Business Administration Comprehensive Major: Energy Management Emphasis

Program Requirements

Admission to the program: All students wishing to major in the Energy Management (EM) emphasis in Business Administration must be formally admitted to the program. Students who have already completed a BA/BS in Business or Accounting will be considered to have completed most of the Energy Management Base Curriculum and Energy Management Nucleus upon admission to the program, and will need to take only the following courses (7 credits) to complete these requirements: BUAD 240 Strategic Negotiations, BUAD 311 Business Analytics, and at least one of the following: BUAD 202 Energy Management Professional Development, BUAD 302 Energy Management Professional Development II.

A minimum of 83 credits is required, including the 21-credit Energy Management Base Curriculum, the 19 to 20- credit Energy Management Nucleus: 

Energy Management Base Curriculum
ACC 201Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
ECON 201Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Microeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics3
MATH 232Applied Calculus for the Managerial and Social Science3
BUAD 220Spreadsheets and Analysis3
Total Credits21
Energy Management Nucleus
BUAD 185Business Communication3
BUAD 210Legal Environment of Business3
BUAD 240Strategic Negotiations3
BUAD 270Principles of Marketing3
BUAD 333Organizational Behavior3
BUAD 360Managerial Finance3
Select at least one of the following:1-2
Energy Management Professional Development
Energy Management Professional Development II
Total Credits19-20

And the following emphasis courses:   

Energy Management Emphasis
BUAD 230Evolution of the Oil Economy3
BUAD 305Applied Energy Seminar3
BUAD 320Petroleum Land Management3
BUAD 321Oil and Gas Agreements3
BUAD 370Exploration Production Processes3
BUAD 410Water Law3
BUAD 420Oil and Gas Law3
BUAD 495Prospect Economics and Evaluation3
ECON 370Natural Resource Economics3
ENVS 350U.S. and Western Environmental Politics3
GEOG 340Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 101Physical Geology3
GEOL 105Physical Geology Laboratory1
GEOL 240Introduction to Petroleum and Mining Geology3
One of the following elective courses:3
Public Relations Communication
Issues Management
Total Credits43

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to continue in and graduate from Energy Management Program. Students may take both BUAD 202 Energy Management Professional Development and BUAD 302 Energy Management Professional Development II depending on when they enter Western and Energy Management. Take these in consultation with your Energy Management advisor.

Capstone Course Requirement

The following courses in the Business Administration Major fulfill the capstone course requirement: BUAD 495 PROSPECT ECONOMICS & EVALUATN.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements