Energy Management/Landman, Business Administration (BBA)

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
Major: Business Administration
Concentration: Energy Management/Landman
Program Code: 3118

About This Major . . .

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is designed to prepare students for the challenges of today’s organizations, as well as the business world of tomorrow. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to compete in both the local and global business environments. Additionally, the program allows for an emphasis in a specialized area such as management, marketing, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, insurance, energy management or hospitality management.

The BBA degree can be applied in various fields such as medicine, the arts, sports, and education. In addition to positions in corporate America, nonprofit organizations like hospitals, school systems, and theaters also require people with business training and skills. Graduates of BBA programs hold positions in organizations from entry level manager to chief executive officer.

Colorado Mesa’s BBA graduates are entrepreneurs, small business owners, bank vice-presidents, product managers in advertising firms and project and operations managers in manufacturing organizations.  The BBA is a very versatile, flexible and valuable degree.  Colorado Mesa BBA graduates have great success stories in the business world as well as the ability to earn advanced degrees in business such as the Master of Business Administration – one of the most sought after degrees by employers in today’s job market.

Energy Management/Landman professionals provide expertise for energy companies including oil, gas and alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind.  These students work both with landowners to acquire or obtain rights to land usage as well as with companies providing expertise in managing the complexities of the energy industry.  Job opportunities abound in the energy industry, not only in the United States but also around the world as students in this concentration help provide solutions to the growing world demand for energy.

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration program, certain prerequisites must be satisfied. Please see the Department Head of Business for complete requirements and application form.

For more information on what you can do with this major, visit Career Services’ What to Do with a Major? resource.

All CMU baccalaureate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in specialized knowledge/applied learning, quantitative fluency, communication fluency, critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, and information literacy. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, students in this major complete a plan of study that fulfills our department mission and requires demonstrated comprehension of program specific learning outcomes. These are as follows:

Mission: As a student-focused teaching and research department, Colorado Mesa University’s Business Department prepares students to be sound decision makers and serves businesses in the Rocky Mountain region, the nation, and the world. We strive to develop prepared students who demonstrate strong ethical principles, superior critical thinking, effective communication, and robust business acumen.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply business knowledge and skills in appropriate business contexts. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  2. Analyze business issues critically utilizing quantitative research methodologies. (Quantitative Fluency)
  3. Analyze business issues critically utilizing qualitative research methodologies. (Critical Thinking)
  4. Utilize relevant and critically evaluated information in the process of communicating clearly, appropriately, and accurately to the audience in writing. (Communication Fluency, Information Literacy, Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  5. Utilize relevant and critically evaluated information in the process of communicating clearly, appropriately, and accurately to the audience orally. (Communication Fluency, Information Literacy, Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  6. Differentiate various functions of teams within organizations. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  7. Demonstrate behaviors consistent with effective teamwork. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  8. Analyze an issue within an ethical framework. (Personal and Social Responsibility)
  9. Recommend a solution based on an ethical framework. (Critical Thinking)
  10. 4.3-Engage in a local, regional, national, and/or international activity that positively impacts society. (Personal and Social Responsibility)

Each section below contains details about the requirements for this program. Select a header to expand the information/requirements for that particular section of the program's requirements. 

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Institutional Degree Requirements

The following institutional degree requirements apply to all CMU baccalaureate degrees. Specific programs may have different requirements that must be met in addition to institutional requirements.

  • 120 semester hours minimum.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 of the last 60 hours of credit at CMU, with at least 15 semester hours in major discipline courses numbered 300 or higher.
  • 40 upper-division credits (an alternative credit limit applies to the Bachelor of Applied Science degree).
  • 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher in all CMU coursework.
  • A course may only be used to fulfill one requirement for each degree/certificate.
  • No more than six semester hours of independent study courses can be used toward the degree.
  • Non-traditional credit, such as advanced placement, credit by examination, credit for prior learning, cooperative education and internships, cannot exceed 30 semester credit hours for a baccalaureate degree. A maximum of 15 of the 30 credits may be for cooperative education, internships, and practica.
  • Pre-collegiate courses (usually numbered below 100) cannot be used for graduation.
  • Capstone exit assessment/projects (e.g., Major Field Achievement Test) requirements are identified under Program-Specific Degree Requirements.
  • The Catalog Year determines which program sheet and degree requirements a student must fulfill in order to graduate. Visit with your advisor or academic department to determine which catalog year and program requirements you should follow.
  • See “Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees and Certificates” in the catalog for a complete list of graduation requirements.

Essential Learning Requirements

(31 semester hours)

See the current catalog for a list of courses that fulfill the requirements below.  If a course is an Essential Learning option and a requirement for your major, you must use it to fulfill the major requirement and make a different selection for the Essential Learning requirement.

English 1
ENGL 111English Composition I-GTCO13
ENGL 112English Composition II-GTCO23
Mathematics 1
MATH 113College Algebra-GTMA1 (or higher) 23
Select one History course3
Select one Humanities course3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one Social and Behavioral Sciences Course3
Select one Social and Behavioral Sciences Course3
Fine Arts
Select one Fine Arts course3
Natural Sciences
Select one Natural Sciences course3
GEOL 111Principles of Physical Geology-GTSC13
GEOL 111LPrinciples of Physical Geology Laboratory-GTSC11
Total Semester Credit Hours31

Must receive a grade of “C” or better and must be completed by the time the student has 60 semester hours.


MATH 113 is a 4 credit hour course. 3 credits apply to the Essential Learning requirements and 1 credit applies to elective credit.

Other Lower Division Requirement

Wellness Requirement
KINE 100Health and Wellness1
Select one Activity course1
Essential Learning Capstone 1
ESSL 290Maverick Milestone3
ESSL 200Essential Speech1
Total Semester Credit Hours6

Essential Learning Capstone must be taken after completion of the Essential Learning English and Mathematics requirements, and when a student has earned between 45 and 75 hours.

Foundation Courses

(21 semester hours. These courses plus Essential Learning Math & English requirements must be completed within the student’s first 60 hours.)

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BUGB 211Business Communications3
BUGB 231Survey of Business Law3
CISB 241Introduction to Business Analysis3
or STAT 241 Introduction to Business Analysis
ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics-GTSS13
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics-GTSS13
Total Semester Credit Hours21

Program Specific Degree Requirements

(60 semester hours, must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher in this area.)

Business Administration Core
BUGB 440Business Ethics3
CISB 210Fundamentals of Information Systems3
CISB 341Quantitative Decision Making3
FINA 301Managerial Finance3
HRMA 371Human Resource Management3
MANG 201Principles of Management3
MANG 301Organizational Behavior3
MANG 471Operations Management3
MANG 491Business Strategy3
MARK 231Principles of Marketing3
Energy Management/Landman Concentration Courses
EMGT 101Energy Management Fundamentals 13
EMGT 201Land Management Fundamentals 13
EMGT 340Energy Industry Fundamentals3
EMGT 350Energy Development, Transportation, and Markets3
EMGT 355Landman Geo-Petro-Engineering3
EMGT 360Real Property, Oil and Gas Law3
EMGT 410Energy Regulation and Compliance3
EMGT 440Energy Land Practices I3
EMGT 450Energy Land Practices II3
EMGT 494Energy Senior Seminar3
Total Semester Credit Hours60

Consult with EMGT advisor for possibility of substituting another business course for this one if you possess equivalent work experience.

General Electives

All college level courses appearing on your final transcript, not listed above that will bring your total semester hours to 120 hours. 2 semester hours

MATH 113College Algebra-GTMA11
Select additional elective hour1
Total Semester Credit Hours2
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester Credit Hours
Essential Learning - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Essential Learning - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
ENGL 111 English Composition I-GTCO1 3
MATH 113 College Algebra-GTMA1 4
EMGT 101 Energy Management Fundamentals 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 112 English Composition II-GTCO2 3
CISB 210 Fundamentals of Information Systems 3
GEOL 111 Principles of Physical Geology-GTSC1 3
GEOL 111L Principles of Physical Geology Laboratory-GTSC1 1
Essential Learning - Humanities 3
KINE 100 Health and Wellness 1
KINA Activity 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics-GTSS1 3
BUGB 211 Business Communications 3
BUGB 231 Survey of Business Law 3
EMGT 201 Land Management Fundamentals 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
ESSL 290 Maverick Milestone 3
ESSL 200 Essential Speech 1
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics-GTSS1 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
MANG 201 Principles of Management 3
CISB 241
Introduction to Business Analysis
or Introduction to Business Analysis
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
CISB 341 Quantitative Decision Making 3
Essential Learning - Fine Arts 3
EMGT 350 Energy Development, Transportation, and Markets 3
Essential Learning - Natural Science 3
MARK 231 Principles of Marketing 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
EMGT 355 Landman Geo-Petro-Engineering 3
EMGT 360 Real Property, Oil and Gas Law 3
Essential Learning - History 3
FINA 301 Managerial Finance 3
MANG 301 Organizational Behavior 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
EMGT 440 Energy Land Practices I 3
EMGT 410 Energy Regulation and Compliance 3
HRMA 371 Human Resource Management 3
MANG 471 Operations Management 3
General Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring Semester
BUGB 440 Business Ethics 3
EMGT 340 Energy Industry Fundamentals 3
EMGT 450 Energy Land Practices II 3
EMGT 494 Energy Senior Seminar 3
MANG 491 Business Strategy 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Advising Process and DegreeWorks

Documentation on the pages related to this program is intended for informational purposes to help determine what courses and associated requirements are needed to earn a degree. The suggested course sequencing outlines how students could finish degree requirements. Some courses are critical to complete in specific semesters, while others may be moved around. Meeting with an academic advisor is essential in planning courses and altering the suggested course sequencing. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to understand and fulfill the requirements for their intended degree(s).

DegreeWorks is an online degree audit tool available in MAVzone. It is the official record used by the Registrar’s Office to evaluate progress towards a degree and determine eligibility for graduation. Students are responsible for reviewing their DegreeWorks audit on a regular basis and should discuss questions or concerns with their advisor or academic department head. Discrepancies in requirements should be reported to the Registrar’s Office.

Graduation Process

Students must complete the following in the first two months of the semester prior to completing their degree requirements:

  • Review their DegreeWorks audit and create a plan that outlines how unmet requirements will be met in the final semester.
  • Meet with their advisor and modify their plan as needed. The advisor must approve the final plan.
  • Submit the “Intent to Graduate” form to the Registrar’s Office to officially declare the intended graduation date and commencement ceremony plans.
  • Register for all needed courses and complete all requirements for each degree sought.

Submission deadlines and commencement details can be found at

If a student’s petition for graduation is denied, it will be their responsibility to consult the Registrar’s Office regarding next steps.