Petroleum Land Management

Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)

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What you will learn in this program

Petroleum Land Management scholars ask questions such as: How do Crown and freehold leases differ? What methods can be used to obtain surface rights? How do you negotiate a lease renewal?

Petroleum Land Management (PLMA) scholars specialize in studying technical and economic considerations in the search for, development, and marketing of oil and gas resources. Over the course of your studies you'll learn about legal agreement, oil/gas exploration strategy and analysis, PLMA cases, and management of energy regulations. You'll complete formal presentations, group projects and various case studies during the course of your degree.

Career opportunities

​As a graduate of the Petroleum Land Management program, you will be prepared for global career opportunities in the areas of management, oil and gas, operations, and more. A degree in commerce can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Courses you'll take:

Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Business Skills, Introduction to Petroleum Land Management, Principles of Macroeconomics, ​Principles of Microeconomics

Admission requirements and information

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Students can apply to the Petroleum Land Management (PLMA) concentration if they are admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce program, have obtained third-year standing, and completed BSEN 395, which is a prerequisites for the PLMA courses. Acceptance to the PLMA concentration is competitive. The process involves interviews, references, grade point average, and other documentation.


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Program Highlights

Work experience

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Program enhancements

Mentorship opportunities - A formal or informal relationship where you connect with, and learn from, an established professional.

The petroleum land management concentration provided me with a great introduction in the oil and gas industry. Classes taught by industry professionals gave me a real-life insight to a career in oil and gas. It also provided me with examples of where a career in land management could lead. Professors took the time to answer practical questions and teach concepts that could be applied on the job. Through the petroleum land management concentration, I established a great network of friends and learned the value of industry contacts.

​Trevor R., BComm’13

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Haskayne School of Business
Scurfield Hall, Room 343
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4