Graduate and Professional Programs

Master of Science in Global Energy Management

Program Overview
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The goal of the Master of Science in Global Energy Management program is to prepare graduates to advance their careers as managers in the energy industry by imparting both the knowledge of the business of energy and exposure to effective management skills.

Important Features

  • 36 hours (12 graduate courses)
  • Interdisciplinary: includes courses from all 5 departments of the College
    • Accounting
    • Decision & Information Sciences (including Supply Chain Management)
    • Finance
    • Management (including human resource managements and corporate strategy)
    • Marketing
  • 7.5 credits of Required Courses
  • 22.5 credits of Prescribed Electives
  • 6 credits of Free Electives
  • Includes semester courses (3 cr.) and 7-week courses (1.5 cr.)
  • All classes meet once a week 6-9 p.m.

Visit the curriculum page to learn more.

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job creation in the energy sector has grown significantly faster than overall private sector employment in the past six years, with employment growth in the extraction and support segments of the oil and gas industry reporting growth over 35 percent. Since 2002, exploration and production of shale oil and gas has created an estimated 1 million of the 2.7 million jobs created overall in the United States, with analysts predicting robust growth in this sector until at least 2025. In addition, analysts expect fast job creation in clean energy or renewable industries (wind, solar, biofuels), with some studies estimating 4 million new full-time jobs by 2013.

Houston, considered the global commercial center for oil and gas production, is the gateway to jobs in the energy industry. Bauer College is home to the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI), which provides graduate curriculum in energy management that is now internationally recognized. The MS in Global Energy Management program is the natural next step for Bauer and GEMI to serve the needs of the energy industry, giving students the knowledge of the business of energy and exposure to effective management skills.

No other school in the state offers a Master of Science in Global Energy Management.

The program is most relevant to those working in, or planning to work in the following areas:

  • Energy management
  • Energy trading
  • Energy finance

Bauer College's Master of Science in Global Energy Management is now an Energy Risk Professional (ERP) program partner with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). GARP's Partnership for Risk Education is a framework through which academic institutions can ensure that their risk management course offerings align with global industry needs and best practices. Academic Partner programs incorporate the curriculum of GARP's FRM and ERP certifications into their courses of study.

Admission Application

  • Four year undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution
  • Recent GRE or GMAT Score
  • TOEFL for non-native English speakers with undergraduate degrees from non-U.S. educational institutions
  • Personal essay on the fit between the degree and career objectives


Application Deadline
Semester Domestic Applicant International Applicant*
Fall 2019 June 1, 2019 Still accepting applications April 1, 2019
Spring 2020 November 1, 2019
October 1, 2019

* Those applicants who are classified as international by the UH Graduate Admissions Office, which includes applicants currently holding any type of visa and those needing a student visa.