No more are Engineers just the scholarly lot who only speak technical jargon. There is an increasing need for multi-disciplinary subjects to cope with the different needs of our society. Energy tops this needs list as we live in a fast-paced world where manual work has almost become a thing of the past – just see what the Option robot does.

So naturally there is a need to produce Engineers who understand the financial and business aspects of Energy. There are many different courses available for students who are just out of school to even professionals who are already working in the energy sector. Below we look into the various courses that are available if you want to be a part of the booming energy industry.

B.Sc. in Energy Business and Finance

If you are a student who is just out of High school and is looking for a bachelor’s degree relating to Energy, then this one might be for you. The Pennsylvania State University offers a bachelor’s degree in Energy, Business and Finance. This is a full-time course that is available only in the campus.

What you will learn

This course will prepare you for energy-related careers in Finance, energy-industries and the government. There are two options to choose from

  • General – This focuses on earth and environmental sciences
  • Energy land and management – This focuses on sub-surface exploration rights and how to obtain them
  • The course also gives you the necessary foundation to pursue further studies in economics, business, law and social sciences.

Master of Energy Business

This degree is for you if you are a professional who is already working in the Energy field and want to boost your career growth. The course is available from The University of Tulsa. This is almost on par with an MBA degree as the same business principles and applications also form the basis of these programs.

This is a two year course but is not a full-time or an on-campus course. So it gives professionals like you the flexibility you need to complete it in the stipulated 24 months period.

The advantage

Instead of a regular MBA course which will cover the required topics in general, this course is specifically tailored for the Energy field. So this is actually better than an MBA.

Online course

The course is available as an online program which is perfect if you are a professional. There are however two residency seminars which you will have to attend. Unlike a regular online course, this course involves a lot of interaction with the faculty, assignments like an on-campus course and interaction with other students.


You need to have a graduate degree related to the energy business such as Geosciences, Engineering, business and economics to pursue this course.

MBA in Energy Finance

This course specifically prepares you to understand the financial risks involved in the energy field. This is ideal for those who want to carve their career in the energy industry. This program is available from the University of Texas.

The MBA program consists of two main courses as shown below.

  • Financial strategies
  • Financial risk management

As a result of the above two courses of the programs, you will gain knowledge in the following

  • Asset valuation
  • Risk management
  • Corporate finance

CENEF Executive Director Jeff Anderson addresses participants at the Clean Economy Summit.

On January 24th and 25th, the Clean Economy Network Education Fund hosted the first annual Clean Economy Summit in Washington, D.C. We convened four policy roundtables on the first day to surface the challenges facing the clean economy community and identify potential solutions. By drawing on the expertise of high-level clean economy businesspeople, government officials, and other key thought leaders, we prioritized innovative policies that have the greatest potential to unleash economic growth and job creation. Topics of conversation included  deployment, manufacturing, and commercialization; clean energy markets; transportation and infrastructure; and modernizing the electricity grid.

Governor Ed Rendell receives the Champion Award from Senator Maria Cantwell and CEN Board Member Marty Lagod at the Gala Dinner and Leadership Awards.

In the coming weeks, we will produce a Clean Economy Roadmap that will capture the outcomes of these policy roundtables and inform the work necessary to grow the clean economy. Check back soon for more details!

Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) and CENEF Board Member Graham Richard share a smile during Monday’s event.

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