UT Dallas 2021 Graduate Catalog

Naveen Jindal School of Management

Master of Science in Energy Management

36 semester credit hours minimum

Faculty

Professors: Ashiq Ali, Gary Bolton, William M. Cready, Umit G. Gurun, Stanley Liebowitz, Vikram Nanda, Suresh Radhakrishnan, Michael J. Rebello, Harold Zhang

Associate Professors: Nina Baranchuk, Zhonglan Dai, Rebecca Files, Kyle Hyndman, Surya N. Janakiraman, Robert L. Kieschnick Jr., Jun Li, Ningzhong Li, Ramachandran (Ram) Natarajan, Naim Bugra Ozel, Gil Sadka, David J. Springate, Kelsey D. Wei, Han (Victor) Xia, Yexiao Xu, Alejandro Zentner, Jieying Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Feng Zhao, Yibin Zhou

Assistant Professors: Meng Li, Jean-Marie Meier, Alejandro Rivera Mesias, Alessio Saretto, Simon Siegenthaler, Christian Von-Drathen, Steven Xiao

Clinical Professors: John Barden, David Cordell, John Gamino, Randall S. Guttery, Peter Lewin, Jeffrey Manzi

Clinical Associate Professor: Carolyn Reichert

Clinical Assistant Professors: Moran Blueshtein, Ayfer Gurun, Revansiddha Khanapure, Liping Ma, Drew Peabody

Professors of Instruction: Mary Beth Goodrich, Chris Linsteadt

Associate Professors of Instruction: Amal El-Ashmawi, Jennifer G. Johnson

Professor of Practice: Tiffany A. Bortz

Associate Professors of Practice: Richard Bowen, Steven Solcher, Kathy Zolton

Senior Lecturers: Joseph Mauriello, Robert (Stephen) Molina, Matt Polze

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Energy Management (MS EM) is a 36 semester credit hours STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program that prepares students for careers in energy companies including oil, gas, coal, renewable energy and electricity, banks and financial institutions that trade energy commodities, energy-focused consulting firms, and major energy consuming corporations. The curriculum provides a practical learning component through projects developed by industry members that teach students how to value energy companies and projects, develop operating strategies, negotiate contracts and manage energy-specific risks. The development of the program was motivated by a high concentration of energy companies in Texas and the UT Dallas aim to address skill shortages in industries critical to the Texas economy and international needs.

To apply for this degree program, an undergraduate degree is required (all majors are considered). Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in both core courses and in all graduate courses taken in the degree program, excluding program prerequisites to qualify for the MS degree.

Prerequisites

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Energy Management (MS EM) degree program are required to complete one semester credit hour of MAS 6102 Professional Development. In addition, knowledge of calculus and statistics are required and students who have not completed an undergraduate calculus and statistic courses may satisfy the prerequisites by completing OPRE 6303 Quantitative Foundations of Business and OPRE 6301 Statistics and Data Analysis. Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites, however, the grade achieved in prerequisites will count toward the student's grade-point average (GPA). All program prerequisites must be satisfied within the first semester of graduate study as a degree-seeking student.

Course Requirements

Core Courses: 24 semester credit hours

ACCT 6305 Accounting for Managers1

or ACCT 6301 Financial Accounting and ACCT 6202 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making and Control

FIN 6301 Financial Management

MECO 6303 Business Economics

OPRE 6302 Operations Management

And choose four courses from the following:

ENGY 6330 Energy Law and Contracts

FIN 6335 Energy Finance

FIN 6336 Energy Joint Interest Accounting

MECO 6318 Energy Economics and The Cost of Regulation

OPRE 6389 Managing Energy: Risk, Investment, Technology (MERIT)

Elective Courses: 12 semester credit hours

Students may select 12 semester credit hours from the list of elective courses below or from one of specialized tracks as outlined below if they wish to focus and gain an in-depth knowledge in a specific area of the industry. Students may also substitute only one three semester credit hour master's-level course from any unrestricted course/prefix offered within JSOM.

ENGY 6009 Energy Management Internship2 (required elective)

ENGY 6331 Capstone Project in Energy

ENGY 6332 Energy and Sustainability

ENGY 6362 Project Management in Engineering and Operations

ENGY 6V99 Special Topics in Energy Management

FIN 6352 Financial Modeling For Valuation

FIN 6360 Derivatives Markets

FIN 6368 Financial Information and Analysis

GISC 6381 Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals

IMS 6343 Sustainability in a Global Business Environment

IMS 6360 International Strategic Management

IMS 6365 Cross-Culture Communication and Management

MECO 6312 Applied Econometrics and Time Series Analysis

MECO 6352 Financial Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

OB 6332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics

OPRE 6335 Risk and Decision Analysis

OPRE 6362 Project Management in Engineering and Operations

OPRE 6366 Global Supply Chain Management

OPRE 6378 Supply Chain Strategy

OPRE 6370 Global Logistics and Transportation

OPRE 6371 Purchasing, Sourcing and Contract Management

Energy Management Tracks

The MS Energy Management degree program offers students with opportunities to focus in a specific track or combination (optional) to obtain an in-depth knowledge in a specific business area depending on their interests.

Energy Risk Management Track

FIN 6307 Mathematical Methods for Finance

FIN 6318 Analytics of Finance

FIN 6360 Derivatives Markets

OPRE 6335 Risk and Decision Analysis

Energy Analytics Track

MECO 6312 Applied Econometrics and Time Series Analysis

MKT 6337 Predictive Analytics Using SAS

OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling and Analytics

OPRE 6398 Prescriptive Analytics

International Energy Management Track

IMS 6360 International Strategic Management

IMS 6365 Cross-Culture Communication and Management

OB 6331 Power and Politics in Organizations

OB 6332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Energy Operations Track

OPRE 6366 Global Supply Chain Management

OPRE 6370 Global Logistics and Transportation

OPRE 6371 Purchasing, Sourcing and Contract Management

OPRE 6378 Supply Chain Strategy

1. Students may substitute both ACCT 6301 AND ACCT 6202 in lieu of ACCT 6305.

2. Students may use ENGY 6009 only for their first internship and any additional internship must be completed as ENGY 6V98 (3 semester credit hours maximum). Students may use ENGY 6V98 or ENG 6362 to fulfill the internship requirement. Students are no longer eligible to enroll in ENGY 6009 if they have already completed ENGY 6V98 or ENGY 6362.

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