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BS BA with Energy Management Concentration


DFW and the broader Texas economy boast some of the most significant energy-related companies in the world, including Exxon Mobil, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Fluor, HollyFrontier Corporation, Calpine, Energy Future Holdings, Hunt Oil, Chief Oil & Gas, and many others.

The Energy Management concentration was developed to help fill the need for talented employees who understand the interdisciplinary nature of an energy career and are able to identify challenges and opportunities presented by dynamic market conditions.

Upon completing the Energy Management program, students will be able to contribute to research and financial analysis at oil and gas companies, energy-focused investment banks, financial institutions, consulting companies, and major energy consuming firms; participate in policy formation and evaluation at the federal, state and local level; and assist with conventional and renewable project development.

Fast-Track option:
A Fast-Track option is currently under development to allow top undergraduate students interested in a career in the energy industry to enroll in the Jindal School’s MS in Energy Management.

  • Connect with the Director
  • Curriculum
  • Minor in Energy Management
  • Employment Prospects
  • Mentoring Program
  • Student Organization

Connect with the Director

The DFW area offers a tremendous opportunity to launch a career in the energy industry, as a large share of current employees enters retirement over the next decade. The return of price volatility, advances in renewable technologies, geopolitical concerns, and a host of new policies and regulations require a fundamental understanding of energy markets and an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving and risk management.

If you are a strategic and analytical thinker,
If you have great communication skills,
If you are passionate about making a difference,
The Energy Management concentration is for you!

Enroll today or contact for more information

Curriculum

Core courses

Elective courses

Minor in Energy Management

A minor in Energy Management is available to all undergraduate students at UT Dallas, regardless of their primary degree. The minor curriculum is as follows:

Required courses

Elective courses

(choose one of the following)

  • OPRE 4330 Logistics and Inventory Management
  • MECO 4342 Financial and Business Negotiation Analysis

Employment Prospects

The National Research Council estimates that “as much as a third of the current energy workforce is expected to retire by the end of this decade.” This will open up many lucrative employment opportunities for individuals who understand the energy industry and possess skills valued by energy employers.

Fossil fuels:

  • The U.S. oil industry supports 9.8 million jobs and 8 percent of U.S. GDP; refining contributes 529,000 jobs.
  • Workers in the energy industry earn higher-than-average wages (nearly double the national average wage across all industries).
  • Another 1.3 – 1.5 million new jobs are expected to be created by 2030.

Renewable energy:

  • Hydropower is present in every U.S. state and employs about 300,000 U.S. workers.
  • The U.S. solar industry employs 143,000 workers and generates more than $15 billion annually in GDP.
  • The U.S. wind energy generates up to 85,000 jobs a year and the nation’s largest wind power capacity is in Texas.
  • Employment in the U.S. biomass industry is about 18,000, spread across 20 states, including Texas.
  • Research and investment in energy efficiency measures have the potential to create as many as 400,000 jobs annually through 2030.

Mentoring Program

The concentration offers students an opportunity to build a network of contacts in the DFW energy industry by participating in an industry-sponsored mentor program. The mentor program was designed in collaboration with the Dallas chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), and draws industry mentors from its ranks.

Student Organization

The Energy Association is a non-profit student organization that serves as a bridge between academics and industry. The organization’s mission is to provide networking and professional development opportunities for UT Dallas students interested in pursuing careers in the energy industry.

For information on upcoming seminar speakers, networking events, case competitions, job and internship opportunities, and more, please visit the Association’s OrgSync site and Facebook group.