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Lok Jack GSB Launches Energy MBA

For Release Upon Receipt - January 22, 2009

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB) successfully launched its first International MBA (IMBA) Energy Management Specialisation class, on Tuesday 6th January, 2009. The move to develop an Energy Specialisation was derived from the explicitly expressed needs of the energy sector, and other related stakeholders within the energy sector. To meet this need, the GSB designed the Energy Management Specialisation for the existing IMBA programme to include new skills and competencies which are needed to sustain and improve the competitiveness of the energy sector.

The IMBA Energy Management Specialisation is intended to provide students with the knowledge required to effectively manage within the oil and gas industry, as well as to appreciate the technological evolution and current needs and changes of the industry. Furthermore, the programme is designed to expose students to the latest development in the global energy business environment and develop a cadre of highly trained energy based business managers and practitioners in the country and the wider Caribbean.

Prior to launch of the specialisation, the School conducted extensive research in order to determine the avenues which should the focused of the course. Additionally, specialist inputs were received from prominent energy sector executives and energy companies including bpTT and Repsol.

In terms of structure and content, this specialisation module has five distinct but inter-related courses: Overview of the Oil and Gas Industry; Financial Project Evaluation and Financing Techniques; Decision Making and Risk Analysis; Oil, Gas and LNG: The Commercial and Technical Challenge; Marketing of Energy Products.

Other IMBA specialisations at the Arthur Lok Jack GSB include: Human Resource Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; International Finance; and International Marketing Management.

For further information, please contact the Communications Unit at (868) 662-9894 Ext 154.


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