Global MBA (Carbon Management)*
- June 2013
- Accelerated mode: 12-15 months
- Standard mode: 1-5 years
- For information regarding fees, funding and scholarship please fill in the enquiry form on the right.
This is a postgraduate programme delivered by the London School of Business and Finance (powered by InterActive), as well as Glyndŵr University*. By the time you complete your studies, you will possess the skills and knowledge to help you pursue a promising career in the carbon management sector. The programme has a flexible structure and is delivered 100% online (anytime, anywhere), so you will benefit from a flexible educational experience and gain a postgraduate degree upon completion.
As a graduate you will understand the national and international issues surrounding carbon management as well as carbon management strategies and systems, while advancing your knowledge and skills in project management. On the one hand you will explore carbon management from the perspective of various stakeholders and learn the drivers and practicalities of greenhouse gas emissions reduction. On the other hand, you will learn how to successfully manage important business initiatives and deliver them on time and on budget.
The London School of Business and Finance (powered by InterActive) provides detailed case studies and helpful discussion forums, while ensuring you reap maximum benefits and enjoy absolute flexibility during your studies.
Upon your graduation, you will be able to:
- Create a successful Carbon Management strategy, define KPIs, and know how to develop, implement and monitor an action plan to achieve a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
- Understand the financial and taxation implications on governance and compliance in carbon management
- Plan, manage and evaluate key corporate projects
- Design and implement marketing plans in an ever-changing global environment
- Possess the relevant skillset to maximise corporate value while reducing business risk
- Achieve a competitive advantage through corporate operations, supply chain management and ICT technologies
- Demonstrate knowledge and use of leadership skills
InterActive is an innovative learning platform, which delivers a full set of study resources:
- Video lectures of the full syllabus plus case studies with their solutions all in HD quality recordings
- Live discussion forums with your tutors and classmates
- Complete set of learning materials such as lecture notes and revision kits
- Quizzes and assignments
- Online libraries, books and other publications
Join a vibrant student community comprising the London School of Business and Finance, InterActive and Glyndŵr University*. Boost your career by honing your skills and gaining a postgraduate degree.
The Global MBA (Carbon Management)* aims to prepare future business leaders for a wide variety of roles in the rapidly growing sustainability sector. These include positions such as Project Performance Analyst, Sustainability Manager and Project Coordinator. It explores all key business disciplines in detail and gives you tangible skills in carbon and project management. The programme consists of 4 core and 2 specialist modules, of which you can study up to 2 modules simultaneously. The last module is the Integrative Research and Consultancy Project, part of which requires you to write a dissertation.
The extensive range of elective modules also allows you to tailor your degree in line with your future career aspirations – the result is a unique customised postgraduate degree.
Beginning with your core modules, you will have the opportunity to select your elective and project modules – this allows you to shape your degree in line with your career aspirations.
You will be able to:
- Critically evaluate and analyse the principles of marketing
- Summarise and critically assess the key factors affecting business performance in international markets.
- Critically analyse and appraise the impact of emerging issues on international marketing activities.
- Analyse and combine elements of the marketing mix, and the role each element plays in achieving marketing objectives.
- Evaluate the response of an organisation to global external forces.
- Marketing Philosophy and Strategy I: Marketing and the Job of the Marketing Manager
- Marketing Philosophy and Strategy II: A Strategic Marketing Framework
- Analysis for Marketing Decisions I: Marketing Research and Analysing Consumer Behaviour
- Marketing Decision Making I: New Product Development
- Marketing Decision Making II: Product Decisions
- Marketing Decision Making III: Pricing and Sales Promotion
- Marketing Decision Making IV: Communications and Advertising Strategy
- Marketing Decision Making V: Channels of Distribution (Direct Channels of Distribution: Personal Selling and Direct Marketing)
- Marketing Decision Making VI: Customer Relationship Management
You will be able to:
- Summarise key principles, trends and tools in accounting and corporate finance.
- Demonstrate effective approaches to the analysis of corporate finance structure and analysis of corporate financial statements using tools and techniques that are applicable
- Assess the practical application of models and theories to decisions on corporate financing.
- Critically evaluate the economic benefits of various types of financing.
- Use internal and external financial information to appraise business performance
- Introduction to financial statements I: Balance sheet and income statement
- Introduction to financial statements II: Statement of movement in equity and cash flow statement
- Introduction to financial statements III: Notes to the accounts and analysing financial statements
- Financial management I: Investment decision; Traditional methods of investment appraisal
- Financial management II: Investment decision; Discounted cash flow methods of investment appraisal
- Financial management III: Financing decision; capital structure theories
- Financial management IV: Financing decision; sources of finance
- Financial management V: Financing decision; cost of capital
- Financial management VI: Managerial; decision working capital and risk management
You will be able to:
- Critically appraise how operations and information systems contribute to an organisation's competitiveness and strategic direction
- Evaluate the 'competitive advantage Vs. necessary cost' debate
- Combine and evaluate complex IT related issues
- Establish and implement effective operational decisions, with particular reference to change management
- Describe and critically assess organisations from systems, information and business process perspectives.
- Operations management I: Operations context and strategy
- Operations management II: Operational functions in the provision of goods and services; Planning and control issues
- Operations management III: Design of products, services and processes; Production Management: Plant and facilities management
- Operations management IV: Processes: design, control and change management; Improvements in operations through quality; Understanding the nature of change and problems of implementation and control
- Operations management V: Constraint Management
- Operations management VI: Supply Chain Management
- Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise I: Information Systems in Global Business Today and Global E-Business and Collaboration
- Organisations, Management, and the Networked Enterprise II: Information Systems, Organisations, and Strategy and Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems
- Key System Applications for the Digital Age I: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
- Key System Applications for the Digital Age II: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods, Managing Knowledge and Enhancing Decision Making
You will be able to:
- Evaluate the most relevant strategic management tools, techniques and concepts
- Analyse strategic planning processes
- Understand the decision-making process within complex organisations and environments
- Apply and appraise the strategic approaches within various types of organisations
- Assess current leadership innovations and developments and offer alternative responses related to strategy
- Introduction to classic concepts of the strategic planning process
- Corporate mission, vision value, and goal
- Business Economics: the macroeconomic environment and microeconomic choices
- Competitive strategies – cost-led and differentiated strategies
- Organisational resources, cultures and competencies
- Strategic development options and portfolio models
- Stakeholder analysis
- Evaluating strategies and matching them to organisational capabilities
- The relationship between business ethics and business strategy
- Contemporary issues in strategic management
- Competitive advantage through innovation
- Strategic analysis of internal and external environment
- Contemporary issues in strategic business management
- Critical evaluation of strategic planning process
- Ethics and strategic planning
- Differentiating between management and leadership
- Models of leadership
You will be able to:
- Assess project life cycles and suggest alternative approaches
- Evaluate the relationship between effective project management techniques, leadership, project implementation and the project planning process
- Analyse current project management practices and leadership styles in a given organisation, and suggest improvements
- Measure the performance of a given organisation, and assess the impact leadership has had.
- Evaluate and apply the appropriate approaches, tools and techniques to project planning, monitoring, and evaluation of a given project.
You will be able to:
- Project Selection and Portfolio Management: Project Selection and Portfolio Management, Leadership and the Project Manager Scope Management
- Cost Estimation/ Budgeting and Risk Management in Project Management I: Cost Estimation / Budgeting in Project Management
- Cost Estimation/ Budgeting and Risk Management in Project Management I: Risk Management in Project Management
- Project Scheduling I: Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path and Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks
- Project Scheduling II: Critical Chain Project Scheduling
- Resource Management and Project Evaluation I: Resource Management
- Resource Management and Project Evaluation I: Project Evaluation and Control and Project Closeout and Termination
- Leading Diversity (Human Relations and Communications) I: Cross-Cultural Leadership Intelligence
- Leading Diversity (Human Relations and Communications) II: Conflict Management and virtual teams in project management
You will be able to:
- Understand the drivers for Carbon Management, the emissions targets and reporting requirements at an international and national level
- Know the key steps in creating a robust and successful Carbon Management strategy, and be able to define Carbon Footprinting
- Appreciate the use of Carbon Impact Assessments in decision making and appreciate the use of project accounting within international greenhouse gas emissions mitigation and reporting
- Develop, implement and monitor action plans to achieve greenhouse gas reductions
- Understand carbon offsetting, the role it plays within carbon management strategies
- Accounting and carbon finance I: Carbon Financing and the between carbon finance and conventional finance and The use of statistics for financial research in carbon emission study
- Accounting and carbon finance II: Essentials of conventional finance and financing issues in the energy sector
- Accounting and carbon finance III: The structure and dynamics of the major global, regional and national-level carbon markets,
- Accounting and carbon finance IV: including voluntary carbon markets and the flexibility mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol and its successor agreement(s)
- Accounting and carbon finance IV: Accounting for carbon at firm, project and product/supply chain level, carbon auditing, financial reporting and non-financial disclosure, benchmarking, taxation implications, and the ethics of carbon accounting;
- Contemporary issues in Carbon management I: The current state of climate change science, greenhouse gas stabilization pathways and the principal mitigation and adaptation options
- Contemporary issues in Carbon management II: Climate change policy responses at international, regional, national and local levels and the various types of regulatory response available to governments; Governance and compliance in carbon management
- Contemporary issues in Carbon management III: Low carbon technologies and solutions I
- Contemporary issues in Carbon management V: The role that carbon finance plays in organisations’ strategy, finance and accounting decisions and the Economics of low carbon emission
At the end of the module you should be able to:
- Formulate a research proposal and design this into a workable research plan
- Design and manage a business critical independent applied research in their chosen discipline and present their findings, to a professionally acceptable standards
- Critically evaluate and analyse their findings, reporting on their conclusions in clear and acceptable standard in the form of an engagement report
- Synthesize theory in a practical context to evidence knowledge, understanding and transferrable skills with regards to the taught components of their studies
- The nature of business and management research/consultancy
- Formulating and clarifying the research/consultancy topic
- The practice of management consulting
- Negotiating a scope of work; developing a research proposal
- Consulting as a profession; business research methods and practice;
- Formulating the research design and negotiating access and research ethics
- Understanding research philosophies and approaches
- Critically reviewing the literature
- Applicable models for consulting and research
- Selecting samples and using secondary data
- Collecting primary data through observation
- Collecting primary data using semi-structured, in-depth and group interviews
- Collecting primary data using questionnaires
- Analysing quantitative data and qualitative data
- Writing and presenting your project report
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