MGMT5239 Oil and Gas Sector Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit will address strategic management issues in upstream oil and gas, examining current challenges in Australia and globally. Analysis of oil and gas investments will be presented, along with industry sectors and their specific challenges. The impact of new and emerging technologies will be addressed, with an understanding of how the industry manages technology and other risks.
Students are able to (1) explain the broad range of issues and challenges involved in the strategic management of modern oil and gas companies; (2) explain the relationship between oil and gas resource companies' strategy, operations and profitability; (3) outline the main constraints and opportunities facing oil and gas companies over their medium and long term planning horizons; and (4) appraise real life business situations and suggest alternatives in the context of oil and gas business strategy.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) short tests; (2) individual case essay; and (3) team case presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Jeannette Roberts
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
the Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation)
the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; with approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
intensive delivery
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-G-1B-2020]
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