People Purpose and Energy: ESG and Energy Path

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Cost: $4,500 per class + additional student fees (~$180/semester)

As an applicant, please fill the online application out as the following for the Academic Interests page:

  1. Select: Certificate
  2. Certificate: Business School Certificates
  3. Subplan: Business-Graduate Certificate

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ESG may be hard to define, standardize or quantify, but all energy companies (regardless of their fuel source) need to better understand and articulate ESG in order to communicate with their investors, teams, and employees. In this pathway, people are part of that conversation along with understanding environmental policy, finances, and leadership. One thing is certain, these topics drive better business.

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Choose three of the following courses:

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Trends in Energy and Commodities
GEMM 6420: Introduction to the fundamental concepts and terminology associated with Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG). The evolution of climate change and ESG will be reviewed in terms of policies and metrics. The critical need commodities (agricultural, energy, minerals, and metals) are studied to support more realistic views and opinions on climate change and ESG. An overarching goal is that students completing the course will have a sound understanding of ESG-related policies and standards, the measuring metrics, and the benefits and costs associated with potential future trends.


When can I take this course?

  • Spring 2023: January 13 - March 24, 2023

Human Capital Management in Energy
GEMM 6410: Explains that people are energy's most important asset. Students will learn the latest research in human resource theories, study models, and learn how to develop organizational effectiveness from the firm's human capital. Concepts on: effective teamwork, attracting and retaining talent, and using HR processes such as performance management and development to drive engagement will be discussed.


When can I take this course?

  • Spring 2023: April 14 - June 24, 2022


Leadership & Decision Making in the Global Energy Environment
GEMM 6400: Students will examine leadership from an energy executive perspective. Topics include: how execs lead, change, innovation, interacting with top management teams, the board, leadership issues involved with governance of the firm, strategies for enhancing executive influence and ethics and responsibilities associated with exec.


When can I take this course?

  • Spring 2023: January 13 - March 24, 2022
  • Fall 2023: October 7 - December 15, 2023


Environmental, Regulatory, Legal and Political Environment in the Energy Industry
GEMM 6200: Exploration of current political situations regarding the energy industry, its environmental impact in the short and long term. Topics include climate change, pollution, solid wastes and conversions to natural resources. Students will become familiar with national and international energy laws and regulations, financial arrangements, confidentiality, and bidding agreements.


When can I take this course?

  • Fall 2023: July 14 - September 22, 2023


Introduction to Financial Management in the Global Energy Market
GEMM 6600: Introduction to fundamental principle of asset valuation and financing in competitive global markets. Providing the tools necessary to analyze day-to-day financial issues in the energy industry (time value of money, valuation of income streams, risk-weighted investment returns.) Topics such as risk management, arbitrage, hedging, and foreign exchange will be covered. Repeatable.


When can I take this course?

  • Spring 2023: April 14 - June 24, 2023


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