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MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance


Imperial College London

Future you is tackling the challenges of sustainability in 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.

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.

Programme content

Our MSc in Climate Change, Management & Finance is a unique programme that balances business skills with knowledge of climate science and policy. It provides graduates with the interdisciplinary skills required in business on issues relating to climate change and sustainability.

Students on the programme will:

  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities change presents to companies across strategic planning, operations, marketing, and accounting and finance.
  • Discover how innovation is essential in organisations in dealing with climate change.
  • Develop an in-depth appreciation of the science, policies and technologies linked to climate change, including the scientific basis underpinning international agreements on carbon reduction targets.

This MSc combines the latest research, academic rigour and practical relevance in an interdisciplinary range of topics. To deliver the programme, the Business School has partnered with the Grantham Institute, whose mission is to translate climate change and environment-related research into real-world impact. This programme will leverage the Grantham Institute’s many international contacts with government, industry and non-governmental organisations.


The programme comprises 15 core modules. These modules are taught over three academic terms. In the summer, students have the choice to undertake either a Group Consultancy project or a Work Placement, and will also write a Capstone Individual Report.

MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance is a one year, full-time intensive programme. The normal working week is Monday to Friday. Classes will be scheduled between 08.30 and 21.00 and students should expect to attend one evening class per week. Other optional activities such as guest lectures or alumni and careers events may also be scheduled in the evening.

Online pre-study modules

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.

Data, Tools and Evidence Primer

The Data, Tools and Evidence primer helps prepare students for the Quantitative Methods Module which is taught during October and November. The primer is a compulsory pass/fail part of the programme.

Foundations for Career Success

Complete the first stage of your career journey whilst at the Business School: the careers pre-course work. This online module will take you through the process of identifying what career might be right for you and ensure you are best placed to start working with the careers team as soon as you start the programme.

Note: you will not be able to access Imperial College Business School Careers until you have completed this course.

Quantitative Primer

This compulsory introductory online module develops the quantitative methods that underpin the modelling, statistical analysis and forecasting necessary to make sound decisions for the future. The module also provides the essential statistics and mathematics background for the quantitative aspects of the programme.

Course Features:

Degree Program
Full time
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