3 Day MBA in Mining

Who will benefit

  • Energy and water companies
  • Banks and lawyers
  • Engineering firms and consultants
  • Mining companies
  • Exchanges
  • Equipment and service providers
  • Investors
  • Government and regulators

Who's attending

  • C-Level Executives
  • Analysts
  • Corporate and Project Finance
  • Strategic Planners
  • Engineers / Geologists / Economists
  • Lawyers, Regulation, Audit
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Business Development / Marketing
  • Environment Impact
  • Investor Relations

Gain a comprehensive overview of the mining industry in just three days

Mining and metals is big business. It’s also technical business, and changing faster than ever…

At the 3 Day MBA in Mining you’ll explore all the critical issues and challenges in the mining world. This is an entry-level training course designed for those seeking business advantage. It’s aimed at non-technical people within exploration, production, refining and service companies, as well as professional advisers to the sector.

The technicalities and jargon of the mining industry can be daunting to the uninitiated. To effectively support your organisation, you need to be well-versed in its language and technologies, as well as having a good understanding of how the mining industry really works. Full of interesting and informative case studies, practical hands-on exercises, best-practice examples and real-life experiences, the 3 Day MBA in Mining will equip you with valuable knowledge and an increased appreciation of mining operations.

After attending, you won’t ever feel like an outsider in technical meetings. We’ll make it all easy for you.

In just three days you will:

  • Understand the different stages in the mining process
  • Get to grips with mining financial statements and interpret vital information effectively
  • Discover the essence of a solid mining contract and improve your negotiation processes
  • Communicate effectively with your colleagues and clients by gaining a firm understanding of mining industry jargon
  • Save hours of research time: get the insider’s view on this lucrative industry
  • Understand real-world techniques used within the industry - calculating equipment selection, mining methods, rehabilitation and more

Feedback from past attendees includes:

"The trainer was very patient, knowledgeable and supportive, and the course content is comprehensive yet easy to follow."
Operations Executive | Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd

"For a newbie in mining this course was an eye opener and the trainer was very capable."
Vice President | Nickel Asia Corporation

"Good training course - it gave us a brief overview of a wide range of big concepts."
Mine Engineer | Vale Indonesia

"The trainer has real-life experience in the industry which he shares throughout the course. This makes the course more valuable since the theory is backed up by solid practice. It was a highly valuable course experience for me."
Assistant CEO | Shenzhen Fountain Corp

3 Day MBA in Mining
a short overview

choose how to take the course:

Online courses

Online courses

This course is available as an online course, available year around on demand.

Scheduled courses

Scheduled courses

Our short face-to-face courses run throughout the year, across the globe

4-6 May 2014
Hong Kong
16-18 June 2014
18-20 August 2014
7-9 September 2014
1-3 October 2014
27-29 October 2014
27-29 October 2014
1-1 January 0001
Inhouse courses

Inhouse courses

We can come to you. If you have a team of six or more, why not hold a private course?

Agenda overview

Day 1: Mining fundamentals

Stages in the life of a mine
Understand the different stages - from prospecting to rehabilitation - including an in-depth look at exploration.

The mining process
Learn about the technical and nontechnical aspects of the mining process and understand design and planning, as well as the different types of mining studies.

Quantification and interpretation
How to gather data and assess the quality of information, as well as understand industry terminology.

Extraction and processing
Understand surface and underground mining methods, as well as how to select equipment and evaluate costs.

Learn about dewatering, tailings and site services and equipment layout, restoration and rehabilitation.

Day 2: Mining economics

Operations into economics
How to justify exploration expenditure, raise funds and conduct economic evaluation.

Determining capital requirements
Learn how to reduce risk and delay capital expenditure.

Mining equipment options
Look at average cost ranking of material movement and discuss ownership versus leasing.

Exploring mining financial statements
Understand profit and loss, balance sheets and cash flow statements.

Economic evaluation
How to model key economic parameters and understand risk versus uncertainty.

Day 3: Negotiating mining contracts

Raising funds
Learn how to make decisions on investment, including debt, equity and project finance.

Legal and regulatory channels
Understand mining contracts, confidentiality, due diligence and other legal aspects within the industry.

Joint ventures
How to structure joint venture agreements and what to consider.

Marketing and off-take agreements
Consider the different contract options and look at logistics and pricing.

Legal considerations for mining equipment
Understand equipment leases, employment law and safety considerations.

Mining negotiation
Learn how to negotiate a mining contract from the point of view of the banker, the lawyer, the client and the investor.