New Course is a World First for RGU

Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen has launched a new course, the only one of its type in the World, targeted at professionals in the energy sector involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Oil and gas companies are increasingly aware of concerns about global warming, social development, environmental disasters, human rights and business ethics. Corporate Social Responsibility has become a very important part of the strategy of many energy companies yet there is little in the way of formal training or qualifications for professionals wishing to work in this field.

RGU's MSc Corporate Social Responsibility with Energy is targeted at preparing professionals for middle / senior management roles across a range of areas within oil, gas and renewable companies.

Professor Stephen Vertigans, Acting Head of the School of Applied Social Studies said, "The course has been developed following increasing demand from businesses, particularly in the oil and gas sector. The focus is very much on looking at real problems faced by energy companies and resolving these using critical analysis, decision-making, problem solving and research methods."

The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the influences upon, and impacts of, the energy sector through exposure to a number of different areas associated with CSR. These include architecture, business studies, cultural studies, economics, engineering, gender studies, political science, research methodology, sociology and urban studies.

The MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility with Energy will welcome its first cohort of students in September 2012.

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