About This Course

Have you been wanting to advance your career and become a leader within the energy industry?  Or are you just starting out in the energy industry and want to get ahold of some of the basics while fast-tracking your career path?  Look no further – our newest energy course offering provides students with an effective decision making framework, in the context of value chains and scenario planning, within three major energy markets: oil & gas, petrochemicals, and electric power.

Course Outcomes:

After completing Unit 1: Decision Making in the Energy Industry, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the idea of the global grand energy challenge
  2. Describe the structure of our three major energy markets
  3. Apply the three pillars of decision making to each of these markets
  4. Describe a balanced Decision Making Framework

After completing Unit 2: Value Chains in the Energy Industry, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of value chains
  2. Apply that concept to our three major energy markets

After completing Unit 3: Scenario Analysis in the Energy Industry, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of scenario planning
  2. Describe how scenario planning is applied to each of our three major markets through understanding insights providedin dynamic interviews with energy industry leaders

Course Cost:

Course: $1850

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Course Syllabus

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Professor Information

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Charles D. McConnell

Charles D. McConnell is Executive Director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, a university-wide integration of science, engineering, economic analysis, policy and social sciences to address the diverse issues and challenges associated with energy security, affordability and environmental sustainability.

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