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Oil and Gas Management MBA - London Campus


The MBA Oil and Gas Management programme is ideal for candidates already working in or associated with the Petroleum/Energy Industry.

It has been designed to equip candidates with the appropriate management knowledge and skills required to undertake leadership roles in the Global Oil and Gas Industrial sector, which is one of the world's fastest and most dynamic sector.


Coventry University London Campus has worked with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to map selected modules on this programme to the CMI syllabus. As a result of this, students who pass two specific modules on their way to achieving the full qualification can be awarded the CMI Certificate Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership*. The CMI is the UK awarding body for management and leadership qualifications. It is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It counts more than 100,000 members and is internationally recognised as the professional body that set the standards in management.

As global demand for energy increases and competition intensifies, more countries are seeking to develop their natural resources in a secure and sustainable way.

If you choose this course you will benefit from:

  • start dates in October, January and April;
  • a unique experience delivered by an institution with strong foundations in educating business leaders;
  • includes work-related activity and leading lectures from high-profile business figures;
  • we will help you to secure future employment by offering essential training in key areas such as CV writing, presentation skills and interview technique;
  • comprehensive immigration, visa advice and student support is available;
  • an opportunity to obtain a dual qualification - MBA plus CMI Certificate Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership qualification.

Chartered Management Institute logo* Subject to registering as a CMI member: CMI membership fees apply.


This course comprises core modules in management, specialist modules at the cutting edge of practice in the oil and gas industries, and an organisation-based internship, consulting project or dissertation.

Programme Structure

 All MBA students study five core management modules, four mandatory modules and an internship or project.

MBA Oil and Gas Management Modules include:

Advanced Business Practice, Sustainable Strategy – from Planning to Implementation, Leading in a Changing World, Finance, Funding and Legislative Frameworks for Success, Marketing in a Global, Age, International Environmental Law, Project Management, Integrated Emergency Management, The Impacts of Oil Production in the Developing World, 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. Coventry University London Campus is committed to offering students a work experience opportunity for up to ten 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 supportand 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.


You’re learning at Coventry University London Campus is underpinned and supported by the latest developments in technology. Audience Response Systems are used in class to quickly explore your level of understanding and identify any specific issues to focus on.

We use audio visual materials in a range of ways to bring the curriculum to life, through recorded interviews with business leaders, recording key lectures and seminars for you to review and re-watch or in recording your own board presentations as part of your assessed work.   

Student Profile: Millicent Anao, Ghana

When I was at university, Ghana discovered oil. I saw it as a fascinating opportunity and got an internship in the marketing department of Global Petroleum Ghana Limited. I liked the experience so much that I decided to study this area more. Currently I am undertaking an internship, providing consulting services to an organisation interested in exploring the natural gas market in the UK.
There are many things I enjoy about the campus: the university itself, the tutors, the assignments, the way the course is structured, and, most importantly, the diversity on campus. Meeting people from different countries has really helped me broaden my horizons. The diversity of cultures means the diversity of ideas, and it has been a great experience socially and professionally – stepping outside of my comfort zone and learning something new every day.
Moreover, it is a perfect place to establish business contacts by meeting corporate people. There are many events on campus, you always see people in suits, which makes you want to be a part of that world, the world of business.
The academic experience at Coventry University London Campus has been very different from the one I had back home, in Africa. I really like the culture of an equal dialogue between the students and the lecturers here: you can voice your opinion, even if it differs from the lecturer’s, as long as you back it up with arguments. The internship has also been one of the most valuable parts of the degree because the practical experience helps me understand and put into context what we learn in the classroom.


Each module is delivered weekly over a 10 week period. Each weekly delivery consists of a one hour Knowledgecast session, a one hour seminar session and a two hour group activity session.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be able to review and discuss your progress and offer advice throughout your studies.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted for the programme students must possess a second class honours degree (2:2) or above.

English Language IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

No work experience required.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Employment in the energy sector is growing rapidly worldwide, and offers exciting career opportunities for good managers that understand its diverse issues, demands and challenges
Oil and Gas, often referred to as petroleum, includes exploration, extracting, refining, transporting and marketing of these products.

This sector supplies not only fuel and gas for home and commercial use, but also provides raw material for chemical products including pharmaceuticals, plastics, fertilizers and pesticides. In fact, the production, distribution, refining, and retailing of petroleum taken as a whole represents the world's largest industry in terms of dollar value. There are well over 100 countries involved in the extraction of primary materials for the energy sector on every Continent.

A Coventry University London Campus MBA Oil and Gas Management graduate is highly employable in the fastest-growing sector in the World today.

Course code:
  • 1 year full-time

  • Postgraduate Degree (MBA / MSc / MA)

Course type:
  • Full time

Jan 2016: £15,000 • Sept 2016: £15,250

Contact Details:

Coventry University London Campus

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666