MBA Oil and Gas Management MBA

MBA Oil and Gas Management (Part-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.

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. 

2. What you will study

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

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Semester 5

Semester 6

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Semester 8
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Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

3. 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.

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

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.

English Language Requirements

5. 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).

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 available via 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 available via Postgraduate Student Finance.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% 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 2016/2017

All Students

  • £7,790 Year 1
  • £7,790 Year 2
  • £2,120 Year 3

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

  • £7,510 Year 1
  • £7,510 Year 2
  • £1,971 Year 3

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

  • £7,265 Year 1
  • £7,265 Year 2
  • £1,971 Year 3

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

  • £7,044 Year 1
  • £7,044 Year 2
  • £1,912 Year 3

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students


  • £7,045 Year 1
  • £7,045 Year 2
  • £1,910 Year 3

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • £7,068 Year 1
  • £7,068 Year 2
  • £1,864 Year 3 (Dissertation stage)

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


8. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you are a UK/EU student and 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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Start date

September or January

Course length

3 years

Mode of Attendance


Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
More information:
Dr Ian Broadbent Senior Lecturer
+44 (0)1224 263809
Accredited By
Association of MBAs
Accredited By
Energy Institute Accredited Course

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