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Energy Management

OU Energy Management Program

Program Description

OU's Energy Management program was the first of its kind in the world and has made incredible strides since its creation in 1958. As energy companies diversify their resource management in the 21st century, the Michael F. Price College of Business program continues to improve curriculum to meet the needs of today's students. Energy Management's unique focus draws from the faculty and courses of four of OU's best academic divisions - Geosciences, Engineering, Business and Law - to create curriculum that prepares students for diverse careers in Energy Management at both the domestic and global levels. Students choose from a wide variety of Marketing, Management, Petroleum Engineering, Geology and other courses. Graduates leave OU with the skills to succeed in many areas of Energy Management, including exploration and production, land negotiations, energy finance, trading and marketing.

All Price College students have the unique opportunity to participate in the Integrated Business Core, which introduces students to business problem solving in a real-world setting. Students split into teams to form their own companies - actual businesses that the students fund through pitching to a local bank for a loan. Students who have participated in IBC have labeled it as one of the most important courses they took at OU. BizEd magazine has featured OU's IBC program saying that IBC students "are likely to be better prepared to take on the larger obstacles that will threaten their companies."

Degree Options

An Energy Management student graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Advanced degrees include Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy.

Interests & Skills

Energy management students typically have interests in business, management, computers, communication, accounting and finance. High school preparation should include study in calculus, business and marketing. Prospective students should consider joining a business club at their local high school in order to better prepare them for college.

Notable Achievements

Energy Management has been recognized at the national level for its change from petroleum land management to a program that addresses and trains professionals for careers in an industry that is constantly growing in size and technology.

In the year 2000 the Southwest Business Deans' Association recognized the Energy Management Program with "The Most Innovative in Excellence Award for Curriculum Design."

Program Accreditation

The Michael F. Price College of Business has been accredited since 1926 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Price College is also ranked in the top 12 percent of AACSB International's accredited undergraduate programs.

Your Future

Types of Employers

Oil and gas companies
Energy trading firms
Commercial and
    Investment Banks
Utility companies
Government agencies

Recent Graduates Jobs

Landman, ConocoPhillips
Land Negotiator, Southwestern
    Energy Corporation
Acquisitions & Divestiture
    Analyst, Chesapeake Energy
Marketing Trainee, ONEOK
Energy Trading Analyst, BP
Financial Analyst,
    Bank of Oklahoma

Experienced Alumni Jobs

CEO, United Mississippi Bank
President, Zenergy
Managing Director, Quantum
    Energy Partners
Senior VP, Oil & Gas Asset
VP of Land, Devon Energy
VP of Property Administration,
    EOG Resources
Chairman, SandRidge Energy

Michael F. Price College of Business

Department of Energy Management in the Price College of Business
Phone: (405) 325-0758