MBA (Oil And Gas Management) - Natural Gas Business

MBA Oil And Gas Management - Natural Gas & Trading

Program details

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas & Trading) program offered by UPES School of Business is a flagship course designed to provide a unique blend of general management education with specialized knowledge in the field of Oil & Gas Management. This program aims to produce dedicated managers equipped with comprehensive industry knowledge. The curriculum encompasses a range of domain-specific subjects, including Understanding of Natural Gas Business, Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Business, Fundamentals of Refining, Petrochemical Business, Refinery Management, Business Analysis, Financial Management, and Marketing Research. These subjects are taught by experienced instructors from around the globe, ensuring a high-quality learning experience for students.

UPES School of Business goes beyond academic excellence by actively involving students in curricular activities. As a member of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, students in the Oil and Gas program have the opportunity to join the student chapter. This chapter, run by students under the guidance of faculty advisors, facilitates industry connections and practical application of managerial skills. This unique approach prepares students to excel in the competitive global market.

The program's specialization in Natural Gas Business is particularly relevant in the current energy landscape. With India's push towards becoming a "Gas Based Economy," there are abundant job opportunities in areas such as City Gas Distribution, CNG as Automotive Fuel, and Pipeline Integration and Management System. The curriculum also addresses the industry's evolving needs, including the impact of digitalization. Students are equipped with IT skills like SAP and SCADA, making them agile and ready to contribute to a resilient industry. The program's emphasis on continuous learning, even in the face of global challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, ensures that students are exposed to better opportunities through international and industrial exposure. Overall, the MBA in Oil & Gas Management program at UPES School of Business stands as a testament to producing skilled and confident managers for the dynamic Oil and Gas industry.

Program Highlights

•    The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas & Trading) program at UPES School of Business emphasizes hands-on learning through major projects, summer internships, and live projects with companies, providing students with practical industry exposure.
•    Designed to cater to diverse career aspirations, the program allows students to choose between manufacturing, service, or consulting roles within the oil and gas sector, offering flexibility and adaptability to individual career preferences.
•    Encouraging a global outlook, the program facilitates student and faculty exchange, research projects, seminars, conferences, and internships, fostering a collaborative learning environment with leading global partner management institutes.
•    The curriculum integrates real-world case studies, industry visits, and guest lectures from industry experts, ensuring that students gain insights and skills directly applicable to the dynamic challenges of the oil and gas business.
•    Emphasizing technological proficiency, the program exposes students to a range of software and tools, including advanced Excel, SPSS, Python, TEMOA, PyPsa, and analytics tools like R-studio, preparing them for data-driven decision-making.
•    The management school at UPES provides state-of-the-art facilities, including modern smart classrooms, a well-equipped Analytics Lab, and a comprehensive library, enhancing the overall learning experience for MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas & Trading) students.

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas & Trading) program equips students for mid and senior management positions in various facets of the Oil & Gas industry, both nationally and internationally. The program addresses the significant shortage of skilled professionals in the field and focuses on hands-on learning through internships and practical training. This approach allows students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, enhancing their competitiveness in the job market. The curriculum offers a comprehensive understanding of the industry, covering emerging trends in Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream sectors. Moreover, students gain proficiency in relevant software and technologies, including Advanced Excel, Power-BI, SPSS, TABLU, SAP, and Python, providing them with a valuable edge in their professional pursuits. With an emphasis on practical experience and exposure to cutting-edge tools, the MBA in Oil & Gas Management program not only prepares students for diverse roles such as consulting, financing, business development, analysis, and research but also positions them as highly sought-after and adaptable professionals in the dynamic Oil & Gas business landscape.

Career Opportunities

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas & Trading) program offered by UPES School of Business presents an array of lucrative career opportunities for its graduates. Through summer internships, live projects, and placements, students have the chance to immerse themselves in the corporate world and gain valuable experience. The program equips them for diverse roles in the energy sector, including positions such as Oil & Gas regulatory and financial consultant, Energy Analyst/SME in IT and consultancy industry, ESG specialist, Power and Carbon Trading expert, Energy Efficiency Consultant, 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, as well as Oil & Gas network design and planning. This comprehensive range of career paths ensures that graduates are well-prepared for success in the dynamic field of oil and gas management.


The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas & Trading) program at UPES School of Business has witnessed a notable surge in placement success in recent years. Graduates from the program find promising career prospects with esteemed companies such as ONGC, Accenture Strategy and Consulting, Infosys, Wipro, Ernst and Young, Deloitte, EXXON MOBIL, SHELL, GAIL GAS, TOTAL, Adani Gas, JIO-BP, and many others. Notably, mid-sized start-ups also actively seek to onboard these postgraduates, broadening the spectrum of employment opportunities. The initial remuneration for fresh MBA in Oil & Gas Management professionals ranges from INR 6-30 lakh per annum, contingent upon individual competencies, knowledge base, and exposure gained during the course. This program not only opens doors to diverse sectors within the oil and gas industry but also caters to the evolving demands of the energy market.

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


Students who are interested in pursuing an MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas & Trading) must satisfy the specified minimum eligibility criteria: Minimum 50% marks in Class X, XII and Graduation. Graduation From a recognized University in any stream.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria for individuals aspiring to pursue an MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Natural Gas & Trading) at UPES School of Business depend on the individual's performance in UPESMET / National Level Exams / followed by Personal Interview.

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