MBA in Oil and Gas
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.
How is the Oil & Gas MBA studied?
Commencing in October, 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.
Who is the Oil & Gas MBA for?
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:
- Executives from governmental and non-governmental energy companies
- Industry professionals and managers from upstream to downstream
- Professionals from international organisations
- Technical specialists moving to a general management position
- Professionals from international financial institutions (researchers, analysts) or government organisations (petroleum directorates, ministries of energy, geological surveys, trade bodies)
An MBA can help you develop and advance in your career through enhanced responsibility and financial reward, whether with your current employer (who may have sponsored you for this reason) or a new employer. An MBA is often a catalyst to drive career change from an experienced practitioner role to a management level role, or a step in starting a new business. An industry specific MBA, such as the Oil & Gas MBA, can make you more valuable within the industry sector.
To study the Oil & Gas MBA, you’ll preferably have a second class honours degree or above, or an overseas equivalent qualification. You should also have a minimum of two years’ managerial or professional experience in a full time position.
If you do not hold an honours degree you will be required to demonstrate significantly successful managerial experience and may be required to complete a GMAT test obtaining a minimum score of 550. Managerial experience means managerial responsibility for people and/or functions and/or technical expertise such as, for example, engineering or operations.
English language requirements
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all four components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive Academic English course (Pre-Sessional) that ranges from 5-17 weeks, depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements.
Last updated March 1, 2016