Renewable Energy Management Certificate Pathway

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Cost: $4,500 per class + ~$185 in student fees/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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A deep dive into the fast-growing renewable energy sector. Gain the industry knowledge needed to become an impactful leader. Students in this pathway will study the commercialization of renewable energy projects, law, policy, and regulatory environments that impact business decisions. In addition, courses provide an in-depth understanding of stakeholders, market forces and geopolitical trends that impact the energy industry as a whole.

10-week courses. 100% online.

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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
  • Fall 2023: July 14 - September 22, 2023

Project Development, Management and Leadership in Renewable Energy
GEMM 6630: This course will focus on the business aspects of running a renewable energy entity either as a separate company or sector within an established company. Students taking this course have completed a previous course on the basic science of renewable energy. This course is intended to focus on leadership issues and decision-making regarding renewable energy. As a significant part of the course, students will learn how to review information and data supplied to them by engineers, accountants, finance, marketing, scientists, and other stakeholders within and outside their company including federal, state, and local governments and regulatory agencies to make sound business decisions.

When can I take this course?

  • Spring 2023: January 13 - March 24, 2023
  • Fall 2023: July 14 - September 22, 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


21st Century Global Energy Issues and Realities
GEMM 6000: Introduction to the global energy industry's past, present and future. Current and historical issues in regions such as the Atlantic Basin, the former Soviet Union, east of Suez, and North and South America will be covered. World production centers and markets are discussed to include relevant energy security, scenario planning, risk management and regulation, deregulation, and environmental concerns. Note: Students will learn the geographic distribution of energy resources worldwide including governmental systems.

When can I take this course?

  • Fall 2023: July 14 - September 22, 2023


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