Become a leader in the rapidly growing and changing energy industry.

A challenging economy, an aging infrastructure and new technology integration, as well as the complexity of identifying and implementing changes to the generation and delivery of electric power, are critical issues that plague today's leaders. A knowledgeable workforce is key to meeting these challenges.

The Business of Energy online master's degree combines strategic principles used in the business energy industry with focused disciplines to equip you with the industry knowledge and business skills needed to become a leader in this rapidly changing industry.

You'll learn about the workings of the power marketplace, the economics and finance of business energy, the challenges of an aging infrastructure, the fuels of the future and more.

Program Highlights:

  • Offered completely online.
  • Driven by the needs of businesses and the northeastern energy industry.
  • Addresses the technical disciplines, applications and career objectives for energy industry leadership.
  • Taught by passionate, knowledgeable and experienced professionals who keep content, references and materials pertinent and current in the rapidly changing energy environment.


Program Information

A blending of contemporary energy issues and related business principles creates a focused learning experience designed to increase your competency to generate ideas, solve problems and manage change and complexity in the challenging energy industry.

Courses are taught by senior managers with years of experience in the energy business, delivered entirely online and focused on providing each student with the foundation needed to become a strategist and leader in the energy industry.

Program duration is 1.5 to 2 years for full-time students and 2.5 to 3 years for part-time students.

The Clarkson University Capital Region Campus (CRC) in Schenectady, NY is a satellite campus for Clarkson University. The CRC caters to the working engineering professional, offering:

  • Evening On-site Courses
  • A Professional Setting
  • Outstanding Faculty who are adjuncts and professionals from within industry
  • Merit Scholarships

*This program is only offered at Clarkson University's Capital Region Campus.

Business of Energy, MS Curriculum

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Applications will be handled on a case by case basis. Successful applicants will have backgrounds in engineering, business, geosciences, law, policy or related disciplines and seek to advance their careers in professions associated with the energy industry.


BS/BA or equivalent

A complete application file consists of the following items:

  • application form
  • resume and statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation — two letters required
  • official transcripts
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

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Capital Region Campus Department of Engineering

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