BS BA with Energy Management Concentration

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The Energy Management concentration was developed to help fill the need for future managers who understand the interdisciplinary nature of an energy career and are able to identify challenges and opportunities presented by dynamic market conditions. The course deals with both domestic and international energy industries.

Upon completing the Energy Management concentration, students will be able to enter management track careers at oil and gas companies, U.S and international energy government service, 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 pursue conventional and renewable project development.

Fast-Track Option

A Fast-Track to graduate school option is available to allow top undergraduate students interested in a career in the energy industry to enroll in the Jindal School’s MS in Energy Management.

UTD offers a tremendous opportunity to launch a career in the energy industry.The return of price volatility, advances in renewable technologies, American energy independence, geopolitical concerns, sustainability issues, and a host of new policies and regulations require a fundamental understanding of worldwide energy markets and an international approach to problem solving and risk management.

If you want to enter a high paying career, and make a difference, the Energy Management concentration is for you!

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For the latest information about Academic Degree Plans, Course Catalogs and Course Information please visit the BS in Business Administration page of the UT Dallas JSOM Undergraduate Catalog. For information on additional newly offered courses beginning in the fall of 2019, contact the Energy Program Director Dr. Sephen Molina at stephen.molina@utdallas.edu.

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A minor in Energy Management is available to all undergraduate students at UT Dallas. For the latest information about Academic Degree Plans, Course Catalogs and Course Information please visit the minors page of the UT Dallas JSOM Undergraduate Catalog. Also, there are additional new courses available starting in the fall of 2019. Contact the director of energy programs at stephen.molina@utdallas.edu or undergraduate advising for details.

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The energy industry, especially in oil and gas, has many of the highest paying careers in the world. There are many lucrative employment opportunities for individuals who understand the energy industry and possess skills valued by energy employers and governments.

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.
  • Worldwide energy is foremost in every country's strategic plan

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.
  • Coal is still a significant fuel, both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Research and investment in energy efficiency measures have the potential to create as many as 400,000 jobs annually through 2030.

UTD courses cover all of these industries.

The concentration offers students an opportunity to build a network of contacts in the 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. Also, students have the opportunity to participate in peer-to-peer mentoring, faculty-to-student mentoring and UTD Energy Advising Council mentoring. And, an AIPN student chapter is up and running. UTD students participate in NAPE in Houston in the spring.

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 meetings and speakers, networking events, case competitions, job and internship opportunities, and more, please visit the Association's Facebook group.

Likewise, a student chapter of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) was formed at UTD in 2018. The AIPN drafts and publishes model oil and gas industry contracts that are uniformly used worldwide, including by many national oil companies.