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Energy, Oil and Gas

Certificate Programs in Energy, Oil and Gas


In today's oil and gas sector, the easy plays are gone. There's no better place to gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this changing energy environment than SMU Cox Executive Education.

For over 35 years, we've given aspiring executives and professionals from the world's major petroleum-producing regions the tools they need to have an immediate and lasting impact on their companies—and their careers.

If you register with a colleague for any of these classes this spring, you will receive a discounted price. 

Give us a week and we'll change the way you think about leadership forever. Research shows that effective leaders have developed a pattern of success based on critical competencies honed throughout their careers. In this program, you'll be exposed to a highly creative faculty who will give you the tools to think and work differently as you move through the leadership roles and challenges of the next decade. Learn More.

This comprehensive five-day program uses a hands-on approach to help you understand and master the energy sector's financial essentials. You'll share ideas and discuss industry issues with participants from around the world in small discussion groups and lively classroom sessions. You'll meet mid-level to senior-level professionals from many segments of the energy industry and a variety of functional areas within their companies. By the end of the week, you'll have a working knowledge of the key areas of financial management. Learn More.

Whether you’re adding energy to your portfolio or are already invested, this interactive forum is an excellent learning and networking opportunity. You will join other institutional investors and experts in energy investing for the latest insights and perspectives, learn about high-potential investment areas, and how to maximize profits in a volatile market. Learn More.
Visa Alert: With today's tight security, obtaining a visa can be an extensive and lengthy process. If you will need a visa to enter the U.S., please register for this program as early as possible so you can allow ample time to have your visa request processed. Acceptance to the program does not automatically guarantee an issuance of visa.

API U logo SMU Cox Executive Education  has now expanded its network and joined forces with American Petroleum Institute (API) to deliver executive education curriculum to petroleum and natural gas industry professionals worldwide.

API has selected these courses as part of its continuing-education curriculum for oil and gas professionals.

In association with the Maguire Energy Institute.


PennWell"Stay True to Your Core – Preparing Mid-managers for leadership in today’s oil & gas industry”
by Frank R. Lloyd, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Executive Education for the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University published on PennEnergy.