Fuqua School of Business has already earned a reputation as one of the best places for MBAs to gain industry expertise in energy and environmental sectors. In July, Fuqua extended its offerings with the approval of a new MBA Concentration in Energy Finance. The new concentration, which is an addition to the school’s existing MBA Concentration in Energy & Environment, will give MBAs a chance to dive deeper on issues of project finance, markets and trading, corporate finance, and risk management, with a grounding in the specifics of global energy markets.
“With the addition of this new concentration, we are responding to the growing interest of our students in careers at the nexus of energy and finance,” said Jennifer Francis, Fuqua’s Senior Associate Senior Associate Dean for Programs. Fuqua is the only MBA program in the Businessweek Top 10 to offer a major or concentration in Energy Finance to its MBAs.
The new focus on energy finance follows Duke’s announcement in June of a $5.5 million gift to the Duke University Energy Initiative, which will, among other priorities, provide funding for a new energy finance professorship of the practice at Fuqua.