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Global MBA (Oil, Gas and Energy Management)

Next intake:
  • September 2014
Duration:
  • Minimum:18 months
  • Maximum: 3 years
Fees:
  • £8500
  • For information about our instalment plans or applying for a partial bursary please fill in the enquiry form on the right

This specialised MBA programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a middle or senior level manager in the oil, gas and energy sectors. These include responsibilities expected of a Project Manager or Coordinator, Oil and Gas Analyst, Energy and Sustainability Manager, among others. InterActive's innovative e-learning platform and a flexible programme structure means that you will be able to study towards this qualification with complete online flexibility and at a pace chosen by you.

You will explore how to deal with challenges facing the oil and gas business, as well as gaining a new perspective in carbon management – where the main objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The course sets you apart from other professionals in the field by giving you a blend of theory and practical skills in oil, gas and energy management. You will be taught using stimulating and engaging online activities which ensure that all students get the most out of the course, and enjoy maximum flexibility.

Programme learning outcomesread more

Upon completion of your studies you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate and appraise the key energy challenges facing the oil and gas industry
  • Understand the local, national and international issues in carbon management, and develop carbon management strategies and systems
  • Operate in middle and senior level managerial positions within the energy and carbon management sectors
  • Develop and implement functional marketing strategies for the ever-changing international marketplace
  • Maximise corporate value and reduce risks
  • Help companies achieve a competitive advantage through their operations, supply chain and technology management, and ICT
  • Interpret and create corporate management strategy
  • Manage operations effectively at middle to senior level positions

In addition to a growing community of students and tutors from over 150 countries, you will gain the access to a wide range of tools and resources:

  • The full syllabus is delivered through HD quality video lectures including real-life case studies and their solutions
  • Regular live chat sessions with your tutors and classmates
  • Comprehensive study materials such as revision kits and lecture notes
  • Mock assignments and tests for you to evaluate your knowledge and track your progress
  • Access to online resources such as libraries and databases by the London School of Business and Finance

Take the next step in your professional and educational growth by gaining unique skills and knowledge in oil and gas, and energy management, and attain a UK postgraduate degree validated by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.

 
 

Besides key business disciplines such as strategic management, accounting and finance, marketing and operations, you will get in-depth knowledge and relevant skills in oil, gas, energy and carbon management. You will become familiar with the core aspects of the energy industry, including its marketing, financial, taxation and regulatory specifics. There will also be an exploration of current issues in relation to governments, companies, individuals and communities.

The programme includes 4 core, 2 specialist and 1 concluding module (which involves a dissertation). You will be able to study up to 2 modules simultaneously. Once they are all complete, you will begin work on your dissertation.

Global Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administrationread more
Marketing and Business Environment

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
  • Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets
  • Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities
  • Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives
  • Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces

Topics covered:

  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
  • Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
  • Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
  • Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
  • Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
  • Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
Accounting and Managerial Finance

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Summarise key principles, trends and tools in accounting and corporate finance
  • Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
  • Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing
  • Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing
  • Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
  • Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
  • Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
  • Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
  • Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
  • Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
  • Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
  • Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
Systems and Operations Management

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation's competitiveness and strategic direction
  • Evaluate the 'competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost' debate
  • Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
  • Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
  • Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information and business process perspectives

Topics covered:

  • Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
  • Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
  • Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
  • Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
  • Operations management V: Constraint Management
  • Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
  • Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
  • Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
Strategic Management and Leadership

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques and concepts
  • Analyse strategic planning processes
  • Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
  • Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
  • Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative responses related to strategy

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
  • Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
  • Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
  • Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
  • Organisational resources, cultures and competencies
  • Strategic development options and portfolio models
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
  • The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
  • Contemporary issues in strategic management
  • Competitive advantage through innovation
  • Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
  • Contemporary issues in strategic business management
  • Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
  • Ethics and strategic planning
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Models of leadership
Global Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administrationread more
Contemporary Issues in Oil, Gas and Energy

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the commercial relationships between companies and organisations in the upstream oil and gas supply chain
  • Evaluate the significance of marketing and marketing issues to upstream oil and gas organisations
  • Analyse the broad principles and practical implementation of petroleum taxation regimes in various regions of the world
  • Identify and evaluate energy sector responses to key global challenges and government initiatives
  • Recognise, discuss, justify and evaluate the main contractual clauses in the oil and gas industry

Topics covered

  • Oil & Gas Management I: The life cycle of an oil field, from before discovery, through development to abandonment
  • Oil & Gas Management II: The role of the various organisations involved in the oil industry - governments, oil companies, service companies regulators and external (i.e. non-oil) bodies.
  • Oil & Gas Management III: The concept of the Operator and how they discharge their legal and commercial obligations and Examination of Joint Operating Agreements, legal arrangements
  • Oil & Gas Management IV: The basics of marketing, market segmentation and suppler selection, negotiations, price setting, the sales process, Global issues and energy; energy supply;
  • Oil & Gas Management V: International and European policy frameworks, strategies and support mechanisms;
  • Oil & Gas Energy Policy and the Environment I: Energy sector strategic responses; nuclear power and renewables; planning issues for energy infrastructure;
  • Oil & Gas Energy Policy and the Environment II: Public acceptance and processes of public engagement.
  • Oil and Gas Contract Law I: The roles and interplay of the Governments of territories containing hydrocarbon reserves, National Oil Companies, International Oil Companies, the Major Product Suppliers,
  • Oil and Gas Contract Law II: The Engineering & Contracting Companies and the Service Companies, the key principles of public international law as these affect oil and gas contractual relationships,
  • Oil and Gas Contract Law III: The principal licensing and contractual arrangements which are found in the international oil and gas industry
Carbon Management and Entrepreneurship

Learning outcomes:

You will be able to:

  • Understand the drivers for carbon management the emissions targets and reporting requirements at an international and national level
  • Know the key steps in a robust and successful carbon management strategy and be able to define carbon footprinting
  • Appreciate the use of carbon impact assessments in decision making and appreciate the use of project accounting within international greenhouse gas emissions mitigation and reporting
  • Know how to develop, implement and monitor an action plan in order to achieve a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, including identification of KPIs & the characteristics of successful change management
  • Understand the concept of carbon offsetting, the role that offsetting plays within a robust carbon management strategy, and be able to apply selection criteria for purchasing offsets

Topics covered

  • Accounting and carbon finance I: Carbon Financing and the between carbon finance and conventional finance and The use of statistics for financial research in carbon emission study
  • Accounting and carbon finance II: Essentials of conventional finance and financing issues in the energy sector
  • Accounting and carbon finance III: The structure and dynamics of the major global, regional and national-level carbon markets,
  • Accounting and carbon finance IV: including voluntary carbon markets and the flexibility mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol and its successor agreement(s)
  • Accounting and carbon finance IV: Accounting for carbon at firm, project and product/supply chain level, carbon auditing, financial reporting and non-financial disclosure, benchmarking, taxation implications, and the ethics of carbon accounting;
  • Contemporary issues in Carbon management I: The current state of climate change science, greenhouse gas stabilization pathways and the principal mitigation and adaptation options
  • Contemporary issues in Carbon management II: Climate change policy responses at international, regional, national and local levels and the various types of regulatory response available to governments; Governance and compliance in carbon management
  • Contemporary issues in Carbon management III: Low carbon technologies and solutions I
  • Contemporary issues in Carbon management V: The role that carbon finance plays in organisations’ strategy, finance and accounting decisions and the Economics of low carbon emission
Global Master's in Business Administrationread more
Integrative Research and Consultancy Project

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
  • Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standard
  • Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
  • Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies

Topics covered

  • The nature of business and management research/consultancy
  • Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
  • The practice of management consulting
  • Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
  • Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice
  • Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
  • Understanding research philosophies and approaches
  • Critically reviewing the literature
  • Applicable models for consulting and research
  • Selecting samples and using secondary data
  • Collecting primary data through observation
  • Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
  • Collecting primary data using questionnaires
  • Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Writing and presenting your project report

Please note: you can only graduate with one award (the highest level achieved), and it will only be issued once you have formally completed your studies.

 
 
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