hard work

Markets

Man with golden touch

For more than two decades, everything Calum Melville touched turned to gold. After setting up his own company - GTC Group - at the age of 21, hard work and entrepreneurship brought him the trappings of wealth many people long for.

Oil & Gas

MBAs given chance to get their hands dirty

GRADUATE students on the University of Oklahoma's new MBA Energy programme may aspire to designer suits and trading energy-futures contracts, but first they have to get their hands dirty - on the drill floor - while on the course. It is an initiative that UK universities such as Aberdeen, Robert Gordon, Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt will find hard to emulate because of the nature of the North Sea industry. But perhaps it is something to consider, bearing in mind the Weatherford test, training and accreditation facility in Aberdeen.