Tim Coburn, Energy and Operations Management
Linda Nichols, Energy and Accounting
Ronald Ripple, Energy Business and Finance
Jeffrey Paul, Management and Energy
Buford Pollett, Energy Law and Commerce
Applied Assistant Professor
Thomas Seng, Energy Business
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in energy management is unique and multidisciplinary, encompassing required energy-related coursework from all three of the University’s undergraduate colleges in addition to advanced law courses. Students will choose either the upstream track (exploration and production) with emphasis on land, business development, and legal issues, or the midstream track (transportation, distribution, marketing, and trading of energy products and commodities) which includes an automatic minor in finance. The curriculum provides the standard core of business courses for the B.S.B.A. degree, with additional upper-division coursework and electives in accounting, finance, business law, geology, petroleum engineering, energy management, and economics.
Energy Management Major Learning Objectives
Students who complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in energy management will:
- Possess a strong understanding of the business side of the energy industry and acquire a fundamental technical exposure to engineering and geological concepts,
- Learn the history, terminology and various facets of the energy industry from industry experts,
- Learn about energy contracts commonly used throughout the energy industry, and
- Learn accounting principles and operational practices applicable primarily to the energy industry.