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  • Study Type

    Distance learning , Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    Full time - 54 weeks Part time - 32 - 36 months Online - 32 - 36 months

  • Course Type

    MBA

  • Course Fees

    For Academic Year 2018/2019

    All Students: £17,000 .

  • Last Updated

    07 September 2018

The MBA Oil and Gas Management specialist course will hone your management skills to the specific needs of the oil and gas sector, giving practical experience while you learn and provide priceless insights and learning that can significantly impact your effectiveness and career.

With unparalleled Oil and Gas industry partnerships, this course has gained international recognition through academic collaborations within the energy sector across the world. The course has flexible study modes, and will develop your understanding of the theory, practice and execution of business decisions across a range of functions within an energy context. You will attend our on-campus 9-day Leadership Week and conduct a Consultancy Project for an oil and gas client organisation.

At Aberdeen Business School, we are in the business of changing your tomorrow.

Ranked in the Top 10 Business Schools for MBA’s specialising in Energy and Natural Resources 

FindMBA 2018

Please visit the website to find out how to apply.

What you will study

FULL TIME

You will learn the fundamentals and key decision-making that take place in business functions within an energy context and then apply this at a strategic level. You will attend our 9-day Leadership Week event and utilise your knowledge and skills in an applied oil and gas Consultancy Project.

PART TIME & ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING

Stage 1

You will develop an in-depth understanding and gain experience of decision making in relation to a range of business functions within an energy context including Strategy, People Management, Finance, Accounting and Oil and Gas Operations management.

Stage 2

You will continue to develop your understanding of various business functions including Business Development, Marketing and Sales, and oil and gas economics. You will choose an oil and gas elective module and participate in our 9-day Leadership Week event which includes a Business Simulation Exercise, academic and practical workshops, outdoor leadership development day, and guest speakers from academia and the oil and gas industry.

Stage 3

You will utilise your knowledge and skills in an applied business context, for a client organisation in the oil and gas industry (typically for your employer), through the Consultancy Project. The project is supported by a tutor from RGU and is designed so that the project recommendations bring real value to the client organisation.

Teaching and assessment

FULL-TIME

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions which compromise of a mix of group study, simulation, case studies and presentations.

PART-TIME (WEEKEND DELIVERY)

You will attend weekend workshops at our Garthdee Campus, of which you are required to attend approximately 16-20 days per year for the first two years. You will have access to your learning materials from home/remotely through our online virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle.

ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING (ODL)

You will learn via our online virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle which provides you with lectures and course materials and allows you to study from any location. You will participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

Full Time

  • Lectures - 20 students per group, 3 hours per week
  • Seminars - 20 students per group, 6 hours per semester
  • Project Supervision - 1:1 supervision, 24 hours final semester only
  • Practical class or workshop - 20 students per group, 100 hours per semester
  • Independent Study - 450 hours per semester

Part-Time / ODL

  • Lectures - 40 students per group, 2.5 hours per week
  • Seminars - 40 students per group, 2.5 hours per semester
  • Webinar - 40 students per group, 2.5 hours per semester
  • Project Supervision - 1:1 supervision, 12 hours final semester only
  • Practical class or workshop - 40 students per group, 32-48 hours per semester
  • Independent Study - 250 hours per semester

LEADERSHIP WEEK

You will participate in our 9-day Leadership Week event, held on campus, which includes a Business Simulation Exercise, academic and practical workshops, outdoor leadership development day, and guest speakers from academia and the oil and gas industry. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with fellow MBA students across all modes of study and industry experts from local and national businesses.

INDEPENDENT STUDY

The total learning effort on the course is the equivalent of 1800 hours over 12 months (full time) or 33 months (part time or online distance). This is to include independent study and coursework preparation, workshops, lectures and other activities.

STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE

The MBA programme is taught by industry experts and leading academics who have had successful careers within the corporate world and energy industries. One of our staff members on the programme is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, and two members of staff are Members of the Energy Institute, which ensures the teaching on the course is of the highest standard and relevance to industry.

We have strong industry partnerships with the biggest energy companies across the world including Total, BP, Wood, and Sonatrach and work closely with CEO’s, directors and key managers to design and continuously develop our MBA offering and ensure the curriculum is appropriate to the needs of oil and gas senior managers of the future.

ASSESSMENT

Typically students are assessed each year:

Full Time

  • 1 written exam, 24 hour time window; online exam
  • 7 written assignments, including essays
  • 3 reports
  • 1 portfolio
  • 1 project output
  • 2 oral assessments
  • 3 group critiques

Part-Time / ODL

Year 1

  • 1 written exam, 24 hour time window; online exam
  • 4 written assignments, including essays
  • 1 report

Year 2

  • 2 written assignments, including essays
  • 1 report
  • 1 portfolio
  • 2 project outputs
  • 1 oral assessment
  • 3 group critiques

Year 3

  • 1 written assignment, including essay
  • 1 report

FEEDBACK

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.


Visit the Oil and Gas Management (MBA) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

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