MBA Leadership and Sustainability (Robert Kennedy College)

Course details

This is the MBA for the leaders of tomorrow! Our dedicated and experienced teaching team will turn you into a distinctive manager, providing a superb level of student support to lead you into a unique leadership-oriented career. You'll reach new professional heights by studying at a pace that suits you, thanks to our partnership with the Robert Kennedy College's online resources, with the ability to fast track for completion in 18 months. Get involved in this exciting opportunity to take the first MBA in the world that focuses on Leadership and Sustainability.

This course is run in exclusive partnership with the Robert Kennedy College in Zurich, Switzerland and applications should be made directly at their website.

This course is primarily delivered via OnlineCampus, an interactive learning environment that offers flexibility as to where and when you study. This is provided by the Robert Kennedy College Online Campus's state of the art course delivery system. You'll enjoy intensive class discussion and collaboration with students from every continent, expanding your network with fellow leaders around the world.

The course involves one week of compulsory residence at our Ambleside campus, providing the opportunity to complement your online learning programme with a learning experience that will leave you with lifetime memories.


Year one

Compulsory modules

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership and Sustainability in Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Money Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation

Optional modules (subject to availability and demand)

  • Financial Management
  • Information Management

Programme Specification

For a detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.

Download the programme specification (PDF)

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via non-standard entry procedures.

More information about levels and credits.

Selection criteria

Applicants for the MBA (Leadership and Sustainability) must have the following; either: (minimum entry qualifications)

a) A Bachelor degree in Business Administration or Management from an accredited or approved college or university or the equivalent, and at least three years of business-related experience;


b) A Bachelor degree in a non-business field and at least five years of business-related experience;


c) An appropriate professional qualification and eight to ten years of suitable business-related experience and a letter of recommendation verifying that the applicant has the necessary ability and motivation to complete the programme within the allotted time span;


d) A substantial period of suitable business experience, a letter of recommendation verifying that the applicant has the necessary ability and motivation to complete the programme within the allotted time span and successful completion of module MNGT7901 (Organisational Behaviour) or equivalent.

Making your application

Applications should be made online directly to the university - visit our website or contact for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.

What makes a good application?

We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential - evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.

Make sure you include:

  • Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
  • A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
  • A good personal statement.

Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.

What next?

When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.

And if I accept?

The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.

Deferred entry

We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.

International students

Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.

From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa.

UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.

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An MBA is the prime management qualification, providing a catalyst for those with strong career aspirations.

Our tutor team consists of professors and former managers with a wealth of experience in CEL programmes and the FE sector, highly skilled in both academic theory and practical application.

The residential module 'Trans-national leadership, ethics and sustainability' is taught by Dr. John Luffrum. Dr David Costa, tutor of our 'Money Management' module, has extensive experience in Investment Management and is a regular guest on international TV networks like CNBC and Bloomberg television as a market strategist.