Clarkson offering new 'business of energy' online master's program
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:37 pm

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University is offering a new “Business of Energy” online master’s degree through the school’s Capital Region Campus.

"The recently initiated Master of Science in The Business of Energy degree program blends contemporary energy issues and related business principles to create a focused learning experience designed to increase the graduate’s competency to generate ideas, solve problems, and manage change and complexity in the challenging energy industry,” associate dean of engineering Bob Kozik said in a prepared statement.

The course of study was “driven by the needs of businesses and the northeastern energy industry and aims to address the technical disciplines, applications and career objectives for energy industry leaders,” school officials said.

Students will learn about “how the power marketplace works, the economics and finance of energy, the challenges of an aging infrastructure, the fuels of the future” and other areas, according to Clarkson’s news release.

The program curriculum is “designed to provide students with the foundation to solve problems, generate new ideas, and manage complexity in the energy industry,” the release says.

“A challenging economy, an aging infrastructure, the integration of new technologies and the complexity of identification and implementation of changes to the generation and delivery of electric power are critical issues that plague today’s business, technical, and political leaders on a national, state and regional level. A knowledgeable workforce is key to meeting these challenges,” Clarkson’s announcement says.

Courses are taught by senior managers with years of experience in the energy business, the announcement says, and will be delivered entirely online.

More information is on the school’s website at