Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Industry Executives
Nov. 30 – Dec. 12, 2014 | Thunderbird Campus
This rigorous two-week executive training seminar is designed for upper-middle to senior-level managers facing globalization challenges in the oil and gas industry – restructuring and consolidation, joint ventures and alliances, new market entry into politically unstable regions, the juggling of multiple global projects and partners and more.
An elite corporate education solution taught by faculty with unsurpassed oil and gas industry knowledge, this program is considered the “gold standard” in the industry. You will learn how to better relate with and work alongside managers from diverse backgrounds – from global and national oil companies to oilfield services companies and state-owned enterprises.
Learn how to navigate the oil and gas industry’s global changes, using cutting-edge interactive tools and interpersonal activities:
- Cultural Assessments – learn about your cultural assumptions and assess personal cultural knowledge gaps, using Thunderbird’s cultural context inventory.
- Role Play and Situational Analysis – participate in a negotiation exercise that incorporates leadership skills, strategy, cross-cultural communication, decision making and financial acumen lessons learned during the program.
- Financial Performance Assessments –work with world-class faculty who are oil and gas industry experts to analyze and interpret the data you compiled on a series of financial worksheets prior to attending this continuing education training to evaluate your organization’s business and financial strengths and weaknesses.
Approximately 75 percent of any given Advanced Management Program participant group is comprised of non-U.S. managers, allowing you to further enhance your global management skills as you complete team exercises with peers from around the globe. Case studies, corporate strategic planning activities and the development of a personal leadership development plan will round out your studies.
Participants describe the Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Industry Executives, a two-week certificate course at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
A Course with Real, Applicable Solutions
The invaluable lessons you learn from this management training seminar as you analyze key issues faced by today’s global oil and gas firms can be applied to the very issues facing your own organization.
You will complete this corporate training program with a new understanding of:
- Negotiation preparation and problem-solving strategies
- Corporate finance and accounting, including an understanding of sustainable levels of cash flow and investment activity, as well as production sharing agreements
- The issues you’ll face in developing countries, including managing in geographic regions with a history of corruption
- Your organization’s supply chain, operation cycle times, time to market, and service support models
- The role of politicians, communities, activist groups and media in energy facility development projects
You’ll join upper-middle to senior-level oil and gas industry professionals spanning the globe – peer participants in top executive leadership roles ready to share their varied corporate experiences in a collaborative environment free from competition.
What Past Participants Are Saying
“Multiply the scope of the subject matter by the depth at which you are studying it; add to it experience, actuality and fun, and you get the Advanced Management Program for Oil and Gas – a total learning experience.”Personnel manager
Schlumberger Oilfield Services
“The Advanced Management Program for Oil and Gas provides valuable understanding through balanced and meaningful visions of our restless, changing world.”Exploration manager
“The Advanced Management Program for Oil and Gas is an excellent way to stimulate both thought and perspective – as an individual, and in the context of the business we do.”Manager, business development
Is Your Company Listed?
Ready to join the important list of companies who have participated in Thunderbird’s Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Industry Executives? Below is a sampling:
|Abu Dhabi National Oil Company||ADCO||Amoco Orient Petroleum Co.|
|Apache Corp.||ARCO British Ltd.||Ashland Exploration, Inc.|
|Baker Hughes||Banco Bisa (Bolivia)||BP|
|ChevronTexaco||China National Offshore Oil Co.||ConocoPhillips|
|Copetrol - Egypt||Devon Energy||Egyptian General Petroleum Corp.|
|Encana Corporation||Eni-Lasmo||Exxon Mobil Corporation|
|Fletcher Challenge Petroleum, Inc.||Geisum Oil Company||Global Marine Drilling Company|
|Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company||Halliburton Energy Services||Kuwait Oil Company|
|LUKOIL||Magellan Petroleum Australia, Ltd.||Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority|
|Mobil Oil Corp.||Natchiq, Inc.||Nexen Petroleum International|
|Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.||Occidental Petroleum Corp.||PertaminaPetroleo Brasileiro S.A.|
|Pluspetrol Exploration and Production S.A.||Qatar General Petroleum Corp.||Repsol-YPF|
|Santa Fe International Corp.-Azerbaijan||SchlumbergerSidanco Oil Co.||Smith International|
|Suncor Energy||The National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago||Unipetrol Nigeria PLC|
|Unocal Corporation||VICO Indonesia||Wintershall AG|
Thunderbird’s diverse faculty members bring you renowned global business instruction as well as intimate cultural insight you simply won’t find elsewhere. Their consulting experience with companies around the world, coupled with their own diverse heritages, means that your global business instruction is merged with cross-cultural insight. The end result: you’ll interact with the world’s most accomplished global thought leaders and leave Thunderbird prepared to lead and drive your own global business success anywhere in the world.
The Advanced Management Program for Oil & Gas Industry Executives program is led by Professor Kannan Ramaswamy, with support from the following program faculty: Edgar Barrett, Mansour Javidan, Denis LeClerc, Michael Moffett, Caren Siehl, Greg Unruh and Karen Walch.
Price includes tuition, instructional and assessment materials, meals for the program and accommodations at the on-campus Thunderbird Executive Inn, a full-service facility offering a host of amenities and business services for executives (+ 1 602 978-7987).
Each participant must be sponsored by his/her company, with the understanding of being relieved of all organizational duties for the duration of the program.
Partnership Pricing & Tuition Credit Program
Learn more about our tuition credit program and partnership pricing for participant groups. Program fees may also be applied toward tuition for a Thunderbird campus-based degree program.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
CEUs provide a permanent record of the professional development training and non-credit enhancement activities of working executives who wish to stay current in global business. One CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours of time spent at a qualified instruction site. Participants who complete this program earn 6.5 CEUs.
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