McCombs School of Business

Energy, Technology and Policy

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About the course

Cover a range of topics in this information-packed class beginning with basics and fundamentals and then delve into the role energy plays in our environment.

Understand the impact of energy technologies and policies on society through a fast-paced overview that covers a wide range of topics. This class covers both fundamentals as well as diving deep into energy’s role in our environment, including its effect on water and food. Participants explore how energy and energy policy affects culture and humanity to gain critical perspective for making decisions in the business world.


Examine the economics, strategy, business valuation, and finance specific to the energy industry, offering you a focused look at your field.

One-Day Focused Program

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and class runs 8:30 – 4:30 with a one-hour networking lunch included.

Houston, Texas

Our Energy classes are held in Houston, the energy capital of the world.


  • Understand the central role energy plays in society
  • Discover how energy is interconnected with other sectors
  • Leave with a whole new view about energy


  • Overview energy and society
  • Energy and water
  • Energy and food
  • Critical technologies and the future

Trust the experts

Fred Beach

PHD, Public Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin PM, DoD Program Management, Defense Systems Management University, Fort Belvoir, VA MS in Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA BS in Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK Dr. Fred Beach is t...


Course reviews

Changing the Way Business Think About Energy-Texas Enterprise Speaker Michael Webber, April 16, 2013