ENERGY MARKETS BUSINESS MODELS AND OPPORTUNITIES
FIN7523: Energy Markets- Business Models and Opportunities
1.5 Elective Credit
The course will provide a fast paced overview of the history and current state of the Energy Industry. The overview will include the economics of resource and distribution of the current energy portfolio in its various forms, capital structure, underlying and forecast trends, and opportunities/obstacles of change. Students will then use this foundation to evaluate New Energy business models, opportunities, and unintended consequences. We will consider real life cases (US and international), involving current energy infrastructure and the economics/politics of change. There will be a group project assignment (no final) where students can develop and evaluate the economic (and societal) implication of any of a wide range of possible innovations (sample topics include autonomous vehicles, the digital age/gig-economy, storage, and efficiency concepts). Students will employ conventional and industry appropriate financial tools, as well as socially aware issues, to evaluate the current, transitional, and potential energy infrastructure.
Course Level:Graduate Elective (Grad)