Bauer Graduate Certificates

Energy Investment Analysis (EIA)

You must be a current Bauer graduate student (MBA or MS) to earn one of our graduate certificates listed on this page.

Students interested in developing superior insight into the economics of energy industry capital projects should consider this certificate. Students currently working in or interested in working in project development, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital budgeting, business unit management or energy security analysis should find this certificate helpful to career development.

All courses assume a basic familiarity with the standard NPV/IRR methodology. EIA focuses on special analytical challenges characteristic of the energy industry. These include the tendency for energy projects to contain various embedded options, the capacity of many projects to support substantial amounts of project debt, the fact that energy projects typically are conceived within broader competitive strategies and the reality that many such projects are exposed to varied, severe political risks. EIA will expose students to specific analytical frameworks and strategies that address these challenges, such as: Real options, Competitive Strategy, Project Finance with Leveraged Economics, and market-based techniques to measure and adjust for political risk.

Energy Financial Management

The courses which compose this Certificate are: The Strategy of Project Financing, Competitive Strategy and Real Options in Energy, Tactics and Techniques of Project Finance.


(need 9 credit hours)

  • FINA 7A20 Capital Markets
  • FINA 7A23 Portfolio Theory & Practice
  • FINA 7A97 Real Options in Energy Finance
  • FINA 7321 Fixed Income Security Analysis
  • FINA 7330/ 7A30 Advanced Corporate Finance
  • FINA 7334/ 7A97 Strategy for Project Finance
  • FINA 7336/ 7A97 Techniques for Project Finance
  • FINA 7360 International Finance
  • FINA 7370 Cases in Corporate Finance
  • FINA 7376 Energy Trading
  • FINA 7397 Competitive Strategy and Real Options in Energy
  • FINA 7333/7A33 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FINA 7397 Energy Analysis
  • ACCT 7397 Oil and Gas Accounting
  • FINA 7397 Financial Risk Management
  • FINA 7397 Future of Value Creation in the O & G Industry
  • FINA 7397 Applied Finance Projects
  • FINA 7397 Alternative Energy Investments
  • FINA 7397 Midstream Energy Finance
  • FINA 7397 National Oil Company Value Creation
  • FINA 7354 Financial Securities and Innovations
  • FINA 7397 Energy Value Creation
  • FINA 7397 Electric Power Markets
  • GENB 7397/BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
  • GENB 7397 Capturing Upstream Growth Opportunities
  • GENB 7397 Future of Natural Gas
  • GENB 7397 Seminar in Energy Efficiency
  • MIS 7397 Energy Trading Systems

Certificates: You must be a current Bauer graduate (MBA or MS Finance) student to enroll in any of our certificate programs.