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Students in the energy management/landman program have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience through Colorado Mesa University. The campus' close proximity to oil and gas fields in the world-class Piceance/Unita Basins, coal mines and hydroelectric plants ,as well as various alternative energies, such as sun and wind, make CMU one of the best locations in the country to study energy management. Students visit these sites and work with industry professionals in and out of the classroom on a regular basis.

As world demand for energy continues to increase, students with the skills needed to provide energy for the world will be in high demand. For students who desire to work internationally, this industry presents a multitude of opportunities. This degree allows a student access to a range of employment opportunities in the energy industry from title companies to exploration and extraction companies.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a concentration in energy management/landman combines business knowledge with a focus on the management skills needed in the energy industry. This degree is designed to prepare students for the challenges of preparing land titles as well as different positions within the management sector of the energy industry, which includes conventional and alternative energy sources.

Academic Requirements for Bachelor of Business Administration in Energy Management/Landman

The Certificate in Energy Management/Landman is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to engage in landman/energy management activities in the workplace. The certificate also better prepares students if they choose to then pursue a BBA with a concentration in energy management/landman.

Academic Requirements for Professional Certificate in Energy Management/Landman

Career Opportunities:

  • Land negotiation and title specialist
  • Regulatory officer
  • Surface land coordinator
  • Land examiner
  • Field technician
  • Frac technician
  • Energy marketing trader
  • Small business owner

Many graduates have employment opportunities before graduation. Graduates work far North in Montana as land specialists overseeing oil/gas, wind turbines, coal and utility line permitting to as far south as Austin, Texas, doing energy land work in the Permian and Delware Basins of West Texas.

Need more info on career options for energy management? Explore what you can do with an energy management/landman degree. Or contact IRIS for academic and career advising.



Internships are available for juniors and seniors at local, regional, and international companies. Recent internships have been completed at Atmos Energy, Wolcott Title Company, Caerus Energy, Terra Energy Partners, Encana, and Ursa Resources. The Landman/Energy Management Advisory Board and classroom instructors provide students with numerous industry networking opportunities throughout the year.


The energy management/landman program at Colorado Mesa University, is one of only 13 programs accredited through the prestigious national organization, American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).