Energy Management

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Type

Minor, Emphasis

Department

School of Business

Understanding the business practices and scientific principles of energy management will open doors to a variety of in-demand careers in energy production, oil and gas, energy trading and sustainability.

Program Overview

Become a leader in the business of energy management.

If you want to help businesses become more energy efficient as a sustainability consultant, or represent oil and gas companies as a landman, you’ll need an education in energy management. In the Energy Management program, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding about the business of energy and mineral exploration. You’ll also learn land and resource management principles from the perspective of business administration, economics, geology and environmental studies. The program includes a focus on the disciplines of oil, gas and mineral management; Native American, federal, state and private real estate; and surface, water and environmental land management.

As an Energy Management student, we’ll grant you automatic access to the Western Association of Professional Landmen, which allows you to meet potential employers at networking events and gain real-world experience at industry conferences. For hands-on experience, you’ll also have opportunities to explore mines and oil and gas production sites on field trips throughout the year.

Experience in the field

Energy Management students tour WPX Energy operations near Parachute.

Courses

Code Title Credits Description
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 View
ACC 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 View
BUAD 185 Business Communication 3 View
BUAD 202 Energy Management Professional Development 1 View
BUAD 210 Legal Environment of Business 3 View
BUAD 230 Evolution of the Oil Economy 3 View
BUAD 240 Strategic Negotiations 3 View
BUAD 270 Principles of Marketing 3 View
BUAD 302 Energy Management Professional Development II 1 View
BUAD 305 Applied Energy Seminar 3 View
BUAD 311 Essential Excel Skills for the Workplace 3 View
BUAD 320 Petroleum Land Management 3 View
BUAD 321 Oil and Gas Agreements 3 View
BUAD 333 Organizational Behavior 3 View
BUAD 360 Managerial Finance 3 View
BUAD 370 Exploration Production Processes 3 View
BUAD 410 Water Law 3 View
BUAD 420 Oil and Gas Law 3 View
BUAD 495 Prospect Economics and Evaluation 3 View
COM 274 Public Relations Communication 3 View
COM 372 Issues Management 3 View
ECON 201 Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) 3 View
ECON 202 Microeconomics 3 View
ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics 3 View
ECON 370 Natural Resource Economics 3 View
ENVS 350 U.S. and Western Environmental Politics 3 View
GEOG 340 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 View
GEOL 101 Physical Geology (GT-SC2) 3 View
GEOL 105 Physical Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1) 1 View
GEOL 240 Introduction to Petroleum and Mining Geology 3 View
MATH 232 Applied Calculus for the Managerial and Social Science 3 View

Careers

Career preparation starts your first year at Western and is the primary focus of every degree.

Visit Career Services in Library 120 or online to discover your interests, define your goals, and land the career of your dreams.

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Scholarships

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled in the Energy Management Program

Description

Each year the AAPL Landman Scholarship Trust awards cash scholarships to qualified and deserving undergraduate and graduate students from colleges or universities which offer an active and accredited curriculum in natural resources management, or similar curriculum who wish to further their training in professional land work, natural resources management or associated occupations. Applications for student scholarships and the Outstanding Graduate Award are accepted each year between December 1 and January 15. For more information, visit https://www.landman.org/resources/student-resources   Selected by: The AAPL Landman Scholarship Trust

Application

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

  • Full-time students with at least a junior status
  • Enrolled in the Energy Management program

Description

This scholarship is provided by the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen. Award depends on funds available Selected by: Chair(s) of the Energy Management program.

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

  • Full-time students who have been accepted into the Energy Management program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need will be considered

Description

This scholarship is provided by Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: Chair(s) of the Energy Management program.

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information.

970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

  • Full-time students that have obtained junior or senior status
  • Accepted into the Energy Management Program
  • Financial need will be considered
  • Students must be from Western Colorado

Description

This scholarship is provided by Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: Chair(s) of the Energy Management Program.

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information.

970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

  • Full-time students
  • Graduates of Gunnison High School
  • Admitted into the Energy Management program
  • Financial need will be considered
  • Students must be a freshmen or seeking an additional Bachelors Degree

Description

This scholarship is provided by Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount: Two awards of $2500 each.

Selected by: Chair(s) of the Energy Management program in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information.

970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

  • Full-time students that have been accepted in the Energy Management program
  • Financial need may be considered.

Description

This scholarship is provided by Gunnison Valley Fidelity Exploration and Production.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: Energy Management Leadership

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information.

970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

  • Full-time students that have been accepted into the Energy Management program
  • Financial need will be considered

Description

This scholarship is provided by Various Energy Management associated companies.

Award depends on funds available

Selected by: Energy Management Leadership

Application:

Contact the School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information.

970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

  • Full-time students
  • At least junior status
  • Must be enrolled in the Energy Management Program

Description

This scholarship is provided by Newfield Exploration Company.

Award depends on funds available.

Selected By: Energy Management Leadership

Application:

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information.

970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

Description

This scholarship is provided by North Houston Association of Professional Landmen. Awards depend on funds available Selected by: North Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Application:

PLRM NHAPL Scholarship 2015.pdf

Eligibility

  • Energy Management Majors
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Description

This scholarship is provided by Permian Basin Landmen's Association. Award depends on funds available Selected by: Permian Basin Landmen's Association

Application:

PLRM PBLA Scholarship Application.pdf

Eligibility

  • Full-time students that have been accepted to the Engery Management Program
  • Demonstrate financial need

Description

This scholarship is provided by Various Energy Management associated companies.

Award depends on funds available

Selected by: Energy Management Leadership

Application

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information.

970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Eligibility

  • Female/female-identifying student
  • Seeking funds for freshman, sophomore or junior year
  • Takes at least two Energy Management coursesin the year the funds will be applied
  • Completes scholarship application

Description

The Energy Management program established this scholarship to encourage female students to explore classes and careers as land professionals in the energy industry. Award Amount: Up to $4000/academic year ($2000/semester) Selected by: Chair(s) of the Energy Management program

Application

Contact The School of Business for scholarship application and deadline information. 970.943.2019 | Borick Business Building 213

Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship

The Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western. This scholarship is not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.

Are you an alumni or employee of Western and know a prospective (or incoming) student who would be a great fit at Western? A recommendation from alumni and employees can support any new student and provide them a $500 scholarship their first year. (Western employees may not recommend a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits).

  • Any Western alumni/employee may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship (distributed $250 per semester).
  • The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
  • The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.

The applicant must fill out the application form found here. The nominating alumni/employee must fill out the application form and submit the required documents by June 1. The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Presidential Promise is guaranteed to students who have received a scholarship through the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and/or GearUp—and are eligible for a Pell Grant. For students who meet these criteria, Western will cover the cost of tuition and fees through the combination of federal, state and institutional aid. For more information on the Presidential Promise, visit our scholarships page.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Central Plains (CP) tuition represents a substantial savings relative to normal, out-of-state tuition. Students eligible for the WUE or CP program will be charged 150% of Western’s total in-state tuition. For 2018-19, total in-state tuition was $8,934. WUE/CP tuition was $13,401. The WUE/CP discount is valued at $4,695.

For more information about the WUE and CP geography-based programs, visit Western’s Tuition Discount Programs Page.

Immediately upon acceptance at Western, every student is considered for a merit scholarship worth between $2,500-$4,500 per year for in-state students and $8,000-$10,000 for out-of-state students. The amount is based on the student's GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Visit our Net Price Calculator at western.edu/cost to determine whether you qualify for a merit scholarship.

For more information about merit scholarships at Western, visit our scholarships page.

Get Involved

Make your education a life changing experience.

A college education is so much more than just taking classes. Expand your community and network, while gaining hands-on experience in your field.

  • Info Sessions & Interviews: Companies come to campus each semester to hire and network with students.
  • Internships: Students have found internships with more than 50 companies across the West with hourly wages of $25 or more.
  • Professional Development: Students have access to personal brand and interview coaching as well as resume development sessions.

Career opportunities

Representatives of Conoco Phillips visit Western to network and recruit Energy Management students.

Additional Resources

Energy Management Minor

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Energy Management Advisory Board

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Program Benefactors

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Internships & Employment

Internships & Employment Energy Management graduates have been employed by more than 50 companies throughout the U.S. We would like to acknowledge the companies who have hired Western’s …

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What is Energy Management?

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Department Information

School of Business

Dean

Peter Sherman, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Business

Program Coordinator

Veronica Wilde

Contact Information

970.943.2019

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Borick Business BUilding 213
1 Wester Way
Gunnison, CO 81231