The energy business is a dynamic and challenging field and, for many, the source of a satisfying career. If you’re already working in the field and want to get more involved in the business aspects of the energy industry and increase your potential for advancement, you need to have a few advantages. First is drive, which you must nurture and maintain within yourself. Second is the specialized knowledge and skills required of every energy business leader. And the third? Credentials. You must possess the academic qualifications that validate your expertise before any employer will consider you for a leadership role. With these noteworthy advantages, you’ll find a more diverse and lucrative set of energy jobs at your fingertips.  

The #1 Leadership Skill Set  

While it’s important for just about everyone to have some level of analytical skills, they’re especially important for a professional in a leadership role. Defined as the ability to “observe, research and interpret a subject in order to develop complex ideas and solutions,” analytical skills inform all the decisions you will make as a leader. Put simply, you must understand everything that’s going on and know how to proactively address any concern that may come your way while making your team and your larger organization more efficient and profitable. 

An Uncommon Credential 

The University of Texas Permian Basin offers an energy-focused graduate program that helps you hone the crucial analytical skills every leader must have. Our online Master of Science in Energy Business program was created alongside energy industry professionals to serve the needs of ambitious, leadership-minded graduate students. There aren’t many other online university-level programs of this type available in the U.S.!  

During this 30-credit program, you’ll focus on core business topics through an energy industry lens in courses including Energy Accounting, Global Energy Business, Energy Finance, Energy Investments, Energy Technology & Risk Management, and Energy Law. You’ll also gain a firm grounding in financial principles through a curriculum of finance-focused course and explore statistics and analytics. 

Benefits During Your Program and Beyond 

UTPB’s MS in energy business program offers significant benefits that you’ll experience while completing your studies and long after you’ve finished them. 

Receive a High-Quality Education 

Our online MS in energy business is offered by our AACSB-accredited College of Business. This coveted accreditation is shared by only 5% of business programs worldwide and signifies that AACSB has put our business school through a rigorous peer-review process to verify that it meets “the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, curriculum, and learner success.”  

Earn a Top-Quality Degree at a Lower Cost Than Most Competitors 

The tuition rates for the master’s degree in energy business and all our programs rank among the most affordable of those at any regionally accredited university of our stature. 

Start a Career-Defining Credential When You’re Ready 

Unlike some other programs, you can begin your degree any time of year. You never have to wait until the fall semester. 

Finish in as Little as Four Semesters 

If you take the recommended course path, you can finish your degree in as little as four semesters. 

Experience Unequalled Online Convenience 

Though you may finish your master’s degree quicker than you expected, your pace of completion is always your choice. Our program is delivered in a 100% online, asynchronous format that empowers you to complete your master’s degree on your own schedule from just about anywhere in the world. No campus visits are required. 

Enjoy Higher Employability and Earning Potential 

Your resume will garner more attention from employers with a master’s degree on it. Master’s degree holders not only enjoy higher employment rates than those with a bachelor’s degree alone, they also enjoy about 18% higher median earnings, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Work in a Variety of Management Roles 

This degree may help you secure a role on the business side of the energy industry. Some of these rewarding careers include: 

  • Energy manager 
  • Operations manager 
  • Energy consultant 
  • Energy risk analyst  
  • General energy analyst 

There’s virtually no limit to what you can do with an MS in energy business. You have the drive—now get the skills and credentials you need to excel as an energy business leader. Apply today!