Petroleum Ventures - Certificate

The Petroleum Ventures Certificate Program (PVP) sets Aggie petroleum engineers apart by giving them unparalleled exposure to business concepts, entrepreneurship, industry leaders and case-based learning opportunities where they work together with business students to solve problems and study real world energy companies.  This interdisciplinary environment prepares them for leadership and expanded technical roles within the industry.  The program is set up in collaboration with the Finance Department of the Mays Business School.  PVP certificate holders are viewed as students who are committed to working hard to further their education and to better prepare themselves for integrated roles in the industry. 

The Petroleum Ventures Certificate Program (PVP)  impacts the following student groups:

  • Undergraduate petroleum engineering and finance students who have a desire to work in Energy Finance, Petroleum Investment Management, or have a goal of senior management of an oil and gas company and/or a goal of one day creating and managing their own energy company.
  • Petroleum engineers and finance undergraduate students who are seeking specialized training. 
FINC 409Survey of Finance Principles3
or FINC 341   or Business Finance 
PETE 201Introduction to Petroleum Engineering1
FINC 351Investment Analysis3
FINC 361Managerial Finance I3
PETE 353Petroleum Project Evaluation3
PETE 402Integrated Asset Development3
PETE 418Deterministic Reserves Evaluation3
Prescribed Electives6
Select from the following:
Options and Financial Futures
Trading Risk Management
Financial Modeling
Special Topics in... 1
Probabilistic Reserves Evaluation
Petroleum Entrepreneurship
Total Semester Credit Hours25