The 24-credit minor in energy business and finance is composed of four required and two elective courses. Your required courses are in energy, business, and finance; energy and mineral engineering; and energy and geo-environmental engineering.
Your elective courses will be selected from a list of available courses in energy, business, and finance; energy and mineral engineering; energy and geo-environmental engineering; geography; geosciences; and meteorology.
Six of your 24 credits must be at the 400 level. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses that you take to fulfill requirements for the minor.
Course List - Energy Business and Finance Minor
|Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics||EBF 200||Resource use decisions and their effect on local, national, and global development.||3 credits|
|Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries||EBF 301||The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts of financial management and illustrate their global applications.||3 credits|
|Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy||ECON 102||Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.||3 credits|
|Geo-resource Evaluation and Investment Analysis||EME 460||The course covers engineering evaluation of geo-resources, present value and rate of return analysis, mineral property and reserve estimation, and cost estimation and engineering economy concepts applied to geo-resources including energy and minerals.||
|College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry||MATH 22||
Relations, functions, graphs; polynomial, rational functions, graphs; word problems; nonlinear inequalities; inverse functions; exponential, logarithmic functions; conic sections; simultaneous equations.
|Energy and the Environment||EGEE 101||Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.||3 credits|
|Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection||EGEE 102||Exposure to energy efficiency in day-to-day life to save money and energy, and thereby protect the environment.||3 credits|
|Oil: International Evolution||EGEE 120||Survey of the commercial development of the world petroleum industry from various international, historical, business, and cultural perspectives.||3 credits|
|Energy in a Changing World||EGEE 401||Energy is in transition, with increased international energy demand and increasing environmental pressures. Energy transitions, approaches, and outcomes are addressed.||3 credits|
|Global Energy Enterprise||EME 444||Industry perspective on the resources, technologies, engineering approaches and externalities involved in satisfying worldwide energy demand profitably and sustainably.||3 credits|
|Human Use of Environment||GEOG 430||The human use of resources and ecosystems and social causes and consequences of environmental degradation in different parts of the world; development of environmental policy and management strategies.
Prerequisite: GEOG 010 or GEOG 020 or GEOG 030 or GEOG 040 or GEOG 130 or permission of the program
|Geography of Water Resources||GEOG 431||Perspectives on water as a resource and hazard for human society; water resource issues in environmental and regional planning.||3 credits|
|Energy Policy||GEOG 432||Analysis, formulation, implementation, and impacts of energy-related policies, regulations, and initiatives.||3 credits|
|Energy Industry Applications of GIS||GEOG 469||Roles of geographic information systems in energy siting decisions focusing on electric energy transmission networks.||3 credits|
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.