Waynesburg University will offer a new MBA program this fall that will concentrate on energy management.
The university saw an opportunity to offer its students a specialized program as it watched the development and growth of Marcellus and Utica Shales. Waynesburg decided to tap the energy industry’s broad range of jobs, professionals, and experts to develop its strategic curriculum.
“The Energy Management Concentration was developed with experts in the energy field who expounded on the need for qualified employees to have an understanding of all energy sources—gas, coal, oil, water and renewable energy,” Janice Crile, director of Waynesburg University’s MBA Program, said in a press release.
A panel of experts took part in the curriculum planning and implementation including: Dr. George Smith, General Manager of Value Chain at CONSOL Energy; Dr. Jeanna Cooper, Manager of E-Services at CONSOL Energy; and Dr. Darryl Husenits, Vice President of Material and Supply Chain Management at CONSOL Energy.
In addition to the core MBA classes students will take specialized classes including energy management & strategy, supply chain management, and project management. The energy management course will include concepts related to coal, oil, gas, and renewable energy. The project management course will cover project management concepts, financial risk analysis, developing a project timeline, resource management, and managing outside contractors and vendors. The supply chain management course will include sustainability and the use of sustainable purchases, logistics, inventory management and control, global supply, and e-commerce and vendor controls.
Students interested in the Energy Management Option will be able to begin elective courses at Waynesburg University’s Southpointe campus during the Fall II Session offered October 22 through December 15. Students interested in beginning the Option prior to the start of the Fall II Session are able to do so by taking required core courses necessary for completion of the MBA degree at any Waynesburg University campus.
Waynesburg University’s 36-credit MBA Program can be completed in two years or less. Students can set their own degree pace with an exclusive “step in – step out” class format. Courses are offered in eight-week accelerated sessions with year-round admission dates. Classes meet one night per week, Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m., at four convenient locations: Southpointe, North Hills, Monroeville and Waynesburg. Saturday morning classes are offered at the Southpointe location.