Today’s business landscape has given way to a new form of competition – one that is based on the use of data analytics to support decision-making. It’s important to master the skills required to operate in this new data-intensive world. When you specialize in analytics, you’ll get the tools you’ll need to transform large data sets into actionable knowledge, allowing you to make an impact in the energy industry. You’ll dive deep into modeling and analytics, advanced spreadsheet modeling, and econometrics and forecasting. With an analytics specialization, you’ll be fully prepared for a career in energy as a product developer, pricing analyst, entrepreneur, or consultant.
With a specialization in banking and finance, you’ll be fully prepared to work in the exciting, fast-paced world of high finance. Because the energy industry is capital intensive, a banking and finance specialization will open the door to opportunities in traditional lending, energy investment banking, venture capital, private equity and both the buy-side and the sell-side. You’ll also participate in Burkenroad Reports, the nation’s first university-sponsored securities analysis program.
When you choose to specialize in electric power, you’ll be prepared to work in the broad spectrum of power generation, from renewables and energy transitions to de-carbonization and beyond. You’ll dive deep into the power sector and learn how the demand for renewables is changing the way the industry operates. You’ll also manage physical and financial power portfolios, applying concepts from operations management, economics and risk management. With a specialization in electric power, you’ll gain the skills you need to thrive in an ever-changing industry.
A specialization in energy trading and risk management will prepare you to work in upstream, midstream, downstream and electric power. Through in-class simulations and experiential learning, you’ll acquire both the knowledge and the skills to maintain an efficient electric power market or oil and gas operation. You’ll also learn how to address major challenges facing the energy industry. As a result you’ll stand out in a highly competitive job market.
In recent years, New Orleans has emerged as an entrepreneurial hub, providing a rich and compelling backdrop for this course of study. When you pursue a specialization in entrepreneurship, you’ll focus on venture capital and private equity, new venture planning, and management of technology. You’ll acquire practical and applicable knowledge to thrive in the energy industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to tap into the resources at the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to validate and launch your own energy start-up.
Solar and Wind are two of the top three fastest growing sectors in energy, and together they added the most jobs in the industry in 2019. A specialization in Renewable and Sustainable Energy will provide essential knowledge of energy systems, renewable fuels and technologies, energy transitions, and behavioral and institutional barriers to achieving sustainable energy. Courses cover topics including sustainable development, project development and finance, economics and regulation.