MBA International Oil and Gas Management (Distance Learning)

    • Full or part time
      Full time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies International Business
    • Course Start
      September, January
    • Course Duration
      60 months full time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    School of Social Sciences

    Develop investigative and analytical skills, improve your knowledge, and understand the business processes needed for a career in the oil and gas industry

    Understand the multiple and complex challenges facing the energy industry, such as decarbonisation, wide scale digitisation, and decentralisation.

    You will learn the practical and professional skills you need to manage complex commercial and financial transactions in the international workplace. You'll become competent in the design and implementation of alternative courses of action in the oil and gas industry.

    You will learn to analyse, synthesise, and articulate concepts and practices relevant to the energy industry. You will understand the fundamental drivers of various energy markets, such as oil, gas. You'll acquire foundational and contextual knowledge and skills in management.

    CEPMLP has been a global voice of energy law and policy since 1977. We are now working towards the transition to low-carbon economies worldwide. With over 6,000 postgraduate alumni from more than 50 countries, we prepare our graduates for high–profile careers in the public and private sectors.

    Teaching and Assessment:


    Your modules and reading materials are available online, and you will receive a study guide and a core reading book.

    A team of distance learning academic staff and tutors will support you in:

    • using the full range of learning guides and tools
    • questions relating to particular issues in the field of study
    • preparation of assessments and research papers
    • feedback on assessments and research papers


    Each module will be assessed by either:

    • a written exam and research paper (most modules are assessed in this way). The exam and research paper are each worth 50% of your total mark.


    • a written exam and case studies. The exam is worth either 60% or 70% and the case studies are worth either 40% or 30% of your total mark respectively.

    Your compulsory choice module will be assessed by either:

    • an internship report - where you find an organisation willing to offer you a work placement (for 1 month), that is approved by your academic supervisor. You will also have to write an intellectual report of minimum 5,000 words.


    • a project report of minimum 8,000 words on a topic approved by your academic supervisor.

    Module List

    Core Modules

    These modules are an essential part of your course.

    CP50007 - Petroleum Policy and Economics by distance learning

    CP50042 - Foundation Financial Accounting by distance learning

    CP50043 - Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis by distance learning

    CP50044 - Introduction to Finance by distance learning

    CP50045 - Management in Energy and Natural Resources Industries by distance learning

    Optional Modules

    You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

    CP50005 - International Petroleum Law and Policy by distance learning

    CP50033 - Downstream Energy Law and Policy by distance learning

    CP50049 - National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law by distance learning

    CP50041 - Financial and Project Analysis for Natural Resources and Energy Ventures by distance learning

    CP50046 - Human Resources Management by distance learning

    CP50051 - Project Report

    CP51012 - Internship Report


    Our alumni have gone on to work in areas such as, international or national energy companies, finance, consulting, and government, or non-government organisations

    Some notable examples include:

    • Shell
    • Total
    • Maersk
    • Phillips 66
    • CNPC
    • Sinopec
    • CNOOC
    • Pemex
    • Petronas
    • Pertamina
    • NNPC
    • GNPC
    • Deloitte
    • IHS Markit
    • PwC
    • Wood Mackenzie
    • Black Rock

    Questions? Need Help?

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    Visit the MBA International Oil and Gas Management (Distance Learning) page on the University of Dundee web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    An honours degree in Business Studies, Finance, Accountancy, Economics, Law, Geology, Petroleum, or Mining Engineering at lower second class or above

    Consideration will also be given to applicants with other academic backgrounds who explain clearly their motivation for undertaking the relevant MSc in Management, outlining any relevant work experience

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