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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Global Energy Management, MS

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As the global commercial center for oil and gas production, Houston is the gateway to jobs in the energy industry. Bauer College is home to the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI), which provides graduate curriculum in energy management that is now internationally recognized. The MS in Global Energy Management program is the natural next step for Bauer and GEMI to serve the needs of the energy industry, giving students the knowledge of the business of energy and exposure to effective management skills.

No other school in Texas offers a Master of Science in Global Energy Management.

The program is most relevant to those working in, or planning to work, in the following areas:

  • Energy management
  • Energy trading
  • Energy finance

This 36-credit hour interdisciplinary program includes courses from each of the five departments in the Bauer College. All classes meet once a week, 6-9 pm.

The MS-GEM admits students for fall and spring semesters. The students range in age from 22-47 with average work experience of 4 years and average GMAT scores of 546.

For more information, visit the Master of Science in Global Energy Management program page.

Admission Requirements

Admission eligibility for the Master of Science in Global Energy Management program requires a four-year undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution. The undergraduate degree may be in any discipline. Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring semesters.

A complete application should include:

  1. Application for Graduate Studies
  2. Transcripts
    • Domestic transcripts - official transcript from all higher education institutions attended
    • International Transcripts - one original transcript and degree certificate in the original language and the other must be an official English translation of the transcript.
  3. Test Scores
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores, less than 5 years old
    • International applicants must submit comply with English language proficiency requirements. Full details are found at http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/english-proficiency/.
      • One of the following tests may be submitted to meet this requirement. Please note that scores over two years old will not be accepted.
      • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score above 603 on the paper-based test or 100 on the internet-based test.
      • Official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score above 6.5.
      • Official PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) minimum of 70.
  4. Non-refundable Application Fee(s)
    • An application fee is required ($75 for domestic applicants and $150 for international applicants).
  5. Additional Requirements for International Applicants can be found at http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/.
    • NOTE: International students must have a four-year degree from an accredited university to apply for the MBA. Three-year degrees are not considered equivalent. There is no bridge program at UH. Students with a three-year degree will likely need to combine it with a completed master’s degree from their home country before applying.
  6. Resume
  7. Goal Statement 
    • In one to two pages, discuss what motivates you, how your personal and professional experience has shaped you, and how will you maximize the specialized Masters degree to reach your future goals.
    • Letters of recommendation for MS in Global Energy Management are not required, nor accepted.

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for this degree: 36.0

Free Electives (Choose 6 Credits)

Academic Policies

All coursework in the MS in Global Energy Management Program is graduate-level.

Waiver/Transfer Credit Guidelines

The foundation courses may be waived, based on equivalent, previous academic coursework. Students who have completed appropriate courses in previous graduate course work may transfer a maximum of six semester credit hours within the electives of the program.

The transfer of coursework is based on the following guidelines:

  • Courses for which transfer credit is requested must have grades of ‘B’ or higher and may not be more than five years old at the time of graduation from UH with the MS in Global Energy Management degree.
  • The course work must be graduate-level and consistent with the advanced study of global energy management and business administration.
  • The academic department must approve the transfer request. Final authority for the approval of all transfer requests rests with the Director of the MS-GEM Program.
  • Requests for the transfer of courses taken prior to enrolling at UH should be made during the first semester of attendance as a graduate student in the Bauer College of Business. Waiver/Transfer request forms are available in University Classroom and Business Building (UCBB) 424.
  • Transfer credit is not given for either professional experience or professional development courses.

Continuous Enrollment

Unless students petition for a leave of absence, they must maintain continuous enrollment during the fall and spring semesters. Students who are out of the program for more than one calendar year will be under the jurisdiction of the catalog in effect at the time of reentry.

Students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment for more than two calendar years must reapply for admission to the program and must meet admission requirements in effect at that time.

Effective Semester of Admission

Admission is granted for a specific semester. If students wish to postpone enrollment, they must secure approval from the graduate advisor. The first semester in which students, as graduate students, complete graduate-level work that applies toward a degree is the effective semester of admission


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