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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Energy Business and Finance Minor

University Park: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EBF)
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 18 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 (25 Deike Building) or the professor in charge.

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
E B F 200 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
E B F 301(3), EME 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
EGEE 101 GN(3) or EGEE 102 GN(3) or EGEE 120 GS;US;IL(3) (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the approved list of EMS courses. Approved courses are: E B F 401, E B F 473(3), E B F 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 402Y IL(3), GEOSC 454(3), and METEO 473(3) (Sem: 7-8).

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-05-021

Review Date: 02/21/2012

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