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MBA in Oil & Gas

The leading online Master of Business Administration for the oil & gas industry from Middlesex University and IBC Academy

Application deadline: 18 August 2017 | Start date: 18 September 2017

Delivered by tutored distance learning

The MBA that combines quality with flexibility for future oil & gas industry leaders – develop your ability to perform at the highest level of business management.

The programme curriculum has been painstakingly designed to equip current and future oil & gas leaders with the skills, knowledge and tools they need manage their business successfully.

The Vice Chancellor outlines the focus that Middlesex University has for global courses delivered on and off campus by distance learning.

Find out more about the MBA by downloading the prospectus and join a world leading international university based in London.

The Oil & Gas MBA does not merely hand you a toolbox of skills: it arms you with a high level of critical thinking that will assist in every endeavour for the rest of your life. You will learn both advanced general management and strategy skills in conjunction with a unique theoretical and practical knowledge of the oil and gas sector. During the MBA you will achieve the following:

  • Enhance and extend previous experience in business and management
  • Develop the ability to apply existing and newly acquired knowledge and experience to complex business issues
  • Prepare for leadership and transformational roles in business
  • Develop strategic thinking and innovation skills
  • Encourage lifelong learning and personal development
  • Develop advanced knowledge of your organisation, its management and the environment in which it operates
  • Demonstrate a broad perspective on organisational management and its wider impact on society and the environment
  • Operate and manage in a global and multicultural environment
  • Acquire improved communication, writing and time management techniques
  • Develop interpersonal, networking, virtual teamwork and group management skills
  • Gain higher levels of self-confidence and awareness of unique strengths and abilities

MBA in Oil & Gas
Application deadline: 18 August 2017
Starts: 18 September 2017
Delivery: Tutored distance learning
Duration: 24 Months
Fees: £15,300 / US$19,890 (VAT exempt).
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THIS COURSE QUALIFIES FOR A £10,000 POSTGRADUATE LOAN

If you are a UK or EU national, or have UK ‘settled status’, have lived in the UK or the EU (or wider EEA) for the last 3 years, will be living in the UK on the first day of your course and haven’t been awarded a MSc, MA, MBA or PhD already, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £10,000 from the UK Government to study this course. Visit the UK Government site for information, download the PDF guide or call the Student Loan Company +44 (0)30 0100 0031.

The structure of this programme recognises the fact that participants have busy schedules and therefore it is flexible for students to work at their own speed and time. As you start a module and acquire knowledge, there is strong motivation to learn more, especially with the group work in syndicates. The module tutors are very helpful, supportive and understanding. Their response time to questions, even the most difficult, is very impressive

Ani Emeka Maxwell, Principal Manager, Niger Delta Development Commission



Why study for the Middlesex MBA?

Ranked in the Top 100 in the world, the Middlesex MBA engages
students with current business theory, strategic leadership skills and practical industry knowledge. The Business Transformation Project allows in-depth research and analysis of an issue affecting your organisation, sector or industry, applying skills gained throughout the programme to deliver valuable results. This delivers a significant return on investment for you - and any sponsor.

Find out more about Middlesex University here.

The MBA can significantly advance your career by giving you:

  • The confidence to operate across all areas of your industry
  • Enhanced capabilities to lead, think and act more strategically
  • Awareness of personal strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • The ability to apply knowledge as you learn it in real time and the real world
  • An understanding of the challenges in other sectors, industries and locations
  • A demonstrable ability to meet the challenges of a senior management role
  • The academic skills and intellectual habits to continue personal development after completing the MBA
  • Networking and support opportunities through lifelong alumni membership

View the programme details now for more information.

The MBA can benefit your employer by:

  • Significantly enhancing your capabilities across a range of areas such as business management, people management, project management, strategic thinking, innovation and change
  • Improving your ability to operate at a more strategic level and contribute beyond your own functional specialism
  • Providing an opportunity for a cost-effective management development programme
  • Allowing the flexibility to study and participate without absence from the workplace
  • Presenting the opportunity to gain value for your organisation through your Business Transformation Project, providing significant research into a relevant business issue

View the course prospectus now for more information.

Why study by distance learning?

Balancing professional, study, family and other commitments can be a struggle, particularly in times of high pressure. Our MBA is delivered solely by distance learning and online, offering you the opportunity to learn from wherever you are in the world to the same curriculum as the traditional full-time classroom approach.

Learn more about the benefits of distance learning here.


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This is a Middlesex University programme and qualification, with enrolment administered by IBC Academy, and delivered, assessed quality assured and awarded by Middlesex University.

Programme Faculty:

Stephane Bignoux, Business Strategy tutor, Middlesex University
Stephane Bignoux

Business Strategy tutor

Middlesex University

Anna Kyprianou, Dean and Vice Chancellor of the  Business School, Module Leader, Executive Leadership, Middlesex University
Anna Kyprianou

Dean and Vice Chancellor of the Business School, Module Leader, Executive Leadership

Middlesex University

Paul Griseri, Director of MBA programmes, Middlesex University
Paul Griseri

Director of MBA programmes

Middlesex University

Mark McPherson, Associate Professor, Middlesex  University Business School
Mark McPherson

Associate Professor

Middlesex University Business School

John Preedy, Managing Projects and Optimising Operations Tutor, Middlesex University
John Preedy

Managing Projects and Optimising Operations Tutor

Middlesex University

Lakshmi Narasimhan Chari, ,
Lakshmi Narasimhan Chari

Geoff Stevens, The Global Oil & Gas Industry tutor, Middlesex University
Geoff Stevens

The Global Oil & Gas Industry tutor

Middlesex University

Peter Cameron, Business Strategy Tutor, Middlesex University
Peter Cameron

Business Strategy Tutor

Middlesex University

Carlos Riberio, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Middlesex University
Carlos Riberio

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Middlesex University

Bill Sooby BA MBA CEng, Advanced International Marketing tutor, Middlesex University
Bill Sooby BA MBA CEng

Advanced International Marketing tutor

Middlesex University

Jedrzej George Frynas, Professor of CSR and Strategic Management, Middlesex University
Jedrzej George Frynas

Professor of CSR and Strategic Management

Middlesex University