The oil and gas industry is one of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic economical sector. This has made knowledge on the operations in oil and gas sectors very fundamental and necessary. Oil and gas courses are designed to equip students with the expected management skills and the know-how to undertake a leadership role in the oil and gas industries.

Top MBA Universities and the Courses Offered

Most oil and gas courses can be found in the Masters’ program. This means that one needs to have graduated in an engineering course as a lead-way for him/her to pursue a course in oil and gas. A number of universities offer this course and by the year 2012, the World Ranking Guide had placed these top schools as follows:

1) Robert Gordon University in UK

The MBA oil and gas management degree program aims at providing experienced practitioners in the field with advanced business, management and leadership skills.

Each module studied comprises up to 52 hours of lectures and tutorials. We have the:

Stage 1

  • Sub surface
  • Wells
  • Facilities
  • Business Essentials
  • Exit Award: PgCert Oil and Gas Engineering

    Stage 2

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Environmental impact and risk management
  • Corrosion and Materials
  • Completions and Subsea systems
  • Exit Award: PgDip Oil and Gas Engineering

    Stage 3

  • Individual Project Report
  • Exit Award: MSc Oil and Gas Engineering

    The program can run full-time, part-time executive with online support or in an online study mode. Its online MBA program received a listing in the Financial Times and Business Week as one of the top distance learning program globally.

    2) Coventry University in UK

    The course provided here is much appropriate to those already working in or associated with the energy sector.

    The modules taught in the institution include:

  • Planning and Implementation of sustainable energy
  • Finance, Funding and Legislative framework for success
  • Leading in a changing world
  • Marketing in a global age
  • Project Management
  • International Environmental Law
  • Integrated Emergency Management
  • Impacts of oil production in a developing world
  • Organization internship or oil and gas simulation or consulting project or dissertation
  • Applicants must have a second class honors degree or above, English language IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. This university received high recommendation in the Entrepreneurial University of the Year category at Times Higher Awards in 2008.

    3)University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in India

    This is the first Indian Energy University to be accredited by the Energy Institute found in the United Kingdom. It offers over 75 undergraduate and post graduate programs in key areas such as Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation, Information Technology and Legal Process.

    It was established through an act of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand in 2003 and is sponsored by the Hydrocarbons Education and Research Society.

    The University offers MBA Oil and Gas Management degree in order to produce future leaders who can handle the dynamic nature of challenges and opportunities indispensable in this sector. The program can be completed in 2 years. It has become an “Institute of Choice” for students and corporates in the energy and core sectors.