Over the course of her career in the oil and gas industry, Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru has worked with several top companies in Nigeria. A corporate finance analyst with Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Ltd., Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru studied for her MSc in metals and energy finance at Imperial College London.
A one-year program consisting of classroom-based teaching and practical experiences, the metals and energy program at Imperial gives students the tools necessary to succeed in petroleum-related corporate finance roles. The classroom-based portion of the program focuses on areas such as cash flow modeling, metals and energy project appraisal, quantitative finance, mineral deposits studies, and more. Students with sufficient backgrounds in mathematics also take a European language course to enhance their skills in the global marketplace.
In terms of real-world experience, students participate in a mineral project appraisal and finance module at the Centre for Professional Development. During this time, students apply their classroom lessons and learn from the experience of other delegates in the program. In the summer term, students spent at least 10 days in a region of mineral processing, energy development, or active mining, where they gain a firsthand look at the extraction industry.
As a dual citizen of Nigeria and the United Kingdom, Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru has received an international education. Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru obtained her master’s of science in metal and energy finance from Imperial College, London.
The college’s master’s of science degree in metal and energy finance is a one-year program that begins each October. The program is jointly managed by the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Imperial College Business School. It is an amalgamation of various topics ranging from mineral deposits, petroleum, engineering, and project management to other business-related classes.
The master’s program is designed to help graduates build careers through understanding the technical and financial aspects of petroleum and mineral resource developments. It consists of classroom-based activities along with practical classes. Students take part in seminars, as well as a 10-day field visit to different mining and energy development sites.
Candidates with an honors degree in engineering, the physical sciences, and economics with a sound background in mathematics are eligible to apply for this program. Having relevant experience is an added advantage.