Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond (EEIM) 665

Energy Industries and Markets: Canada and Beyond

EEIM 665

Delivery Mode: Online

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed Phase 1 of the MBA program before taking this course.

Faculty: Faculty of Business

Program: Master of Business Administration

Manager: Anshuman Khare, PhD

Course Overview

In this course, students will develop a broad understanding of the energy sector and energy markets from a business point of view. Energy markets are complex and influenced by many rapidly changing factors: technology development, global politics, new competitive pressures, regulation, and environmental challenges. The course will focus on how these external factors affect market conditions and on what business strategies are employed to deal with those effects.

Course Objectives

This course will provide you with the following:

  • familiarity with the different types of energy sources and characteristics of their industries
  • an understanding of market structures in the energy sector and knowledge of how to use the basic tools of supply and demand to predict how market conditions respond to changes in underlying market variables
  • a better understanding of current challenges in the energy industries and how these challenges affect firm behaviour and market outcomes.

Course Outline

This course is divided into eight lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Energy and the Economy
  • Lesson 2: Energy Demand and Supply
  • Lesson 3: Energy Production—Solids
  • Lesson 4: Energy Production—Liquids
  • Lesson 5: Energy Markets
  • Lesson 6: Energy Industries and Government—Part 1
  • Lesson 7: Energy Industries and Government—Part 2
  • Lesson 8: Energy Industries and the Environment

Student Evaluation

Course marks will be based on an individual assignment, participation in weekly discussions, and two group projects and group project critiques.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.