MBA Energy and Sustainability (Robert Kennedy College)

Course details

If you work in the energy sector and want to improve your job prospects, then our course will help you develop the skills you need to reach a management position. You'll learn to enhance your abilities in developing and leading sustainability agendas that focus on change, setting you apart from your colleagues and raising your value with employers.

Our dedicated and experienced teaching team offers an amazing level of student support, and our exclusive partnership with the Robert Kennedy College offers us incredible online resources so you can learn at a pace and place that best suits you. Through affordable tuition fees with interest fee payment plans, there's nothing to stop you from reaching new levels of success in your career. Study alongside your work and open up new opportunities through our extensive course.

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

Our MBA is mostly 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 opportunity to complement your online learning programme with a learning experience that will leave you with lifetime memories.

Year One

Compulsory Modules

  • UCBS7036 Organisational Behaviour
  • UCBS7104 Sustainable Energy
  • UCBS7038 Marketing Management
  • Energy Sustainability and Leadership
  • UCBS7039 Strategic Management
  • UCBS7035 Dissertation

 

Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand)

  • UCBS7037 Financial Management
  • UCBS7040 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

A) Candidate must satisfy one, or a combination, of the following conditions; 

i) A UK first degree with honours at a minimum of 2:2 or above.

ii) A non-graduate qualification which the University deems to be of satisfactory standard for the purpose of post-graduate admission.

iii) In the absence of a UK first degree with honours (or equivalent), the candidate should have relevant work experience and have held a position of team leader responsibility for a minimum of three years within the previous five years.

B) For non-UK degree programmes, the University will utilise the Naric database to determine its equivalence to a UK honours degree.

C) Applicants presenting non-standard qualifications with substantial business and management experience may be invited for an interview to present their experiential learning.

D) If an applicant's first language is not English, he or she must be able to demonstrate oral and written fluency in English. Working or studying in an English-speaking environment will usually be sufficient to demonstrate an acceptable competence. Otherwise applications for admission must be accompanied by a certificate of competency in the English language from a recognised institution or programme. English language requirements for non-English-speaking students are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or minimum TOEFL score of 600, or equivalent.

Making your application

Applications should be made online directly to the university - visit our website or contact enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk 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 to move into higher fields of work.

Our expert tutor team has considerable experience of CEL programmes and the FE sector, with a mix of Professors and practising managers to provide both academic theory and practical application of knowledge. The course draws on the expertise of Professor of Sustainable Engineering Xiongwei Liu, and contains tutors such as Oxford and Harvard graduate Professor David Duffill.