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Abertay University MSc/PGDip Oil and Gas Management
Abertay University

MSc/PGDip Oil and Gas Management

12 Months

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MSc/PGDip Oil and Gas Accounting and Management

Why choose this course?

  • Develop the specialist sectoral skills required by graduates from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to develop careers in the Oil & Gas and Energy sectors
  • Prepare participants for managerial, advisory and academic positions in the energy sector – private sector and government
  • Provide an intellectually challenging academic programme of study, which will demand of the student the ability to analyse, synthesise and assess key theoretical concepts and practical applications in energy with an emphasis on the business and management dimensions of the subject
  • Prepare participants for success in the rapidly evolving and highly competitive global business climate that characterises the energy sector

The energy sector is currently experiencing significant demands and pressures resulting in profound changes. This coupled with increasing global competition for resources is forcing all organisations to concentrate on developing strong management competencies. This course is designed for graduate level students with a wide range of backgrounds who aspire to develop careers in the Oil & Gas and related sectors. This course will enable you to develop not only skills in strategic management and business but also a sound knowledge of petroleum and energy management and an appreciation of its significance in social, political, economic, cultural and technological respects to national and international strategy and the ability to apply this knowledge to inform decision-making. This course will enable students to develop a sound understanding of the business, management and leadership skills necessary to function effectively at a senior level as a contemporary in the Energy sector, as well as develop a thorough understanding of technical challenges facing the energy sector and a thorough grounding in the technical language of the industry associated with the Energy sector. The course is also designed to develop self-confidence and the ability to present efficient, logical answers to complex problems; to give students methodological and problem-solving skills designed to assist decision making in business situations. Furthermore, the programme will facilitate discussion, debate, and analysis of business issues and problems within an international environment and develop transferable skills particularly in working with groups as well as in presentation and communication skills. What you study

  • Accounting and Finance
  • International Business Finance
  • International Business Economics
  • Understanding the Energy Industry & Energy Value Chains
  • Business Research Methods
  • International Energy Strategy
  • Strategic Management in the Energy Industry
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Oil and Gas Management Dissertation

How you learn
The approach to teaching and delivery is designed to provide participants with the best possible learning environment. The delivery methods will vary depending on the module of study. Most modules will utilise the standard lecture and tutorial/seminar approach but in most cases, this will be supplemented by alternative methods. These alternatives will include the use of computer-based lab sessions; guest speakers/ lecturers; live case studies; site and company visits. Delivery will also be characterised by the application of knowledge to energy sector issues through case study analysis. This encourages an inquiry-based learning approach, which is a feature of all our programmes. Participants can normally expect to undertake 5.25 hours of private study to each hour of actual class contact. How you are assessed
The assessments you will complete - coursework tasks, projects, presentations, reports and examinations – reflect the types of tasks and skills that will be expected of you in the workplace: making a case, in writing and informal presentations; analysing information and problems, to develop effective solutions; working with others on business tasks and projects; and conducting independent research on subjects allocated to you, and those of your own choice. Entry routes
A minimum of a lower second (2:2) class Honours degree in a related subject. Overseas/EU
All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in the English Language

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