Taught course

Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance MScEcon

University of Aberdeen · University of Aberdeen Business School

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Keeping major business flourishing is always going to be a challenge. Within the energy industry there are specific methods and ways of research and analysis which can be employed to remain competitive in business. The programme is taught by the Business School by some world renowned academics in this area with decades of experience and knowledge.

You study economics within a constantly evolving energy industry covering Accounting, Energy and Petroleum Economics, Corporate Finance for Energy, analysis, decision making, strategy and methodology. You explore wide ranging issues affecting the energy industry such as Hotelling model and oil price behaviour, OPEC, global warming, renewables and economic context drawing from world renowed expertise in two departments.

Courses include: Accounting, Introduction to Energy and Petroleum Economics, Introduction to Corporate Finance for Energy, Economic Analysis for Energy, Quantitative Methods for Energy Economics, Real Options and Decision Making, Issues in Energy and Petroleum Economics, Business Strategy, Empirical Methods in Energy Economics, and your Dissertation.


Industry Links and Careers

This programme is highly respected in the industry due to the expertise of the academics teaching it. Graduates work as Energy and Business Consultants, Strategy Analysts, Market Analysts, Commercial Analysts, Economists, Project Managers, Oil and Gas Associates and many Graduates now work for Arditya Birta, BP, Citibank, ConocoPhilips, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, ExxonMobil, Ghanian Petroleum Commmission, KPMG and many more which you will see on the programme page.

Why Study at Aberdeen?
  • The Business School is internationally recognised for its research in Energy and Environment and others rated as 'World Leading' or 'Internationally Excellent.' Students also benefit from the Aberdeen Institute of Energy.
  • You work and network with employers from a range of national and multinational commpanies through our visiting speaker programme, conferences and events. You also benefit from energy industry site visits in the City.

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  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time
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full time
12 months

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