MBA International Mineral Resource 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
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    School of Social Sciences

    Develop analytical skills and learn to understand commercial and regulatory processes for a career in the international mineral resource industries

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

    A mining sector decision-maker, such as a CEO, government minister, or managing director, has to understand competing views, compare their implications, and determine a suitable way forward. You'll be equipped to become or to assist C-suite decision-makers. You will learn to be competent in the design and implementation of alternative courses of action in the mining sector.

    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, and electric power. You'll acquire foundational and contextual knowledge and skills in management, through classroom and work-based learning, and coaching from specialist academics or senior industry professionals.

    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.

    Core Modules

    These modules are an essential part of your course.

    Mineral Resources Policy and Economics (by Distance Learning) (CP50014)

    Foundation Financial Accounting (by Distance Learning) (CP50042)

    Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis (by Distance Learning) (CP50043)

    Introduction to Finance (by Distance Learning) (CP50044)

    Management in Energy and Natural Resources Industries (by Distance Learning) (CP50045)

    Optional Modules

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

    Mineral and Petroleum Taxation (by Distance Learning) (CP50006)

    Risk Analysis for Energy and Mining Investment Decision Making (by Distance Learning) (CP50008)

    International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy (by Distance Learning) (CP50040)

    Financial and Project Analysis of Natural Resources and Energy Ventures (by Distance Learning) (CP50041)

    Human Resources Management (by Distance Learning) (CP50046)

    Project Report (CP50051)

    Internship Paper (CP51012)


    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 Mineral Resource 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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