Gutierrez Energy Management Institute

Energy Curriculum

Energy BBA

  • Undergraduate Global Energy Management (GEM)
    1. GEM Professional Program
    2. GEM Professional Program

      The GEM Professional Program is the most powerful and comprehensive blend of technical and business skills available at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students in this program obtain a BBA in Finance with a GEM specialization.

      Meant to begin at the freshman year and carry through graduation, the GEM Professional Program requires a higher level math and science core than the traditional BBA in Finance. In addition to the required business core course work, GEM-PP students take all their advanced-elective courses in energy business.

      Download the GEM-Professional Program Degree Plan: 2012

      Download the GEM-Professional Program Degree Plan: 2013

      Download the GEM-Professional Program Degree Plan: 2014

    3. GEM Track in Finance
    4. The GEM Track in Finance

      The GEM Track in Finance program is a complete undergraduate education in energy business culminating in a BBA in Finance. GEM Track in Finance is a specialization of the traditional BBA in Finance which gives graduates the leading edge when entering the energy job market. Students of the GEM Track in Finance program are finance majors who take a series of pre-selected energy business electives in their junior and senior years. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a BBA in Finance with a GEM certificate.

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      Students enrolled in the GEM Track in Finance must meet the regular BBA requirements for finance majors. The GEM Track does not require any more classes than the standard track in finance, but requires that students choose their major classes from the following list:

      • Completion of:
        • FINA 4320 Investment Management
        • FINA 4330 Corporate Finance
      • Select twelve semester hours (4 classes) from the following options:
        • FINA 4350 Options and Futures
        • FINA 4351 Futures and Swaps
        • FINA 4359 Energy Insurance and Risk Management
        • FINA 4360 International Financial Management
        • FINA 4370 Energy Trading
        • FINA 4371 Energy Value Chain
        • FINA 4372 Upstream Economics
        • FINA 4373 Petrochemical and Refining Economics
        • FINA 4375 Economics of Energy
        • FINA 4397 Selected Topics in Finance
          • must have energy or oil in the title or description
        • or other approved energy-related finance courses (see advisor)
      • Select six hours of approved advanced electives:
        • ENRG 3310: Introduction to Energy and Sustainability
        • ENRG 4320: Case Studies in Energy and Sustainability
        • ENRG 4397: Special Topics on Energy and Sustainability (May be repeated if topic varies)
        • ENRG 4398: Special Problems (Independent Study) on topics related to Energy and Sustainability.
        • Sequence of
          • ACCT 3366 Financial Reporting Frameworks &
          • ACCT 3367 Intermediate Accounting I
        • SCM 4390 Energy Supply Chain
        • TECH 4310 Future of Energy and the Environment
        • ECON 3385 Economics of Energy
        • HIST 3394 War, Globalization and Terror
        • or other approved advanced business courses (see advisor)

      See the University of Houston course catalog for all relevant polices pertaining to the degree plans and minors.


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Gutierrez Energy Management Institute
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The University of Houston
4742 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX 77204

Undergraduate Program Inquiries:
Vanessa Fellers: 713-743-4936

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Office of Graduate and Professional Programs: 713-743-0700

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