Business Administration with Specialization in Oil, Gas, & Theology

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DEVELOP the skillset for a thriving career in oil, gas, & theological principles

The course is a unique course that combines three distinct fields: the oil and gas industry, business, and theology. This program is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a finance-related career in the oil and gas sector while also holding on to theological values. The course covers essential topics in business administration and accounting, focusing specifically on the oil and gas sector. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the industry operations, primarily exploration and production, with some elements of distribution and marketing. They will also learn about the various business strategies and management principles employed in this field. The course combines the principles of oil & gas finance, leadership, and theology to provide students with a solid foundation in Christian leadership within the oil & gas exploration and production industry. This program offers a practical and high-quality educational experience that prepares students for ethical and principled leadership within the industry.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the USD professional development certificate in Oil, Gas, & Theology, students are required to successfully complete the 8-unit course from Faith Leads University

Schedule & Fees

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Course Date Units Price
Business Administration with Specialization in Oil & Gas and Theology [EDC-X720X] 15 Apr 202416 Mar 2026 1-65 $79-$5135
15 Apr 202416 Mar 2026
Credit Validation

The course covers essential topics in business administration and accounting, focusing specifically on the oil and gas sector.

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2026 (11:59pm PT)



Online/In-Class Learning Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

What You’ll Learn

Who Should Attend

This course is highly recommended for individuals pursuing a career in oil & gas accounting, cost control, project management, business development, or ministry roles within gas or oil companies.



Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for completing a certificate program?

Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.

Are the continuing education courses transferable to a master degree program?

Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate?

You have five years to complete the certificate.

What are your registration/drop/refund policies?

Click here for complete details regarding our refund, drop and transfer policies

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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