Oil and Gas Management - Online MBA

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 profound changes due to factors such as climate change and environmental issues, changing patterns of viability in exploration and development, in 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 distance learning MBA in Oil and Gas Management will ensure you are ready to meet these challenges. This course offers flexible study and is delivered online through the university virtual campus, Campus Moodle.

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

2. What you will study

Choose 1 elective module from the following group:

* (available for part-time and online distance learning students only via our partner institution Curtin University).

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

Distance Learning
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chat
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material
  • Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Details on distance learning are also available from our Distance Learning Guide .

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 normally:

  • hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
  • have at least 3 years of full-time professional work experience.

Applicants with a lower degree classification and/or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

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

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 found 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 2018/2019

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £5,390 Year 1
  • £6,370 Year 2
  • £5,240 Year 3

For Academic Year 2017/2018

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £5,240 Year 1
  • £6,200 Year 2
  • £5,060 Year 3

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
  • £1,971 Year 3

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £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)


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. 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

Information for Postgraduate Applicants

Terms and Conditions of Admissions

The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

Our online MBA courses are ranked #13 in the QS Online MBA rankings.

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Start Date

September or January

Course Length

3 years

Mode of Attendance


Academic School
Aberdeen Business School
More Information:
Postgraduate Admissions +44 (0) 1224 262209
Accredited By
Association of MBAs
Accredited By
Energy Institute Accredited Course

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