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Sharpen your skills. Make connections. Propel your career.

TCU has helped me become a more well-rounded decision maker in my daily operations and duties while learning a new industry.

Brian Williams, Energy MBA Alum

On building expertise across the entire energy industry


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Energy MBA (Evenings)

TCU’s Energy MBA delivers the ideal mix: in-depth knowledge of energy issues plus the managerial perspective of the prestigious MBA credential. This program is popular with energy professionals who need a well-rounded business background and MBA-level experiences to advance. All classes are held in the evenings, which means you can apply what you learn at work the very next day.


  • Power up your career—and your network—by learning from nationally recognized faculty and energy industry trailblazers.
  • Boost your upward mobility and salary potential—without having to quit your job.
  • Gain global experience in energy-rich regions for firsthand knowledge of crucial international issues.
  • Get one-on-one guidance and professional feedback from industry mentors.
  • Connect with major players in the energy field—here in Texas and around the world.

Already have an undergraduate degree and experience in business? Check out our Accelerated Energy MBA program.

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Drill deeper into the business of energy. You’ll study under top energy executives from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Through energy-focused courses, you’ll gain insight on emerging technologies, energy macroeconomics, regulatory issues and more.


From Prospect to Production
Energy Macroeconomics
Energy Commodities
Energy Corporate Finance
Energy Accounting
Energy Legal & Regulatory Issues
Reservoir Engineering Management
GIS Mapping
Energy in the 21st Century
Energy CEO Forum
And more


TCU works closely with energy execs to develop a program geared to industry needs. You’ll take specialized energy courses taught by executives from some of the nation’s top energy companies. Our Energy Advisory Board works closely with faculty on new courses to ensure our grads have the skills needed to compete.  


You’ll learn from C-Level experts who are redefining the energy industry:

  • Dr. Steffen Palko, assistant professor and co-chair of TCU’s Energy Advisory Board, started his own energy company, XTO Energy. It became the nation’s largest producer of natural gas in 2009.
  • Dr. Tom Bates, adjunct professor and co-chair of TCU’s Energy Advisory Board, is the independent chairman of the board of directors of Hercules Offshore, Inc. He has held executive positions at Lime Rock Management LP, Schlumberger, Weatherford Enterra and Baker Hughes.
  • TCU’s unique Energy CEO Forum course delivers even more industry expertise. You’ll interact directly with senior executives from Energy Future Holdings, Range Resources, Luminant and other companies.


Expand your network now! As part of our Energy Executive Experience program, you’ll build a relationship with an executive mentor outside your company. You’ll gain industry guidance and candid professional feedback that can be a career differentiator. 


Anish Jain
VP of strategy and development,
FTS International

Jim Greer
Senior VP & COO,
Oncor Electric Delivery

Ken Kirby
Senior VP of development,
XTO Energy

Sharon Stufflebeme
CIO & CHRO, FTS International 

Frank Iannelli
Partner, K3 Advisors, LLC

Hagen Haentsch
Director, West Distribution
Operations Center,
Oncor Electric Delivery

Tom Bates
Independent chairman
of the board of directors,
Hercules Offshore, Inc. 


TCU’s professional development speakers will expand your managerial skills and strengthen your professional brand. Our lineup of experts delivers rare insight on leadership. 


Managing Your Work/
Life Balance

Dr. Victor Boschini, chancellor,

Conflict Management
Dr. Jason Jones, VP of
leadership development,
Strata Leadership

Pathway to Development
Cedric James, former NFL player
and marketing coordinator,
TCU Idea Factory


TCU’s Energy Institute integrates all of TCU’s education resources to provide cutting-edge research and multidisciplinary programs for students, faculty and professionals. The institute focuses on energy resources, including geothermal basins, wind farms, and oil and gas from domestic shale deposits. 


  • Our networking events draw hundreds of energy industry leaders to campus.
  • The Davis Energy Endowed Lectureship Series brings distinguished speakers to discuss critical energy issues with students and local business leaders.
  • Through its active involvement in the Metroplex NGV Consortium, TCU works with more than 100 companies and agencies to promote the development of natural gas for transportation uses.


Experience the unique issues facing energy businesses in the European Union. Visit the International Energy Agency, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Council of the European Union, Energy-European Commission, port sites and Shell’s Carbon Capture and Storage development––the only one of its kind in the world. 


Paris, France
Brussels, Belgium
Aberdeen, Scotland 

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