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MBA Master of Business Administration - Sustainable Energy

Course overview

Start date

September 2021

Subject area

Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Finance

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

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.

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Placement

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

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

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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
MBA Graduate Stefan Nielsen

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£11,400

2 Year Masters with Industrial Placement

Year 1 fee:
£11,400

Year 2 fee (Industrial Placement):
£3,000

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£1,900

Per 30 credit module

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA page for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£15,720

2 Year Masters with Industrial Placement

Year 1 fee:
£15,720

Year 2 fee (Industrial Placement):
£3,000

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum 2:2 Honours

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll study

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.

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

Optional Placement Year
The programme will also offer you an optional placement year, enabling you to experience project management in the real world and effectively connect your university experience with it.

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

How you'll be assessed

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.

    How you'll learn

    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.

    Workload
    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 9.00am and 6.00pm. 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.

    Who will teach on this course

    Dr Stephanie Sandland
    Dr Lazarus Tapuwa Mabvira
    Dr Slawomir Raszewski
    Dr Ali Naghieh
    Dr Alessandro Bigi
    Dr Rula Abdulrazak
    Ejike Udeogu – Course Leader

    Seminars are facilitated by research (PhD) students and HPLs. 

    What you'll learn

    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 addional 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.

    Your future career

    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 maket.

    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.

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