Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Energy & Environment Concentration

In an increasingly resource-constrained world, energy and environmental issues will present new risks and opportunities for businesses in all sectors. Understanding the dynamics of the new energy economy and balancing corporate sustainability considerations with business objectives requires managers who understand, anticipate, and act on energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. 

At Fuqua, we deliberately pair energy and environment together because we know that, now more than ever, these challenges are inextricably linked. This concentration is a platform for students who want to work in the energy sector-whether oil and gas, renewables, utilities, or energy consulting-as well as those who want to be leaders in corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice in any industry.  It allows students to develop subject matter expertise in the ways that energy and environmental issues will affect businesses in the future and strategies for managing risk and innovation in this context, with flexibility for students to choose classes that most closely align with their career interests.  

 

Coursework requirements:

To complete the concentration, a student must complete a total of 18 course credits according to the requirements shown below (credits in parentheses). These 18 credits are part of the total Fuqua credit requirement.

Required Courses
ENRGYENV 625 - Energy, Markets, & Innovation (3 credits) OR STRATEGY 627 Business Strategies for Sustainability (formerly ENRGYENV 627) (3 credits)
ENRGYENV 898H.01 (Fall) and 898H.02 (Spring) - EDGE Seminar on Energy & Environment (1.5 credits/semester - total of 3 credits required for the concentration)


Depth Courses (minimum 2 courses):

Offered at Fuqua:
ENRGYENV 625 - Energy, Markets, & Innovation (3 credits) OR STRATEGY 627 Business Strategies for Sustainability (formerly ENRGYENV 627) (3 credits), if not taken to meet first requirement
ENRGYENV 895 - Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum: Energy and Environment
Focus (6 credits)
ENRGYENV 898 - Special Topics -- Energy Policy GATE (3 credits)
MANAGEMT 750 - Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits) OR MANAGEMT 898 -  Advanced Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Offered through other schools at Duke*:
ENERGY 520 — Resource & Environmental Economics I (1.5 credits)
ENERGY 630 — Transportation and Energy (3 credits)
ENERGY 631 — Energy Technology and Impact on the Environment (3 credits)
ENERGY 635 — Energy Economics and Policy (1.5 credits)
ENERGY 711 — Energy and the Environment (3 credits)
ENERGY 790 — Renewables and the World's Poor (3 credits)
ENVIRON 638 — Environmental Life Cycle Analysis and Decision Making (3 credits)
ENVIRON 640 — Climate Change Economics and Policy (3 credits)
ENVIRON 712A — Hydrocarbons: Houston Field Trip (1 credit)
ENERGY 716 — Modeling for Energy Systems (3 credits)
ENVIRON 717 — Markets for Electric Power (3 credits)
ENVIRON 801 — Approaches to a Low Carbon Economy (1 credit)
LAW 235 — Environmental Law (3 credits)
LAW 327 — Energy Law (3 credits)
LAW 520 — Climate Change and the Law (2 credits)
PUBPOL 790.01 — Economic Development and Environmental Conservation (3 credits)

*Other courses offered through the Nicholas School (listed under ENVIRON) are also eligible with approval.

Breadth courses (minimum 2 courses):
ACCOUNTG 591 — Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
ACCOUNTG 598 — Valuation and Fundamental Analysis (3 credits)
DECISION 611 — Decision Models (3 credits)
DECISION 613 — Strategic Modeling and Business Dynamics (3 credits)
DECISION 614 — Statistical Forecasting (3 credits)
FINANCE 646 — Corporate Finance (3 credits)
FINANCE 648 — Derivatives (3 credits)
FINANCE 651 — Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits)
FINANCE 661 — Raising Capital (3 credits)
FINANCE 898 — Project Finance (3 credits)
MANAGEMT 738 — Managing Innovation in a Global Organization (3 credits)
MANAGEMT 746 — Power and Politics in Organizations (3 credits)
MARKETNG 796 — Market Intelligence (3 credits)
MARKETNG 797 — Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
MARKETNG 802 — Marketing Innovations (3 credits)
MGRECON 781 — Global Economic Environment of the Firm (3 credits)
MGRECON 788 — Competitive Analysis (3 credits)
OPERATNS 827 — Global Operations (3 credits)
OPERATNS 828 — Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
STRATEGY 838 — Entrepreneurial Strategy (3 credits)