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Franklin University Offers New Energy Management - Bachelor of Science Degree

Columbus, OH (October 26, 2015)

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Energy Management major to the Ross College of Business offerings.

The energy industry is the third-largest industry in the United States. The recent resurgence of oil and gas production from shale is expected to propel the United States into the top spot globally for oil and gas production and it is estimated that the country will be nearly self-sufficient within the next two decades.

With Franklin University’s transfer-friendly Energy Management degree-completion program, students build on technical knowledge and learn how to apply traditional business concepts like accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing that will help to take on supervisory and management roles within the energy industry.

Unlike most energy management degree programs that focus primarily on engineering, Franklin University’s Energy Management is housed within the Ross College of Business so students are equipped with a management degree that builds on technical skills – providing the best of both worlds. By mastering business concepts like accounting, marketing and finance, and learning how to apply them within the energy industry, students will be prepared to drive the development of energy sources, effectively manage costs associated with production and transportation, and analyze oil and gas markets for risks, benefits and opportunities.

Students gain an understanding of the operations used to find, evaluate and deliver resources, as well as the equipment and processes to evaluate promising formations, drill wells, manage production, and transport oil and gas.  Energy markets and cost structure for various forms of energy and the role utility companies play in providing energy through various sources are also explored.

Curriculum exposes students to the current and future states of domestic and international energy markets and provides the opportunity to examine innovation and techniques to improve energy process design and efficiency.

Graduates of the new Energy Management program have a number of career options including commodity trader, gas marketing representative, power trader, field landman, contracts manager, land manager, environmental manager or division order manager.

Up to 24 hours of prior-learning credit for certifications, licensures, on-the-job training, and previously earned college credits are available, providing students with credit for technical knowledge allowing them to earn a degree faster and lower tuition costs. Existing education or experience, combined with Franklin University’s Energy Management major, can propel students to the management level and more career opportunities. Moreover, convenient, online courses mean Franklin University students can earn a degree where and when it’s most convenient. Coursework is available completely online or at one of the University’s Midwest locations.

For more information visit our Energy Management - Bachelor of Science Degree page.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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