Course Duration: 15 Months  

Course Description
The energy market is crucial to the global economy, and is one of the most profitable industries there is. This degree will give you highly valued industry insight, including an overview of contemporary issues in the market. Through its uniquely-designed syllabus, the MBA (Oil and Gas Management) program aims to train and produce graduates who have completed their first degrees in engineering, business administration, accounting, etc. in the area of business administration with concentration on the management of the Oil & Gas industry and its related businesses.

The MBA degree program is designed for professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills to embark on administrative and managerial careers related to the oil and gas sector. To pursue a management career in the fast growing Oil & Gas domain, the

Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPSK) offers a unique program that is designed to produce future managers and leaders who can handle the ever changing nature of challenges and opportunities of the rapidly evolving sector. You will develop thorough understanding of strategic business issues across the entire hydrocarbon value chain from exploration to retailing of petroleum and petroleum products.

Designed For:

  1. Executives from governmental and non-governmental energy companies
  2. Industry professionals and managers from upstream to downstream
  3. Professionals from international organizations
  4. Technical specialists moving to a general management position
  5. Professionals from international financial institutions (researchers, analysts) or government organizations (petroleum directorates, ministries of energy, geological surveys, trade bodies etc.

Course Units

The MBA program starts with introductory courses in accounting, introduction to petroleum exploration, development and production, oil and gas finance and management in energy and other natural resource industries, and principles of oil and gas law among others . Students are introduced to the international oil and gas industry, petroleum policy and economics and strategic management in oil and gas industries. Towards the climax of the course, students will be taught leadership courses which include Executive leadership and human resource management. Prior to graduation, students will prepare a research proposal in their chosen area of interest, defend and submit a research dissertation.


  1. Introductions to Oil and gas
  2. Financial & Management Accounting for Energy Resources
  3. Business ethics for the energy industry
  4. Global marketing for Oil and Gas
  5. Oil and Accounting
  6. Executive leadership and HR management
  7. Research methods
  8. Strategic Management and business policy
  9. Operations and logistics
  10. Petroleum policy and economics
  11. Integrative research project/ Dissertation


Entry Requirements

For all Post Graduate courses applicants need to have an Undergraduate degree with a minimum second lower (2:2) grade.


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How to apply

  1. Download and Complete the application form which is available on our website or from our admissions offices;
  2. Submit your application along with a certified copy of your passport or valid ID and previous academic certificates with the enrollment fee to admissions[@]ipsk.ac.ug, or in person at the admissions offices.
  3. We promise quick response