MBA (Oil & Gas Management)

MBA Oil & Gas Management

Program Details

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management program offered by UPES is a flagship course designed to provide students with a unique blend of general management education and specialized knowledge in the oil and gas industry. The curriculum is tailored to cater to the specific needs of the sector, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped to become dedicated and skilled managers in the oil and gas industry. The program offers a wide range of domain-specific subjects, including Understanding of Natural Gas Business, Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Business, Fundamentals of Refining, Petrochemical Business, and more. These subjects are taught by expert instructors from around the world, ensuring students receive a comprehensive understanding of the industry's complexities.

UPES stands out as a university that not only emphasizes academic learning but also fosters practical exposure and industry engagement through various activities. As a member of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, UPES provides students with the opportunity to become part of the student chapter, which is managed by students under the guidance of faculty advisors. This engagement helps students build strong connections within the industry, apply their managerial skills in real-world scenarios, and enhance their organizational growth prospects in a highly competitive global market.

With the rising demand for natural gas and India's move towards becoming a "Gas Based Economy," the program opens up abundant job opportunities in areas such as City Gas Distribution, CNG as Automotive Fuel, and Pipeline Integration and Management System. Additionally, the course has adapted to the ever-changing landscape of the industry, incorporating digitalization as an essential skill. Students are exposed to IT tools like SAP and SCADA, making them agile and ready to support a resilient industry that relies on digital technologies. Overall, the program focuses on boosting students' understanding, analytical thinking, and confidence, ensuring they emerge as handcrafted managers ready to excel in the dynamic oil and gas sector.

Program Highlights

  • Students undertake major projects and summer internships, gaining real-world exposure and practical skills in the oil and gas industry.
  • The MBA in Oil & Gas Management program offers flexibility for students to choose between joining the manufacturing, service, or consulting sectors of the oil and gas business.
  • Encouragement for student and faculty exchange, research projects, seminars, conferences, and internships broaden students' horizons and expose them to diverse perspectives.
  • Students benefit from industry insights through real-world case studies, industry visits, and guest lectures by experts in the oil and gas sector.
  • The curriculum includes training in a range of software and technology tools like advanced Excel, SPSS, Python, TEMOA, PyPsa, and Analytics tools like R-studio.
  • The UPES School of Business is equipped with modern smart classrooms, a well-equipped Analytics Lab, a comprehensive library, and advanced analytical tools to enhance the learning experience.

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management program offers comprehensive preparation for mid and senior management roles in various sectors of the Oil & Gas industries, both nationally and globally. The program emphasizes practical learning through internships and on-the-job training, allowing students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. With a focus on industry practices and emerging trends in energy sectors, including Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream, students gain a deep understanding of the field's challenges. Additionally, the curriculum includes training in software and technology such as Advanced Excel, Power-BI, SPSS, TABLU, SAP, and Python, making graduates highly employable and sought after in the job market. Given the substantial demand for skilled professionals in the Oil & Gas industry, pursuing an MBA in Oil & Gas Management opens up promising career prospects for aspiring candidates.

Career Opportunities

The UPES School of Business offers an MBA in Oil & Gas Management program with a diverse range of career opportunities. Students have the chance to work with prestigious organizations and gain valuable experience through internships, live projects, and placements. They can explore various career paths, engage with potential employers, and secure promising job roles. Potential career profiles for MBA Power Management students in the Energy Sector include Oil & Gas regulatory and financial consultant, Energy Analyst/SME in IT and consultancy, ESG specialist, Power and Carbon Trading expert, Energy Efficiency Consultant and Business development, Fuel procurement analyst, CGD Project Manager, Sustainability consultant, Business Analyst, Energy Storage and E-vehicle expert, Oil & Gas Transportation, distribution, Business Development Marketing, design, and planning, Procurement management, and Oil & Gas network design and planning.


The placement prospects for students pursuing an MBA in Oil & Gas Management have significantly improved in recent years. Renowned companies such as ONGC, Accenture Strategy and Consulting, Infosys, Deloitte, KPMG, and others, along with various mid-sized startups, offer attractive job opportunities to these graduates. The starting salary for fresh MBA in Oil & Gas Management graduates generally ranges from INR 6 to 30 lakh per annum, depending on their skills, knowledge, and exposure.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Organizational Behaviour3003
Marketing Management3003
Managerial Economics3003
Accounting for Managers3003
Quantitative Techniques for 
Business Communication 1022
Fundamentals of Oil & 
Gas Business
Fundamentals of 
Petroleum Exploration
Business Environment2002
TOTAL   25

Semester 2

Human Resource Management3003
Financial Management3003
Operations Management3003
Understanding of Natural 
Gas Business
Pol: Retailing3003
Fundamental of Refining
 & Petrochemical Business
Business Research Methods3003
Industrial Visit0001
Business Ethics and CSR2002
Managing Digital Transformation3003
TOTAL   26

Semester 3

Oil & Gas Storage and 
Energy & Utilities2002
Petro Economics & Crude Oil Planning3003
Specialization Paper I (Chose one from
Advanced IT Applications for Oil 
& Gas Industry; Energy Derivative 
& Risk Management)
Strategic Management 3003
Summer Internship 0002
Global context of Business1001
Project Management3003
Financing Petroleum Sector 
TOTAL   21

Semester 4

New Alternative Energy 
Oil Equity Acquisition & 
Asset Allocation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3003
Environmental, Social and 
Specialization Paper II 
(Chose one from Gas 
Operation and Marketing; 
Advanced Petroleum Marketing)
TOTAL   17


Interested students must fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria for MBA in Oil & Gas Management as outlined below: Minimum 50% marks in Class X, XII and Graduation. Graduation From a recognized University in any stream.

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria for students interested in pursuing an MBA in Oil & Gas Management offered by UPES rely on the individual's performance in UPESMET / National Level Exams/ CUET followed by Personal Interview.

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