University of Texas at Austin


McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Finance Majors

Finance majors have the option to specialize their finance studies on the Energy Finance, Law and Science track.

Energy Management Minor

The Energy Management Program consists of 18 credit hours and incorporates coursework in business, geoscience, law and petroleum engineering.

Energy Finance Law and Science Courses

You must also fulfill the general requirements for a finance major.
This finance major track is AAPL certified.


Minor Courses

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).

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.
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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



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



Well-Site Tour

Hunt Oil Company invited the EMP students to a field tour of its Eagle Ford Operations in South Texas. The tour run by its Eagle Ford District Operations manager, in Poth, Texas (a UT PEn graduate), included a safety presentation and hot lunch followed by a 3-hour field tour. Most students were excited about the field tour as it was presented by a field foreman and district engineer. The tour included seeing all types of pumping units, field separation systems, glycol units, compression facilities, pipeline hook ups and L.A.C.T. units and any other equipment necessary for the production of oil and gas. The foreman presented each student with handouts describing the equipment they were seeing and took time to answer questions. 

EMP Oil field trek


Power Plant Tour

Energy Management Students in the summer program take an annual field trip to the Fayette Power Project near La Grange in Fayette County, Texas.  They are educated about the history of the coal-fired power plant and have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with engineers and other professionals who run the plant.  After a guided bus tour around the facility and a chat with the plant’s control room personnel, they go on a walking tour—learning more about the turbines, coal feedstock, and the three coal-burning units—capped off with a view of the entire facility from a seven story observation deck. 

Well Site Tour