Entry requirements

Open to graduates from any discipline. Does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level. A good second class honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution for those with non-UK qualifications) and three years post undergraduate work experience. Or 2. Substantial industry experience and a portfolio of training. Individuals seeking entry via this route will be required to provide a comprehensive CV detailing the experience, training and qualifications they have obtained to date. It is anticipated that all individuals applying via this route will be interviewed.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme gives the energy professional the ultimate business acumen to drive change and move with the sector. Courses are flexible to include finance, operations, marketing, supply chain management and project management. Students get the opportunity to problem solve and use strategic thinking with cultural and international perspective and lead teams.

Reasons to apply

  • An MBA located in the energy capital of Europe
  • Strong links with industry
  • A programme designed to meet industry needs
  • A strong practical focus
  • Teaching teams comprising academics and Visiting Executive Fellows recruited from industry
  • Opportunities to hear from other industry experts in our Executive Speaker Seminar series

All courses are assessed through a portfolio of work. These portfolios are practical in nature and are designed to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate both their knowledge of theories and research and their practical ability to work effectively and efficiently.

To illustrate the Business and Strategy course requires a portfolio of three assessed elements:

[i] An individual Briefing Note whereby students are tasked with producing a short document for an Executive Board that sets out an organisation’s strategic possibilities going forward

[ii] A group Report for Vice President that sets out an appraisal of an Exploration and Production Market Opportunity

[iii] A group Presentation of the Exploration and Production Market Opportunity

The MBA (Energy Management) programme provides experiential learning in the form of role plays, simulations and task-focused exercises that is designed to improve the knowledge and real-life practical skills you will need as a manager in the energy sector.

To illustrate, in the Business and Strategy course you will take on various roles within a simulated oil and gas company. These roles involve you appraising an investment opportunity that arises (an option to farm-in to a license), managing and planning the company's portfolio of assets and evaluating partnering issues for those assets we are co-venturers in.

This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to take on a management role within the energy sector. In addition to the mentoring that you will receive from the programme delivery and leadership team you will also be supported by comprehensive range of career services aimed at providing you with the tools and skills you need to progress your career.

Information for international students

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Clare Mcintyre
+44 (0)1224 273235