Entry requirements

Is MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance right for me?

MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance is an intensive programme. It is designed for recent graduates and early career professionals with an excellent undergraduate degree who want to launch their career in business and finance in the climate change area.

Admission to MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance is very competitive and the selection committee will pay close attention to all aspects of your application.

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The entry requirements for MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance are as follows:

The entry requirements for MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance are as follows:

Academic requirement – quantitative undergraduate degree at First or 2:1 Honours (or international equivalent)

To apply for MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance you should have a First or Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent in a quantitative discipline such as:

  • Science

  • Engineering

  • Economics

  • Mathematics

Prerequisite knowledge requirements

Your quantitative experience should typically include topics such as advanced calculus, probability, statistics and linear algebra.

You should use the ‘Quantitative Experience Statement’ on the application form to list the most advanced quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career to date and to provide brief examples of the relevant topics covered by the programme.

GMAT

GMAT is not required for MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance, but a well-balanced GMAT result with 650 or higher overall and a good result in the quantitative reasoning section will add weight to your application.

Career planning questions

An understanding of the sector you intend to work in and well-researched career goals should be demonstrated through your answer to the Career Planning Questions in the application form.

Career planning questions

In the career planning questions you will need to show you have thought about the type of employer you want to work for immediately after graduating and have researched your target organisation(s) and role. You will also need to demonstrate you have the necessary skills and experience to succeed in your chosen role. If planning to set up your own business, you will need to outline what expertise or product your business will deliver and that you have researched the market. Whilst we want our students to hit the ground running, we understand that you will also be looking to develop gaps in your skillset to prepare for your chosen career and you will need to address this in the career planning questions.

Internships and work experience

Work experience is not a requirement, although undertaking relevant internships and work placements and listing them in the ‘Industrial/Professional Experience’ section of your application form will add weight to your application. If you are currently in employment we will expect you to demonstrate how undertaking the MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance programme will help develop your career.

English language requirement

All programmes at Imperial College Business School are linguistically demanding, and therefore strong English language skills are critical to academic success on your MSc and in your future career. The English language entry requirements listed here are the minimum scores needed for admission, successful students typically demonstrate higher levels of achievement.

Candidates who are required to take an English test to meet the language requirement are strongly encouraged to take this before applying and supply their scores as part of the online application. A strong result in an approved English language test will add weight to your application.

A full list of acceptable English language qualifications and our required scores can be found on our detailed English language requirement page.

Most applicants meet the requirement in one of the following ways:

  • IELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with minimum scores of 6.5 in all elements

  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum score of 100 overall with minimum scores of 22 in all elements

  • Degree studied in and awarded by an English-speaking country AND successful performance in an English language interview, conducted by the Business School’s English language instructor, which would be arranged if you receive an offer.

Note:

  • IELTS and TOEFL scores are only valid if they are less than two years old on the programme start date.

  • TOEFL: You must meet the entry requirement in one test from your scaled scores (‘My Best Scores’ reported by TOEFL will not be considered). For more information regarding TOEFL please visit the ETS website. Please note if you would like ETS to send your TOEFL scores directly to the College, our TOEFL Institution Code is 0891.

  • The College defines English-speaking countries as: Australia, Canada, Guyana, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America and West Indies. Holders of degrees from any other countries would not be considered for an interview.

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MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance - CTAs
This programme enables students to learn how to be a business leader in the ‘green’ sector by gaining interdisciplinary skills. The modules undertaken encapsulate an extensive knowledge of the low-carbon solutions available, along with the financing and policy that is needed to implement them.
Sarah Clements
MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance 2016-17
Sarah Clements