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MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

Course Description

MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance is a challenging programme based on the increasing range of issues faced by business leaders. The programme focuses on the area of climate change and sustainability, such as energy efficiency, risk management and insurance, financing future ventures and innovation or reducing carbon emissions.

You will gain technical expertise in finance, economics, innovation, management, marketing and strategy to help you develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities raised by climate change and the interrelations between these two areas. Armed with deep quantitative and technical knowledge, you will be an asset for successful organisations from a wide variety of sectors, whether large corporations or SMEs, established industrial firms or technological ventures, either in sustainability focused roles or broader business management roles.

The Programme

The programme comprises core modules from a range of subject areas. Given the need to understand the relationship between its two components, the programme has been designed to embed within each module both the business and the sustainability/climate change/ carbon aspect of a topic.
These 13 core modules include:
• Business Economics, Climate Change and the Environment
• Change Management
• Clean Tech Innovation and Investment
• Climate Change and Governance
• Corporate Finance and Carbon Finance
• Energy Economics and Strategy
• Financial and Carbon Accounting and Reporting
• Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change
• Marketing and Sustainability
• Mitigating Climate Change
• Quantitative Methods
• Risk Management and Climate Change
• The Science of Climate Change

These modules are taught over three academic terms, and you will benefit from a balance between teaching and learning through a mix of lectures, seminars, external speakers, discussions group exercises and case studies. Assessment will combine examination, group and individual reports and presentations.

In addition to the core modules, you will have the choice during the summer to undertake either a Group Consultancy Project for a real client or a Work Placement. In both cases, you may also choose to do your project or work placement abroad.

Your final piece of assessment will consist of a 5,000 word Capstone Individual Report. This report will help you put the theory taught in the programme modules into practice, linking your experience on the Group Consulting Project or Work Placement.

Visit the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance page on the Imperial College London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Imperial alumni loyalty bursary - No. of awards TBC

We offer a 10% bursary on programme fees to successful candidates with an undergraduate degree from Imperial awarded at a minimum of upper second class, or Master’s degree awarded with a minimum of Merit.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% bursary on programme fees


We welcome applications from all Imperial College London alumni.

Application Procedure

All Imperial College London alumni applicants will be able to select this during the application process.

Further Information



Imperial College Business School Scholarship - 20+ Awards

All candidates receiving an offer to the Business School will be considered and selected on merit.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £10,000


We offer a number of £10,000 scholarships based on academic excellence for entry to our MSc programmes in 2016.

Application Procedure

No additional scholarship essay is required.

Entry Requirements

A First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) from a recognised university in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, physics economics or a quantitative social science. Designed for new or recent graduates, but those who have some work experience are welcome. Students who are not native speakers of English, or were not awarded their degree in a qualifying English speaking country, must demonstrate their proficiency by completing an approved English language qualification (including GCSE English, IELTS or TOEFL) at the required level.

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