Minor in Energy Business and Finance

The minor in Energy Business and Finance is an offering of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The minor introduces students to financial, investment, and management concepts applied to private sector organizations whose operation emphasizes the Earth and its environment, the energy and mineral industries, or the development of new and enhanced materials. The minor focuses on the leadership and information strategies characteristic of enterprises that are succeeding in a rapidly integrating global economy.

The minor provides science and engineering students an introduction to basic entrepreneurial and business concepts to help prepare them for success in a changing professional environment. It also provides other Penn State students an opportunity to focus on business strategies in the Earth resources, environmental, and materials industries. A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor. A student enrolled in this minor must receive a grade C or better in all courses in the minor. Advising is available through the EMS Student Center (25 Deike Building) or the professor in charge.

A total of 18 credits are required for the minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Prescribed Courses: 9 Credits

  • EBF 200 - Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics (3 credits)
  • EBF 301 - Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries (3 credits)
  • EME 460 - Geo-resource Evaluation and Investment Analysis (3 credits)

Additional Courses: 3 Credits

  • EGEE 101 - Energy and the Environment (3 credits) OR
  • EGEE 102 - Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection (3 credits) OR
  • EGEE 120 - International Evolution (3 credits)

Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Select 6 credits from the Following Approved List of EMS Courses:

  • EBF 401 - Strategic Corporate Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries (3 credits)
  • EBF 473 - Risk Management in Energy Industries (3 credits)
  • EBF 484 - Energy Economics (3 credits)
  • EGEE 401 - Energy in a Changing World (3 credits)
  • EME 444 - Global Energy Enterprise (3 credits)
  • GEOG 424 - Geography of the Global Economy (3 credits)
  • GEOG 430 - Human Use of Environment (3 credits)
  • GEOG 431 - Geography of Water Resources (3 credits)
  • GEOG/EME 432 - Energy Policy (3 credits)
  • GEOG 444 - African Resources and Development (3 credits)
  • GEOG 469 - Energy Industry Applications of GIS (3 credits)
  • GEOSC 402Y - Natural Disasters (3 credits)
  • GEOSC 454 - Geology of Oil and Gas (3 credits)
  • METEO 473 - Application of Computers to Meteorology (3 credits)