August 20, 2013

Energy Professionals Begin New Energy MBA at TCU

The TCU MBA office welcomed 26 new students to the inaugural class of the MBA for Energy Professionals, beginning with a hearty dinner Thursday night, June 26, followed by a get-to-know you session and then an overview of the program.

Offered in the evenings for working professionals, The TCU Energy MBA combines the integrated, managerial business perspective of a TCU MBA degree with specific practices and tools for the energy industry. Courses are taught by renowned Neeley faculty and industry experts with extensive, top-level experience.

"I am pursuing the TCU Energy MBA to become a more impactful member of the energy industry,” Kelli Nichols, revenue audit coordinator for XTO Energy, said. “I look forward to learning from industry leaders and gaining insight into their decision–making processes.”

The MBA office worked closely with respected professionals in the energy field to ensure that the curriculum provides in-depth knowledge of current issues and practices unique to the energy industry, and strategies for managing the risks and opportunities in this dynamic and growing field. Several will be leading classrooms, including Steffen Palko, co-founder of XTO Energy, Tom Bates, chairman of the board for Hercules Offshore, and Brent Clum, CFO for MorningStar Partners.

“With so many oil and gas companies located in the Metroplex, the TCU Energy MBA is the perfect fit for motivated energy professionals who want to further their knowledge and boost their career potential,” said Bill Wempe, executive director of graduate programs as Neeley.  

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Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU