Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Business Administration in Energy Commerce

While primarily focused on the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of oil and gas, our energy commerce program provides students unparalleled exposure to the business of energy. Students learn about regulatory oversight, energy lending and investing, commodity trading, industry analysis, and more. Through hands-on, active learning techniques supplemented by industry knowledge, our graduates are prepared to make a valuable impact in the energy industry.

Customized Learning Experience

In addition to developing a common body of knowledge in energy commerce, students must participate in one of two cohorts:

By selecting the Energy Transaction Analysis cohort, you will gain expertise in commercial and marketing analysis, marketing and trading, operations, risk management, and business development to excel in the midstream/downstream sectors of the energy and power industries.

Core classes include:

  • Energy Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Energy Analytics & Strategy
  • Energy Power Markets & Trading
  • Energy Quantitative Methods

By selecting the Petroleum Land Management cohort, you will gain expertise in the analysis and execution of contracts, lease agreements and software systems used by upstream energy professionals.

Core classes include:

  • Oil and Gas Agreements I & II
  • Oil and Gas Law I & II
  • Energy Systems
Students at an event

Job Placement Rate: 100% (December 2021)


Our energy commerce graduates gain the industry knowledge needed to lead and excel in the evolving energy industry.

Among the most popular career opportunities are:

  • Business Development
  • Division Order Analyst
  • Government/Regulatory
  • Negotiator/Landman
  • Business Development/Project Analyst
  • Commercial/Trading Analyst
  • Credit/Contract Analyst
  • Distribution Analyst
  • Planning Analyst
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Regulatory Analyst
  • Scheduler/Marketer

Beyond the Classroom

Meet the Industry

Meet the Industry is the recruiting process specifically designed for energy commerce students pursuing careers in the energy industry. This series of events connects students to energy companies of all sizes, allowing students to secure internships and full-time career opportunities..

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Meet the Industry
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Admission Requirements

  • A Cumulative Texas Tech GPA of 3.0