Business of Energy, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G022

The Graduate Certificate in The Business of Energy provides students with a rigorous curriculum in energy finance that includes a broad overview of the energy sector, along with in-depth examinations of the regulatory, accounting, and tax issues in energy. The curriculum provides preparation for placement in the business and finance side of the energy industry. Courses also provide students with a comprehensive review of energy company decision making as it pertains to the analysis of financing and the valuation of energy projects as well as company-level risk management. In addition, the curriculum focuses on the market for energy assets and commodities, the trading of such assets, asset pricing, and the role of financial derivative contracts and hedging strategies. A total of 12 hours is required for the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

ENGB 5142Introduction to Energy2
ENGB 5152Energy Accounting and Regulations2
ENGB 5162Energy Corporate Finance2
ENGB 5172Energy Assets and Commodities: Financial Instruments, Pricing and Trading2
ENGB 5182Enterprise Valuation, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring2
FIN 5322Derivative Securities and Markets2
Total Credit Hours12

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.