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Energy Economics and Finance

Offered: On campus

Learn with Minot State
As an energy economics and finance major, you will study geological sciences, economics, and finance. You also will have the opportunity to enroll in specialized geology, management information systems, computer science, international business, entrepreneurship, and finance courses. You’ll learn the historical practice and theory of energy markets and industry-specific approaches to:

  • Economic valuations, strategies, and finance of energy projects
  • Assigning value to oil fields, pipelines, wind farms, and ethanol/biodiesel plants
  • Links between energy projects and financial markets
  • Using value-at-risk methods to manage risk
  • Evaluating alternative energy sources

A region that knows energy
Our program – linking economic and financial analysis processes and practices with energy-related issues – is one of a kind in the United States. As added value, North Dakota is center to the Bakken energy region. Studying energy economics and finance at Minot State puts you on the fast track to a rewarding career in the energy industry.

Is energy economics and finance right for you?
Top candidates for careers in energy economics and finance must have relevant skills and qualifications, be motivated and adaptable, have good communication and IT skills, and be ready to become part of a team.

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Be inspired . . . earn our energy economics and finance degree

Earn your education in one of America’s largest energy-producing regions while making in-roads with some of the industry’s premier companies, some offering internships and part-time job opportunities to college students, with full-time job offers to recent Minot State graduates. Internships earn University credit while you are financially compensated.
Employment outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial analyst positions are expected to grow much faster than the average for all professions. At today’s estimates, the oil and gas industry will need personnel for decades, employing thousands and giving you many future options for employment.
The College of Business
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include:
  • The Slaaten Learning Center
  • Financial trading lab
  • Corporate-style boardroom with video-conferencing equipment
  • Student lounge
  • Boardroom for student organizations and groups
Job opportunities
Our graduates work throughout the energy industry as:
  • Business analysts
  • Corporate planners
  • Energy economists
  • Energy loan specialists
  • Financial analysts
  • Project analysts
  • Product pricing analysts

This program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.