Imperial College Business School

Climate Change, Management & Finance, M.Sc.


The MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance at Imperial College Business School provides graduates with the interdisciplinary skills required in business on issues relating to climate change and sustainability.

You 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.

Programme Benefits

World-leading reputation

Imperial College Business School has an excellent reputation for teaching sustainable business and has partnered with the Grantham Institute to deliver this unique MSc programme.

Theory into practice

Learn from leading practitioners and world-class faculty how to put the latest academic thinking and business and climate change strategies into practice. During this programme you will benefit from both the expertise of the Business School and the Grantham Institute, as well as our links with industry and policy makers.


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.

Career development

Our industry partners are demanding graduates with both practical business skills, such as finance and economics, as well as knowledge of the challenges of sustainability and climate change. Our dedicated careers service will help you present yourself with confidence to the world’s top employers.


You’ll mix with students of the highest calibre, from a wide range of cultures and professional backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

Autumn term

  • The Science Of Climate Change
  • Impacts And Adaptation To Climate Change
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial And Carbon Accounting And Reporting
  • Risk Management And Climate Change
Spring term
  • Corporate Finance And Carbon Finance
  • Business Economics, Climate Change And The Environment
  • Marketing And Sustainability
  • Mitigating Climate Change
  • Clean Tech Innovation And Investment
Summer term
  • Change Management And Leadership
  • Energy Economics And Strategy
  • Climate Change And Governance
  • Climate Finance
  • Sustainable Strategic Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance programme has one intake each year in October.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
  • More information Go To The Course Website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance is an intensive programme. It is designed for recent graduates and early career professionals with an excellent undergraduate degree who want to launch their career in business and finance in the climate change area.

Admission to MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance will be very competitive and the selection committee will pay close attention to all aspects of your application. To be eligible to apply for the programme you should normally have:

  • A quantitative undergraduate degree at First or 2:1 Honours level (or international equivalent)
  • A well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals
  • English language test results (if applicable)

Student Visa

Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 27000 International
  • GBP 15600 EU/EEA


Imperial College Business School scholarships

We offer a number of £10,000 scholarships based on academic excellence for entry to our MSc programmes.

All candidates receiving an offer for MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance will be considered and selected on merit. No additional scholarship essay is required.
Imperial alumni loyalty bursaries

We welcome applications from Imperial College London alumni. We offer a 10% bursary on programme fees to successful candidates with an undergraduate degree from Imperial awarded at a minimum of upper second class, or Master’s degree awarded with a minimum of Merit.

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