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Master of Business MBA Sustainable Business

An interdisciplinary MBA programme focusing on sustainability, leadership and career development.


Reasons to study MBA Sustainable Business at De Montfort University:

The Sustainable Business MBA is geared towards developing the expertise and professional competencies of current and future managers in the area of business and sustainability. It is an ideal progression for graduates from a business or technology background wishing to succeed in business based on a holistic understanding of the complex sustainability issues shaping 21st century business practices.

The teaching on the course is led by professionals working in a variety of fields including business ethics, sustainability, energy, leadership, climate change action and resource utilisation and efficiency. In order to provide students with a solid understanding of key issues, the teaching is grounded in a balance of theory and practice and informed by research being undertaken at DMU and in leading research centres all over the world.

In addition to this, the programme focuses on developing strong interpersonal and leadership skills to enhance employability and personal success. This is achieved through innovative and rewarding modules such as Knowing Yourself and Mastering Your Career. A personal tutor is also available throughout the duration of the course to support the student's learning journey.


  • CMI accredited institute
    Leicester Castle Business School is an official higher education partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Excellent teaching staff
    Modules are taught by academics involved in world-leading research from the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development and the Leicester Castle Business School
  • Accentuate your knowledge
    You will have the opportunity to develop your existing knowledge by challenging normal conventions and developing innovative solutions to contemporary challenges
  • Dedicated postgraduate learning environment
    You will have access to dedicated quiet study spaces and facilities such as the exclusive Postgraduate Pod open to Leicester Castle Business School postgraduate students
  • Develop stronger employability skills
    There is a significant emphasis on helping you to develop stronger employability skills, and exposing you to experience real-life case studies and projects
  • A world class distinctive programme
    World class research from within the Business School and the Faculty of Technology's Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development has been used to inform the curriculum to produce a distinctive programme
  • Entrepreneurship Project or Executive Company Project
    The course provides flexibility and you will have the opportunity to complete an Executive Company Project at the UK based company, or a Creative Dissertation, pulling together subject specific issues


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor’s Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.




More courses like this:

Masters of Business Administration MBA (Global)
Global Banking and Finance MSc
Global Investment and Risk MSc

Meet Professor Brown and find out what attracted her to DMU – and Leicester – and how she is creating a business school uniquely targeted at the 21st-century needs of industry and students

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Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s): Jan: N10081

Start date: January 2018 & September 2018 

January 2018 - 15 months 

September 2018 - 12 months

Fees and funding: £12,500

Find out more about course fees and available funding

Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70

Twitter: @leicscastlebs

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code(s): 
Jan: N10081

Start date: January 2018 & September 2018 

January 2018 - 15 months 

September 2018 - 12 months

Fees and funding: £16,000

Find out more about course fees and available funding

Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70

Twitter: @leicscastlebs

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

A good honours degree or overseas equivalent. Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis. Additionally, two or more years of professional work experience is required.

English language requirements 

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is normally required.

Structure and assessment


Course modules

Teaching and assessments




Teaching and Assessments

Teaching is delivered through a mix of formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment is usually through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, elevator pitches, essays, reports and exams.


Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2. 

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation (or In-company project), and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Facilities and features

Leicester Castle

The programme is based in the Great Hall of what was once Leicester Castle. Originally built in approximately 1150, and then extensively rebuilt in approximately 1523, the Great Hall has recently undergone a restoration project. Based in Leicester’s historical Castle Quarter adjacent to the university, the Great Hall will provide a prestigious and inspirational setting for students who have the passion and talent to change the business world. 

Students will also be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million. Facilities include break-out spaces for group work; quiet study zones for individual work, high-spec IT labs and a café. Learning will be supported by access to DMU’s excellent facilities.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers



This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.


Graduate careers

Enhance your existing qualifications and global career prospects with a specialist master’s in business economics and business finance. This course will provide advanced preparation for careers in the policy making, organisational decision making and the financial world.

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We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. Find out more about fees, funding and scholarship opportunities.

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