Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Management of the Oil & Gas Industry

Focused on developing oil & gas leaders

NExT, in conjunction with Heriot Watt University, is now accepting group enrollment applications for its Master of Science degree program in Management of the Oil & Gas Industry. The targeted program develops understanding of both business skills and applied Petroleum Engineering skills.

Open to client-sponsored group enrollment, the program accelerates the expertise of oil and gas industry professionals who are preparing for, or engaged in, management roles. Through a blend of distance learning and instructor-led workshop sessions, professionals gain knowledge of key E&P management practices and technical concepts without breaking their career momentum.

Combining the best curricula from Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Business School and the University’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering, the graduate program blends 1,800 hours of learning on key petrotechnical and core business topics.

Prospective sponsors can apply through NExT for group enrollment. Contact your local NExT representative for more information.

Program Benefits

  • The option to earn a Masters of Science degree in Management of the Oil & Gas Industry while maintaining full time employment
  • A focused education that builds strategic thinking skills in the context of the Oil & Gas industry
  • Collaborate and share ideas with E&P peers on energy industry specific challenges

How does it work?

The program mixes instructor-led classes with distance learning to provide options for working individuals. Students can study and complete the classes while still maintaining current job responsibilities. Workshops are hosted at the Heriot-Watt campus in Edinburgh, Scotland, or at any other venue worldwide. Exams are proctored twice per year in 360 locations across the globe, offering easy access to assessment wherever students are located.

Designed as a part-time program, students can expect to 1800 hours of study over a period of three years.  Depending on the students, the program can be completed more quickly if necessary.

Program Structure

The program consists of a total of ten curricula modules.  Students are required to attend the three capstone workshops in person with their peers.  Students are encouraged to attend the other seven workshops in person but can complete the degree through a distance learning option for greater flexibility.

The ten Management of the Oil & Gas Industry modules include:

    Business
  • Finance
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning

    Technical

  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Production Technology
  • Reservoir Engineering

    Advance Topics (Tailored to each group's specific organization challenges)

  • Project Management for the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Finance for the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Strategic Planning for the Oil & Gas Industry

    Elective Topics (Participants select one)

  • Accounting
  • Alliances and Partnerships
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Risk Management
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