Oil and Gas Management MBA Modules
Core Module: Advanced Business Practice
The transition into learning at a new level poses all students a differing level of challenge.
The aim of this module is to ensure students have a clear understanding of the requirements of postgraduate study and provide them with a range of skills that will enable them to navigate their programme of study with the greatest chance of success.
Core Module: Sustainable Strategy – from Planning to Implementation
This module challenges concepts of strategy, its scope, purpose and outcomes and provides a practical outline of a number of different approaches to strategic management.
To be effective, strategic managers need to know the particular strengths and weaknesses of each approach and recognise where and how they might be used with advantage. This module will prepare students to engage critically with strategy in the workplace.
Core Module: Leading in a Changing World
This module examines the knowledge, skills, behaviours and techniques of leadership and explores the role of leadership in relation to other business themes such as strategy, innovation and organisational development.
Core Module: Finance, Funding and Legislative Frameworks for Success
The aim of this module is to explore key accounting and finance practice and the associated decision-making tools within organisations.
It will cover the nature of accounting and finance tools within a variety of business environments and consider appropriate management techniques to help identify strategic options.
Core Module: Marketing in a Global Age
This module explores marketing: the application of marketing techniques and concepts to a number of different environments.
It analyses the nature of marketing, the core concepts, techniques and processes.
Students will learn to appreciate the complexity of managing marketing and applying theory in practice, assess the effectiveness of marketing, discuss some of the difficulties in implementing marketing as well as the general ethical issues that arise from its use.
Students will also appreciate how different aspects of marketing relate to and interact with each other.
Mandatory Module: International Environmental Law
Many environmental problems require an international response. This module aims to provide students with an insight into international environmental law with a focus on the general themes and principles in this area, the law relating to the protection of biodiversity, and that which endeavours to prevent or at least minimise the impact of transfrontier pollution.
Mandatory Module: Project Management
The unprecedented pace of change, which organisations have experienced over the last three decades, has transformed organisational structures, business processes, roles and responsibilities, distribution channels, and the use of IT.
In most cases, this transformation has been achieved by treating the desired change as a project. Projects typically account for 50% of all work carried out across organisations.
This module critically evaluates the growing importance of project management in today's business environment.
Mandatory Module: Integrated Emergency Management
This highly critical module examines the emergency management practices undertaken over the last decade. Students will identify the related issues and discuss possible solutions in order to propose ways in which emergency management might address the future issues more effectively.
Mandatory Module: The Impacts of Oil Production in the Developing World
This module considers the different aspects of oil diplomacy, together with the diplomatic consequences of the domination of the oil industry by the large multinational oil companies, and the impact of the formation of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
It also considers the role of oil diplomacy in broader themes in international relations, such as imperialism, the role of multinational corporations in the world economy, Third World nationalism, the changing relationships between the developed and developing nations, and the consequences of the Cold War and perceptions of national security for the conduct of oil diplomacy.
Module: Organisation Internship or Consulting Project or Dissertation
In our consultations with business leaders and prospective MBA students, they told us how much work experience matters. CULC is committed to offering students a work experience opportunity for up to 10 weeks.
This experience will provide an opportunity:
- For first- hand experience of the business and working culture of an organisation
- To work independently on a significant, managerial issue with your employer’s support
- and academic guidance
- To create management reports for multiple stakeholders
- To build commercial awareness and understanding in the context of decision-making
- To develop more effective communication and presentation skills
- To build up a stronger set of personal and professional skills
Work experience at Coventry University London Campus can be undertaken in a variety of ways; an internship, an individual consultancy project or a group consulting project.
As an alternative to completing an internship or Consulting Project, the dissertation forms a substantial part of the overall study leading to the MBA and is an opportunity for work experience related to the in-depth study of an organisation.
The dissertation should draw on the intellectual and analytical skills and knowledge developed during the programme. The module also provides an opportunity for students to develop their interest in a particular area related to their career aspirations and to demonstrate an ability to undertake individual research.