Business Administration (Renewable Energy) MBA

What is special about this course?

Are you an experienced professional looking to progress to higher leadership and management roles?

The MBA Business Administration (Renewable Energy) is part of a suite of MBAs, designed to provide leadership and management skills across the areas of Aviation, Environment, Executive, Renewable Energy and Resilience.

The University of the Highlands and Islands MBA suite has been developed using insight from employers on skills necessary for executives operating in a challenging global environment, an environment where striving for growth and opportunity is based on ethical behaviour, appreciation of diversity and ability to adapt to the demands of a fast-changing world.

The programme will develop your theoretical knowledge, practical wisdom, strategic managerial and personal skills essential for successful career enhancement in organisations with a global outlook. Our MBA programmes aim to provide you with the comprehensive knowledge, skillset and understanding required to enable you to become a senior manager or to enhance career progression to a higher level.

The programme is distinguished by its emphasis on ethical and responsible leadership and management, with a focus on developing executive excellence for the global future. Embracing innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, our MBA suite builds on 4 underlying pillars and key values:

  • Ethical awareness
  • Cultural readiness
  • Future readiness
  • Identifying growth and opportunity

Special features

  • This is the only MBA Renewable Energy course in the UK
  • The course is delivered online for maximum flexibility
  • Develop reflective learning skills based on your experience and peer-to-peer exchange, facilitated through the MBA hub
  • Participate in a wider dialogue via the MBA hub, between fellow students, business partners, local community and academic colleagues
  • An online induction programme will provide support and information, as well as an initial opportunity to interact and network via the hub

Entry requirements

  • Honours degree, normally at 2:1 and not less than 2:2, or international equivalent
  • There is no barrier to entry based on the subject studied to degree level
  • Other professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • International students whose first language is not English must also meet the language competency standards, as detailed on the International page of the website
  • It is desirable that you have some post-study work experience
  • You will be asked to provide academic references before you can enrol and, where appropriate, employer references
  • You may be asked to undertake a short piece of assessment work

MBA

Core modules will include:

  • Change for sustainable futures
  • Growth and opportunity through innovation
  • Masters research project
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Research for business
  • Responsible leadership and management in the global context

You will also study optional modules which may include: 

  • Developing a community energy project
  • Tidal, wave and future energy
  • Transition to net zero

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will learn through a combination of video-conference lectures and tutorials, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 18 months @35 hours per week
  • Part-time (structured): minimum of 2.5 years (3 years if completing the research project over 2 semesters)
  • Part-time (unstructured): 3.5 years minimum

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.


Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • North Highland College UHI
  • Perth College UHI
  • You will apply to and be enrolled by Perth College UHI, who will deliver the course in conjunction with Inverness College UHI, Moray College UHI and North Highland College UHI.

Start date

  • September
  • January

Fees

The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

Funding

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to £10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5,500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level, who meet the residency eligibility, can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in management within the renewable energy sector.

Can I progress into further study?

The MBA Business Administration (Renewable Energy) provides excellent preparation and training for further advanced study in many areas of research. As such, you may wish to pursue a PhD or professional Doctorate studies within your chosen field.

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