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Undergraduate Minor in
Energy Business and Finance

Courses

The minor in energy business and finance is composed of 28–29 credits. 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.

A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses that you take to fulfill requirements for the minor.

Prescribed Courses (16 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Resource use decisions and their effect on local, national, and global development.

  • 3
    credits

    The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts of financial management and illustrate their global applications.

  • 3
    credits

    Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.

  • 3
    credits

    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.

  • 4
    credits

    Descriptive Statistics, frequency distributions, probability and normal distributions, statistical inference, linear regression, and correlation.

    • Prerequisite

      Placement into MATH 21 or higher.

Additional Math Courses (select 3–4 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Relations, functions, graphs; polynomial, rational functions, graphs; word problems; nonlinear inequalities; inverse functions; exponential, logarithmic functions; conic sections; simultaneous equations.

  • 4
    credits

    Functions, graphs, derivatives, integrals, techniques of differentiation and integration, exponentials, improper integrals, applications.

    • Prerequisite

      MATH 022 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination

  • 4
    credits

    Functions, limits; analytic geometry; derivatives, differentials, applications; integrals, applications.

    • Prerequisite

      MATH 22 and MATH 26 or MATH 26 and satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination or MATH 40 or MATH 41 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics placement examination.

Additional Energy Courses (select 3 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Energy utilization and technological development, energy resources, conversion and consequences on the local and global environment, and future energy alternatives.

  • 3
    credits

    Exposure to energy efficiency in day-to-day life to save money and energy, and thereby protect the environment.

    • GN

      The credits earned in this course may be applied toward the Natural Sciences (GN) requirement.

  • 3
    credits

    Survey of the commercial development of the world petroleum industry from various international, historical, business, and cultural perspectives.

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (select 6 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    Energy is in transition, with increased international energy demand and increasing environmental pressures. Energy transitions, approaches, and outcomes are addressed.

  • 3
    credits

    Industry perspective on the resources, technologies, engineering approaches, and externalities involved in satisfying worldwide energy demand profitably and sustainably.

  • 3
    credits

    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

  • 3
    credits

    Designed for students to understand the natural processes of aquatic ecosystems, management of water resources, and threats to sustaining water quantity and quality, for all types of freshwater surface, groundwater, rivers, lakes, wetlands.

  • 3
    credits

    Analysis, formulation, implementation, and impacts of energy-related policies, regulations, and initiatives.

  • 3
    credits

    Roles of geographic information systems in energy siting decisions focusing on electric energy transmission networks.

  • 3
    credits

    Covers the structure of the electricity industry, regulatory institutions that oversee the industry, and the new market institutions that have been put into place since electricity restructuring.

    • Prerequisite

      EBF 200 and MATH 140 and EBF 301 and (EBF 472 or STAT 200 or STAT 401 or ECON 106 or SCM 200 )

Course Availability

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