Degree Requirements: Dual Degree (Mines & IFP)

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Degree Requirements: Dual Degree (Mines & IFP)

The Dual Degree program offered by the Division of Economics and Business (EB) requires students to take a total of 48 credit hours of graduate-level course work. Course work is split between Colorado School of Mines and the Institut Français du Petrole (IFP) with 24 credit hours in residence at Mines in Golden, CO and 24 credit hours in residence at IFP in Paris, France.

Mines Requirements for the Dual Degree Program
9 credit hours core courses (3 classes)
15 credit hours EB department electives (5 classes)

IFP Requirements for the Dual Degree Program*
5 courses taken during IFP Semester 1 - Spring (see IFP course list below)
8 courses taken during IFP Semester 2 - Summer (see IFP course list below)

*Sample IFP degree requirements.

Additional Program Option
Reciprocity Agreement with the University of Denver in Law and Economics Program. For more information click here.

Entering students must have:

  • A bachelors degree
  • Demonstrate completion of the following undergraduate courses with a grade of "B" or better or its equivalent.
    • Microeconomics
    • Calculus
    • Probability and Statistics 

Mines Core Courses (9 credit hours)

Dual Degree students are required to take the following set of core courses at Mines that provide basic tools for the more advanced and specialized courses in the program.

EBGN 509 Mathematical Economics*
EBGN 510 Natural Resource Economics
EBGN Econometrics Elective**

**A econometrics elective is required (currently the available courses are EBGN594 or EBGN690)

Mines EB Department Electives*** (15 credit hours)
Choose 3 courses in addition to the EBGN Econometric Elective listed in Core Courses in consultation with your advisor. Some typical electives are listed below. You are free to mix across the lists, but your program of study must be approved by your advisor. Students should not assume that courses taken at Mines or other institutions will apply to their degree without consultation with their advisor. A minimum of two courses must be at the 600 level.

***Areas of specializations are available under the 2014-2015 Bulletin (contact your advisor)

Applied Economics
EBGN 512 Macroeconomics
EBGN 530 Energy Economics
EBGN 535 Economics of Metal Industries & Markets
EBGN 570 Environmental Economics
EBGN 594 Time-series Econometrics
EBGN 610 Advanced Resource Economics
EBGN 611 Advanced Microeconomics
EBGN 690 Advanced Econometrics

EBGN 698 Primary Fuels
EBGN 698 Computational Economics

Quantitative Methods
EBGN 594 Time-series Econometrics
EBGN 655 Advanced Linear Programming
EBGN 657 Advanced Integer Programming
EBGN 690 Advanced Econometrics
EBGN 698 Stochastic Programming
EBGN 698 Computational Economics

Operations, Management and Finance
EBGN 504 Economic Eval. & Investment Decision Methods
EBGN 540 Accounting and Finance
EBGN 546 Investment and Portfolio Management
EBGN 553 Project Management
EBGN 555 Linear Programming
EBGN 560 Decision Analysis
EBGN 563 Management of Technology
EBGN 572 International Business Strategy
EBGN 575 Advanced Mining and Energy Valuation


IFP Courses (24 credit hours)
Dual Degree students are required to take these or similar courses at IFP in France: 

IFP Semester 1 (Spring)
PEM1 Business Accounting
PEM2 Organization Behavior
PEM5 Energy Geopolitics
PEM 6 Upstream Management
PEM9 Production and Reservoir Engineering (9a.Beginner/9b.Advanced)

IFP Semester 2 (Summer)
PEM3 Strategic Marketing
PEM4 Energy Economics and Development
PEM7 Downstream Economics
PEM8 Commodities Markets and Trading 
PEM10 Refining
PEM11 Efficiency Analysis of Industrial Firms
PEM12 Industrial Optimization
PEM13 Advance Econometrics

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