This module identifies the nature and responsibilities of management and how these have evolved over the past few decades. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between strategic objectives and operational policies, and contrasts the problems of management in large and small companies and in different types of industries.
Introduction to Accounting
This module demonstrates the significance and limitations of data presented in financial statements including profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, cash flow statements and liquidity measurement. The financial statements will be related to the implications for management decisions and forward planning in business organisations.
The Study Skills module is intended to provide the foundations for undertaking undergraduate studies. It will address potential problems by providing the development for good academic practice. It is important to make explicit the criteria and standards applied in assessing students’ work and accordingly this module aims to initiate an understanding of such requirements.
Introduction to Computing
This module identifies the potential of computing to facilitate decision making by management. In particular the methods of storing, retrieving and restructuring data and their impact on the quality of management are important features of this module. To this end the enhancement of knowledge of both hardware and software is a significant element of the module.
One of the essential tasks of managers is to take rational decisions about resource allocation, output and the optimum size of operations. This entails knowledge of basic economic theory and its application to operational decisions. Additionally, the influence of the macroeconomic environment is an important element in decision taking and therefore it is necessary to understand the relationship between changes in this environment and the impact on business policies.
All operational and strategic business policies have legal implications which impinge upon managerial responsibilities. In particular the nature of contracts, liability, (contract and tort) and employment is subject to legal constraints which affect their actions. Additionally, EU law is influential on the operation of companies. This module examines the ways in which managerial decisions relate to the legal framework as well as commercial and financial factors.
Oil and Gas Management
This module identifies and analyses the responsibilities of management in the oil and gas industry and contrasts management issues in different parts of the world. The module encompasses operational, strategic problems and policies and also demonstrates how organisational size and markets are crucial factors in determining management structure and performance.
International Energy Policies
This module identifies the main elements of international energy policy including assessments of world energy needs and the available capacity to supply these needs. It also illustrates the determinants of energy systems including the process of economic and population growth and the availability of alternative energy. This module also analyses the supply and demand and relationship in different parts of the world.
Legal Aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry
The module explores the rules and policy decisions that govern the contractual relationship between international oil companies and petroleum producing/exporting countries and the other player in the value chain i.e. the transportation, refining, storage and marketing of the produced oil and gas. This module involves a detailed exploration of matters relevant to all oil and gas transactions including choice of law, the jurisdiction of the English courts over international contracts and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards.
Environmental Management for Sustainable Development
This module is designed to identify the social and environmental cost associated with the development of oil and gas industries and also with the rising levels of consumption of these products. It will critically examine the means of containing these costs to ensure that the future development of these industries is sustainable
Logistics and Operations Management
The study of logistics and operations management is of particular importance in the context of manufacturing industry, although it may be adapted for almost any context.The theories and principles explored in this module assist managers to make the best use of time and resources and to affect change in processes in order to create greater efficiency.
E-Commerce and Marketing
This module identifies the nature of consumer behaviour across a range of industries and evaluates methods of meeting consumer needs and the interrelationship between these methods. It also demonstrates the impact of marketing policies on other functional management policies in business organisations and identifies techniques of marketing planning. Furthermore, this module analyses the importance of the internet and in particular, e-commerce to modern enterprises both business-to-business and business-to-consumer.
Innovation and Risk Management
This module is designed to explore the key factors relating to investment decisions in the energy sector. The salient models of innovation are critically examined and applied to various case studies related to the energy industry. This module also encompasses the relationship between innovation and risk and in particular the importance of risk governance process for ICT threats to critical infrastructures.
Development in Oil and Gas Retail Industries
This module analyses the structure of the petroleum retail industry using UK as a case study for petroleum retailing and gas marketing to domestic consumers and its relationship to the supplying industry and to consumers. It will identify the reasons for expansion and profitability and the prospects for the future.
This describes the basic elements of project management and will help students to define projects distinctly from operational management tasks. It will prepare students who enter the oil & gas industries that projects are no longer associated exclusively with major infrastructure and form part of everyday middle management job tasks.
This module examines the nature of corporate strategy and the reasons for setting long term corporate objectives. It also demonstrates the interlinking between strategy, resources recruitment, the markets and the technology employed and finances available. The external factors affecting strategy and the impact on the size and structure of organisations are also considered.
Oil and Gas Management Project
The management of organisation in the oil and gas industry entails drawing upon knowledge and skills across a range of management functions. Thus, it is important for managers to recognise the synergy between functions as well as the specialist skills required at departmental level. This module provides the opportunity to examine in depth one or more related problems in organisations in the oil and gas industry.
If you choose our 2 or 3 year degree with year 0 you will study the following courses on your first year:
Principles of Management
Advanced Critical Writing Skills