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Centers | Energy Management and Innovation Center


Helios Challenge Class

Applications for the fall 2014 semester are closed as of Friday, April 11, 2014.

For a copy of the syllabus click here.  

The Energy Management and Innovation Center established a core of energy-specific business curriculum that will guide the education of business and policy leaders in the decades ahead. Approximately 80 MBA students and 100 undergraduate students participate in energy-specific courses, workshops, practicums and/or projects each year.

Through practicum and executive education courses, internships and guest lectures, students are exposed to the complex realities facing the energy industry. The Center reaches out to corporate partners and government experts to create a learning environment that reflects actual constraints and available resources.

student shows poster at energy forum

Undergraduate Course

The BP Helios Course employs a challenge-based learning model to solve an energy finance problem.

  • The course will be offered in fall 2014 and is open to undergraduate business school students.
  • You must apply and be accepted before registering for the course.
  • Applications now being accepted through Friday, April 11, 2014. 
  • Decision notifications will be sent out April 15, 2014.

For a copy of the syllabus click here

Applications are closed for the Fall 2014 Semester.

Energy Curriculum

Executive Education

Energy Certificate Program in Houston

Texas Executive Education offers non-degree programs for industry professionals, managers and executives. Improve your business acumen in an environment focused on the complexities of the energy field. You may take these programs individually or combine classes to achieve your Energy Certificate.

Custom Energy Programs for Company Clients

Make Texas Executive Education your strategic partner for designing and delivering customized programs that meet your organization’s specific goals.

Please contact John Butler, Associate Director of EMIC, for more information regarding the energy curriculum.

Phone: 512-232-6821

Energy-Related Studies

CleanTech Group

The McCombs CleanTech Group is an MBA student organization whose mission is promoting an economically viable, sustainable, and “intelligent-energy” future, through the support of market and technology innovations in energy efficiency, sustainable development, renewable energy, and emissions abatement. We hope to achieve this goal by:

  • Serving as a hub for networking and information exchange by connecting students with the businesses, investors and industry experts who are driving these innovations.
  • Supporting our members’ professional development by providing access to events and opportunities in this rapidly developing sector of the economy.

Energy Finance Group

The Energy Finance Group has three primary support roles for the specialization in Energy Finance:

  • Provide program support for industry practicums and independent research.
  • Promote the program to prospective students, current students, and industry recruiters.
  • Facilitate interaction between the faculty, students, and industry leaders through professional, social, and academic events.

Texas Energy Forum

The new Texas Energy Forum student group has also been launched. Check out their Facebook page as they get this new group off the ground.