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Oil and Gas Management MBA - London Campus


The Oil and Gas Management MBA is ideal for those already working in or associated with the energy sector.

It has been designed to equip graduates with the appropriate management skills and knowledge to undertake a leadership role in the oil and gas industries, one of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic sectors.


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

MBA programmes are delivered over four terms and you can choose to begin your programme in October, January and April.

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

These Academic Regulations for Programmes at Coventry University London Campus provide a set of rules that must be applied when determining the basic requirements for the construction of courses and for entry, progression and the granting of credit-bearing programmes at Coventry University's London Campus.


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.

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.

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


Contact Details:

Coventry University London Campus

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