular industries, and counts 35 programs in our Directory.

British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme, Siemens Graduate Program and Siemens Finance Excellence Program were the top programs in Energy.

Noteworthy is that Siemens had 3 programs that made it to the top 10, followed by Chevron and Shell with 2 programs each amongst the top 10!
The top 3 remains unchanged from the 2016 ranking to this year's ranking. Shell MBA Graduate Program made a remarkable improvement by gaining 5 places, from the 9th place to the 4th place! This year, DTE Energy and Eaton made their entry in the top 10, making it to the 8th and the 9th place respectively.

Some programs like the British Petrol Future Leaders Programme recruit globally for Asia, Europe​ (including Middle East and Africa), and Latin America while others, like the Shell MBA Full-time Graduate Program focuses on one country (USA in this case).

Among the top 10, we have:
- 7 General Management with various functional rotations: British Petroleum Future Leaders Programme, Siemens Graduate Program, Shell MBA Full-Time Graduate Program, Shell Accelerated MBA Program, Siemens CEO Program, DTE Energy Associate MBA Leadership Development Program, and Eaton Global Leadership Development Program for MBA's
- 2 with a Finance focus: Siemens Finance Excellence Program, and Chevron Finance MBA Development Program
- 1 with a Commercial focus: Chevron MBA Commercial Development Program


#1 British Petroleum
Future Leaders Programme
As a world leader in the oil and gas industry, BP operates at every stage of the energy lifecycle. In this highly competitive and constantly changing international market, we need leadership to help us stay ahead of the industry. Our Future Leaders Programme (FLP) is a 4 year global rotation programme which takes enthusiastic, talented people from a range of professional backgrounds and gives them...

#2 Siemens
Siemens Graduate Program
Three challenging assignments in two years, one of them abroad. Intense training on and off the job, rewarding experiences, a lot of fun, and new colleagues from around the globe – that is in short what the Siemens Graduate Program has to offer.

#3 Siemens
Finance Excellence Program
Our two-year Finance Excellence Program lets you experience life in strategic and operational finance functions internationally. You’ll learn all there is to know about finance within Siemens while completing various challenges across our 10 different divisions, from Power & Gas to Digital Factory and Siemens Financial Services.

#4 Shell
MBA Graduate Program
The Shell Graduate Program is designed to offer you the training, opportunities, and support you need to develop your leadership skills and form the foundation of a remarkable career. Through a combination of company integration, local and global development, progress checks and assessments, you'll experience a variety of...

#5 Shell
Accelerated MBA Program
As an MBA graduate you could take an accelerated career path that puts you in line for a role as one of Shell's future leaders. Your ability to inspire and motivate, look at problems differently and provide imaginative solutions is more important than your background and experiences. And as a high-performing MBA with broad international commercial experience, you'll have the opportunity to...

#6 Chevron
MBA Commercial Development Program
Chevron's MBA Commercial Development Program offers the opportunity to apply your skills and ingenuity to real world issues that face our business and influence how the world receives energy. The two-year program is designed to develop commercial expertise at Chevron by placing you in...

#7 Siemens
CEO Program
The CEO Program is a one-of-a-kind Chief Executive Opportunity for a select group of outstanding, promising leaders from around the world. Only six candidates are selected per year to take on challenging international assignments and to receive guidance from Siemens senior executives. Interested?

#8 DTE Energy
Associate MBA Leadership Development Program
DTE Energy is seeking ambitious, energetic individuals to join its MBA Corporate Strategy and Finance Leadership Development Program (LDP). This three-year program is designed to recruit and develop the next generation of company leaders by giving participants a well-rounded picture of working at DTE.

#9 Eaton
Global Leadership Development Program for MBA's
Now that you have your MBA and some relevant business experience, it's time to take your career to the next level. Our Global Leadership Development Program (GLDP), for Masters of Business Administration graduates is the right place to get started.

#10 Chevron
Finance MBA Development Program
Your first two years at Chevron will be spent in four rotational assignments, each lasting approximately six months. There is no pre-established sequence of assignments. Instead, your path will be designed to broaden your skills and interests as well as reflect Chevron's business needs and your development areas. has thousands of students from 107 business schools searching its Development Programs Directory (thanks to their schools' memberships). The analyses of the students interests allows to discover the trends and the most popular programs worldwide, broken down by region, industry and function in several articles.


Posted on June 28, 2017