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Course Level:Postgraduate
Next Start Date: October 2022
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton
Attendance: Full-time | Block delivery

About the course

This full-time MBA with a specialism in the oil and gas sector is a flagship management qualification, structured to support fast-track career progression. It will develop your leadership and strategic management skills, and provide you with an up-to-the-minute understanding of the fast-evolving modern business environment.

This postgraduate degree is for you if you have an interest in management roles within the oil and gas sector. It aims to enhance your prospects by developing your ability to apply the latest thinking to organisational development and change in a competitive global context. Successful completion of the MBA (Oil and Gas Management) highlights your potential to have a transformational impact on the organisation you join.

Units cover core MBA areas such as advancing professional practice; leading and managing organisational resources; management practice; and strategy and the global competitive environment. The specialism units explore petroleum management and governance as well as business economics.

Your course runs over three semesters, with six entry points through the year. The point at which you join the course determines the order of the units you study. You benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at an earlier point of entry.

Why choose this course?

  • Six entry points through the year adds flexibility, allowing you to start when it most suits you
  • Follow a practice-led curriculum that develops your ability to creatively apply theoretical knowledge and understanding to complex, real-life issues
  • Study with experienced academics who all have substantial management experience
  • Through practice events, work on live consultancy projects with leading employers in organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors
  • Explore the latest research in strategic management and leadership to develop your business competence and confidence
  • Develop the attributes and skills expected by professional and industry bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute and the Confederation of British Industry; these include team-working, negotiation, leadership, confidence, and the ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex problems with the aim of finding innovative solutions
The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Advancing Professional Practice (BSS070-6) Compulsory
  • Business Economics (AAF045-6) Compulsory
  • Leading And Managing Organisational Resources (BSS064-6) Compulsory
  • Management Practice (BSS063-6) Compulsory
  • Petroleum Management And Governance (BSS061-6) Compulsory
  • Strategy And The Global Competitive Environment (BSS058-6) Compulsory
  • Theory Into Practice Project (BSS056-6) Compulsory

The underpinning philosophy of all assessments is to develop both your knowledge and skills to enter employment as a confident manager with a strong base from which to meet your own aspirations. This requires consideration of your own personal capabilities as well as looking outward at the business world. The aim is for you to become an independent and self-directed lifelong learner. Apart from the formal assessments there will be an emphasis on self, peer and group assessment. Tutors will provide feedback on formative assessments to support your development of good academic practice. All assessments are rooted in authentic and practical workplace scenarios to enable the integration of theory and practice in dynamic `real world work contexts. Exams are kept to a minimum. To facilitate learning for all students a range of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including: - Business Reports to demonstrate contextual insight and professional practice; - Project Plans to demonstrate project planning skills; - Seminar Papers to develop critical analysis skills; - In-class tests of your knowledge of core concepts in context; - Project Report integrates learning throughout the course independently applied in practice; Business simulation where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making. The focus is on the impact of management education to management practice and later assessments require greater complexity and integration through independent study to support your successful transition into work. This is exemplified by two units at the dissertation stage: Management Practice and the Theory into Practice Project. These help you to consider your personal and professional development and the complexity of applying management education in practice once in employment.

Reasons to study in the Business School


A BSIS school - Business School Impact System


Holder of the Bronze Award among 21 Business Schools in the country for start-up and business growth advice


CIPD approved


Professional body exemptions, ACCA, AIA


Our graduates have created 870 start-up businesses since the 2014/15. Read more.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

  • We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with appropriate work experience.
  • For international students English competence of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

On completing your MBA, you will be well placed to fill a wide range of positions, particularly within the oil and gas sector. Your team-working skills, analytical abilities and understanding of management will be attractive to employers.

Whatever you decide to do, the successful completion of your MBA will lay a strong foundation for you to become a positive change agent in any organisation and an obvious champion for the added value of a dynamic and innovative organisational culture.

Fees and Funding

The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,550. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,700. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,550. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,700. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The 2022/23 academic year standard international fee for an MBA course up to 15 months is £15,400.

The 2021/22 academic year standard international fee for 22/24 month MBA courses is £17,900 (total).

For more information on our MBA fees, please see international fees

If you have any questions around international fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,550. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,700. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The standard fee for the MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,550. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

The standard fee for the Executive MBA for students starting in the academic year 2022/23 is £14,700. This is the cost of the whole two year course.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The 2022/23 academic year standard international fee for an MBA course up to 15 months is £15,400.

The 2021/22 academic year standard international fee for 22/24 month MBA courses is £17,900 (total).

For more information on our MBA fees, please see international fees

If you have any questions around international fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

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How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student