An MBA is seen as the top business qualification in the UK and internationally to get involved in very fast paced new business ventures, transformational change, setting up new facilities quickly, project managing major changes to team and troubleshooting any major impact to business strategy and performance within a growing enterprise. The oil and gas industry operates in a very volatile market area in terms of supply and demand. An MBA can help you catapult your career from managing a team within your vocational area to managing multiple teams to drive operations in new countries, transfer knowledge on a mass scale at corporate level and to overcome difficulties as you progress innovation and manage multiple teams and priorities for the business.
By specialising in energy management your focus will be within specific supply chains, markets, financial markets, futures whilst providing strategy, project management, leadership, innovation, and people management to oversee the change. The programme is delivered from the European energy industry capital at University of Aberdeen set amongst FTSE 100 companies known worldwide in energy production. It draws on the learning of the industry since its inception in the 1970s to the present day and its future globally with academic expertise spanning this time. This unique combination of local multinational energy industry presence and lifelong energy industry research enables a robust approach to innovation, troubleshooting, setting up in new regions due to the amount of knowledge and application over time at Aberdeen.
The programme draws on the substantial experience of both the Business School and the energy industry in Aberdeen to offer you strategic thinking within the energy industry. The programme is specifically designed to propel you as a professional in the industry to take on high level challenges that stretch your ability
“I wanted to study energy management as I became interested in supply chain in 2013 after working for a company in Mexico and after studying for a B.A. International Relations at National University of Mexico, one the largest universities in in Mexico and Latin America. I knew there would be lots of opportunities for growth as a lot of the multinationals have new offices in the country and there are lots of new companies starting up there. I chose this university as I knew about the strong links Aberdeen has within the energy industry in the UK and internationally. I lived in Houston so Aberdeen and the University was well known there and it was pointed out to me. I could not come here for an open day so I relied on the website and an officer from the university to tell me about what it would be like here. I was convinced that Aberdeen was the best place to study due to the employment statistics. In Mexico employment is a very important consideration when studying. I also thought that Aberdeen would be easy to get around and I wouldn’t need a car.
That was in June 2016 and I arrived in January 2017. I live in private accommodation as a Mexican friend was able to advise me that this would be a cheap option and I live in a comfortable flat ten minutes’ walk away with views of the sea and mountains. There were 12 Mexican nationals here already so it was easy to fit and make friends when I arrived and I keep in touch with friends and relatives back in Mexico daily on Skype, Facebook and WhatsApp which is great. There is a good international environment here and it was great that I could meet people from my own country and many different parts of the world whilst studying for the MBA. I have an active social life and I love the sports facilities for swimming, running and working out plus I walk all over the city.
After I finish my degree I would like to see the rest of the UK for a month or so before returning to Mexico to work in the energy industry. I am also interested in the renewables industry and what the potential is there to develop ideas, business and employ people. “
A good second class honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution for those with non-UK qualifications) and three years post undergraduate work experience. Or minimum of 5 years business experience and achievement. IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 90, PTE Academic 62, Cambridge English 176