The C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston (UH) has launched the nation’s first executive master of business administration degree in global energy management (GEMBA), which includes studies of the energy value chain, international energy finance and emerging energy technologies.

Executive master of business administration (EBMA) programs differ from the typical master of business administration (MBA) program in that the EMBA allows professionals to obtain their degree in a shorter amount of time while progressing in their career. Additionally, students work in teams for the length of the program, encouraging peer learning and mirroring everyday workplace scenarios.

GEMBA faculty includes Stephen Arbogast, a retired treasurer of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.; Steven Koch, a former senior vice president of Pennzoil-Quaker State; Zlatica Kraljevic, a former director of business development for Halliburton; and Lane Sloan, a retired CEO of Shell Chemical. For more information about the program, visit

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