Instructional Format and Curriculum

Instructional Format

The Master of Energy Business is delivered in a technology-enriched online instructional format. Full lectures (audio and video) plus other course materials are available on-demand, and instructors and students routinely communicate via contemporary electronic media. Live sessions are periodically conducted via web conferencing, allowing instructors, guest speakers, and students to communicate directly. Students receive the same instruction and complete the same kinds of assignments as they would in a traditional graduate classroom setting using communication facilities and technologies that are already familiar to them on-the-job.

Students also participate in two executive-style weekend seminars conducted over the course of the program on The University of Tulsa campus or at other locations that are centers of energy activity.

Courses are taught by seasoned, full-time faculty from across the University who have direct energy company experience, along with industry practitioners and other experts.

Students may enter the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. Typical enrollment is two courses per semester (fall, spring, summer) year-round, with completion in 24 months.


The curriculum contains a mix of graduate management courses and classes that are more specific to the energy industry. Some of the same classes that are found in a traditional MBA are included, but with a distinct energy focus.

The program consists of 10 required courses plus two electives, for a total of 34 credit hours. Students may judiciously choose electives in order to specifically concentrate on energy law, energy economics/finance, or strategic energy operations management. Some of the electives are provided through an alliance with Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, adding an international flavor.

With a strong interdisciplinary curriculum reflecting the most recent industry recommendations about professional competencies for the future, the Master of Energy Business presents a comprehensive view of the energy industry and delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to address its management, leadership, and decision-making challenges in the 21st century.

Required Courses

  • Perspectives in Energy Business
  • Leading and Managing Energy Organizations
  • Analytical Tools for Energy Business Management
  • Energy Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management in the Energy Enterprise
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment of the Energy Industry
  • Energy Policy and Sustainability
  • Current Topics in the Upstream-Midstream-Downstream Energy Operations
  • The Business of Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuels
  • Critical Issues for the Energy Industry

Electives (select two)

  • Energy Markets and Commodities Trading
  • US Oil and Gas Law
  • Energy Transactions in the International Arena
  • Economic Evaluation of Energy Assets
  • Energy Outlook 2030
  • Global Energy Decisions
  • International Energy Markets
  • Electric Utilities and Power Demand Management
  • Directed Research in Energy Business
  • Seminar in Energy Business 
  • Strategic Operations Management: Oil and Gas*
  • Strategic Analysis for the Energy Sector*

*Offered in conjunction with Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

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