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Earth and Mineral Sciences

Begin Date: Fall Semester 2010
End Date: Spring Semester 2012

Energy, Business and Finance Minor - ARCHIVE

University Park: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EBF)

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)


E B F 200 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
E B F 401(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 6 credits from category a or b:
a. B A 301(2) and B A 302(2) and B A 304(2) (Sem: 3-8)
b. FIN 100(3) or E B F 301(3); and MGMT 100(3) or E B F 304W(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Select 6 credits from the approved list of EMS courses. Approved courses are: EM SC 420(3), E B F 473(3), E B F 484(3), GEOG 424 US:IL(3), GEOG 430(3), GEOG 431(3), GEOG 444(3), GEOG 493(3), GEOSC 402Y IL(3), GEOSC 454(3), and METEO 473(3), and P N G 489(3) (Sem: 5-8).

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-02-013

Review Date: 09/28/2010



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