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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Energy Business and Finance Minor

University Park: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EBF) Contact: Professor Seth Blumsack, Program Officer
World Campus

The minor in Energy, Business and Finance is an offering of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The minor introduces students to financial, investment, and management concepts applied to private sector organizations whose operation emphasizes the Earth and its environment, the energy and mineral industries, or the development of new and enhanced materials. The minor focuses on the leadership and information strategies characteristic of enterprises that are succeeding in a rapidly integrating global economy.

The minor provides science and engineering students an introduction to basic entrepreneurial and business concepts to help prepare them for success in a changing professional environment. It also provides other Penn State students an opportunity to focus on business strategies in the Earth resources, environmental, and materials industries. A minimum of 27 credits is required for the minor. A student enrolled in this minor must receive a grade C or better in all courses in the minor. Advising is available through the EMS Student Center (14 Deike Building) or the professor in charge.

Scheduling Recommendations by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


ECON 102 GS(3), EBF 200 GS(3), EBF 301(3),  EME 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 3-4 credits from: MATH 22 GQ(3); MATH 110 GQ(4); MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from: STAT 200 GQ(4); STAT 401(3); EBF 472(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from: EGEE 101 GN(3) or EGEE 102 GN(3) or EGEE 120 GS;US;IL(3) (Sem: 5-6)

Select 6 credits from the approved list of EMS courses. Approved courses are: EBF 401 (3), EBF 402(3), EBF 473(3), EBF 483(3), EBF 484(3), EGEE 401(3), EME 444(3), GEOG 424 US;IL(3), GEOG 430(3), GEOG 431(3), GEOG/EME 432(3), GEOG 444(3), GEOG 469(3), GEOSC 402 IL(3), GEOSC 454(3), and METEO 473(3) (Sem: 7-8).

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2017

Blue Sheet Item #: 46-02-015

Review Date: 10/3/2017



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