Benefits of Having Faculty With Industry Experience

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Written by Stephen Molina

Texas boasts some of the largest energy-related companies in the world. The MS in Energy Management curriculum offers a practical learning component through projects developed by industry members.

Real Energy Management Experience

What are the benefits of faculty who have industry experience and deal with real contracts and projects rather than relying on projects?

Texas boasts some of the largest energy-related companies in the world. The MS in Energy Management curriculum offers a practical learning component through projects developed by industry members. These teach skills in valuation of energy company assets and projects, operating strategies, contract negotiations and energy risk management.

Faculty With Outstanding Careers

Our full-time energy faculty have had outstanding careers in the industry and teach based on their own experience. We use few textbooks on the energy side of the curriculum. Instead, we require our students to join the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) so that we can use the association’s extensive library of model oil and gas contracts, along with typical American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) forms and foreign license and concession agreements. These agreements are used in the energy industry today.

Our curriculum is reviewed and updated by an industry advisory board consisting of local leaders in the industry business, and our UTD curriculum committee. Overall, students will graduate with a diverse knowledge of energy-industry contracts and hands-on experience with the information companies want you to know.

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Build the skills to do rigorous analysis of financial information through various courses in managerial economics and financial analysis. These skills are in high demand across the corporate world and prized in government and not-for-profit sectors.

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Find the finance graduate degree that matches your interests. See a brief summary of each degree or click a program below for more information.

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Develop strong research skills that are especially relevant for students interested in an academic career. Research seminars are held weekly, and each year the finance area sponsors a speaker series to bring researchers from other universities to UT Dallas.

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