Grad.Dip. Diploma in Oil & Gas Management

Greenwich School of Management | London, United Kingdom
The Postgraduate Diploma in Oil and Gas Management at Greenwich School of Management is designed to introduce course members to the complexities of the oil and gas industries and to equip them with relevant skills and knowledge required to make them effective practitioners within the oil and gas sectors.

Description of Diploma in Oil & Gas Management


The Postgraduate Diploma in Oil and Gas Management at Greenwich School of Management is designed to introduce course members to the complexities of the oil and gas industries and to equip them with relevant skills and knowledge required to make them effective practitioners within the oil and gas sectors. On completion of the programme, course members should have a cogent understanding of the principles surrounding the management of the extractive industries.


There are lectures and tutorials in all modules and the learning process is augmented by participation in case studies and group work. This allows course members to understand the theoretical concepts of management by applying them to problems in the real world.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • EUR 9849 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 8954 Year (EEA)

EU £7,000; Non-EU £7,700

Start date June  2015, October  2015, February  2016
Duration full-time 8 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme Modules

  • Internal & External Environments of the Oil and Gas Industries

The international extractive industries, as with many other sectors, rely heavily on external factors, which fall outside the remit of most operations. These factors range from international trade laws to various policies enacted by nation states. The module will evaluate industries are forced to deal with, such as law, finance, economics and extraction techniques.

The module covers the following areas:

Macro and micro economic theory; strategic economic modelling; economic ramifications of income on the economy ; exchange rates, Porter's five forces theory; Regulatory law and policy in the extractive industries; international law; company law; international business law; corporate social responsibility; financial implications in the extractive industries.

  • Energy Economics

To meet the demand for products from extractive industries, it is imperative that decision-makers are fully equipped with a sound knowledge of economic theory and its application to operational decisions. The module will outline economic concepts, which will enable course members to evaluate strategic operations in the light of changing economic policies, and the volatile global business environment.

The module covers the following areas:

Fundamental theories of business organisation in the changing business environment; business objectives; the role of business economics in managerial decision making; key components of the decision making process; evaluation and implementation of managerial decision making; resource allocation in the pursuit of business efficiency; government economic monetary fiscal policies; oil security supply; a history of oil pricing; current issues in oil prices; problems with micro-managing oil markets.

  • Project Management for the Energy Industry

Behind every project lies a collective group of processes, which enables and leads to its successful completion. The factors involved in the delivery of a managed project include budgets and cost control, as well as management processes. The module will emphasise the significance of planning policies and the methods of enhancing motivation and leadership when planning for successful projects.

The module covers the following areas:

An introduction to project management; concepts and conventions; planning; recurring tasks; milestones; lags and loads; splitting tasks and adding constraints; the theoretical basis for project management and its limitations; quality control; the dynamics of project management; leadership and control; risk analysis and post-project audit.

  • Dissertation

It is essential that leaders and managers have a sound knowledge and understanding of the nature and conduct of management research. Thus, the programme includes the production of a research dissertation, permitting course members to draw upon their prior academic and practical experience in order to research a management or organisational problem with methodological rigour. Consequently, course members will be expected to design a research project that focuses upon a real management or organisational problem. They will be expected to select and justify an appropriate methodology and develop valid, ethical and reliable research methods appropriate to the context of their application. From this they will be expected to evaluate the findings of their research in order to generate robust conclusions and workable recommendations.

English Language Requirements

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Diploma in Oil & Gas Management

Candidates will be expected to possess either a degree or equivalent academic qualification or a professional qualification. Candidates without those qualifications will be considered on their merits. All candidates should possess a good command of written and spoken English.

Work Experience for Diploma in Oil & Gas Management

No work experience is required.

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