Oil and Gas

Volume 1: 2020.2021

Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

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Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology and is only available at the Athens campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

Professionals with managerial skills and competencies in business are increasingly valued by the global oil and gas industry in the 21st century. The oil and gas certificate will offer a unique and advanced level introduction to the managerial operation of the petroleum industry, along with a review of emerging energy issues. The courses proposed will address major components of the upstream and downstream oil and gas operations, including business law, economics, operations, project management, the supply chain, management and leadership within the oil and gas sector. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate foundation knowledge in the core areas of the oil and gas sector including business law, economics, operations, supply chain management, project management and management.
  • Explain the key elements of oil and gas exploration, production and transportation.
  • Analyze the economic aspects of international markets in oil and gas.
  • Integrate the skills needed to direct operations, effectively communicate and negotiate within the oil and gas sector.


  • BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5670 Managerial Leadership (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5135 Business Law & Economics in the Oil & Gas Sector (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5360 Operations & the Supply Chain in the Oil & Gas Sector (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admissions materials to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119