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MBA Oil and Gas Management

Course Description


The Oil and Gas Management MBA is ideal for those already working in or associated with the energy sector.
It has been designed to equip graduates with the appropriate management skills and knowledge to undertake a leadership role in the oil and gas industries, one of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic sectors.


This course has your future employability as its focus. By choosing to study at Coventry University London Campus you will benefit from a degree programme that:

- Has flexible start dates in September, January or April
- Provides a unique experience delivered by an institution with strong foundations in educating business leaders
- Includes work-related activity and leading lectures from high-profile business figures
- Requires no previous work experience
- Will help you to secure future employment by offering essential training in key areas such as CV writing, presentation skills and interview technique
- Questions conventional wisdoms and replaces them with new and developing perspectives, new patterns of thinking, and new insights

Learning and assessment reflect an action learning approach focused upon team work, business simulations and real-world projects, all of which are underpinned by analysis and synthesis. The university provides student support, as well as comprehensive advice on immigration and visas.


This course comprises core modules in management, specialist modules at the cutting edge of practice in the oil and gas industries, and an organisation-based internship, consulting project or dissertation.


MBA programmes are delivered over four terms and you can choose to begin your programme in September, January or April.
All MBA students study five core management modules, four mandatory modules and an internship or project.

MBA Oil and Gas Management Modules include:

- Advanced Business Practice
- Sustainable Strategy – from Planning to Implementation
- Leading in a Changing World
- Finance, Funding and Legislative Frameworks for Success
- Marketing in a Global Age
- International Environmental Law
- Project Management
- Integrated Emergency Management
- The Impacts of Oil Production in the Developing World
- Organisation Internship or Consulting Project or Dissertation


Work experience at Coventry University London Campus can be undertaken in a variety of ways; an internship, an individual consultancy project or a group consulting project.

This experience will provide an opportunity:

- For first- hand experience of the business and working culture of an organisation
- To work independently on a significant, managerial issue with your employer’s support and academic guidance
- To create management reports for multiple stakeholders
- To build commercial awareness and understanding in the context of decision-making
- To develop more effective communication and presentation skills
- To build up a stronger set of personal and professional skills

As an alternative to completing an internship or Consulting Project, the dissertation forms a substantial part of the overall study leading to the MBA and is an opportunity for work experience related to the in-depth study of an organisation.
The dissertation should draw on the intellectual and analytical skills and knowledge developed during the programme. The module also provides an opportunity for students to develop their interest in a particular area related to their career aspirations and to demonstrate an ability to undertake individual research.


To be accepted for the programme students must possess a second class honours degree (2:2) or above.
English Language IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
No work experience required.


Employment in the energy sector is growing rapidly worldwide, and offers exciting career opportunities for good managers that understand its diverse issues, demands and challenges.

Oil and Gas, often referred to as petroleum, includes exploration, extracting, refining, transporting and marketing of these products.

This sector supplies not only fuel and gas for home and commercial use, but also provides raw material for chemical products including pharmaceuticals, plastics, fertilizers and pesticides. In fact, the production, distribution, refining, and retailing of petroleum taken as a whole represents the world's largest industry in terms of dollar value. There are well over 100 countries involved in the extraction of primary materials for the energy sector on every Continent.

A Coventry University London Campus MBA Oil and Gas Management graduate is highly employable in the fastest-growing sector in the World today.

Visit the MBA Oil and Gas Management page on the Coventry University London Campus web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Amir Riahi

1978.JPG Amir Riahi, from Iran became the first International Student from Coventry University London Campus to secure a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa. While studying for his MBA at the London Campus, Amir set up USBC UK, his new unique business venture. The company introduces a new generation of industrial plants known as USBC-Generation and offers a number of services in downstream oil and gas, steel, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Amir has over six years experience in the engineering sector and has worked for various international organisations both in Iran and abroad. However, Amir wanted to push the boundaries further to explore the possibilities of setting up an innovative engineering business. Amir researched various programmes which could help him develop strong skills in business, management and leadership and he opted for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Coventry University London Campus. Located in the heart of the City of London, Amir found that being surrounded by the Bank of England, the famous Gherkin Building and a number of world renowned organisations, Coventry University London Campus, would offer him the best opportunities to network with industry professionals.

“London is one of the world’s largest financial and business centres. It is full of opportunities for business to flourish and gives you a platform to network with successful professionals” says Amir.

The Campus has an ethos centred on delivering a real business experience. Through high profile guest speakers, internships opportunities and an Employability team always available to offer valuable advice, Coventry University London Campus students leave their studies ready to integrate the work place at senior positions or to run their own business.

Amir explains: “I did a lot of research about the various universities and their programmes. Coventry University London Campus has a broad range of MBAs available and in my view they are the institution with the best focus on student employability…the environment on campus is extremely professional and the tutors are supportive and have a lot of industry experience to share”

Amir’s institution choice was also influenced by the fact that Coventry University, through its Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE), offer students and graduates the support they need to develop their business start-ups.

“The team was very attentive. They took my project and ideas seriously and after a selection process, including an interview, they made the decision to endorse my Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur application”

(Student Profile)

Millicent Anao

2128.JPG When I was at university, Ghana discovered oil. I saw it as a fascinating opportunity and got an internship in the marketing department of Global Petroleum Ghana Limited. I liked the experience so much that I decided to study this area more. Currently I am undertaking an internship, providing consulting services to an organisation interested in exploring the natural gas market in the UK.
There are many things I enjoy about the campus: the university itself, the tutors, the assignments, the way the course is structured, and, most importantly, the diversity on campus. Meeting people from different countries has really helped me broaden my horizons. The diversity of cultures means the diversity of ideas, and it has been a great experience socially and professionally – stepping outside of my comfort zone and learning something new every day.

Moreover, it is a perfect place to establish business contacts by meeting corporate people. There are many events on campus, you always see people in suits, which makes you want to be a part of that world, the world of business.

The academic experience at Coventry University London Campus has been very different from the one I had back home, in Africa. I really like the culture of an equal dialogue between the students and the lecturers here: you can voice your opinion, even if it differs from the lecturer’s, as long as you back it up with arguments. The internship has also been one of the most valuable parts of the degree because the practical experience helps me understand and put into context what we learn in the classroom.

(Student Profile)

Wan-Wen Huang

2129.JPG Hello, my name is Wan-Wen Huang, but most of my friends in the UK call me Julia. I come from Taiwan and am studying MBA International Fashion Management at Coventry University London Campus.

One of the aspects of this degree programme I particularly enjoy is learning to identify consumer trends – in other words, observing customers who are shopping – and London is the perfect place for that. I have lived in the West before, and I like to look around what is happening in London because the city is so diverse and so different from the rest of the world from the business point of view. There are customers from all over the world, and for this reason I’ve found studying at Coventry University London Campus very useful. Every day I’m meeting people from different countries and continents – the EU, China, India and Nigeria among others. Everyone’s background is different and the way they see the world, do business and shop are very different. I also like the tutors a lot. I think that good tutors are vital for a good university experience.

There are several reasons why I chose to study this degree programme. First of all, my family are involved in fashion design; we would like to run a fashion-related business and I thought that this course would match my professional objectives. I chose the MBA over the MSc because I thought the MBA to be more valuable due to the training it offers – it combines management, marketing and fashion, providing students with a useful set of skills and knowledge for work. Another reason was the ranking and the profile of the university. I think it’s a great university for international students. The location was also important – after all, I think that if you want to study fashion, you’ve got to study in London because it is a great centre of international fashion.


Genesis Oil and Gas Management MBA Scholarship - 2 Awards

We have teamed up with Genesis, a leading oil and gas service provider with offices in 16 countries, to offer fee scholarships of £5000 towards the Oil and Gas Management MBA programme delivered at Coventry University London Campus.

Genesis operates in consultancy, subsea engineering and onshore and off shore projects. Its clients include major oil and gas and independent exploration companies. With this new scholarship scheme, Genesis and Coventry University London Campus aim to support global talent in the oil and gas industry.

Scholarships will be awarded by and made at the discretion of Coventry University London Campus.

Scholarship applications received after the set deadlines will not be accepted.

The scholarship will be awarded though a reduction in fees of £5000.

Value of Scholarship(s)



This scholarship is not open to existing Oil and Gas Management MBA students.

Genesis Scholarship applications will only be accepted from students who already hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on the Oil and Gas Management MBA at Coventry University London Campus.

You cannot submit a Genesis Scholarship application prior to or together with your admissions application.
The Genesis Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships and/or discounts.

Application Procedure

Download the application form and follow the instructions provided, here:


Your application must reach us by the following dates:

for September entry: 1 August of the same year;
for January entry: 1 November of the previous year

Further Information


Entry Requirements

At least a second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent qualification. English language IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. No work experience required

Course Fees

January start: £15,000 / September start: £15,250

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