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American College Dublin MBA in Oil and Gas Management
American College Dublin

MBA in Oil and Gas Management

County Dublin, Ireland

1 Years


Full time

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EUR 10,000 / per year *


* - for a full academic year.



IAU, 1 year Master’s Degree

The energy industry is perhaps the single most important component of the modern world economy. Manufacturing, agriculture, transport, information and communications technology and a wide array of modern conveniences are fundamentally dependent on the power provided by carbon-based energy. The energy business is one whose crucial contribution to the functioning of the world’s economy and its societies is certain to increase in the future. This dynamic, fast-moving and innovative industry provides a range of exciting opportunities for career development and growth across the extractive, processing and petrochemical sectors, for managers, executives and entrepreneurs.

The MBA in Oil and Gas Management is awarded by the institution under its accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It prepares students for middle and upper-level management leadership responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. The programme offers a grounding in the geological and engineering aspects of oil and gas formation and extraction; an understanding of efficient management of extractive oil and gas projects; an awareness of effective operations management in the energy business; an ability to apply systematic economic, financial, political and risk analysis tools to all aspects of the oil and gas industries; and a substantial industry internship in an energy enterprise. Students will undertake an internship and/or a research project either at the end of their full-time studies or during the course if taken on a part-time basis.

Course Schedule

Students will study the following modules and undertake an internship and/or a research project either at the end of their full-time studies or during the course if taken on a part-time basis.

  • Leadership and management of business organisations
  • International finance and risk
  • Business research methods
  • Fundamentals of energy
  • Energy economics and policy
  • Project management in the oil and gas industries

Elective courses – any two of the following:

  • Ethical, social and regulatory issues in business
  • Marketing management in a global environment
  • Strategic management seminar
  • Managing for global financial accountability and performance
  • International trade and investment
  • Historical economy of oil and gas

Electives will be offered in accordance with sufficient enrollment

Course Requirements

Masters requirements

An honours bachelor degree in a cognate discipline is required. If the applicant has an honours bachelor degree in a non-cognate discipline, it will be necessary for the applicant to complete such bridging modules as the Admissions Office deems necessary in order to achieve the prerequisite intended learning outcomes for participants in the programme. The length of this bridging programme depends on the number of prerequisite learning outcomes achieved by the applicant but normally will not exceed the duration of one year.

Entry requirements

  • American College Dublin has two intakes per year: in September and January.
  • Students may apply directly to the Admissions office of American College Dublin.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent).

Further education students

The College accepts students from further education colleges to all of its courses. Students must have gained three distinctions in a cognate area of the degree programme that they wish to study. Students must have a full level 5 or level 6 award, and this award may have been taken over a number of years. Students with a FETAC qualification can gain access to both American College Dublin and American College Delaware.

Mature student application

Mature applicants can apply directly to American College Dublin for the September or January intake. Mature applicants must be 23 years of age on 1 January of the year that they wish to begin their course. Mature applicants must be interviewed by one of the admissions team. All applicants must submit a CV and a personal statement to the College.

Other EU applications

Every student who has taken examinations in an EU member state is expected to have completed mathematics and English in his or her final year. The only exception to this is students who have completed the A-Levels. These students must have taken mathematics and English for their O-Levels. Please refer the Admissions section for full listings of entry requirements for non-EU students.

More information is available in the Admissions section or by contacting the Admissions Office.

Career Skills

Along with academic knowledge that students receive throughout the duration of their chosen subject, students will also acquire and develop transferable career skills from their degree discipline. These skills along with potential career paths are provided below to give you a well-rounded view of what the course has to offer.

These skills include:

  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strategic/critical thinking
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Interpreting statistical data
  • Time management

Graduates from the MBA in Oil and Gas Management programme will be successful in the oil and gas industry in such diverse areas as:

  • Management
  • Operations
  • Project management
  • Finance
  • Enterprise

Students who have completed the MBA in Business Administration may be considered for doctoral studies.

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