Courses & Electives
The Revers Center for Energy supports curricular learning through credit and non-credit courses, workshops and events. The energy curriculum at Tuck is designed for students who have a deep interest in energy and for those who want to understand the industry in preparation for related careers in general management, consulting, banking, entrepreneurship, or investing. In addition to courses with a specific focus on energy, students have the opportunity to design independent studies and participate in various experiential learning projects.
Professor Erin Mansur teaches a full-term elective, Energy Economics, that explores a managerial perspective on the economics of energy markets, including crude oil, refined products, natural gas, and electricity.
Professor Anant Sundaram teaches Business and Climate Change, an elective course taught annually. The class discusses the impacts of climate change on business, tools and frameworks to understand regulatory responses, and ways to assess how a company’s business model is exposed to climate change.”
Workshops: The Center offers full-day or half-day workshops to help students take a deep-dive into energy topics that are not full-filled through the curriculum. These are offered to support students in the career recruiting process or simply to explore topics they want to learn more about. Recent workshops include:
- Energy 101-Fundamentals of Power and Gas
This intensive, introductory, day-long workshop covers energy consumers, generation sources, physical system attributes, as well as regulation, markets, and future trends. The workshop utilizes several case studies from the power and gas industries.
- Energy Project Finance
This deep-dive workshop is an exciting opportunity for Tuck students looking to explore topics such as: M&A trends in energy and power (shift from public to private markets), the rise of ESG and renewable energy projects, including ESG scoring, bond spreads and PE multiples and energy project finance and a review of cases.
- Commodity Trading
This day-long workshop is for students to better understand the Commodity Trading Industry. This seminar provides an overview of commodity trading fundamentals, strategies, and organization. Topics include: what a commodity is, what are Futures and Forwards, standardized futures contracts, derivatives, trading strategies, and commodity trading organizations.
- Conservation Finance
Policymakers around the world recognize the potential for natural land area to combat climate change. Environmental conservation relies on raising and managing capital for long term security. This workshop enables participants to understand the “triple bottom line”: environmental, social and economic returns of conservation finance.