As the world’s energy consumption continues to grow, the demand to develop and train a new generation of energy professionals who can meet the challenge will continue to exist. The nationally ranked Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa offers an unique energy management degree with support for future opportunities. Located in the heart of energy-rich Oklahoma, the school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an interdisciplinary, residential faculty possessing the highest academic credentials and direct industry work experience. Faculty expertise encompasses various aspects of domestic and international energy operations and commerce, including law, finance, accounting, policy, markets, economics, engineering and geoscience. Clinical faculty and industry representatives from around the globe enrich all program offerings. Faculty members are active in numerous professional associations and they engage in research at the intersection of business, science and technology that benefits various components of the global energy complex.
While the school has strong ties to the oil and gas sector, its programs reflect the philosophy that the energy industry is a total system that is continually evolving and must be viewed from a long-term, sustainable perspective. Students develop solid expertise in upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas business functions and operations, but they also investigate various aspects of other industry sectors, including alternative fuels, power, and energy efficiency.
Undergraduates earn a B.S.B.A. degree with a major in energy management or a minor in energy. The energy management (or energy commerce) program prepares undergraduate students for careers in business operations within the upstream or midstream/downstream sectors of the global energy industry. The upstream track is primarily focused on land and business development functions, whereas the midstream/downstream track is focused on markets, economics and finance. TU is the only private university that offers an undergraduate energy management program approved by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). The energy minor allows students from other disciplines to more specifically focus their educational experience as a means of enhancing career opportunities.
Graduate students earn the Master of Energy Business, which combines an interdisciplinary curriculum with practical applications to provide advanced training for energy professionals seeking corporate management and leadership positions. Delivered online, the MEB is consistently ranked among the top online graduate management programs in the world.