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Energy Economics and Finance

Consider a future in energy
Wind, water, sun, oil, natural gas, coal, biofuels—no matter where it comes from, energy is a vital part of human society. Graduates of Minot State University’s energy economics and finance program are prepared to aid in valuation and investment decision making within the energy industry. Our program, which links 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 information technology skills, and be ready to become part of a team. In our program, you will study geological sciences, economics, and finance. You will also 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

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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 connections with some of the industry’s premier companies. All internships provide hands-on learning opportunities and may lead to part time employment while in college or full-time job offers upon graduation.
Employment outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial analyst positions are expected to grow much faster than the average for all professions. Today’s estimates indicate the oil and gas industry will need personnel for decades in renewable energy. The employment of thousands will you many future options for employment.
Learn with us
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the new Slaaten Learning Center which features:
  • Financial trading lab with stock ticker board
  • Corporate-style board room with video-conference equipment
  • Student study lounge
  • Meeting room for student organizations and groups
Job opportunities
Graduates can work throughout the energy industry as:
  • Business analysts
  • Corporate planners
  • Project Analysts
  • Product pricing analysts
  • Energy loan specialists
  • Financial analysts
  • Energy economists
The College of Business 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.