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The University of Tulsa’s interdisciplinary energy management program combines traditional academic coursework with practical knowledge and understanding of one of the world’s most vital and volatile industries.

The University of Tulsa’s interdisciplinary energy management program combines traditional academic coursework with practical knowledge and understanding of one of the world’s most vital and volatile industries.

The energy management program is one of only 11 such programs in the U.S. and one of two offered by a private institution. Students develop a solid foundation in business law, finance, environmental economics and energy commodities trading, in addition to studying alternative energy sources. With a unique curriculum and strong industry support, our program prepares students for employment opportunities in the upstream (exploration and production), midstream (trading and transporting and storing of energy commodities) and downstream (refining, marketing and distribution) sectors of the energy industry.

Opportunities to gain valuable experience and insight through participation in industry internships, local mentoring programs and the Tulsa Energy Management Student Association (TEMSA) serve as complements to the classroom experience.

What can you expect by majoring in energy management?

  • Generous industry sponsored scholarships that are among the highest on campus
  • Industry-related internships, both during the academic school year and summers
  • Mentoring programs pairing students with local industry professionals
  • Involvement in the Tulsa Energy Management Student Association (TEMSA), which provides social and industry experiences and opportunities outside the classroom
  • Highly competitive salaries, for both internships and full-time employment second to none in the Collins College of Business
  • Career opportunities in both the upstream (exploration and production) and/or midstream (trading of energy commodities) sectors of the energy industry
  • Employers of EM graduates are likely to be oil and gas companies, pipeline and storage companies, refining and marketing companies, utilities and financial institutions
Program Objectives

Students who graduate from The University of Tulsa with a BSBA in Energy Management will be able to:

Students who graduate from The University of Tulsa with a BSBA in Energy Management will be able to:

  1. Communicate an understanding of the business, financial, economic, scientific, marketing, legal, and ethical aspects of energy that serves as a foundation for personal and professional growth within the industry
  2. Demonstrate skills that are applicable to energy business operations across multiple industry sectors
  3. Understand how energy companies work and how different disciplines come together to impact overall business performance, stakeholder needs, and corporate citizenship
  4. Describe the various parts of the energy industry, articulating their linkages across the energy value chain

Mission Statement

To prepare tomorrow’s leaders, through an energy-focused, multidisciplinary curriculum, for careers in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the global energy industry

Program Options

Energy Management, B.S.B.A.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in energy management is unique and multidisciplinary, encompassing required energy-related coursework from three of the University’s undergraduate colleges.

Energy Business Minor for business majors

Individuals pursuing a major in the Collins College of Business may elect to add an 18-credit-hour minor in energy business. The minor encompasses fundamental knowledge of energy industry operations and permits students to more effectively target their education for careers across the global energy landscape. Though cyclical in nature, the energy industry has historically been a major US employer, providing interesting, dynamic, and highly compensated jobs with opportunities to work both domestically and abroad. Adding the minor in energy business may provide graduates in traditional business disciplines such as accounting, finance, management, computer information systems, and economics with a specific edge in the employment competition.

Energy and Environmental Resources Management Minor

The School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce offers an interdisciplinary minor in energy and environmental resources management for individuals pursuing any major (other than Energy Management) at The University of Tulsa. Depending on the courses that have already been completed as part of the student’s major, adding the minor requires an additional 14-19 credit hours of coursework. The management of energy and environmental resources is a rapidly expanding field that draws on a number of technical and non-technical disciplines used in planning, analyzing, directing, governing, and accounting for the energy needs of communities, corporations, and government entities. The minor provides students with a foundation of skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers in this vital arena.

Energy Business Minor for engineering and natural sciences majors

Individuals pursuing a major in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences may elect to add an 18-credit-hour minor in energy business. The minor encompasses fundamental knowledge of business disciplines and permits students to more effectively target their education for careers in the energy industry. While cyclical in nature, the energy industry has historically been a major US employer, providing interesting, dynamic, and highly compensated jobs with opportunities to work both domestically and abroad. However, many industry employers today prefer employees with abilities beyond technical skills who can immediately add value to the overall corporation. Consequently, adding the minor in energy business may provide graduates in disciplines such as petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and geoscience with a specific edge in the employment competition. In addition, because many technical employees in the energy industry go on to complete an MBA, completing the minor in energy business would satisfy most of the prerequisites necessary for admission to a business graduate school.

Admission & Scholarships

Admission into the Energy Management program is by application only. If you are interested in applying, please click here to download an application form. For more information, please email tom-seng@utulsa.edu or call 918-631-3587.

Since 2008, the energy management program has awarded more than $2.9 million in scholarships, comprised of support from industry companies and organizations as well as energy management alumni and parents. For the 2017-2018 academic year, more than $158,000 from 27 sponsors was awarded to 23 recipients for their academic achievements.

To view a history of energy management scholarships awarded to students since 2008, click here.

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular Activities

Opportunities to gain valuable experience and insight through participation in industry internships, local mentoring programs and the Tulsa Energy Management Student Association (TEMSA) serve as complements to the classroom experience. TEMSA members participate in intramural team sports, engage in various service projects in the Tulsa community, and continuously pursue opportunities to broaden their knowledge of the energy industry.

Study Abroad

Because of the global nature of the energy industry, energy management students are strongly encouraged to study abroad during their sophomore or junior years. Currently, there are two recommended energy-related student international exchange programs: one in Scotland (Robert Gordon University – RGU) and one in Singapore (Singapore Management University – SMU). Both offer the opportunity to participate in energy-related internships for course credit. Students interested in study abroad opportunities should begin the planning process with their academic advisors during the first semester of the freshman year.