MBA (Oil And Gas Management) - Natural Gas Business

MBA Oil And Gas Management - Natural Gas Business

Program details

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas Business) program offered by UPES is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in both general management and specialized knowledge in the oil and gas industry. The curriculum is carefully crafted to equip students with a deep understanding of the natural gas business, oil and gas fundamentals, refining, petroleum exploration, petrochemical business, refinery management, business analysis, financial management, and marketing research. These subjects are taught by experienced instructors from around the world, ensuring high-quality education.

UPES goes beyond academics and actively connects students with industry through its membership in the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry. Students have the opportunity to become members of the student chapter, which is run by students themselves under the guidance of faculty advisors. This involvement allows students to build industry connections and apply their managerial skills in real-world scenarios, fostering their growth and adaptability in the competitive global market. As India aims to become a "Gas Based Economy," the demand for professionals in the natural gas industry is increasing. The program focuses on areas such as city gas distribution, CNG as automotive fuel, and pipeline integration and management systems, opening up job opportunities for graduates. Furthermore, the program recognizes the importance of digitalization in the industry and provides students with IT skills like SAP and SCADA, which are highly valuable in supporting a resilient and evolving industry.

The Natural Gas Business specialization within the program emphasizes the efficient management of natural gas, a crucial energy resource. Students will learn about NG and LNG production, regulations, city gas distribution, financing projects, conservation, and policy. They will also explore challenges such as climate change and the growing energy demand. Additionally, the program equips students with the skills to leverage data for making informed business decisions, including data mining, predictive analytics, machine learning, and data visualization.

Program Highlights

  • Students undertake a significant project to apply their knowledge and skills in the field of oil and gas management, allowing them to gain practical experience and make valuable contributions to the industry.
  • Through summer internships, live projects, and guest lectures from industry experts, students have multiple opportunities to engage with the oil and gas industry, gaining insights and building networks for future career prospects.
  • The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas Business) program is designed to prepare students for diverse roles in the oil and gas sector, including manufacturing, service, and consulting, providing them with flexibility in choosing their career paths.
  • Students are encouraged to engage in research projects, seminars, conferences, and internships, fostering a culture of academic and professional growth. Additionally, student and faculty exchange programs enable global exposure and collaboration with partner institutes worldwide.
  • Real-world case studies and industry visits provide students with practical insights into the challenges and dynamics of the oil and gas industry, enhancing their problem-solving abilities and decision-making skills.
  • The UPES School of Business offers modern smart classrooms, a well-equipped Analytics Lab, a comprehensive library, and advanced analytical tools, creating an optimal learning environment for students pursuing the MBA in Oil & Gas Management program. Moreover, students can participate in study abroad and semester exchange programs with renowned global partner institutes of UPES.

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas Business) program offers students a comprehensive preparation for mid and senior management positions in the Oil & Gas industry, both in India and globally. With a significant shortage of skilled professionals in the field, this program focuses on practical learning through internships and on-the-job training, enabling students to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. The curriculum provides a deep understanding of the industry, its practices, and challenges, while also covering emerging trends in energy sectors such as Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream. Additionally, students gain exposure to various software and technologies including Advanced Excel, Power-BI, SPSS, TABLU, SAP, and Python, giving them a competitive edge in the job market. By combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience and cutting-edge tools, the MBA in Oil & Gas Management program equips students with the skills and expertise necessary for successful careers in consulting, financing, business development, analysis, research, and related roles within the Oil & Gas industry.

Career Opportunities

Completing an MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas Business) program offered by UPES School of Business opens up a multitude of promising career opportunities in the dynamic and thriving energy sector. Graduates can pursue roles in natural gas exploration and production companies, refining and distribution firms, energy consulting firms, and government agencies. They can excel as project managers, supply chain analysts, business development executives, energy consultants, and sustainability managers, among others. With a strong foundation in strategic management, finance, operations, and specialized knowledge in natural gas, graduates are equipped to navigate the complexities of the industry and contribute to the sustainable growth and development of the oil and gas sector. Below are the listed professional paths that the students may choose to pursue in the field of Oil & Gas Management.

Here are some potential career paths within the oil and gas industry:

  • Oil & Gas Regulatory and Financial Consultant
  • Energy Analyst
  • ESG Specialist
  • Power & Carbon Trading Expert
  • Energy Efficiency Consultant
  • Fuel Procurement Analyst
  • CGD Project Manager
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Energy Storage & E-vehicle expert
  • Oil & Gas Transportation
  • Procurement Manager


The placement scenario for students pursuing an Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas Business) has significantly improved in recent years. Renowned companies such as ONGC, Accenture Strategy and Consulting, Accenture Technology, Infosys, Wipro, CRISIL, Ernst and Young, PWC, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, HILTI, EXXON MOBIL, APAR, SHELL, CRAINS Energy, TOTAL, IOGPL, GAIL GAS, TORRENT GAS, THINK GAS, IRM, GREEN GAS, HNGPL, GSPC, GSPL, Adani Gas, Linde, Nayra Energy, JIO-BP, Value Creed, IGX, and others offer attractive employment opportunities to these students. Additionally, numerous mid-sized start-ups express interest in hiring postgraduates with an MBA in Oil & Gas Management. Freshers in this field can expect a starting salary ranging from INR 6-30 lakh per annum, which is contingent on the candidate's skills, knowledge, and exposure.

Fee Structure

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Interested students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas Business), which are as follows: Minimum 50% marks in Class X, XII and Graduation. Graduation From a recognized University in any stream.

Selection Criteria

The process of selection criteria for students interested in pursuing MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas Business) offered by UPES is based on the individual's performance in UPESMET / National Level Exams/ CUET followed by Personal Interview.

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