Collins College of Business awarded AAPL reaccreditation

The American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) recently renewed accreditation for the energy management program at TU’s Collins College of Business.

“AAPL is the national association that all regional Landmen organizations report up through, and sets the standards for all Landmen to follow,” said Tom Seng, assistant professor of energy business and assistant director of undergraduate energy programs. “As such, this renewal of our accreditation for another five years underscores the quality of our Energy Management program’s curriculum, instructors and the university’s commitment to its ongoing success.

TU’s energy management program is one of 12 in North America accredited by the AAPL. 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.

For the second consecutive year, energy management students have reported 100 percent job placement upon graduation. Employers represent all facets of the industry and in locations across the country. Seng also notes that 80 percent of the non-graduating students enrolled in the program secured summer internships, which often lead to full-time job prospects. Seng credits classroom preparation, personal attention from faculty and resources that include résumé workshops and mock interviews for the students’ impressive statistics.

In addition to the undergraduate program, the college also offers a Master of Energy Business degree for professionals already employed in the industry.