MBA with Specialism in Oil and Gas Management

Getting to the top in your career is tough.

It takes skill, determination and, of course, specialist knowledge. 
Our specialist MBAs give you just that depth of understanding.

 This programme encompasses the same seven core courses of the standard MBA. But, instead of the two elective courses, you take four specialist courses in oil and gas management.

This new MBA specialism will provide you with the cutting edge management skills that are needed by every successful manager to today’s competitive world, plus a detailed knowledge and expertise that is specifically relevant in the oil and gas industry.

The specialism is based on a pioneering work done by Edinburgh Business School developing the content in close association with industry practitioners, and it has been extensively market tested. The ‘students’ will be experienced  managers, or those aspiring to work in public or private oil and gas producers, service providers and specialist engineering organisations. 

You work towards your MBA on a course-by-course basis. After completing three courses, you are eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, and after six courses for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma awards are formal recognition of your progress. For the MBA with Specialism in Oil and Gas Management you must complete seven core courses and four oil and gas specialist electives. With the exception of Strategic Negotiation for the Oil and Gas industry you must complete the relevant MBA core course before you complete the industry specific course.

Study options

The MBA with Specialism in Oil and Gas Management can be studied by distance learning. Students have the opportunity to attend intensive seminars in the industry-specific specialist electives at the Heriot-Watt University campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia. The MBA with Specialism in Oil and Gas Management can also be studied at select Learning Partners (subject to demand): SBCS (Trinidad & Tobago), EDC (Nigeria), MAT (Uganda) and ICON (Greece).

Our MBA students

We have current students and alumni across the world.

We have students across the world.


We have students across the world.

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Our students study by distance learning, on-campus or with our Approved Learning Partners.

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Designed around you

Our programmes fit the way you work, the way you live.


How much will it cost?

You can study course-by-course and pay as you learn, or sign up for two or three courses at once. Our fees are flexible.



Do you already have academic qualifications?

You may be entitled to exemptions from core and elective courses on our masters programmes.



All our programmes come with full support

From faculty message boards, past papers and online self tests to peer-to-peer networks and dedicated adivsors.


Study timetables

MBA with Specialism in Oil and Gas Management

Intensive seminars in the industry-specific electives are available at our University campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.

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Organisational Behaviour and Economics
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Finance and Project Management
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Your chosen electives

How to apply

Are you ready to apply?

Our MBA is open to all

Typically you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. But for those who don’t, entry can still be gained by passing three MBA courses one of which must be a core course.

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