Online MBA Energy and Sustainability

Aims and Outcomes

Programme Aims

The overall aim of the MBA Energy and Sustainability programme is to provide you with the opportunity to engage in a Higher Education experience using a flexible and distributed learning approach that will enhance your ability to develop and lead a sustainability agenda that focuses on change in the energy sector. In particular this award will:

  • Provide a comprehensive introduction to the issues of energy security and sustainability, and provides you with a good understanding at executive level of sustainable energy (renewable energy in particular) technologies and applications, policies/regulations and planning, environmental and social impact, barriers, and potential market reforms to facilitate sustainable energy development.
  • Enable you to engage in a critical engagement with contemporary discourses in sustainability and the social responsibility of organisations, that will promote a personal and professional reflection on leading change in the energy sector.
  • Develop relevant management and organisation knowledge, both academic and professional, in line with postgraduate standards/benchmarks.
  • Develop critical reflection skills and engagement with organisation and professional theory to understand, and where appropriate, challenge existing individual and organisational perspectives and practices.
  • Develop, and where appropriate, apply new knowledge to add value by enhancing organisational capability.
  • Develop understanding of the organisation’s strategic focus and environment and the impact of the inter-relationship between resources, customers, clients in a changing context.
  • Develop further commitment to continuous personal and professional development, independence and reflective learning.

Learning Outcomes

This programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate:

Knowledge and Understanding

  • The role and function of organisations and the context in which they operate, including the key drivers of change.
  • The core disciplines of business and management including finance, human resource management, marketing and strategic planning at middle/senior management level.
  • The range of research methods that can be applied to the study of business management and leadership.
  • The application of strategic thinking to the successful management of organisations including a critical understanding of the processes of strategic problem-solving and decision-making.

Employability Skills

  • Practical and theoretical understanding in the field of management, energy and sustainability
  • Leadership and critical analysis skills
  • Advanced analytical skills: Applied learning acquired to the extensive use of case-study analysis

Qualities, Skills and Other Attributes

  • Critical thinking and critical appraisal used for problem solving applied to complex issues in business and management.
  • Interpreting and abstracting meaning from a variety of sources
  • Exercising judgement and understanding in relation to various issues and practice
  • Engage in information retrieval, organisation and effective dissemination, including presentation skills.
  • Effective performance within a team environment and the ability to recognise and utilise individuals’ contributions in group processes; team selection, delegation, development and management.
  • Demonstrate an ability to conduct independently managed research into international business issues.
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills including effective use of ICT.
  • Two-way communication skills, e.g. negotiation and persuasion.
  • Personal effectiveness: self-awareness and self-management; time management; sensitivity to diversity in people and different situations; the ability to continue learning.
  • Numeracy and quantitative skills including the use of models of business situations; qualitative research skills.