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What Is the 4IR and Why Does It Matter?


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Self-Paced 4 Hours Digital Badge $199


Course Overview

Thunderbird’s Executive Certificate in Global Oil & Gas  Management is designed to provide you with a well-rounded, global understanding of the ever-changing oil and gas industry.  Management styles and strategies in the global oil and gas industry are in constant flux. In this era of increased industry consolidation and heightened competition, the dynamics of international business are in full force.  

Thunderbird's Executive Certificate in Global Oil & Gas Management focuses on the business of the Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream segments of the industry.  You will have the opportunity to analyze and understand global oil and gas strategies, and position your organization as a leader in this dynamic, global competitive landscape.  Immerse yourself in this Thunderbird Online Executive Certificate, and gain a thorough understanding of today’s global energy marketplace, and how it directly relates to you as an integral part of the overall oil and gas value chain.


What topics will be covered

  • Politics & Energy
  • Access, Fiscal Regimes, & Exploration
  • Developing Oil & Gas Projects
  • Production of Oil & Gas
  • Natural Gas & LNG
  • Financial Management
  • The Market for Crude Oil
  • Transportation
  • Business of Refining
  • Petroleum Products & Petrochemicals
  • The Future of the Global Oil & Gas Industry







Professor Nicholas Davis

Nicholas Davis is a Professor of Practice at Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Managing Partner at SWIFT Partners, a Geneva-based consultancy focused on helping companies harness emerging technologies to create sustainable value. 

From 2015 to 2019, Nick was Head of Society and Innovation and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. He led the Forums thought-leadership on the concept of The Fourth

Professor Michael H. Moffett

Michael H. Moffett is an associate professor of finance and holds the Continental Grain Professorship in Finance at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also is the academic director of the schools Thunderbird International Consortia, partnership programs among globally focused companies in Thunderbird Executive Education. A three-time recipient of Thunderbirds Outstanding Professor Award, Michaels areas of expertise include international financial management and the financial management issues unique to the oil and gas industry.

Questions & Other Information 

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To earn the Executive certificate you must finish this self-paced online course with a finale score of 70% or greater. It provides approximately 48 hours of content. Participants have up to one year from the purchase date to complete this course with continuing education credit.