Nearly 50 professionals in the energy industry from Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and beyond descended on The University of Tulsa campus for a weekend of activities as part of the August kickoff to the online Master of Energy Business degree.
Students of the new program, which is conducted primarily in an online format, had the opportunity to meet with administrators and professors at TU. Students were given hands-on training covering the various aspects of the TU online instructional system and video conferencing.
They also learned about the many energy-related resources available at TU including The National Energy Policy Institute, the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering, The Tulsa Institute of Alternative Energy and the Petroleum Abstracts, the world’s leading source of oil and gas information.
Highlighting the weekend was a reception and dinner at The Summit in downtown Tulsa where students heard remarks from Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Michael Ming and a panel of energy industry leaders including Chairman of the TU Board of Trustees Duane Wilson, Energy Ralph Hill, Anchor Drilling Bob West, ONEOK’s Kevin Burdick, John Chowdry with Fujitsu Network Communications and others.
The next day, students attended a lunch, during which Kerry Malone, Communications Director for Williams, spoke on communication issues for the energy industry. That was followed by an energy business forum featuring top editors from the Oil & Gas Journal and other Pennwell publications.
Applications are being accepted now for the spring 2013 student cohort for the online Master of Energy Business degree program. It is designed for working energy professionals with backgrounds in business, engineering, geosciences, law and related disciplines who are seeking to advance their careers in the energy industry.
The Master of Energy Business blends sound business principles and practices, normally found in an program, with contemporary energy issues and perspectives to create a highly energy focused professional educational experience. Several of TU’s faculty members teach energy and related level courses in the Master of Energy Business program.