Program Summary

Supplement your knowledge with a minor focusing on the specific financial, investment, and management concepts used by companies working with the environment and energy in both the public and private sectors.

Costs and Financial Aid

28-29 Credits $576/$617 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

Recent market dynamics in the energy and resource industries are leading to new employment opportunities for graduates with a background in energy business and finance. To help you gain knowledge in this growing field, Penn State World Campus has partnered with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to offer an Undergraduate Minor in Energy Business and Finance (EBF).

The solutions to society's existing and emerging energy challenges require interdisciplinary approaches integrating economics and business with the technical knowledge of energy systems and implications for our environment. That's where energy business and finance experts come in. The Minor in Energy Business and Finance provides an introduction to the major energy commodity markets, basic energy sciences, and the tools for analyzing business decisions that companies in the energy sector make. It is designed to complement technical training for students interested in working in energy-related fields or for students who just want to learn more about global energy markets.

The knowledge and skills that you gain with an EBF minor can help prepare you to work in a variety of fields, including:

  • energy and resource industries
  • financial institutions
  • nonprofit groups
  • international organizations focused on energy and environmental issues

This minor is open to all interested undergraduate Penn State World Campus students who meet the prerequisites. Students of business or energy and sustainability policy may find this minor particularly useful.