MSc Oil & Gas Management

About the programme

It is a one (1) year collaborative programme between Ghana Technology University College and Coventry University in UK. The programme is designed to developed high level competencies needed to effectively achieve the manpower needs of the increasingly competitive global oil industry.

The programme aims to provide specialist professional development and qualifications for a wide range of potential employers including national and multinational energy companies, consultancies, energy ministries and local/international allied agencies.

The programme aims to explore the environmental, social and economic impacts of the oil industry. By comparison with best practice, the course examines ways in which these can be reduced or mitigated. Areas covered include formation and exploration of reserves, energy cost of refining, alternatives to flaring, environmental and social impact assessment of oil production.

Significant exposure is given to students with detailed analyses of global upstream operations as governed by contracts entered into by national petroleum resource holders (host governments) and oil and gas companies involved in exploration, development and production (investors).

The programme carefully discuses the potential of petroleum contracts in defining and regulating the division of value generated through oil and gas production between governments and investors. Selected modules on the programme critically reviews and analyses contract structures and the impacts on project viability posed by rising capital and operating costs, volatile oil and gas prices and government ‘take’ through taxes, royalties and levies. Students get the opportunity to analyze case study petroleum projects using key economic input parameters and assessed against key performance indicators.

Students will have in-depth knowledge on health issues on refining, spillages and risk assessment. Consideration is given to modern advances in exploration and production, economic, legal and political implications of the changing dynamics and the increasing growth in the offshore oil and gas exploration and production.

Programme Modules

Introduction to Oil & Gas
Future of Oil & Gas
HSE management in Oil & Gas Industry: 21st Century
Organizational Behaviour & HRM
Strategic Management
Project Management
Impact Of Petroleum Exploration, Extraction And Transport
Petroleum Contracts and Economics

Why should l choose MSc Oil and Gas Management?

  • It develops students’ understanding of the fundamentals of oil and gas management including the processes, drivers, threat and opportunities related to the management of the industry
  • Students are able to apply the understanding of the politics of oil and gas and threats in their work environments
  • Students develop the competence to safely and effectively manage projects in the oil and gas industries.
  • Students develop the academic and professional competences which enhances the mobility of professional employment
  • Develop effective leadership and management skills for the oil and gas sector and use appropriate business policies and strategies within a changing operational and legislative context to meet stakeholders’ interest

Entry Requirement

Degree-A Bachelor’s degree (at least Second Class Lower) in business, economics or related area. Applicants to MBA programmes must have at least two years work experience.

Diploma– Higher National Diploma (HND) or 2-year Diploma from an accredited university. Applicants must have at least four (4) years post graduation work experience.

Course Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2-3 years (part time). Only weekend option is available. Evening option is contingent on availability of numbers.


Graduate admissions office-

Accra campus: +233 (0)302-917152, 0202698352/3
Kumasi campus: +233(0)3221-92373, 0202698214
Koforidua Learning Centre: 0202625760, 0202625761
Takoradi Learning Centre: 0202625794
Ho Learning Centre: 0505663496

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Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8.00am-5.00pm
Saturdays: 9.00am-2.00pm