Master of Business Administration - Sustainable Energy MBA

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Course options

Select year


  • MBA Master of Business Administration - Sustainable Energy, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 13080 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
  • MBA Master of Business Administration - Sustainable Energy, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 2180 per 30 credit module
  • MBA Master of Business Administration - Sustainable Energy, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 18060 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500

MBA with Placement Year

  • MBA Master of Business Administration - Sustainable Energy, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 13080 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500
  • MBA Master of Business Administration - Sustainable Energy, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 2180 per 30 credit module
  • MBA Master of Business Administration - Sustainable Energy, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 2 years
    • Pound 18060 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3,500

What makes this course different


You can opt to have a placement year to gain hands on experience in the real world and effectively connect what you will have learnt at university to the industry

Learn from experts

Learn from inspiring guest speakers and work with students from across the globe to gain valuable new perspectives in one of the world's best cities for business

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

Your future career

Your future career

The business magazine, Forbes, has calculated that successful MBA graduates pay back the cost of their qualifications within four to five years on average - with lifetime earnings greatly enhanced thanks to the qualification.

Studying for your MBA with us should enhance your employability and earning power and develop your ability to approach business problems in a strategic manner. As part of the course, you'll study a specialised 'Professional Development' module that is specifically designed to help you boost your career prospects and make the most of your MBA in the employment market.

Employers see candidates with an MBA as potentially more effective and therefore valuable as they examine business issues with a fresh pair of eyes. With our help, you will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that will benefit you throughout your entire career. This could include roles such as business support manager, commercial manager, energy consultant, project manager, and procurement manager.

 Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

Your full-time MBA study programme will feature six core modules designed to provide you with a solid foundation in management, business, and leadership. In addition, you may be required to study a compulsory non-credit language module (for those with additional needs) and placement workshop (for those on the placement route).

Your final capstone unit is your opportunity to consolidate everything you have learned and apply it to a real business. Academically, it tests your ability to apply your learning to real management issues. Professionally, it may well open the door to your next career move.

The outcome of the unit, which is a dissertation report, is linked to your applied project.  Your dissertation will be based on your consultancy/applied project and is the culmination of everything you have learned during your studies. It will demonstrate that you can assimilate your learning, take multiple perspectives on a business issue, and explore your subject thoroughly.

Required modules

  • Managing Strategy, Operations and Partnerships
  • Managing Financial and Human Resources for Sustainable Business Success
  • Responsible Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Mental Wealth 4: Mental Wealth and Applied Research
  • Governing International Oil and Gas
  • Sustainability, Innovation, and Transition in the Oil and Gas Sector Project

The sustainable energy specialism will enable you to make calculated decisions between seizing opportunities and managing risk in the energy sector. Whether you want to set up your own business or develop your intrapreneurial mindset within a large corporate or an owner-managed business, the pathway will equip you with the innovative skills to find creative solutions to day-to-day problems.

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules, and options are subject to change.

How you'll learn

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom run their own practices or work in practice, which ensures that the practice-led research which is disseminated in the classroom, or actually takes place there, is relevant to industry and practice. Within each module is a theoretical component and a contextual/simulation component with the intention that knowledge and skills are always introduced and developed in relation to practical projects.

Knowledge is developed through guided reading, knowledge-based activities with feedback, and online discussions and activities. Thinking skills are developed through reflective activities with feedback and online discussions and activities. Practical skills are developed through applied or simulated activities with feedback and research skills-based activities with feedback. Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through planning activities with feedback and project work.

Guided independent study
When not attending timetabled lectures, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library, and Moodle.

Programme structure
You can move from full-time to part-time study and vice-versa to accommodate any external factors such as financial constraints or domestic commitments. Many of our students make use of this flexibility and this may impact the overall duration of their study period.

Students on the MBA (Entrepreneurship) with Placement route will be expected to undertake a 30-week work placement. The placement is worth an additional 120 credits. UEL will assist you in finding a placement and will advertise opportunities on the UEL Employment Hub. However, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to source a valid placement. Further details on placement are contained in the placement handbook.

Academic support
Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

Dedicated personal tutor
When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL, and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate percentages for this course are:
Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 1500 hours.

Your timetable
Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes
To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 500-1000 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 100 plus students. In the seminar classroom, you will be taught in groups of 40-50 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you will be assessed

Knowledge is assessed by

  • Coursework
  • Essays
  • Examinations


Thinking skills are assessed by

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Project work

Practical skills are assessed by

  • Practical reports
  • Portfolio completion

Skills for life and work (general skills) are assessed by

  • Project work
  • Group work

Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Course Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the course.

Feedback is provided within 15 working days.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD; USS campus - University Square Stratford