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This course is subject to validation.

Our MBA is a dynamic, contemporary and practical course designed to produce business leaders for a sustainable future. You'll develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of management and organisations in a global context, assisting you take on effective roles within them.

The MBA  - Sustainable Energy pathway will help you to develop specialist and leadership skills, enabling you to generate original, innovative, and impactful solutions to identified social, political, economic and cultural needs and opportunities in the area of sustainable energy.

Our course is flexible and accessible. Full-time students attend during the day while part-time students attend during the evenings so you can tailor your attendance around your availability.

Everything on our MBA is geared towards your career development. We're excellently located in London's most exciting region for enterprise, between the major financial institutions of Canary Wharf and pioneering new businesses in Stratford and Shoreditch. We work with different institutions, from Bloomberg to Barclaycard, to bring you cutting-edge insight into the way contemporary businesses are run.

What makes this course different

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You can opt to have a placement year to gain hands on experience in the real world and effectively connect what you will have learnt at university to the industry

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Learn from experts

Learn from inspiring guest speakers and work with students from across the globe to gain valuable new perspectives in one of the world's best cities for business


Your full-time MBA study programme will feature six core modules designed to provide you with a solid foundation in management, business and leadership. In addition, you may be required to study a compulsory non-credit language module (for those with additional needs) and placement workshop (for those on the placement route).

Your final capstone unit is your opportunity to consolidate everything you have learned and apply it to a real business. Academically, it tests your ability to apply your learning to real management issues. Professionally, it may well open the door to your next career move.

The outcome of the unit, which is a dissertation report, is linked to your applied  project.  Your dissertation will be based on your consultancy/applied project and is the culmination of everything you have learned during your studies. It will demonstrate that you can assimilate your learning, take multiple perspectives on a business issue and explore your subject thoroughly.

Required modules

  • Managing Strategy, Operations and Partnerships
  • Managing Financial and Human Resources for Sustainable Business Success
  • Responsible Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Mental Wealth 4: Mental Wealth and Applied Research
  • Governing International Oil and Gas
  • Sustainability, Innovation and Transition in the Oil and Gas Sector Project

The  sustainable energy specialism will enable you to make calculated decisions between seizing opportunities and managing risk in the energy sector. Whether you want to set up your own business or develop your intra-preneurial mindset within a large corporate or an owner-managed business, the pathway will equip you with the innovative skills to find creative solutions to day-to-day problems.

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.


This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.


  • Core Modules

    Managing Strategy, Operations and Partnerships

    In this module will enable you to explore the process of creating, evaluating and developing strategy and operations. You will be introduced to the challenges and practices associated with becoming strategic leaders and how organisations manage their operations.


    Managing Financial and Human Resources for Sustainable Business Success


    The module aims to develop personal and professional skills that enhance employability and career opportunities. On the other hand, the module aims to develop your understanding and skills in people management and leadership. You will learn some key theories that underpin the latest thinking in the knowledge and skills of being an outstanding leader and manager, regardless of sector (private, public, or non-profit sector).


    Mental Wealth and Applied Research

    This module provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from a variety of perspectives, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.


    Governing International Oil and Gas

    The module will you with a conceptual and empirical introduction to international political economy of oil and gas. In particular, the module focuses on external environmental challenges facing the sector such as the role of the national and international oil companies, states and markets, geopolitics and technology. The module provides an opportunity to evaluate past and present industry challenges to understand key emerging trends to provide the business with industry-focused recommendations and solutions.


    Innovation, Sustainability and Transition in the Oil and Gas Sector

    The module will introduce you to theoretical and empirical framework to analyse evolving nature of oil and gas sector. In particular, it focuses on transformational change presented by innovation, sustainability and transition of strategies, policies and processes in the oil and gas sector. Drawing on the conceptual underpinning the module provides a petroleum (oil and gas) sector-specific overview introducing students to major themes and debates.

  • Optional Modules

    Optional Placement Year

    You can opt to have a placement year, gaining hands on experience in your chosen field and connecting what you've learned at University to industry.


You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom run their own practices or work in practice, which ensures that the practice-led research which is disseminated in the classroom, or actually takes place there, is relevant to industry and practice. Within each module is a theoretical component and a contextual/simulation component with the intention that knowledge and skills are always introduced and developed in relation to practical projects.

Knowledge is developed through guided reading, knowledge-based activities with feedback and online discussions and activities. Thinking skills are developed through reflective activities with feedback and online discussions and activities. Practical skills are developed through applied or simulated activities with feedback and research skills-based activities with feedback. Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through planning activities with feedback and project work.

Guided independent study
When not attending timetabled lectures, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and Moodle.

Programme structure
You can move from full-time to part-time study and vice-versa to accommodate any external factors such as financial constraints or domestic commitments. Many of our students make use of this flexibility and this may impact on the overall duration of their study period.

Students on the MBA (Entrepreneurship) with Placement route will be expected to undertake a 30 week work placement. The placement is worth an additional 120 credits. UEL will assist you in finding a placement and will advertise opportunities on the UEL Employment Hub. However, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to source a valid placement. Further details on placement is contained in the placement handbook.

Academic support
Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

Dedicated personal tutor
When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate percentages for this course are:
Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 1500 hours.

Your timetable
Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. For undergraduate students Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes
To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 500-1000 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 100 plus students. In the seminar classroom you will be taught in groups of 40-50 students. However, this can vary by academic year.


Knowledge is assessed by

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Examinations


Thinking skills are assessed by

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Project work

Practical skills are assessed by

  • Practical reports
  • Portfolio completion

Skills for life and work (general skills) are assessed by

  • Project work
  • Group work

Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the course.

Feedback is provided within 15 working days.


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The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Dr Stephanie Sandland

Dr Stephanie Sandland is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator.

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Dr Alessandro Bigi

Alessandro has worked in higher education as a researcher and a professor at Franklin University, University of Verona and University of Brescia.

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Dr Rula M. Al-Abdulrazak

Rula is a Senior Lecturer in International Marketing and Branding at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London.

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Lazarus Tapuwa Mabvira

Lazarus Tapuwa Mabvira is a Lecturer in Accounting & Finance in the Department of Business.

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Slawomir Raszewski

Slawomir Raszewski is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in the Department of Strategy and Leadership.

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What we're researching

At the University of East London we are working on the some of the big issues that will define our future; from sustainable architecture and ethical AI, to health inequality and breaking down barriers in the creative industries.

Our students and academics are more critically engaged and socially conscious than ever before. Discover some of the positive changes our students, alumni and academics are making in the world.

Please visit our Research section to find out more.

I'm very glad that I chose the path that I did and have the MBA in my back pocket moving forward. UEL's MBA gave me an invaluable depth of knowledge in global business and the roles each department plays within an organisation. Those tools have opened up doors for me globally and were a factor in the success of me achieving my dream job. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to improve their career path and skills.

Stefan Nielsen

MBA Graduate


The business magazine, Forbes, has calculated that successful MBA graduates pay back the cost of their qualifications within four to five years on average - with lifetime earnings greatly enhanced thanks to the qualification.

Studying for your MBA with us should enhance your employability and earning power and develop your ability to approach business problems in a strategic manner. As part of the course, you'll study a specialised 'Professional Development' module that is specifically designed to help you boost your career prospects and make the most of your MBA in the employment market.

Employers see candidates with an MBA as potentially more effective and therefore valuable as they examine at business issues with a fresh pair of eyes. And with our help you will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that will benefit you through your entire career. This could include roles such as business support manager, commercial manager, energy consultant, project manager, and procurement manager.

 Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.