Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Executive Master of Business Administration (Energy Finance Concentration), EMBA

NOTE: Admission to the online Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) with Energy Finance concentration is suspended until further notice. Please contact the academic unit for additional information:

Dr. Naveed Haider

Executive Director, Graduate Programs in Business

Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Suite 151

3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004


Admission Process

Students are admitted to the EMBA program twice per year, in the fall and spring semesters only. The deadline for submission of all application materials is July 15 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester (early submission is encouraged).

Admission to the Online Executive MBA program requires a minimum of three to five years of significant management or supervisory experience and a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

 A complete application consists of the following materials:

  • Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • An official transcript of all undergraduate course work.
  • Evidence of at least three (3) to five (5) years of significant and progressive management and/or supervisory work experience. 
  • A statement of purpose of no more than 500 words (2-pages), explaining your reasoning for seeking an advanced degree in business, describing how the program will help facilitate your career goals. Reflect on your greatest accomplishment and disappointment, and, lessons learned from the experiences. Discuss your professional  and executive  experience  that relates  to the pursuance  of this program including a brief discussion of your post-EMBA goals.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation are required, including one from your immediate supervisor. Letters of recommendation should be obtained from individuals who know you well and can present a balanced evaluation and assessment of your capabilities. Letters should include your strengths, ma n a g er i a l / su p e r vi so r y e x p er i en c e , areas for improvement and commitment to academic excellence in a rigorous program.
  • A current professional résumé.
  • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score if the applicant’s  native  language  is not English,  unless the applicant has received an undergraduate degree from a U.S. college or university.  A TOEFL  score of at least 550 on the paper based  test or 213 on the computer based test or 79 on the Internet based test is required. An official IELTS score can be submitted in lieu of TOEFL in which case a minimum overall band score of 6.0 is required.

Only completed applications (containing all required application materials listed above) will be reviewed for admission. Applications will be reviewed by the Jesse H. Jones School of Business.

Admission Process

Students admitted to the online Executive  Master  of Business  Administration  program at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business will be eligible to pursue this concentration.

Course Requirements

Students must satisfy the Executive MBA core curriculum requirements (27 credit hours) along with the specialized Energy Finance course requirements (9 credit hours) to complete the Executive MBA degree requirement.

Degree Requirements

Students pursuing the Online Executive Master MBA with concentration in Energy Finance must meet the academic regulations of Jesse H. Jones School of Business including those related to the minimum GPA and scholastic discipline.


Core Curriculum21
Other Required Courses6
Total Hours36

Core Curriculum Requirements

FIN 621Fin & Econ Anal3
BADM 630Managerial Communication3
MGMT 636Organizational & Mgmt Theory3
MGMT 670Global Strategic Mgmt3
MGSC 624Statistical Methods3
MIS 671Introduction to MIS3
MKTG 650Sem Mktg Probs3
Total Hours21

other required courses

ACCT 631Sem: Managerial Acctg3
MGSC 625Supply Chain Management3
Total Hours6


FIN 675Energy Finance3
FIN 685Energy Trading3
FIN 695Financial Valuation Modeling3
Total Hours9