This new programme has been designed in consultation with oil and gas industry leaders. It is unique in the UK as it focuses on the ‘downstream’ side of the industry - the management of trade in oil and gas products.
Three key themes of risk management, strategy, and leadership are woven throughout the programme.
You will explore the process of trade in oil and gas from the perspectives of both buyer and seller and develop the practical problem-solving skills needed for success in a growth industry.
You will also examine corporate social responsibility, and the environmental, sustainability and social issues involved.
Why should I choose this programme?
Today’s energy sector demands talented, highly trained individuals who can demonstrate leadership, strategic thinking and the ability to manage risk in complex business situations.
This programme's three key themes, along with its industry links and practical approach, will create graduates able to meet these demands.
Key skills, aims and objectives
- Identify and evaluate the economic and political factors influencing the global oil and gas industry
- Analyse the structure of the commodities markets and understand price formation and the pricing of risk management
- Understand the legal and regulatory framework of physical trade and shipping
- Develop a critical awareness of the uncertainties and current issues in oil and gas markets
- Respond to the social and ethical issues prevalent in the industry
- Be aware of the latest research and practice, and use a range of numerical, IT and communication skills to interpret data and present solutions
You will develop the numerical, analytical, communication and research skills required for management positions in any organisation where energy is a key variable.
Your negotiation and leadership skills will enable you to respond effectively to complex business situations and develop as an entrepreneur in identifying and responding to new opportunities.