MBA (Oil And Gas Management) - Petroleum Marketing And Business Development

MBA Oil And Gas Management - Petroleum Marketing And Business Development

Program details

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Petroleum Marketing & Business Development) program offered by UPES School of Business is designed to provide students with a combination of general management education and specialized knowledge in the oil and gas industry. The program aims to produce managers who possess a comprehensive understanding of the industry and can contribute to its growth and success. The curriculum of the program includes a range of domain-specific subjects such as Understanding of Natural Gas Business, Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Business, Fundamentals of Refining, Fundamentals of Petroleum Exploration Petrochemical Business, Refinery Management, Business Analysis, Financial Management, Marketing Research, and more. These subjects are taught by experienced instructors from around the world, ensuring students receive a high-quality education.

UPES goes beyond academics by connecting students with industry activities. As a member of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, UPES offers students the opportunity to join the student chapter, which is run by students themselves under the guidance of faculty advisors. This membership allows students to build connections within the industry and apply their managerial skills in real-world scenarios. It prepares them for the competitive global market and promotes their organizational growth.

With India's focus on becoming a "Gas Based Economy," the program also highlights the increasing job opportunities in areas such as City Gas Distribution, CNG as Automotive Fuel, and Pipeline Integration and Management System. The program adapts to the changing landscape of the industry, incorporating skills related to digitalization and IT, such as SAP and SCADA, to equip students with the necessary tools for a resilient industry.

Program Highlights

  • Students undertake major projects, summer internships, and live projects with companies, providing hands-on experience and exposure to real-world scenarios in the oil and gas industry.
  • The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Petroleum Marketing & Business Development) program allows students to choose their career path in either the manufacturing, service side of the business, or consulting, providing flexibility and diverse opportunities in the industry.
  • The program encourages student and faculty exchange, research projects, seminars, conferences, and internships, fostering a collaborative and dynamic learning environment.
  • Students benefit from guest lectures by industry experts, industry visits, and real-world case studies, gaining valuable insights and practical knowledge from experienced professionals.
  • Students gain proficiency in a range of software and technology tools relevant to the industry, such as advanced Excel, SPSS, Python, TEMOA, PyPsa, and analytics tools like R-studio, enhancing their analytical and technical skills.
  • The management school at UPES offers modern smart classrooms, a well-equipped Analytics Lab, a comprehensive library, and advanced analytical tools. Additionally, students have opportunities for student exchange, study abroad, semester exchange, and programs with leading global partner management institutes of UPES around the world, providing a global perspective and exposure to different business environments.

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Petroleum Marketing & Business Development) program offers a promising future scope for students interested in the petroleum marketing and business development field. It prepares students for mid and senior management roles in various sectors such as consulting, financing, business development, analysis, and research within the oil and gas industry, both in India and globally. With a significant shortage of skilled professionals in the industry, there is a high demand for individuals who can effectively manage oil and gas businesses. The program emphasizes practical learning through internships and on-the-job training, allowing students to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. This hands-on experience gives them a competitive edge in the job market. The curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of the industry, its practices, and challenges, covering emerging trends in energy sectors like upstream, midstream, and downstream. Additionally, students gain exposure to various software and technologies, including Advanced Excel, Power-BI, SPSS, TABLEAU, SAP, and Python, enhancing their employability and market value. By completing the MBA in Oil & Gas Management program, students can position themselves as highly sought-after professionals in the dynamic oil and gas industry.

Career Opportunities

The MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Petroleum Marketing & Business Development) offered by UPES School of Business provides graduates with a wide range of career prospects. This degree opens doors to opportunities with reputable companies, enabling students to acquire valuable experience in corporate environments through internships, live projects, and placements. Students have the chance to delve into their career preferences, establish connections with prospective employers, and potentially secure promising job offers.

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

  • Energy Analyst
  • Oil & Gas Regulatory & Financial Consultant
  • ESG Specialist
  • Fuel Procurement Specialist
  • CGD Project Manager
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Energy Storage & E-vehicle Expert
  • Procurement Manager


In recent years, the job prospects for MBA graduates specializing in Oil & Gas Management have significantly improved. Numerous prestigious 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 job opportunities to these graduates. Moreover, numerous medium-sized startups are also interested in recruiting MBA graduates specializing in Oil & Gas Management. The starting salary for fresh MBA graduates in this field usually ranges from INR 6 to 30 lakh per annum. The actual salary offered depends on the candidate's skills, knowledge, and exposure.

Fee Structure

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The minimum eligibility criteria for MBA in Oil & Gas Management (Petroleum Marketing & Business Development) to be fulfilled by interested students is 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 (Petroleum Marketing & Business Development) offered by UPES is based on the individual's performance in UPESMET / National Level Exams/ CUET followed by Personal Interview.

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