Master of Science in Business of Energy

Master of Science in Business of Energy

Become a Leader of Change in the Energy Industry

The past years have revealed the many challenges facing the energy industry. Aging infrastructure, extreme weather, international upheaval and a volatile economy have made the delivery of electric power a difficult task. On the other hand, industry-wide changes, driven by public policy, technological advances, renewable sources and rapidly growing demand, are also sources of innovation for the industry.

The professionals who come out on top are those that can navigate these challenges with strategic know-how and business acumen. The Master of Science in Business of Energy from Clarkson University gives you the most up-to-date industry knowledge with a solid business foundation to help you take charge of these complex issues. Graduate well-equipped to not only face the future but shape it. 

Why Earn an MS in Business of Energy?

Center your studies on solving the most urgent problems in the energy industry. Course materials tackle what businesses need to succeed and focus specifically on the Northeastern energy industry. Throughout the program, prepare to brainstorm solutions, understand technical complexities and create strategies to deal confidently and effectively with current and future energy industry changes.

The program is 100-percent online, letting you attend part- or full-time around your busy schedule. All courses are taught by leaders with extensive experience in the field, who come equipped with the most current industry knowledge and materials. Customize your studies to your professional goals with both business of energy and MBA courses.


Some of the skills students develop in the business of energy program include:

  • Business of Energy Fundamentals
  • Power Markets
  • Energy Policy
  • Aging Infrastructure Challenges
  • Energy Industry Economics and Finance

The online MS in Business of Energy requires 10 graduate courses totaling 30 credit hours. Students complete at least five or six business of energy core courses, with the remaining courses taken from the MBA program. A required graduate project allows you to apply your newfound skills to a real-world scenario.

The 10 courses serve two functions: (1) Core program courses provide an understanding of the complexity of the integrated functions within the energy industry, from fuel selection/power production to end-user consumption. (2) Business courses strengthen students' competency in their professional discipline(s), preparing them for success in the energy industry sector.

Program Requirements

Complete five or six of the following core courses from Business of Energy graduate courses:

  • BOE616 Graduate Project; Business of Energy*
  • BOE610 Fundamentals of the Business of Energy*
  • BOE611 Planning & Operations of Power Systems
  • BOE612 Power Markets
  • BOE613 Deregulation & Restructuring
  • BOE614 Electric Power Industry Economies & Finance
  • BOE615 Challenges to Upgrading Aging Infrastructure

*Required Courses

Complete four or five courses from the existing MBA program.


A 100-percent online program delivers maximum flexibility to our students. Virtual classes are live and encourage interaction among attendees. Access plenty of remote teamwork opportunities, while hands-on coursework lets you immediately apply what you learn in the classroom to your own professional role.

A completed application includes the following:

  • Online Application Form.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts.
  • For international applicants, an English proficiency test is required:
  • Minimum test score requirements: TOEFL (80) and TOEFL Essentials (8.5), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) or Duolingo English Test (115).

Learn more about admission requirements for graduate students

The program’s offerings have really allowed me to accomplish something that would have been near impossible in a traditional college setting.

Jason Bell '19 MS in Business of Energy

Career Possibilities

Clarkson University is recognized for being among the top 10 percent of engineering technologies master's degree-granting schools. We are also at the forefront of online learning, with our Online MBA ranked among Forbes' Top 40 in the U.S. As a result, graduates of our program are well-respected by employers. Class of 2023 MS graduates in Business of Energy had starting salaries as high as $106K.

The online master's in business of energy prepares students for the following types of roles:

  • Energy analyst
  • Energy auditor
  • Energy manager
  • Environmental manager
  • Sustainable facilities manager
  • Project manager
  • Renewable energy consultant
  • Sustainability program officer
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Energy economist
  • Energy market design specialist
  • Public policy maker

Recent Employers

Our MS in Business of Energy students have recently secured positions with:

  • Central Electric Power Coop
  • GE
  • National Grid
  • New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
  • PPL Electric Utilities

Contact Us

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Phone: 518-631-9831

Interested in learning more about the Master of Science in Business of Energy? Contact us today with your questions.

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Advanced Certificate in Business of Energy

Through Clarkson's Advanced Certificate in Business of Energy, professionals in engineering, geosciences, law, business, policy and related disciplines can receive a solid foundation in energy systems. The online program consists of four courses, which can be completed in one year. 

Advanced Certificate in Business of Energy

Fuel Your Career

Chart your path in the energy industry with a master's degree from Clarkson. To take the next step: