Climate Change, Management and Finance
Lead the way in tackling the challenges of climate change and sustainability in business.
Lead the way in tackling the challenges of climate change and sustainability in business
Gain in-demand interdisciplinary skills from leading practitioners and world-class faculty
Drive climate action forward
Course key facts
Minimum entry standard
First or 2.1 in a quantitative subject such as Finance, Accounting, Economics, Maths, Engineering, Science, Business
MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance is a one-year programme that gives graduates the interdisciplinary skills required in business on issues relating to climate change and sustainability. You will learn from leading practitioners and world-class faculty how to put the latest academic thinking and business and climate change strategies into practice.
The programme partners with Imperial College London's pioneering hub for climate change and the environment, the Grantham Institute and the Business School's Centre for Climate Change Investment, resulting in an intellectually rigorous and research-backed programme with exclusive access to a wealth of networking opportunities and events outside of the classroom.
Based in London, not only will you be at the heart of one of the world's leading cultural, business and financial centres but also amidst UK expertise driving climate change action forward.
This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.
Find out more about potential course changes.
Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.
Before the programme begins you will be expected to complete some online pre-study modules which are delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s virtual learning environment.
These modules will be available to students who have accepted an offer of admission from July onwards, and are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.
The programme comprises core modules from a range of subject areas. Taught over three academic terms, you will benefit from a balance between teaching and learning through a mix of lectures, seminars, external speakers, discussions group exercises and case studies.
- Business Economics
- Climate Change and the Environment
- Carbon Accounting and Reporting-
- Climate FInance: A Global Overview
- Energy Business and Strategy
- Financial Markets and Climate Change
- Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change
- Innovation in Cleantech and Climate Change Solutions
- Mitigating Climate Change
- Principles of Finance Quantitative Methods
- The Science of Climate Change
- Guest lectures
Electives are your opportunity to truly shape the programme to your own ambitions. You will choose two electives from the list below and will study your chosen modules in the Spring term. Electives give you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and expertise across the areas that will benefit your career.
- Clean Technology Investment
- Risk Management and Climate Change
- Shareholder Activism and Corporate Responsibility
- Sustainable Consumption and Climate Change
- Sustainable Management and Strategy
During the summer term there are several opportunities for you to apply your knowledge to practical situations and gain real world business experience.
You will choose to undertake either a group based consulting project or a work placement, and complete a compulsory individual report.
- Consulting Project
- Work Placement
- Individual Report
We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching and learning methods
- Case studies
- Equipment/technique demonstrations
- Presentations and seminars
- Group work
- Virtual learning environment
- Lecture recordings
- Practical classes and fieldwork
- Work placement opportunity
- Case studies
- Formal presentations
- Multiple choice tests
- Written exams
We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.
How to apply
If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle.
Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.
If you are applying for a taught Master’s course, you will need to pay an application fee before submitting your application.
The fee applies per application and not per course:
- £100 for all MSc applications to Imperial College Business School
- £150 for MBA applications to Imperial College Business School
There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or research courses, such as PhDs and EngDs.
If you are facing financial hardship and are unable to pay the application fee, we encourage you to apply for our application fee waiver.
Find out more about the application fee and waiver
An ATAS certificate is not required for students applying for this course.
If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.
The government has not yet published the loan amount for students starting courses in Autumn 2024. As a guide, the maximum value of the loan was £12,167 for courses starting on or after 1 August 2023.
The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.
Your future career
Learn from an insider's perspective and gain a wealth of industry knowledge to help you succeed in your career as a climate change expert.
Through a partnership with Grantham Institute, we enhance our excellent reputation as a provider of sustainable business education.
With its Climate Leadership Award, the programme has been recognized for its innovative approach to addressing the climate crisis.
With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.
Finance, consulting, and CleanTech are just some of your options.
Other potential career paths include education and energy.
Terms and conditions
There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.
You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.Programme specifications