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EMP Courses

The Energy Management Program consists of 18 credit hours and incorporates coursework in business, geoscience, law and petroleum engineering. During the summer session, EMP supplements the curriculum with industry guest speakers and energy site visits. All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and all must be passed with a C- or above to satisfy certification requirements. Students pursuing the minor must complete all coursework in conjunction with or at the time of graduation. Students pursuing the certificate are allowed one full year after graduation to complete certificate coursework and to have it added to their UT transcript (certification appears only on your transcript--not your diploma). The diagram below illustrates the coursework required to complete the program:

Please note: Other courses may be considered for substitution, as approved by the Energy Management Minor Committee. 

Energy Management Program Curriculum

Experiential Learning

In addition to coursework the Energy Management Program provides various opportunities for students to engage with industry professionals and gain first-hand experience out in the field.
Summer NAPE & Company Visits >

Summer NAPE & Company Visits

Energy Management Program Students are taken on a two-day trek to Houston to attend the Summer NAPE Expo.  While in Houston students will also have the opportunity to meet with a variety of companies in the energy industry at their headquarters.  Some of the companies that have hosted our EMP students on past treks include: Opportune, BP, Alvarez & Marsal, and Schlumberger.

In addition to the company visits students will also attend a networking reception hosted by the McCombs Energy Initiative Council and meet with council members.  If you are interested in hosting our students at your company please email Mari Myers at 

Summer NAPE



Well-Site Tour

EMP Oil field trek


Winter NAPE

Energy Management Program Students have the opportunity to attend Winter NAPE in Houston.  NAPE Expo is the oil and gas industry’s marketplace for the buying, selling and trading of prospects and producing properties.

Winter NAPE - Booth



Dallas Energy Finance Trek

A one-day student trek allows approximately 20 students from The University of Texas Energy Management Program, Masters of Science in Finance, and MBA Program to visit Prudential Capital in Dallas, Texas. Prudential Capital will host students at the Prudential offices and invite other Dallas energy companies to attend and discuss current energy industry policies, trends, observations and opportunities.

If your company would like to learn more about how to get involved please contact Mari Myers at

Dallas Finance Trek



Power Plant Tour

Well Site Tour