MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance
Providing students with the skills required to tackle business issues relating to climate change and sustainability.
Start date: September 2022
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
Our MSc in Climate Change, Management & Finance is a one-year programme that provides the necessary interdisciplinary skills required in business on issues relating to climate and environmental change.
You’ll benefit from the expertise of both the Business School and the Grantham Institute, as well as their links with industry and policymakers. The programme balances business skills and class-based discussion to strengthen your conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
You undertake both individual and group work, while regular seminars and guest lectures by expert external speakers embed this MSc in the business world.
The autumn term includes a number of core modules and familiarises students with the IPCC findings and topical issues in climate science, as well as accounting, corporate finance and economics.
The spring term includes core modules on mitigation technologies and the impact of climate change. There is a balance between business and climate modules in order to foster links and interactions between the two, with additional modules on marketing, finance and risk management.
In the summer term, you complete further core modules and undertake either a report on a work-placement or on a group work of consultancy. You also work on your final individual report which you will submit in mid-September during the summer vacation period.
Graduates from this course primarily seek consulting and analyst roles within the sustainable and impact investment, finance and energy sectors.
Our most recent graduates have gained employment at a wide range of companies including:
- American Express
- Global Environment Institute
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.
This page reflects the latest version of the curriculum for this year of entry. However, this information is subject to change.
The curriculum of this programme is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for this year of entry.
We recommend you check this page before finalising your application and again before accepting your offer. We will update this page as soon as any changes are confirmed by the College.
Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about any changes made.
Page last reviewed on 25 October 2021.
- Data, Tools and Evidence Primer
- Career and Professional Development Workshops (non-assessed)
- Quantitative Primer (non-assessed)
- Business Economics, Climate Change and the Environment
- Clean Technology Investment
- Climate Change and Governance
- Climate Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Energy Business and Strategy
- Financial and Carbon Accounting and Reporting
- Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change
- Individual Report
- Innovation in Cleantech and Climate Change Solutions
- Mitigating Climate Change
- Quantitative Methods
- Risk Management and Climate Change
- Sustainable Management and Strategy
- The Science of Climate Change
Project or placement
You choose one module from below.
- Consulting Project: the consulting project will be delivered to a real client, combining the material from the programme to a specific problem and is delivered as part of a team.
- Work Placement: The work placement will give students who have no or little exposure to a working environment, the opportunity to experience and operate in a real-world situation.
You will also complete a 4,000 word capstone project, which is completed through the summer period and submitted in early September.
Teaching and assessment
- Case studies
- Equipment/technique demonstrations
- Formal presentations
- Group work exercises
- Interactive content including video and module quizzes
- On-line discussion forums
- On-line lecture materials
- Practical classes and field work
- Pre-programme VLE modules
- Work Placement Opportunity
- Case studies
- Formal presentations
- Multiple choice tests
- Written examinations
We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Minimum academic requirement
Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in a quantitative subject.
You are also required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.
The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.
We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.
If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.
English language requirement (all applicants)
All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
For admission to this course, you must achieve the ICBS requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for Business School applicants.
Our competence standards highlight the core skills students should be able to demonstrate by the end of this course.
We believe in providing the widest practicable access to all of our degree programmes and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support your study. For more information, please contact the Department using the contact details below.
Imperial College Business School
T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
How to apply
Making an application
All applicants must apply online.
Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.
If you are applying to the Business School, you may only be considered for one programme per admissions cycle, with the exception of applicants to our Finance Master's programmes, who may select two programmes.
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:
- £80 for taught Master's applications (excluding MBAs)
- £135 for MBA applications
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.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
Find answers to your questions about admissions. Answers cover COVID-19, English language requirements, Visas and more.
Tuition fees and funding
The fees for MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance are the same for UK and international students.
Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.
Postgraduate Master's loan
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.
For 2021-22 entry, the maximum amount is £11,570. The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.
We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Find out more about our scholarships to see what you might be eligible for.
There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.
British Council scholarships for women in STEM
This course is eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, which Imperial is offering for the 2021/22 academic year. These are for women from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru or Venezuela who apply to one of our eligible STEM Master's courses. Find out more about this scholarship.
Accommodation and living costs
Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.
You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.
A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.
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