Lancashire Business School
No Partner College
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This intensive 12 month programme offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager who is working in operations management in the oil and gas industry.
More specifically the course will enable you to:
In summary, you will learn about:
Management Skills (40 Credits)
Operations Management Content (50 Credits)
Oil & Gas Specific Content (90 Credits)
The University is located on a compact campus near the centre of the busy city of Preston in the north west of England. Preston is a major administrative and commercial centre which benefits from good road and rail links to the rest of the country.
The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings offer a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a postgraduate study room, cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.
The Library and Information Services (LIS) provide a library of books, journals, and other media as well as study facilities, including bookable rooms for group use. The LIS also provides access to electronic journals and electronic information services, via the University's PC network, while document delivery services make it possible to get hold of published texts which are not in our collections.
Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development - giving feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing periodic evaluations of progress.
The course team consists of experienced members of staff, some research active, others specialised on high quality teaching:
• Dr Claire Worthington
• Paul McKeown
- a high quality postgraduate education in Oil and Gas Operations Management that will enable you to achieve learning outcomes at a level appropriate for the award of a Masters degree of the University
- the opportunity to develop your critical understanding of Oil and Gas Operations Management and its constituent processes from both a theoretical and practical perspective
- a learning experience which will enable you to enhance your career potential, personal and professional effectiveness, and performance in employment in the field of Operations Management in a wide range of organisations in the energy industry
The MSc aims to give you a broad critical understanding of general Business issues.
• Knowledge and understanding
- to communicate knowledge, understanding and critical evaluation of the body of knowledge and research relating to Oil and Gas Operations Management, including Operations Strategy, supply chain planning and control, project management, quality, business process management and enterprise resource planning
- to communicate a knowledge, understanding and critical evaluation of Business and Operations Management research methodologies and methods
• Subject-specific skills
- to apply tools, techniques and models to analyse and address issues and problems faced within the field of Oil and Gas Operations Management
- to collect and analyse information in order to synthesise it into a form that enables complex Business and Operations Management situations to be evaluated and addressed
- to exercise judgment as to the appropriateness and potential value of concepts, models and paradigms to the understanding and management of business organisations in an Operations Management context, particularly in relation to the Oil and Gas industries
• Thinking skills
- to engage in postgraduate level research and applied investigations within the field of Oil and Gas Operations Management and its related processes
- to engage in postgraduate level academic study and learning within the field of Business and Operations Management, particularly in the Oil and Gas industries
• Other skills relevant to personal development and employability
- to apply key personal, social, technical and other transferable skills relevant to employment within an Operations Management context, including communication, ICT, SAP, team-working, project management and personal and professional development
- to be able to learn through reflection on your experiences on the programme in order to facilitate your personal and professional development
Typical jobs of our Graduates are:
• Operations Manager
• Supply Chain Manager
• Warehouse Manager
• Transport Planner
• Quality Manager
• Project Manager
• SAP specialist
Your specialisation in the Oil & Gas sector will give you the opportunity to apply for Graduate schemes in this area. Our programme is a business programme with significant IT exposure (to SAP if you choose this route and invest in some additional SAP training). Graduate IT / Business Analyst roles are sought after by employers and well paid.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.