Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Business Administration in Energy Commerce

Energy commerce majors gain the knowledge required to make a valuable impact in the oil and gas industry upon first entering the workforce. Students learn relevant industry skills through hands-on active learning techniques supplemented by the knowledge of industry trends; the economic decisions businesses must make; laws and regulations pertaining to the energy industry; and the geopolitical importance of energy. Issue analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving are areas of emphasis in this major.

Available Concentrations

  • Energy Transaction Analysis (ETA)
  • Petroleum Land Management (PLM)

Available Certificates

Career Opportunities

While the majority of our graduates focus on energy production and distribution, increasingly energy consumers such as manufacturers and even large retail chains are creating energy positions to focus on controlling consumption and cost of energy.

Students interested in upstream career opportunities typically become in-house negotiators/landmen, division order analysts, government affairs/regulatory analysts and business development advisors. These students will focus on the Petroleum Land Management (PLM) concentration (cohort option 1) offered in the Energy Commerce curriculum.

Those students interested in midstream and downstream opportunities typically enter the industry as market analysts, commercial analysts, gas schedulers and distribution analysts. These entry-level positions can lead to opportunities in oil and gas trading. These students will focus on the Energy Transaction Analysis (ETA) concentration (cohort option 2) offered in the Energy Commerce curriculum.

Employment Areas

  • Gas marketing and distribution analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Strategic planning and business development analysis
  • In-house negotiations
  • Government and regulatory analysis
  • Division order analysis
  • Title analysis
  • Energy trading
Job Placement Rate of 97.5% for 2018

Meet the Industry

Every fall, the Energy Commerce program invites some of the top energy companies in the country to Rawls College. Each company has an opportunity to present to students and spark interest in their company. The companies then recruit their top candidates. 

Energy Commerce Student Organizations

Energy Commerce Association (ECA)

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 Texas Tech University GPA


Prospective Students

Current Students

Jennifer Principe
Lead Academic Advisor