August 28, 2007

Neeley Announces Executive Education Program for Petroleum Land Practices

The Neeley School of Business and the new TCU Energy Institute are sponsoring a new non-college credit Petroleum Land Practices Certificate program that covers important fundamentals of the energy industry: property law, contract law, oil and gas leases, land titles, energy regulations and more.

The course is being offered at three different times. 

  •   Fall 2007 program begins October 15, 2007, 8am-4pm.
  •   Spring 2008 will be held 5:30-9:30pm beginning January 29, 2008.
  •   Summer 2008 program begins May 19, 2008. 

Classes will held in the Tandy Center for Executive Leadership within the Neeley School of Business on the TCU campus. For details on exact class dates, visit .  

Each course includes homework assignments, exams, class discussion, panels of geologists and petroleum land professionals, and a required field trip to the Tarrant County Courthouse. Classes will be taught by top oil and gas experts from industry and academia. While the Petroleum Land Practices Certificate program does not confer a degree, it provides significant exposure to business concepts that will prove invaluable to the oil and gas industry. Those who complete the full program will receive a certificate from TCU. 

Cost for the 55-hour program is $4,900. Special 10 percent discounts apply for early registration, TCU alumni and three or more participants from the same organization. Discounts can be combined. A bachelor's degree is preferred, or experience in the oil and gas industry.

 To apply or for questions about the Petroleum Land Practices program, contact Deb Baker, Director of Executive Development for the Tandy Center for Executive Leadership, 817-257-7115, , or visit .


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business