Executive education for the natural resource sector

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy at the University of Dundee, Soctland, is set to offer a programme of executive degrees aimed at senior managers and leaders in the energy and natural resource sector. Dr Ian Robson has joined the Centre as Director of Executive Programmes to spearhead the development of the executive degrees project, which is set to come on line soon.

Aimed at senior managers and leaders in the energy, petroleum and mineral sectors, the programmes will reflect CEPMLP’s 30 year history in developing inter and multi-disciplinary approaches in international law, policy, management and economics to issues in these sectors. An executive Masters degree and a professional Doctorate will be offered in the initial stages.

Prof Philip Andrews-Speed, CEPMLP Director, explains, "The energy, petroleum and mineral sectors operate in a fast-changing and demanding climate. There is a definite lack of professional development programmes tailored to hone the management skills for the leaders of these sectors. We will address this shortfall with our executive education programmes by focusing on developing leadership and management skills that will help the captains of industries to make informed decisions in leading their organisations or governments. Dr Ian Robson’s strengths in post-graduate and post-experience programme design as well as his expertise in leadership and innovation will be vital to the development of our executive programmes."

Dr Robson comes to CEPMLP from the Glasgow Caledonian University where he was the Dean of Business School. Prior to that, he was at St Andrews University where he led a strategic initiative to establish the School of Management. In addition, he has worked with a range of private and public organisations on knowledge-based products, services and manufactured products.

In addition to his work at CEPMLP, Dr Robson will also be developing the portfolio of post-graduate programmes for the University of Dundee Postgraduate School of Management and Policy which CEPMLP is a part of. Dr Robson hopes to create a dynamic learning experience that draws from the wealth of knowledge and disciplines in CEPMLP and the Postgraduate School of Management and Policy.

The CEPMLP is the internationally renowned postgraduate centre for teaching and research on law & policy, economics and management studies in the fields of energy and natural resources. The Centre, a unit of the University of Dundee (Scotland), offers LLMs, MBAs, MScs, PhDs and postgraduate diplomas on a full-time or distance learning basis. The Centre also offers professional training, consultancy and research services.www.cepmlp.org