About this Course:

Join the Rice community and enroll in our newest energy course offering – Leadership and Decision Making in the Energy Industry.  This unique course 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.

The course length is 15 weeks, and is done online.
Course start: Monday, September 18, 2017 Monday, October 2, 2017

Course Cost:

Course: $1850
Special SPE Member Rate: $1250 – Enter Promo Code “SPE2017” when you register

Course Syllabus:

Click here for the complete course syllabus and more detailed course information.

A word from the Course Instructor, Charles D. McConnell:

Welcome to the Rice Community!

You have chosen to embark on a journey to expand your knowledge about the energy industry by enrolling in the Energy and Environment Initiative (EEi) online course “Leadership and Decision Making in the Energy Industry.”  Personally, I look forward to introducing you to the principles and key concepts contained in the course and I believe you will come away with tools you will develop, both technically and commercially, to enable decision-making in the highly complex world of energy.

The Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, and Electric Power industries are all interlinked by their value chains and to our future.  In this course, we look into the critical technologies and processes of these industries and the impacts to citizens, industries, and even nations of all types on a global scale.

I look forward to hearing from you as you traverse the activities throughout the course, so feel free to message me anytime.  Also, I hope to see you in January at the course capstone event.  More details to come about that event.  Best of luck!


Charles D. McConnell
Executive Director, Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative (EEi)
Former Assistant Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

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