There are increasing pressures on both public and private sector organizations throughout the world to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner sources of alternative energy. This transition involves the active management of multiple technical, organizational, and financial factors, while facing rapidly changing technology and an uncertain policy environment. The 18-credit Energy Transition Management Minor is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skill sets required to effectively participate in this important activity and ultimately take leadership positions in moving our economy and society to a cleaner and more sustainable future.  


At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors. The School of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason.

Banner Code: ETMG

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Required Courses

ECE 311Energy Infrastructure, Market, and Management3
EVPP 361Introduction to Environmental Policy3
MGMT 303Principles of Management3
Select one from the following:3
Business Analytics I (Mason Core)
Environmental Engineering around the World (Mason Core)
Community, Group, and Organizational Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Introduction to Renewable Energy
Total Credits12


Select two courses from the following two tracks: 16
Change Management Track
The Change Management track provides students with the tools needed to facilitate the process of organizational change required for energy transition to take place. These changes can include modification to the organization’s structure, business model, culture, and technologies employed. Students can hone their ability to work collaboratively and resolve disagreements in a productive manner.
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Development and Management Consulting
Negotiations in Organizations
Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills
Competitive Strategy
Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Track
The Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy track provides students with knowledge about the alternative energy sources and the technical aspects of modern electric power systems that are the ultimate destination of any energy transition program. The energy transition process is at its core an engineering challenge, and students in this minor would be advised to gain a comprehensive understanding of what is required to make this transition a reality. Additionally, this track will help students understand the complex economic, security, and policy trade-offs that accompany energy transition initiatives.
Environmental Engineering and Science
Electricity Sector Engineering, Economics, and Regulation
Smart Grid and Cyber Security
Economics of Energy
Energy Policy
Physics of Renewable Energy
Total Credits6