MBA OIL AND GAS*
For talented people with management career aspirations in the oil and gas industry, Middlesex University, in partnership with IBC Global Academy, offers the Oil & Gas MBA for part time study by distance learning.
How is the Oil & Gas MBA studied?
Commencing in October, the Oil & Gas MBA is delivered 100% by online distance learning over 24 months and is available globally. The course is carefully designed and delivered so that you can accelerate your professional development without having to pause your career, take long periods out from your work or travel to a distant classroom. There are no lectures or seminars to physically attend - as long as you can access the internet, the Middlesex University online learning portal provides access to written, audio and video content. It also manages group interactions, peer networking and tutorial support using a variety of e-learning tools.
Perhaps you want to become more effective in your current management role, or engage at a higher level. Maybe you wish to broaden your managerial skill set or explore new areas of specialisation. Possibly you are one of the many professionals, such as geologists, engineers, analysts etc, looking to formalise years of technical industry knowledge and experience, and develop your management knowledge and competence.
Whatever your motivation, the rigorous academic approach, experienced faculty, internationally engaged student peers and proven online learning environment of the Oil & Gas MBA will help you realise your leadership potential and fast-track your career.
To study the Oil & Gas MBA, you'll preferably have a second class honours degree or above, or an overseas equivalent qualification. You should also have a minimum of two years' managerial or professional experience in a full time position.
If you do not hold an honours degree you will be required to demonstrate significantly successful managerial experience and may be required to complete a GMAT test obtaining a minimum score of 550. Managerial experience means managerial responsibility for people and/or functions and/or technical expertise such as, for example, engineering or operations.
Where English is a second language you may be required to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575.
An MBA can help you develop and advance in your career through enhanced responsibility and financial reward, whether with your current employer (who may have sponsored you for this reason) or a new employer. An MBA is often a catalyst to drive career change from an experienced practitioner role to a management level role, or a step in starting a new business. An industry specific MBA, such as the Oil & Gas MBA, can make you more valuable within the industry sector.
The Oil and Gas MBA can significantly advance your career by giving you:
The Oil & Gas MBA programme offers proven management training with a special focus on the oil and gas industry and allows students to gain an internationally recognised Masters of Business Administration qualification from a leading UK university.
The part-time distance learning course comprises six modules followed by a Business Transformation Project, studied over two years.
Module 1: The Global Oil and Gas Industry (20 credits)
Module 2: Business Strategy (30 credits)
Module 3: Executive Leadership (30 credits)
Module 4: Advanced International Marketing (20 credits)
- Identify actions that enhance profitability
- Create a communications strategy and plan
- Create a marketing strategy and plan
- Outline the business case for such plans
Module 5: Oil and Gas Finance and Risk Analysis (20 credits)
Module 6: Managing Projects and Optimising Operations (30 credits)
Business Transformation Project (30 credits)
The project module is a significant part of the course and provides the opportunity to integrate the skills and knowledge gained on the MBA by applying these to a substantial and real business issue. The Business Transformation Project develops your research skills by ensuring you can critically appraise and apply theory relevant to a specific real-world business problem for yourself, employer, client or chosen sector.
You can use this project strategically according to your goals. You might work with your employer to address a relevant business issue, or, if you are looking for a change of direction, as an independent project which will support your future career development.
Whatever your perspective - consultative, research or entrepreneurial - you will be expected to exhibit a high level of proficiency in the design and application of research, data collection and analysis. The presentation of results and implementation of the final action points are critical.
You will be encouraged to work in peer groups or "Action Learning Sets" to support each other during the period of your project work. These are self-managed work groups that address common problems and issues at work in a participative and structured way.
|Costs (indication)||No entry|
|Required language skills||English|