BBA (Oil And Gas Marketing) - Oil And Gas Operations


Program details

The BBA in Oil & Gas Management (Oil & Gas Operations) program at UPES School of Business is a flagship course offered by the Energy Department, designed to produce dedicated managers with a comprehensive understanding of the oil and gas industry. This program integrates general management education with specialised knowledge in oil and gas management, ensuring that students are well-equipped to contribute effectively to the industry. The curriculum covers a range of domain-specific subjects, including Natural Gas Business, Oil & Gas Business Fundamentals, Refining, Petroleum Exploration, Petrochemical Business, Refinery Management, Business Analysis, Financial Management, and Marketing Research. Renowned instructors from around the world deliver these courses, providing students with a global perspective.

UPES distinguishes itself by not only focusing on academics but also connecting it with practical experiences. Students have the opportunity to join the student chapter of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, allowing them to engage with the industry under the guidance of faculty advisors. This hands-on approach enables students to apply their managerial skills, fostering organizational growth and preparing them for the competitive global market. The program acknowledges the changing landscape of the oil and gas industry, emphasizing the transition towards a "Gas Based Economy" in India. This shift opens up job opportunities in areas such as City Gas Distribution, CNG as Automotive Fuel, and Pipeline Integration and Management System.

Despite global challenges, the program at UPES continues to thrive, with a commitment to continuous learning. Students witness enhanced opportunities through international and industrial exposure, adapting to the industry's digital transformation. The impact of COVID-19 has prompted the industry to embrace digitalization, and the program supports this by incorporating IT skills such as SAP and SCADA into the curriculum. This additional skill set, combined with the course's focus on understanding and analytical thinking, ensures that graduates are well-prepared for diverse roles in the resilient oil and gas industry. The BBA in Oil & Gas Management consistently produces proficient managers who are passionate about contributing to the dynamic field of oil and gas.

Program Highlights

•    The BBA in Oil & Gas Management (Oil & Gas Operations) program emphasizes hands-on learning with a major project (dissertation), summer internships, and live projects with industry partners, ensuring students gain real-world experience in Oil & Gas operations.
•    Tailored for versatility, the curriculum allows students to seamlessly transition into roles in both operations and consulting within the Oil & Gas sector or pursue advanced studies for academic growth.
•    Encouragement for research projects, seminars, conferences, and internships provides students with opportunities to explore and contribute to the latest developments in the field, fostering a culture of continuous learning.
•    Students benefit from exposure to real-world case studies, industry visits, and guest lectures by industry experts, enhancing their understanding of practical challenges and solutions in the Oil & Gas domain.
•    The state-of-the-art facilities at the UPES School of Business, including modern smart classrooms, a well-equipped Analytics Lab, a comprehensive library, and advanced analytical tools, provide an enriched learning environment.
•    Through student exchange, study abroad, and semester exchange programs with leading global partner management institutes, students have the unique chance to broaden their perspectives and globalize their education within the UPES network worldwide.

The BBA in Oil & Gas Management (Oil & Gas Operations) program equips students for mid and senior management roles in various facets of the Oil & Gas industry, both nationally and internationally. With a substantial shortage of skilled professionals in the field, the program addresses this gap by emphasizing hands-on learning, offering practical experience through internships and on-the-job training. This practical approach not only allows students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios but also enhances their competitiveness in the job market. The curriculum is comprehensive, covering industry practices and challenges while also incorporating the latest trends in energy sectors such as Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream. Exposure to software and technology, including Advanced Excel and Power-BI, further distinguishes students, providing them with a valuable edge in the job market and increasing their employability. Overall, the BBA in Oil & Gas Management program is tailored to produce industry-ready professionals equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the dynamic and demanding Oil & Gas sector.

Career Opportunities

The BBA in Oil & Gas Management (Oil & Gas Operations) program at the School of Business, UPES, offers diverse career pathways for students. Through summer internships, live projects, and placements, students engage with esteemed organizations, gaining valuable corporate experience. This program enables students to explore their career interests, collaborate with potential employers, and secure job opportunities. 

Career options for BBA in Oil & Gas Management (Oil & Gas Operations) graduates in the Energy Sector include roles such as Oil & Gas regulatory and financial consultant, Energy Analyst/SME in IT and consultancy, ESG specialist, CGD Business Development Manager, Oil & Gas Transportation, distribution, Business Development Marketing, design, and planning, as well as Procurement management.


The BBA in Oil & Gas Management (Oil & Gas Operations) program at UPES has witnessed a noteworthy surge in placement success. Graduates from this program are sought after by prestigious firms such as Ernst and Young, PWC, Deloitte, KPMG, APAR, SHELL, THINK GAS, IRM, GREEN GAS, HNGPL, GSPC, GSPL, Value Creed, among others. The program's graduates also find appealing opportunities in mid-sized start-ups. With starting salaries ranging from INR 3-9 lakh per annum, freshers benefit from competitive remuneration. This salary spectrum is contingent upon the candidate's demonstrated skills, knowledge, and industry exposure, reflecting the program's commitment to producing well-equipped professionals ready to thrive in the dynamic Oil & Gas sector.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Principles and Practices 
of Management
Micro Economics3003
Business Mathematics3003
Business Accounting3003
Business Communication 2023
Organizational Behavior3003
Energy Sector Structure 
& Functioning
Business Environment2002
Living Conversations2002
Environment Sustainability & 
Climate Change (Theory)
TOTAL   26

Semester 2

Macro Economics3003
Business Statistics3003
Financial Management3003
Marketing Management3003
Technologies of the Future 2002
Human Resource Management3003
Oil/Gas Sales & Distribution2002
Oil / Gas Storage & 
 Community Engagement and 
Social Responsibility
Environment Sustainability & 
Climate Change (Living Lab)
Understanding Oil & Gas 
TOTAL   30

Semester 3

Petroleum Retail Management
& Development
Energy Sector Market Research3003
Research Methodology & 
Report Writing
Consumer Behavior & 
Market Research
Minor/Exploratory I3003
Business Ethics and CSR2002
Working with Data2002
Meta 1011001
Global context of Business1001
TOTAL   21

Semester 4

Lubricant Marketing1003
Gas Fundamentals & Marketing 1003
Specialization Paper I 
(Chose one from City Gas 
Distribution Business; Petronomics)
Industrial Visit0001
Minor/Exploratory II3003
Minor/Exploratory III3003
Business Analytics3003
Design Thinking2002
Environmental, Social and 
TOTAL   24


Students who are interested in pursuing BBA in Oil & Gas Management (Oil & Gas Operations) must satisfy the prescribed minimum eligibility criteria: Minimum 50% marks in Classes X and XII.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for students aspiring to pursue BBA in Oil & Gas Management (Oil & Gas Operations) at UPES rely on the individual's performance in Entrance Exam (UPESMET-UG) / UGAT/ CUET.

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