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Master of Business Administration: Oil and Gas Management (MBA)

Course Description

This AMBA accredited course offers a strategic management MBA qualification with a specialist emphasis on oil and gas.

Studying on this AMBA accredited course also provides students with the opportunity to meet a diverse group of students from around the world.

Additionally, if you would like to further your career but are unable to commit to full time study this part-time MBA is an ideal choice.

The energy sector is facing some profound changes due to factors such as climate change and environmental issues, changing patterns of viability in exploration and development, fragmentation of the value chain and the diversification of activities within organisations. Competition is forcing all organisations to concentrate on developing strong management competencies and this qualification will ensure you are ready to meet these challenges.

Studying on this AMBA accredited course also provides students with the opportunity to meet a diverse group of students from around the world.

See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/business-management-and-accounting/study-options/mba-degrees/mba-oil-and-gas

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

What you will study

Semester 1
•BSM013 Financial and Management Accounting (10 Credits)
•BSM146 Strategic Management Environment (10 Credits)
•BSM154 People Management & Organisational Development (15 Credits)
•BSM179 Oil And Gas Economics (15 Credits)
•BSM2519 Oil & Gas Management (15 Credits)

Semester 2
•BSM147 Strategic Management
•BSM181 Oil and Gas Business Development and Commercial Contracting (10 Credits)
•BSM653 Corporate Financial Management (10 Credits)
•BSM659 Strategic Operations Management: Oil & Gas

Choose 1 option module from the following group:
•BSM084 Project Fundamentals (15 Credits)
•BSM117 Energy Policy and the Environment (15 Credits)
•BSM578 Oil And Gas Contract Law (15 Credits)
•BSM626 Hazard Identification and Risk management (15 Credits)
•BSM178 Commercialisation Project (15 Credits)

Semester 3
•BSM116 Leadership, Communication And Change (15 Credits)
•BSM147 Strategic Management (20 Credits)
•BSM2050 Consultancy Project (Team Based)

How you will learn

Part-time Study:
Our part-time delivery mode combines aspects of distance learning and on-campus delivery. You will benefit from the support of the virtual learning environment but also face-to-face interaction with tutors and classmates.

During the course of your degree you are required to attend a 10 day leadership week which takes place in the last week of May in your second year.

You will need to factor in the cost for travel, accommodation and subsistence for these 10 days.

This event brings together a number of speakers from academia and industry. During the event there will be a mix of academic and practical workshops. Each session will explore a different aspect of leadership and aims to enhance students’ skills and provide an opportunity to network.

The event will be hosted in the modern facilities at Aberdeen Business School, Garthdee.

Placements and accreditations

This course is recognised by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Energy Institute (EI).

AMBA is regarded as the international authority on the development of business leaders and the guardian of MBA quality standards. It plays a unique role in supporting business schools to develop business leaders and provides a network for MBAs, business schools and employer.

Energy Institute accreditation indicates the Institute's support of this energy-related course and '....involves a thorough assessment of the course content, its assessment procedures, its teaching staff and its facilities by a panel of EI experts' (EI website).

If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Visit the Master of Business Administration: Oil and Gas Management (MBA) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Merit Scholarship - 20+ Awards

Aberdeen Business School is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study at the School.This page contains details of all scholarships available on courses apart from the MBA (Masters of Business Administration). Please click below if you wish to apply for an MBA scholarship.MBA Scholarship
Please read through the following information carefully.
- Number of awards: 150
- Value of awards: £2000, £1500, or £1000 per award

Value of Scholarship(s)



Eligible Courses:
- This scholarship is applicable to all MSc courses in this area of study.Who can apply:
- An International student paying fees at the overseas rate or
- A UK/EU student on a full cost course for which the course fee has been set at £5000GBP or above and
- You hold the offer of a place on one of our courses

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a first degree, at honours level at a top class banding (either a first class or second class upper or equivalent). You will also have at least three years professional experience in the Energy industry or a related sector. This should include some management responsibility of people, resources, projects or finance. If you do not have a first degree but have 5 years or more senior management experience you may be considered. Please contact the MBA course leader, Alan Scott, by phoning +44 (0)1224 263428 or email .

Course Fees

All Students £7,510 Year 1, £7,510 Year 2, £1,971 Year 3

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