best MBA School for Oil&Gas professionals


Duncan

Looking at Gus's list of companies in the post that started this thread, I can see that worldwide the most MBAs at those firms are alumni of:
University of Houston (138) Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management (130) Texas A&M University (109) The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business (101) The University of Texas at Austin (96) University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business (95) Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (81) Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business (80) London Business School (73) Rice University (72) The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business (69)

I think that shows how US schools still dominate the oil industry globally. Only one of the top ten schools (London Business School) is outside the USA.

Looking at Gus's list of companies in the post that started this thread, I can see that worldwide the most MBAs at those firms are alumni of:
University of Houston (138) Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management (130) Texas A&M University (109) The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business (101) The University of Texas at Austin (96) University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business (95) Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (81) Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business (80) London Business School (73) Rice University (72) The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business (69)

I think that shows how US schools still dominate the oil industry globally. Only one of the top ten schools (London Business School) is outside the USA.
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ezra

I think that shows how US schools still dominate the oil industry globally. Only one of the top ten schools (London Business School) is outside the USA.

Not really surprising considering that most programs in other countries have not developed concentrations in oil & gas or energy more generally.

I think that if a school like University of Dubai or even Hult were to start developing decent specializations in these fields, they could be good options. It's pretty unfortunate that they don't have specializations yet, as they're just decent general MBAs that aren't taking advantage of a robust local industry.

<blockquote>I think that shows how US schools still dominate the oil industry globally. Only one of the top ten schools (London Business School) is outside the USA.</blockquote>
Not really surprising considering that most programs in other countries have not developed concentrations in oil & gas or energy more generally.

I think that if a school like University of Dubai or even Hult were to start developing decent specializations in these fields, they could be good options. It's pretty unfortunate that they don't have specializations yet, as they're just decent general MBAs that aren't taking advantage of a robust local industry.
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DSanderson

I guess there is Aberdeen, Dundee, BI Norwegian and Warwick in Europe. Canada has a few energy specific programs too. But yeah, that's why I am looking at Texas too. Berkeley, too.

I guess there is Aberdeen, Dundee, BI Norwegian and Warwick in Europe. Canada has a few energy specific programs too. But yeah, that's why I am looking at Texas too. Berkeley, too.
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Henri

Cass has a energy concentration on its executive MBA in Dubai. What about INSEAD in Abu dhabi, too? I cannot find a energy focus here to speak of.

Cass has a energy concentration on its executive MBA in Dubai. What about INSEAD in Abu dhabi, too? I cannot find a energy focus here to speak of.
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rguabs1

Dear All,

I have been following the development of Oil and Gas programmes globally for the last 8 years and helping to develop education in this area around the world. There has been quite a number of changes in this market. Of course financial sustainability of a business school and a MBA are important.

Up to about four years ago there were only a few MBA programmes that explicitly stated Oil and Gas or Energy in their title such as:

Calgary, Canada
Robert Gordon University, Scotland
Dundee University, Scotland
BI, Norway

There are a whole host beginning to emerge with Oil and Gas or Energy in the title. However large numbers of Universities centred in Oil and Gas areas have been delivering corporate programmes and degrees to Oil and Gas companies for decades. Some have been offering Oil and Gas courses/modules in their degrees without explicitly stating it in the degree title. There are also a number of established masters in this area.

It may be worthwhile summarings what has been said already and adding a few additional pointers. The key questions when considering choosing one of these degrees centre around the following areas:

Alumni - do they have a strong alumni community in the Oil and Gas sector.

Real relationships - do the Universities have real and demonstratable relationships with the Oil and Gas companies? A University may be located next to an Oil and Gas company and their paths don't cross in a formal manner. Do the Oil and Gas companies recruit from the University or do they primarily engage through corporate activity?

Degree focus - do the degrees have a focus that matches your career development. Many programmes have cropped up with one or two modules/courses focused on Oil and Gas. How is the rest of the degree helping you and is it focused also?

Location - do the Universities have a legitimate reason for focusing on Oil and Gas? In some cities Oil and Gas or energy is by far the biggest recruiter. However as a caveat if the Oil and Gas companies are recruiting from these Universities this may not matter.

Placement - percentage of the entire class getting the career development they were after. Do not just rely on rankings as the figure may be derived from only a sample of the class. Rankings generally have a positive bias in terms of respondents (i.e. those alumni doing well respond), methodology which use national journals as the primary basis for determining research ranking (this may not pick up high quality journals in other regions or non-English language publications), some rankings have a separate ranking for non-national institutions which may be limited in size, rankings do not always give a full picture as they rank the institutions who have been selected to participate.

Get real feedback - use Linkedin or facebook to speak to alumni or students directly. It is easy to search by company and school (use the keyword search to pick up the degree also) - this is also a good indicator of recruitment.

Regards,

Allan Scott

Dear All,

I have been following the development of Oil and Gas programmes globally for the last 8 years and helping to develop education in this area around the world. There has been quite a number of changes in this market. Of course financial sustainability of a business school and a MBA are important.

Up to about four years ago there were only a few MBA programmes that explicitly stated Oil and Gas or Energy in their title such as:

Calgary, Canada
Robert Gordon University, Scotland
Dundee University, Scotland
BI, Norway

There are a whole host beginning to emerge with Oil and Gas or Energy in the title. However large numbers of Universities centred in Oil and Gas areas have been delivering corporate programmes and degrees to Oil and Gas companies for decades. Some have been offering Oil and Gas courses/modules in their degrees without explicitly stating it in the degree title. There are also a number of established masters in this area.

It may be worthwhile summarings what has been said already and adding a few additional pointers. The key questions when considering choosing one of these degrees centre around the following areas:

Alumni - do they have a strong alumni community in the Oil and Gas sector.

Real relationships - do the Universities have real and demonstratable relationships with the Oil and Gas companies? A University may be located next to an Oil and Gas company and their paths don't cross in a formal manner. Do the Oil and Gas companies recruit from the University or do they primarily engage through corporate activity?

Degree focus - do the degrees have a focus that matches your career development. Many programmes have cropped up with one or two modules/courses focused on Oil and Gas. How is the rest of the degree helping you and is it focused also?

Location - do the Universities have a legitimate reason for focusing on Oil and Gas? In some cities Oil and Gas or energy is by far the biggest recruiter. However as a caveat if the Oil and Gas companies are recruiting from these Universities this may not matter.

Placement - percentage of the entire class getting the career development they were after. Do not just rely on rankings as the figure may be derived from only a sample of the class. Rankings generally have a positive bias in terms of respondents (i.e. those alumni doing well respond), methodology which use national journals as the primary basis for determining research ranking (this may not pick up high quality journals in other regions or non-English language publications), some rankings have a separate ranking for non-national institutions which may be limited in size, rankings do not always give a full picture as they rank the institutions who have been selected to participate.

Get real feedback - use Linkedin or facebook to speak to alumni or students directly. It is easy to search by company and school (use the keyword search to pick up the degree also) - this is also a good indicator of recruitment.

Regards,

Allan Scott
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umar.saud

Dear SIr,

Dear Sir/Mam,

I am Umar living in GULF. I would like to do management degree but i would like suggestion from your side whether MBA in solar energy or MBA in oil and gas or both together any course available online. Will there be recruiting in campus. Could u suggest me university too.

Your help would be highly appreciated.


Regards,
Umar

Dear SIr,

Dear Sir/Mam,

I am Umar living in GULF. I would like to do management degree but i would like suggestion from your side whether MBA in solar energy or MBA in oil and gas or both together any course available online. Will there be recruiting in campus. Could u suggest me university too.

Your help would be highly appreciated.


Regards,
Umar
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Duncan

I suggest you search the board with the keywords "energy" and "MBA". You'll find a lot of information.

I suggest you search the board with the keywords "energy" and "MBA". You'll find a lot of information.

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