Why Get a Master’s in Energy Management?

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Written by Stephen Molina

This program will provide you with the knowledge you need, at the pace you need and with relevance to your field.

Whether you are coming straight from undergraduate studies or straight from the business world, a Master’s in Energy Management degree is for you. Our program curriculum consists of the core MBA classes and specialized energy management courses. This “specialized MBA” allows you to focus on your industry yet get the core business knowledge you need to succeed in the energy industry. Many employers are sending their “rising star” engineering and scientist employees back to get a master’s degree in business. This program will provide you with the knowledge you need, at the pace you need and with relevance to your field.

Why get a Master’s over an MBA?

While an MBA provides you with broad knowledge, an Master’s provides you with concentrated information. For example, in the Master’s in Energy Management program we cover the oil, gas, coal, power, solar and wind industries.

Students take energy-specific courses, such as:

The Master’s in Energy Management program will allow you to deep dive into the business topics relevant to the energy industry while an MBA provides you with broader knowledge of general business topics.

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The program provides professional development opportunities through the student-run clubs, the Energy Association and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and through a mentor program.

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The program requires completion of 36 semester credit hours. The curriculum was designed to be completed in as little as 12 months (four courses per semester, including the summer semester).

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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.

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Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in Finance?

Bachelor’s Degree Program

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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.

BS in Finance

Master’s Degree Programs

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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.

MS in Finance MS in Finance Technology and Analytics MS in Energy Management

PhD Concentration in Finance

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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.

PhD in Management Science, Finance Concentration