Leadership and Sustainability (Robert Kennedy College) - MBA

  • Full or part time
    Distance learning & Part time available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
    Any Month
  • Course Duration
    Part-time, 1 Year, Part-time, 5 Years
  • MBA Program Type
    MBA

Course Description

In a changing world, leadership is the ability to influence a group towards goals and values which are sustainable and contain a vision for the future. Designed for tomorrow’s leader, the MBA in Leadership and Sustainability creates distinctive managers with a unique leadership-oriented career opportunity. This programme in Leadership and Sustainability creates individuals who have the ability to be far-sighted and actively engage with their environment to responsibly transform ideas into reality.

Our online MBA can act as a catalyst to your business knowledge and infuse new perspectives to your professional goals. Thanks to our partnership with Robert Kennedy College, you can study at a pace that suits you, with the ability to fast track for completion in 18 months. Get involved in this exciting opportunity to take the first MBA in the world that focuses on Leadership and Sustainability.

This course is run in exclusive partnership with the Robert Kennedy College in Zurich, Switzerland and applications should be made directly at their website.

Course summary 

The MBA has been shaped to form what the programme team believes to be a unique curriculum. It allows students to:

  • Gain a UK Higher Education Institution accredited MBA.
  • Study in their own time (in whatever time-zone in which they live).
  • Study at their own pace (within the current period of University of Cumbria regulations for part-time study).
  • Attend a residential event in the heart of the English Lake District, with opportunities for further travel in the UK if desired.
  • Continue to live in their own country/location without disrupting family life.
  • Continue to pursue their existing career without a break.

The MBA in Leadership and Sustainability programme aims to develop an understanding and critical appreciation of the theories, tools and techniques of leadership and management that will enable graduates to more effectively participate in leading organisational change. In doing so, the programme seeks to improve the quality of management as a profession. In particular, the overarching purpose is, in the context of the specific award, to provide students with:

  • An advanced understanding of the management of organisations and the changing external context in which they operate;
  • Opportunities for the systematic development of the skills of objective analysis, evaluation, and presentation to enable students to develop confidence in effectively appraising and implementing management strategies;
  • An ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, and to have a critical understanding of how business and management practice may be improved;
  • A stimulating academic environment which is based upon the values of academic openness and critical appraisal.

The programme consists of the standard 180 Level-7 credits that constitute an NQF (UK National Qualifications Framework) Masters award, the content being informed by QAA (UK Quality Assurance Agency) benchmark statements for Business and Management programmes. 60 credits of the programme are provided by a dissertation.

Resources and facilities

Our tutor team consists of professors and former managers with a wealth of experience in CEL programmes and the FE sector, highly skilled in both academic theory and practical application.

The residential module 'Trans-national leadership, ethics and sustainability' is taught by Dr. John Luffrum. Dr David Costa, tutor of our 'Money Management' module, has extensive experience in Investment Management and is a regular guest on international TV networks like CNBC and Bloomberg television as a market strategist.

The Residency

For the majority of your studies you enjoy the flexibility of online learning at your own pace from anywhere in the world, through Robert Kennedy College’s OnlineCampus state-of-the-art course delivery system. For a one-week residential you will attend the University of Cumbria in the idyllic setting of the British Lake District. Intimately associated with English Literature in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Lake District is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom.

The residency gives you the opportunity to complement your flexible online learning programme with a learning experience that will leave you with lifetime memories. You will be taught by expert University of Cumbria faculty. The superb location of the University of Cumbria and its teaching are not the only elements that will have an impact on your learning experience. With students from every continent, it will be a truly international experience and an opportunity to network with fellow leaders from all over the world.

Graduate destinations

An MBA is the prime management qualification, providing a catalyst for those with strong career aspirations.


Visit the Leadership and Sustainability (Robert Kennedy College) - MBA page on the University of Cumbria web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

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