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Energy Systems Management, MS

Program Overview

Our curriculum combines a big-picture view of the energy field with in-depth instruction and an interdisciplinary foundation in energy topics, while developing leading-edge professional skills. Rigorous coursework, rewarding student projects, and outstanding networking opportunities prepare our students to work in many different aspects of energy, for public, private, or non-profit employers, with the tools and understanding required to lead the way to a more sustainable future.

Students have the option of completing their 34-unit program in 18 months or two years. Classes are held weekday evenings at USF's convenient downtown campus to serve the needs of both full-time students and working professionals.


Program of Study

Students develop skills and knowledge in these areas:

  • Energy science and engineering
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Climate change and environmental impacts
  • Transmission and distribution system reliability
  • Electricity system operations
  • Integrated resource planning
  • Energy modeling tools and methods
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Federal and state energy policy and law
  • Financial and economic analysis
  • Utility rate design and cost allocation
  • Business strategies for sustainable energy
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Clean transportation
  • Stakeholder engagement

Energy Systems Management, MS/MBA

The combined MBA/Energy Systems Management program is designed for those interested in developing skills in both business and sustainable energy management.