MBA Oil and Gas Management MBA

MBA Oil and Gas Management (Full-time)

1. Overview

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

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.

2. What you will study

3. How you will learn

Full-time Study
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

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.

4. 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 a.scott@rgu.ac.uk.

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.

English Language Requirements

5. Placements and accreditations

This course is accredited 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. Robert Gordon University is one of only a handful of institutions worldwide that have been accredited in respect of every form of the MBA.

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 facilities by a panel of EI experts' (EI website).

6. Student Funding

MBA Scholarship
Aberdeen Business School is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to assist exceptionally able students who wish to undertake their MBA programmes. Further details can be obtained on MBA Scholarship.

Postgraduate Funding
Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Information on funding for postgraduate students can be seen under Postgraduate Student Finance.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 15% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.


7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

  • £19,500 entire course

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

  • £18,850 entire course

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

  • £18,850 entire course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • £18,850 entire course

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

8. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

 

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Case Study

  1. Sam Mathew

    Indian student Sam Mathew speaks about how he chose to study with RGU for his MBA Oil and Gas Management and his experiences of the course and Aberdeen so far.

    Sam Mathew MBA Oil and Gas Management MBA

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MBA
Start date
September
Course length
54 weeks
Mode of Attendance
Full-time
Academic school
Management Department Aberdeen Business School
Accredited By
Association of MBAs
Accredited By
Energy Institute Accredited Course

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