Maguire Energy Institute

Maguire Energy Institute

The Maguire Energy Institute has been a leader for over four decades.  Maguire is recognized for industry leading programs and the SMU Cox School of Business is recognized for its small class size, individual instruction and outstanding alumni network. Our programs contribute to produce energy leaders who are not just educated but informed, not just trained but skilled, not just degreed but prepared for today and tomorrow’s energy industry. 

Global economic progress and human development relies on accessible and affordable energy—in all its forms. The Maguire Energy Institute addresses the world’s energy challenges through thought leadership, fostering innovation and advancing unbiased education and research. Together with the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Institute regularly presents Stewarding a Sensible Energy Future, an invitation-only symposium connecting energy industry professionals, academics and business leaders.

Stewarding a Sensible Energy Future next takes place in early 2025. It provides an open discussion from varying perspectives on the impetus and barriers, the limits and tradeoffs, and the stewardship and transformation of our changing energy landscape.

  • Cary Maguire helped shape SMU Cox

    SMU Board Trustee Emeritus Cary Maguire, a longtime member of the Cox Executive Board and Maguire Energy Institute Board, passed away August 10, 2021. Dean of the Cox School of Business Matthew B. Myers said, “In addition to his years of support for SMU, Mr. Maguire’s generosity helped lead the Cox School to its current prominence as a globally competitive business school. In 1974, he provided funding to establish the Maguire Energy Institute at the Cox School. In 1985, he helped support the creation of the School’s Maguire Building, and he served for many years as the chair of the Cox Executive Board. As an iconic oil industry entrepreneur, the Maguire Energy Institute honored him with its prestigious Pioneer Award in 2019. Cary Maguire helped guide the trajectory of the Cox School and the career success of countless SMU Cox graduates. We are grateful for his contributions and saddened by his passing.”

    SMU remembers Cary Maguire, Sr., community leader >>

  • Supporting Student Success

    • Maguire Energy Institute Advisory Board of leading energy professionals that are accessible to all students for advice, guidance and networking.
    • The Institute’s deep network of contacts provides industry leaders for student events, classroom presentations, curriculum advice and career guidance.
    • The Institute works hand in hand with not only the student energy clubs but also other organizations such as the Young Professionals in Energy and other outside groups that support energy education.

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