For talented people with management career aspirations in the oil and gas industry, Middlesex University, in partnership with IBC Academy, offers the Oil & Gas MBA for part time study by distance learning.
Commencing in September, 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. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
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.
Who will you be studying with? Fellow students on the Oil & Gas MBA will include professionals from a diverse range of countries and roles, creating a rich network of knowledge to enhance your learning. Imagine the benefits of learning alongside peers such as:
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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 either six modules followed by an Applied Project or eight modules followed by a shorter Business Transformation Project, studied over two years.
Module 1: The Global Oil and Gas Industry (20 credits)
Module 2: Business Strategy (20 credits)
Module 3: Executive Leadership (20 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 (20 credits)
Module 7 Research Methods - Optional (10 Credits)
Module 8 Information Management – Optional* (20 credits)
Module 9 Management Perspectives – Optional* (20 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.
Applied Project (60 credits)
This module provides students with the means of further developing and integrating the skills and knowledge acquired on the MBA through application to a specific organisational issue or problem.
It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in relation to scoping the issue(s)/problems, consideration of appropriate literature, collection and analysis of data, assessing the financial implications, including any cost/benefit analysis for justifying specific recommendations and consideration of implementation issues.
The MBA project provides the student with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills gained on the MBA at an advanced level. Students prepare to undertake the project by looking at different research methods.
* Offered subject to student demand
How do I get further information? You can view full course details for the Oil & Gas MBA online or request more information from email@example.com.
You can find out more about teaching and assessment in the programme specification
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
You can also email IBC Academy directly for enrolment information.
The MBA not only benefits you as an individual, thus enhancing career prospects; it also proves invaluable to employers and their development.
The MBA can significantly advance your career by giving you:
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business.
The MBA can benefit your employer by: