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Master of Science in Energy Management

Master of Science in Energy Management 

The only graduate program in the nation accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) and AACSB.

10 Integrated Courses | 30 Credit Hours | 2 Years, one night a week | Prerequisites not required

Cohort 13 begins January 9th, 2018

The Master of Science in Energy Management degree provides a challenging energy-centered, graduate business curriculum. Students have the opportunity to collaboratively utilize these functional concepts in the capstone experience. The curriculum is taught in an applied approach by seasoned faculty with years of experience in their field providing a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective.

Energy Management concentrates on the core business elements of the energy industry. Energy professionals seeking to advance their careers within a company or those seeking to start their own private venture often find their previous education did not provide them with the necessary business fundamentals of management, accounting, finance, economics, communications, and operations.

Flexibility for Working Professionals 

The Energy Management graduate degree enables energy professionals to continue meeting the demands of their career and other commitments while earning a highly-respected degree from one of the best business schools in the world. Cohorts meet one night a week on campus or through our distance education format.

Distance Education - Attend Class Virtually

Students who live outside of a 50-mile radius from the Oklahoma City campus can attend class virtually, through our live-streaming technology. Attend class in real-time, with your cohort and professors, from anywhere in the world.

Contact Information

Meredith Wegener, Director of Energy Programs
mwegener@okcu.edu or (405) 208-5593. 

You may also request more information from graduate admissions.

The Meinders Experience
  • Cohorts are comprised of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, providing an exclusive opportunity to build a strong and supportive network.
  • Guest lecturing gives students the opportunity to learn from executives and elicit candid responses about their professional experiences.
  • Faculty with outstanding academic and business credentials maintain a contemporary, business-related focus in the classroom.
  • Attend all Meinders-sponsored events and conferences free of charge.
  • Access to premier financial and investment data at the Bloomberg Terminal.
Required Courses (Sequential order)

MGMT 5723: Leadership and Management in the Energy Industry
Provides an overview of all sources of energy throughout all generation and delivery cycles. Explores leadership and management in the energy industry with current, high-level energy executives. Evaluates the interactions between land, legal, engineering, geology, geophysics, and product marketing departments of an energy company. Enhances the ability to manage organizations and members. Organizational structure, design, culture, change and development are studied. Future energy sources, environmental issues, social responsibility, industry ethics and leadership issues are examined. 

ELAW 5703: Legal and Ethical Environment of the Energy Industry
Provides an overview of the law, ethics and legal analysis. Examines areas of law and ethics that relate to the contemporary business environment in the energy industry. Areas of study include: contracts, torts, crime, business organizations and the legal and ethical responsibilities of energy industry leaders.

MGMT 6743: Internal and External Communication in the Energy Industry
This class examines the social interactions necessary to conduct successful activities both within the energy firm and its external constituencies. There is a special focus on negotiation methods, marketing issues and communication methods. 

ELAW 5453: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution 
Designed to improve students' understanding of the negotiation process and their practical skills as participants in energy deals and negotiations. Integrates intellectual and experiential learning by combining reading and lectures with exercises, role-plays, presentations, and in-depth class discussion.

ACCT 5593: Accounting for Managers in Energy Business 
Provides managers with the accounting skills needed for the acquisition, production/ depletion and retirement of oil and gas properties. Examines the differences between full cost and successful efforts accounting methods. Included is a discussion of accounting for joint ventures, taxation of oil and gas properties and an analysis of financial statements and disclosures issued by oil and natural gas firms.

ECON 6213: Energy Economics
Provides a basic overview of overview of energy economics. In addition to a discussion of short and long term resource management by the firm, this class will also look at var­ious alternative energy sources and their economic management including, nuclear, solar; wind, and geothermal power. We will also examine the concept of sustainability. This class will focus on the economics of the hydrocarbon industry, including calculation of net present value of futures reserves. Prerequisite: FIN 5303

FIN 5303: Financial Policy for Managers
Fundamental concepts such as time value of money and risk-return relationships in finance are presented in detail. Financial decisions faced by modern business enterprises are analyzed in the framework of financial theories. These decisions include capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, short-term financial management, and performance evaluations.

MGMT 6713: Energy Operations Management
Course focuses on the operational aspects of the energy business. It looks at the management of technological research, development, acquisition, and deployment of resources. Finally we look at development and supply of technologies as a sector within the industry. For example, we will examine drilling, services, transportation and distribution chains within the industry. Prerequisite: MGMT 5723 

MGMT 5733: Essentials of Oil and Gas Legal Principles
Covers nature of property interests in oil and gas; conveyancing of interests in oil and gas; legal interests created by oil and gas leases; validity of leases; habendum, drilling, and rental clauses; assignment of interests of lessor and lessee; rents and royalties: and conservation of oil and gas. Provides managerial issues and applications perspectives in addition to basic legal principles. Prerequisite ELAW 5703 

FIN 6373: Energy Management Capstone Experience
Culminating the MS program, students integrate concepts from each of their courses to address emerging issues and challenges facing energy organizations. Based on their research and analysis, students will provide justified recommendations in written reports and professional presentations to stakeholders as they critically examine cutting-edge issues in the energy industry. Prerequisite: FIN 5303, ACCT 5593, and final class in the M.S. Energy Management program. 

Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above
  • Two years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Statement of purpose (minimum 500 words) addressing background in the energy industry, business experience, and purpose for seeking degree.
  • Full professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers/supervisors
  • Qualifying GMAT/GRE score (score may be waived based on work experience)
Current Tuition and Fees

Tuition for both the Master of Science in Energy Management and Energy Legal Studies is determined in an effort to ensure that these innovative degrees are of the highest quality in all aspects. Current tuition for the 10 degree courses in either program is $590 per credit hour. The total current fees in either program is presently $4,690. Textbooks are not included. Additionally, ALL Energy Management and Energy Legal Studies students will be required to make their Capstone presentations live, in-person in Oklahoma City. The expense of any travel for the Capstone presentation is not included in the above-listed tuition and fees. 6/15/16

Students may be eligible for scholarships and Meinders Corporate Partner Benefits.